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Insurance exchanges will extend coverage to millions

In less than a week, health insurance market exchanges will open across the nation and more than 40 million Americans, including 7 million uninsured Blacks, who were previously shut out of the health care system, will finally get access to ...

Surviving childhood diseases

One of Keenan Green’s fondest childhood memories is playing basketball with Michael Jordan. Jordan was hosting a mini-basketball camp for cancer patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital located in Memphis, Tenn. Green was one of the patients. He was ...

Affordable Care Act nearing enrollment for all Americans

Affordable Care Act enrollment goes into effect Oct. 1, and many uninsured Americans will begin comparing new health insurance rates.

Breaking the silence on ovarian cancer

The Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition will host its 13th annual run/walk to voice the silent symptoms of ovarian cancer, commonly referred to as the silent killer in the medical community. The effort will commence Sept. ...

Texas curtailing health costs with own program

Republican-controlled Texas may be rejecting as much of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul as possible, but state leaders do agree with him on curtailing rapidly rising costs that are consuming more and more of the state budget.

Recovery is important to any workout

Got an athlete in the house? Whether she is hitting the soccer field or he’s going for it on the gridiron, what happens post-practice or after a game time is just as important as the workout on the field. Allowing ...

HIV/AIDS: Building Healthy Relationships

In their mind, I would want people to know that HIV and AIDS is a real disease,” Judith Dillard said, discussing the message she wants people of color to carry with them. “And we need to come together; stop discriminating ...

Toddler in desperate need of kidney transplant

Jordyn Maddox of Delaware has end-stage kidney failure and is currently at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Plastic can make you sick, is not biodegradable

What did we do before we had plastic? How did we survive? We have plastic cups, dishes, bottles and wrappings for food. If it wasn’t for plastic shower curtains, we would not be able to sing in the shower without ...

Good nutrition means better school performance

(NNPA) Back to school season can be a daily struggle for parents who pack lunches and make sure their kids have had something to eat before they dash out the door, but it will pay off if you make the ...

Millions awarded to assist health insurance enrollment

In an endeavor to allow health centers to reach uninsured Americans and assist them with enrolling in health insurance, $150 million was awarded to 1,159 health centers across the country, according to an announcement by Health and Human Services Secretary ...

Cyclospora continues to raise concerns in Dallas

Recently, a parasitic outbreak found in produce has caused a growing concern in the health community as well as the community at large.

Parkland’s North Oak Cliff Youth and Family Center

The Parkland North Oak Cliff Youth and Family Center closed its doors on its location at 501 S. Edgefield Ave.

First lady announces winners of nationwide ‘Healthy Lunchtime Challenge,’ White House lunch

First lady Michelle Obama along with the Department of Education and the Department of Agriculture announced last week the winners of a nationwide recipe challenge to promote healthy lunches as a part of the first lady’s Let’s Move! Initiative. The ...

Children at risk for fireworks eye injuries

The Fourth of July holiday is on the horizon and the barbeque preparations are underway. Fireworks are an annual tradition of Independence Day, but they can also be dangerous. Children and adults are often injured by improper use of fireworks. ...