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Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses the impact and severity of COVID-19 disparities in African Americans

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior Correspondent During a 30-minute interview with BlackPressUSA that was streamed live over Facebook, YouTube, and www.BlackPressUSA.com, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director...

How To Boost Your Immune System During The Pandemic

content provided by media For months now, we have been told that wearing masks and social distancing are the two best defenses against contracting the...

Hotel industry releases Top 5 requirements to travel safely

WASHINGTON, DC – (NNPA) The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today released the “Safe Stay Guest Checklist” for guests on how to travel...

Benchmark Research now conducting trials in Fort Worth; Seeks participants to test COVID-19 vaccine

This month, Benchmark Research will launch clinical research trials to test vaccines aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 in Fort Worth. Participants, 18 and...

DCHHS confirms mosquito samples test positive for West Nile Virus

Dallas County Health and Human Services’ (DCHHS) laboratory confirmed mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquito traps were collected from...

OP-ED: We must protect North Texans’ health care during this pandemic

By Colin Allred U.S. Representative (TX-32) As a North Texan, born and raised by a single mother who was a Dallas public school teacher, I know...

COVID-19 testing options expand in Dallas County

With expanded testing locations, Dallas area residents who meet the criteria are urged to determine whether or not they have been exposed to COVID-19. According...

Securing the Garland VA Medical Center, and keeping our promise to veterans

By Rep. Colin Allred (TX-32) As a country, we have made a promise to serve our veterans as they have bravely put their lives on...

Democrats blast Trump and Abbott over COVID-19 response and its impact on Latino communities

On Wednesday, Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa, DNC Chair Tom Perez, Texas Senate Democratic Leader Carol Alvarado, and State Representative Trey Martinez Fischer...

Happiness might help protect from gastrointestinal distress

(UT Southwestern) Serotonin, a chemical known for its role in producing feelings of well-being and happiness in the brain, can reduce the ability of...

Governor Abbott Directs Agencies To Test All Texas Nursing Home Residents, Staff

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott Monday directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), and the...

North Texas Food Bank, Fair Park First and others hosting free food giveaway on Thursday

The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB), in conjunction with the Texas National Guard, Fair Park First, Spectra, and In the City for Good, is...

Community generosity boosts Parkland’s COVID-19 response

  More than $3.5 million in philanthropic gifts have been committed to Parkland Foundation to support a new Public Health Preparedness Fund, helping Parkland Health...

New Walmart COVID-19 testing site in McKinney

A COVID-19 drive-thru testing site is opening May 4 and will be available for appointments Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays weekly from 7 a.m. to...

More than 400,000 Unsafe Airbags Remain in Vehicles on DFW roads

More than 400,000 recalled Takata airbags remain on Dallas-Fort Worth-area roads in vehicles representing 19 vehicle manufacturers. SafeAirbags.com, an organization notifying owners about this...

Emergency Needs for Medical Deserts during COVID Pandemic

By Dr. Valda Crowder, M.D., MBA According to the American Hospital Association Annual Survey, over 1,000 hospitals in our country have closed since 1975. As...

Op-Ed: Now more than ever, Texas must expand Medicaid to save lives

By Rep. Colin Allred Despite what you might hear coming out of Washington, D.C., affordable access to quality health care is not a partisan issue...

Ed Gray, NDG Senior Columnist: Making COVID-19 a ‘Black Man’s Disease’

Straight Talk with Ed Gray In these unprecedented times, the same story is told. The racism of America is still present as this disease ravages...

Is the fear of COVID-19 preventing people from calling 9-1-1 when they need to? 

Right now, the one place many people do not want to be is a hospital. It typically can be a hotspot for germs. As...

Government issue COVID-19 reporting guidelines for nursing homes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week new regulatory requirements requiring nursing homes to inform residents, their families and representatives of...