Bridging the Gap: Why your diet is missing critical nutrients

Today, our busy lifestyles make it challenging to ensure we’re getting all of the nutrients our body needs.

Healthy, affordable food choices made easy

It’s a common belief that eating healthy is more expensive. In fact, keeping healthy food affordable was among the top five most concerning life issues revealed by an annual consumer study by The Center for Food Integrity.

S.A.A.V.E.D., on a mission to restore the mind, body and soul

“HIV could be a scary issue, but it can also be a life-changing issue to the point where you can be given a second chance at life,” said Tyeshia Alston, co-founder of Set Apart Aiming Victoriously to Eliminate Diseases.

Straight Black men sidelined in AIDS fight

Heterosexual Black men were largely invisible at the 2015 United States Conference on AIDS last week, a long-term absence that will continue to impact the future of the AIDS epidemic in the Black community.

Glimmers of hope for mental health status of Blacks

Things are “moving in the right direction” in terms of the treatment of mental health and mental health disparities in the Black community, health officials say.

Self talk for a healthy lifestyle change

It’s a common saying, “Losing weight is easy … keeping it off is the hard part.” Well, ladies, I come to tell you that I strongly disagree with this statement. In my opinion, losing weight is hard and keeping it ...

Changing the color of what you eat

Have you ever just stopped and taken a close look at the variety of colors the different fruits are that we should be consuming on a daily basis? Have you ever thought of how these colorful, strangely shaped, consumable objects ...

USDA makes case for reauthorization of children’s hunger act

The future of child nutrition such as the School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program, Summer Food Service Program and the Special Supplemental Nutritional Program for Women, Infants and Children remains unknown as those living with food insecurity nervously await ...

Funding helps parents of children with disabilities

Just in time for the start of the school year, the Department of Education has allocated nearly $14 million to state resource centers for parents of children with disabilities.

Children’s Health expands telemedicine to 30 additional schools

Children’s Health, the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas, officially announced it has expanded its School-Based Telehealth Program to include 30 additional schools in Dallas, Grayson, Collin and Tarrant counties.

Study finds cataract surgery leaves patients satisfied

By 2030, 38 million Americans will suffer from cataracts, a number that will increase to 50 million by 2050, according to the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health. The most common treatment for cataracts is surgery, and ...

Poverty possibly linked to mental development

While research has long linked lower incomes with lower scholastic achievement among children, a new study, Association of Child Poverty, Brain Development, and Academic Achievement published in the current issue of JAMA Pediatrics, found that poverty may also have a ...

The smart practices of SmartPractice

No investors. No venture capitalists. No “Fund Me” campaigns. It was “bootstrapping” with all the money taken from their savings account and money borrowed from the best man at their wedding. They started with little, but have built a massive ...

Staying hydrated: Why water is your workout buddy

If you think drinking water during a workout is just about keeping your mouth from drying out as you pant your way through each set, think again. In addition to keeping you comfortable, staying hydrated is a necessary aspect of ...

Update on West Nile virus in Dallas County

Dallas County Health and Human Services laboratory has confirmed several mosquito traps in Dallas County have tested positive for West Nile virus. The traps were collected from the 75115 ZIP code in DeSoto and the 75134 ZIP code in Lancaster. ...