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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 ...

Journey of Hope

There are times when the coincidences or ironies of life can take the course of phenomena that become more of a test or a trial that can leave men and women asking, “Why?” Those who live their lives upon a ...

Millions fall into health care coverage gap

Every day Richard Green, 67, wakes up in pain. He creeps over to the edge of the bed and sets his feet down, bracing himself for the day ahead. First are the pangs of putting each leg into his slacks. ...

Many poor Blacks in the South will remain uninsured

Even if healthcare.gov, the web portal for the federal health insurance exchange, worked perfectly, more than 5 million poor, uninsured adults, many of them Black, will continue to go without coverage, because they live in states that didn’t expand Medicaid, ...

Website stumbles on launch

Last week, President Barack Obama said what many people who visited healthcare.gov to browse and buy affordable health insurance already knew: The website, tied so heavily to the success of the Affordable Care Act, wasn’t working properly.

Health department offers free flu vaccines

Dallas County Health and Human Services is offering the seasonal flu vaccine for children and adults. The adult flu vaccine is free for all uninsured and low-income Dallas County adult residents and individuals covered by Medicare. The vaccine is also ...

Breaking addiction, finding joy

Family members and friends may wonder, “Why can’t they just stop?” While a number of individuals may be thinking, “Just one more drink.”

Health conference to focus on depression in African American community

Black lawmakers from across the country will convene at the National Black Caucus of State Legislators 20th Annual Black Dialogue on Health on Friday in Indianapolis, Ind., to discuss legislative solutions and innovative partnerships that will address depression in the ...

Achieving harmony, balance during cancer

What if after surviving your first cancer diagnosis at the age of 51, you were re-diagnosed just 18 months later? Metastatic colorectal cancer patient Dave Johnson experienced that first-hand, and was initially reluctant and scared to tell his family, friends ...