Fade Out HIV

“I personally know about my status because I take my test every year,” explained District 4 City Councilman Dwayne Caraway.

DCHHS offers free tests

In Dallas County, startling statistics show 18- to 25-year-olds as the age group most infected with HIV. Even more disconcerting is the emerging rate of those in the 13 to 18 age group, according to the Dallas County Health & ...

A radical health transformation: Creating a new culture of health in America

Like the water we drink, the air we breathe, or the ground we walk on, health is more than being sick or well.

HIV/AIDS activists push for funding to address stigma

In an ongoing effort to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic, physicians, health care workers and human rights activists want the government and the public to place more emphasis on the stigma associated with the deadly disease that continues to plague the ...

ACA: It’s about quality, affordable health care

“Six hundred thousand people,” Mike Rawlings declared inside Parkland Memorial Hospital, revealing the number of uninsured people living in the county.

Remembering Jaylen: Lessons of love, life

Four years ago, expecting mom Jessica Liesmann was looking forward to the moment when she could hold her newborn in her arms. But at six-and-a-half months along, she received information that her unborn baby might have a birth defect.

Loss of smell could predict death for elderly

Older adults who’ve lost their sense of smell – namely, the ability to pick up on strong odors like smelly socks or bacon sizzling in a pan – could be at an increased risk of death within five years, according ...

Improved quality of Medicare plans and steady premiums are great news as Open Enrollment begins

Fall is a wonderful time of year. Changing leaves. Cooler weather. It’s also the season for people with Medicare to review their current Medicare coverage, as Medicare Open Enrollment begins.

Celebrating Life: Festival encourages breast cancer awareness

Celebrating life is Nina Graham’s motto as a six-year breast cancer survivor.

Medical experts open dialogue on Ebola

Since mid-summer, the Ebola virus has – for the first time – become a major concern for many Americans.

Ebola Crisis: Dallas reports third infected, Africa hit worse than ever

“[It is] easier to get the flu than it is to get Ebola. This is not Africa. We are a First World country.” Zachary Thompson, the director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, declared outside of the Dallas County ...

Q&A: Ebola, Africa’s untold stories

As chair of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma directs the staff and the work of the African Union, the alliance of nations on the continent.

Pink and Purple Challenge to combat cancer, violence

Survivors Dr. Renee Hornbuckle and Dr. Sheron Patterson joined forces in the name of sisterhood and solidarity to launch their Pink and Purple Challenge on Oct. 2.

Is modernization contributing to the Ebola epidemic?

Pits in the ground from mining, forests stripped of trees and water poisoned by toxic materials are among the lesser-known culprits in the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease

Planning ahead for 2015 - making smart Medicare choices

As we head into autumn, people with Medicare once again need to consider their options for next year. Even if you like the coverage you have now, you should spend at least a few minutes making sure it will still ...