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City urges residents to take precautions against West Nile virus

The city of Dallas is taking a proactive approach to protecting citizens against the West Nile virus by continuing its “fight the bite” campaign in 2014 with radio announcements, billboards, social media, brochures and community meetings.

Generic drug labeling changes cause concern

A proposed rule change for generic drug labels, crafted by the Food and Drug Administration, could cost patients, health care providers and drug manufacturers billions of dollars and limit access to affordable prescription drugs for minorities and the poor, according ...

Parkland CEO meets with community to determine hospital goals

Parkland Health and Hospital System’s new CEO and president, Dr. Fred Cerise, already has his plate full as the new man-in-charge.

Med students don’t wait to give back

According to the American Association of Medical Colleges, there are only 2.3 physicians for every 1,000 people in the United States.

If passed, the ABLE Act could help disabled to save

As of 2006, more than 2.4 million African Americans receiving Social Security benefits are disabled, or are the spouses or children of disabled, retired or deceased workers.

Start early for good oral health habits

You may wonder whether it’s important to take care of your child’s first teeth, which will fall out in early childhood.

What all women need to know

The face of medicine has dramatically changed through the advances of science and technology.

Black families becoming more aware of autism

As Camille Proctor watched her 1-year-old son, she knew something wasn’t right

What is good for your heart is good for your colon

Did you know that lifestyle changes that are recommended for your heart are the same ones recommended for good colon health?

Youth protest tobacco industry

Hundreds of smokers in the district succumb to tobacco-related illnesses every year and accumulate millions in health care costs.

Tips for coping with spring pollens

Even after a cold winter that delivered ice, snow, flu and colds to the region, many North Texans do not welcome warm spring weather because for them it ushers in weeks of sneezing, congestion and itchy eyes. It’s the time ...

VA medical center offers new solutions

“One of the things when there’s a media hit – especially local media – [that] continues to be referred to is the 2004 OIG Report, that says that VA North Texas was one of the poorest performing VA’s in the ...

Fight back against spring allergies

Springtime brings warmer weather, outdoor family fun, BBQs, ballgames, and for many Americans, the start of allergy season. While making plan for outdoor activities this spring, keep in mind that each year, Dallas ranks high on the list of top ...

Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

Diabetics have to take special care of their feet. The disease can cause peripheral neuropathy—otherwise known as nerve damage.

Watch Out for Prediabetes

Being overweight comes with chronic disease risks, such as higher cholesterol and higher blood pressure. These increase the risk of developing other diseases, including diabetes, which is at epidemic levels in the black community.