Parkland offers tips to prevent heat-related illnesses

This time of the year, student athletes and band members across Dallas/Fort Worth are engaging in twice-daily practices in anticipation of the upcoming football season

Strokes and your health

A stroke is serious, just like a heart attack. Yet, many don’t know as much about it.

AMA apology: Black health matters, too

Eight years ago, the American Medical Association issued an apology for its long history of excluding Black physicians from obtaining membership, listing Black doctors as “colored” in its directory and neglecting to speak against federal funding of segregated hospitals.

The PTSD epidemic in our neighborhoods

Neighborhoods plagued by gun violence are often compared to war zones. Whether the comparison is fair or not, the chances that young men who experience trauma in their neighborhood will end up in jail are astronomically high. Studies have shown ...

Black doctor worked to save officers, still distrust police

When officers who had been shot by a sniper in Downtown Dallas started showing up at Parkland Memorial Hospital, trauma surgeon Dr. Brian H. Williams went to work, pushing aside the inner conflict he faces every day as a Black ...

Health: Healing after trauma in Louisiana, Minnesota

Due to technology and social media, in the last week alone we have seen the life literally ooze out of the bodies of two African American men. We have seen two African American women dazed and in shock.

Understanding the yawn: Facts, myths and mysteries

Yawning is a natural part of everyday life, yet this simple phenomenon has some rather curious and mysterious features.

From the Hart: Civic responsibility as a class, way of life

“I am happy and proud to be an American, because I have the right to vote, I have the right to choose whatever professional path I want, and I have opportunities to share my experience with newly arriving refugees and ...

Hepatitis C more prevalent among Blacks

Not so long ago, treating hepatitis C was a decidedly bleak affair. And the prospect of curing the potentially life-threatening virus, or infection – which causes liver disease and inflammation of the organ – was a long shot. Consequently, many ...

Moving from home to a nursing home

Even though home-based nursing care is a growing trend in the United States, placing a relative in a nursing home may still be necessary and one of the most difficult and traumatic decisions a family member can make. More than ...

Texan man makes stem cell history

Chuck Dandridge, a Mansfield resident, became the first adult in the U.S. to receive a newly modified stem cell transplant that uses genetically engineered blood cells from a family member, according to researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Harold C. ...

Homelessness grows in the United States

The United States’ economy, recently on the brink of collapse, appears to be making a recovery.

Seven places mosquitoes might be hiding in the yard

Spring has sprung, which means that mosquito season is almost here. These tiny insects could be living, flying and breeding right in your yard, and you might not even know it.

High blood pressure, strokes and Blacks

Among the deadliest health issues facing African Americans today: Cancer, homicides, HIV/AIDS, etc. But few, if any, touch the lives of more African Americans than high blood pressure.

CMS awards millions of dollars to help uninsured Texas children

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded $4,780,000 on Monday to five Texas organizations participating in an effort to get more eligible children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.