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Millions of Blacks still not covered

As the Obama administration makes strides to improve the functionality of HealthCare.gov, the flagship website for the Affordable Care Act, Republican lawmakers continue to block federal funds that would help millions of poor Blacks get health insurance coverage.

Health and Human Services continues to push Affordable Care Act enrollment

This January marked a historic month for health care in the United States. Millions of uninsured people are now getting health insurance for the first time.

Labels decoded: Tips for interpreting ingredients

Take a trip to the grocery store and you’ll encounter miles of aisles stocked with thousands of food products. Every product has a story to tell or better yet, sell. Information printed on packages is helpful but it’s often confusing ...

Refuel your muscles, taste buds

When you cool down and towel off after a long workout, you’re not quite done taking care of your body. It’s important to refuel your muscles, too.

Parkland physician warns of winter dehydration

As the leaves turn a rainbow of fall colors, frost glistens on the ground and the air is dry from a blustery chill, Parkland Health and Hospital System physicians caution that dehydration can occur just as easily during the winter ...

Prevent accidental fires during the holidays

During the holidays, many of us deck our homes with festive decorations to spread holiday cheer. While jolly and bright, holiday trimmings can also pose serious fire hazards if not handled properly.

MyChildren’s expands primary care network

Children’s Medical Center, the fifth-largest pediatric health care provider in the country, has expanded its pediatric primary care network in North Texas with the opening of its 16th MyChildren’s clinic.

Parkland providers offer advice for handling elderly drivers

Older adults are among the most responsible drivers on the road. They avoid drinking and driving, wear seatbelts, obey speed limits and aren’t distracted by texting, eating or taking their eyes off the road. Yet, according to the USAA Educational ...

Uninsured Blacks eligible for more aid

As President Obama continues a revised campaign to shore up American confidence in the Affordable Care Act, a new report released today points out that 6 out of 10 uninsured African Americans who are eligible for insurance through the Affordable ...

New drug could save millions of lives

A new drug is on the horizon that scientists say will save millions of lives. If approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, it may be here before 2013 comes to a close.

Community mobilization

We’ve heard the alarming statistics. The HIV rate in Black America rivals that of sub-Saharan Africa. Approximately 187,000 African Americans have died due to HIV/AIDS.

Hopeful signs in the HIV/AIDS war

Rae Lewis Thornton likes to sneak in a tranquil tea time between expanding her brand and the 16 pills she has to take each day. But that’s nothing compared to the 21 pills she was taking in her darkest days ...

President thanks ACA volunteers in Dallas

Amidst a massive website failure and overall staunch opposition in Texas to the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama traveled to Dallas encouraging ACA volunteers at a synagogue, Temple Emanu-El. The volunteers have assisted consumers with their enrollment in the ...

Suds: The first step in staying healthy all year

According to recent research, 95 percent of Americans admit it is important to wash their hands after using a public restroom. This is particularly true with women compared to men.

Heart 2 Heart

Every minute, a woman will die in this country due to heart disease and according to Dallas cardiologist Dr. G. Mark Jenkins of the Methodist Dallas Medical Center, African American women have a higher risk of getting heart disease with ...