Are you getting the most out of that family vacation?

Summer vacations are a fairly recent innovation, becoming popular around the middle of the 19th century.

Gluten and FDA food labeling

An estimated 3 million Americans suffer from celiac disease, a genetic autoimmune digestive disorder that damages the small intestine

Drinking water to beat the heat

As the weather gets warmer, drinking enough water is more important than ever.

Counseling Corner: Let’s all go outside and take a walk

Looked outside lately? Yes, that’s sunshine and warm weather – a perfect time to get out and get moving.

What you need to know about sepsis

The number of people who suffer from a potentially life-threatening type of inflammatory syndrome that affects the entire body – called sepsis – has grown by an average of nearly 9 percent each year over the past 22 years.

Counseling Corner: Do the children really know how you feel?

Experts will constantly tell you that good communication is a necessary element in any successful relationship.

What you should know about the hepatitis virus

Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy and remove poisons. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. One type, hepatitis C, is caused by the hepatitis C virus. It usually ...

Counseling Corner: Helping your child reach a healthy weight

The percentage of children who are overweight, or even obese, is still very high. And while most parents are anxious to try and help their children get to a healthier weight, it can be a difficult task to accomplish.

Think About the Link: Hep C and cancer

At the age of 9, Emelda Thein left Burma with her family and ended up in a Thai refugee camp for 15 years before moving to the U.S. She shared her experience during the Think About the Link Campaign summit ...

Lupus and autoimmune diseases

Many chronic diseases are the result of the body’s immune system mistakenly perceiving that the body is under attack from foreign bodies. A counterattack is then launched – an inflammatory response meant to vanquish the intruder. In reality, the immune ...

Counseling Corner: Who are professional counselors?

Too many people know only one aspect of the counseling profession and may be unaware of all that professional counselors have to offer

UTSW scientists find skin cells at the root of balding, gray hair

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified the cells that directly give rise to hair as well as the mechanism that causes hair to turn gray – findings that could one day help identify possible treatments for balding and hair ...

Fatal fungus linked to deaths: What you need to know

Most women – and some men – are familiar with yeast infections. While they are no doubt an uncomfortable nuisance, they are rarely dangerous. Or at least we thought. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a new ...

Listen to your symptoms: When to seek emergency care

At what point does a fever or stomachache become a medical emergency? If you are cut with a knife or have the worst headache you’ve ever had, should you seek emergency care?

Does taking vitamins affect your liver?

Are your daily vitamins making you sick?