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How a repeal of the ACA will affect Blacks, health

Racism has historically had a significant, negative impact on the health care of Blacks and other people of color in the United States. The Affordable Care Act is truly the first time that African Americans have, collectively, had significant access ...

Latest sickle cell study points to new pain treatment

It is estimated that that sickle cell disease affects 100,000 Americans and occurs among approximately 1 out of every 365 Black or African American births and 1 out of every 16,300 Latino American births, according to the Centers for Disease ...

Ron J. Anderson Clinic to open on Parkland campus

For nearly three decades, Ron J. Anderson, MD was Parkland Health and Hospital System’s president and CEO and a champion of healthcare for the uninsured and underinsured in Dallas County. He was committed to improving the health of those in ...

Understanding holiday weight gain

Reports of your holiday weight gain have been greatly exaggerated. Media stories often suggest that the average person gains 7 to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And in surveys, people say they gain, on average, about 5 pounds this ...

Parkland physician talks turkey about cranberry juice and UTIs

Cranberries are a holiday favorite, popping up in everything from cocktails to coffee cakes and cookies. But for many, especially women prone to urinary tract infections, the tart juice of cranberries is thought to be more than just a refreshing ...

Bowel movement and weight loss

Bowel movements might not typically come up in adult conversation, but their overall nature provides an indication of how quickly your digestive system is working

Learning to care for yourself when caring for another

Taking care of a loved one is not an uncommon occurrence these days. Lifestyle changes and medical advances have more people living longer, but sometimes without the ability to safely handle the challenges of daily living themselves.

Kanye, mental illness and us

Kanye West is at it again.

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 ...