Understanding Parkinson’s disease

Recently, civil rights leader, 76–year old Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., revealed that he has Parkinson’s disease.

Mental Health and Dating in the Black Community

When The LAB, a local community think tank, created the forum “A Mental & Emotional Fitness Discussion on Dating in the Black Community,” founder Michael Guinn envisioned the meeting as an opportunity for citizens to cordially ask questions, voice concerns ...

ACA enrollment surges, momentum expected to last

The enrollment period to be covered by the federal Affordable Care Act began Nov.1 and is scheduled to end Dec. 15 for those hoping to qualify for health care coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2018.

Prism Health North Texas opens new South Dallas clinic

Prism Health North Texas, the largest local nonprofit organization providing care to those living with HIV/AIDS in North Texas, has moved to a new South Dallas Clinic.

What to expect with the Affordable Care Act

Make no mistake, Obamacare, called the Affordable Care Act, is still the law of the land.

Don’t take chances, get a flu shot now

The flu is nothing to sneeze at.

Open enrollment begins despite efforts to repeal

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act began Wednesday, and there are significant changes compared to previous years.

Taking expired medications

Is expired medication effective and safe to take? Do drugs really stop working after the date stamped on the bottle?

Counseling Corner: Taking action to get what you want from life

Have you ever found yourself thinking that your life just has not worked out as you once planned? Many of us realize at some point that our past optimistic visions have had to surrender to reality.

Trump ‘disrupts’ access to affordable health care

A key moderate Republican urged President Donald Trump on Sunday to back a bipartisan Senate effort to shield consumers from rising premiums after his abrupt decision to halt federal payments to insurers.

PAP flap, innovative breast reconstruction method

When Carla Forbes was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, the retired elementary school principal didn’t think twice about opting for a bilateral mastectomy. “I lost my mom to the disease,” she said. “I just didn’t want to leave anything ...

What everyone needs to know about urinary tract infections

When bacteria enter the urethra and your immune system doesn’t fight them off, they may spread to the bladder and kidneys.

Counseling Corner: Reducing the stress of college applications

Yes, it’s college application season, which means lots of stress for many teens and their parents. But taking the time, early in the application process, to consider and address the many questions and issues related to applying to college can ...

Is it a cold or hay fever?

It’s a question that puzzles lots of folks when those familiar symptoms hit: Is all that coughing and sneezing from a cold or hay fever?

Study of 1 million people to end cookie-cutter health care

In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments and lifestyles interact – and to finally customize ways to ...