World AIDS Day: Health organizations hosts events to help eliminate the stigma

More than 35 years after the first cases of HIV/AIDS were reported, individuals living with the disease, as well as their families, continue to face the fear of stigma and discrimination.

Sparkle in the Cure: Students help to increase breast cancer awareness

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women.

Carbs, sugar and the holidays

The holiday season is upon us, and we’re about to be bombarded by deliciously addictive sugary and starchy foods. Cookies, candy, desserts and holiday breads are added to the usual array of crackers, chips and rolls.

Sisters supporting sisters in fight against breast cancer

The breast cancer death rate experienced by Black women in Dallas County is 1.4 times higher than the combined rate of all women in the community, according to a 2015 Susan G. Komen study.

Flu season is here, be prepared this year

Our flu season is around the corner. And while the timing varies in different parts of the country, most flu activity – influenza-like illness, hospitalizations and sadly even deaths – will occur between October 2016 and run into May 2017.

Counseling Corner: Sometimes school complaints should not be ignored

Most children will occasionally complain about school. Every student has days when things don’t go quite right. But when complaints are frequent, and more than just the “I don’t like school,” or “Math is too hard,” it may be time ...

Parkland leads nation with innovative suicide screening program

It’s a little discussed but anguishing reality – suicide in the U.S. has surged to the highest rate in nearly 30 years. Overall, the suicide rate rose by 24 percent from 1999 to 2014, according to a study by the ...

Menthol cigarettes and African Americans

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States.

The important role of digestive enzymes

It’s that time of year! The holiday season is rapidly approaching.

Parkland physician urges education about tinnitus

October is Protect Your Hearing Month, and a great opportunity to learn more about how to care for your ears.

Why human milk matters

Nutrition is one of the most critical factors in healthy child development, but this is especially true for babies born prematurely. For many preemie parents, the early arrival of their baby quickly turns what was expected to be a blissful ...

Do you really need an annual physical?

Regular physical exams are annual rituals for many Americans.

Identifying unknown ancestry that influences breast cancer risk

Genetic testing of mitochondrial DNA could reveal otherwise unknown ancestry that can influence a person’s risk for certain types of breast cancer, a new study finds.

Prostate cancer and the PSA controversy

“Don’t get the PSA-cancer screening test,” a U.S. expert panel says. “Do get it,” many urologists and patient advocates say. What’s a man supposed to do?

Black Americans should eat less salt

The average American consumes nearly 3,400 mg of sodium per day; the recommendation from the American Heart Association is 1,500 mg per day. When there’s extra sodium in your bloodstream, it pulls water into your blood vessels, increasing the total ...