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Better Care for New Mothers and Those With Behavioral Issues on Tap From Parkland

1 day ago by Jacob Vaughn
One factor keeping people in Dallas from getting better medical treatment is how complicated it is to navigate the health care system, particularly in neighborhoods that are home to the city's neediest populations, Parkland Hospital executives told a City Council committee Monday. Supporting new mothers immediately after they give birth...
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Parkland Hospital Is Hiring Community Health Workers to Fix Health Disparities

7 months ago by Lucas Manfield
For months, Parkland Hospital administrators have been touting a new focus on tackling health disparities in Dallas' poorest ZIP codes. Now, they've released details about how they'll do it. The hospital is hiring community health workers and plans to deploy them in southern Dallas to help fight heightened mortality rates,...
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For Dallas’ Black and Hispanic Communities, COVID-19 Is More Than a Health Crisis

15 days ago by Tyler Hicks
In the 1970s, William Woods, a Black man and lifelong Dallas resident, worked at an ice cream parlor near Highland Park. Some customers were kind, but many others had no qualms expressing how they felt about being served by a Black man. Some insisted that another employee serve them. Others tossed...
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Black-Owned Businesses You Can Support in North Texas

12 hours ago by Aria Bell
The COVID-19 pandemic has given the nation a chance to observe, reflect, mobilize and unite to end systemic racism. While there are many ways to get involved with social reform organizations and to plan and prepare for protesting, one significant way to uplift black communities is by shopping locally at...
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Defendants, Lawyers and Justice Suffer as Pandemic Shuts Down Trials

1 day ago by Richie Whitt
For 16 years, Bill Price has successfully defended the city’s prostitutes, drug dealers, drunk drivers and the occasional client accused of murder. But against COVID-19 and a dormant criminal justice system, even the gold medal weightlifter-turned-litigator is powerless. “This virus has crippled the courts,” says the veteran defense attorney. “There...
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Abbott Announces Expanded Openings, Excludes Bars

6 days ago by Jacob Vaughn
Texans have been good, so it's time for more openings, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday, but don't count on raising a glass with friends to celebrate. The governor said businesses in the state's 19 hospital regions where COVID-19 cases compose less than 15% of hospital admissions will be allowed to...
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Can Civilianization Save Dallas?

6 days ago by Jacob Vaughn
Murders in Dallas are up and the Dallas Police Department has fallen short in trying to decrease the overall violent crime rate. While the mayor and the rest of the City Council argue about where to make appropriate cuts to improve public safety, there is one point of agreement: DPD...
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Dallas Therapists Share Their Pandemic Advice for Patients

7 days ago by Isabel Arcellana
After the SARS pandemic in 2003, a study was conducted on 129 quarantined people to find out the effects of the pandemic on their mental health. 28.9% of subjects were found to have PTSD, and 31.2% had symptoms of depression. And the longer the quarantine, the worse things got. But...
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Cases are Down in North Texas, but Public Health Experts Warn Against Letting Up

26 days ago by Simone Carter
Earlier this year, France, Spain and Italy were praised for their ability to flatten the curve of coronavirus transmissions. Now, each is reporting its highest number of new cases since the spring, with young people shouldering the brunt of the blame, The Daily Mail reported Thursday. Meanwhile, the numbers are...
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8 New Dallas Restaurants Our Food Critic Is Most Excited to Try Before Year's End

13 days ago by Brian Reinhart
Opening a restaurant is an audacious career move at any time. But in the middle of an unprecedented public health crisis during an equally unprecedented collapse of helpful government function — well, opening a restaurant now just seems plain crazy. But a number of people in Dallas are doing it,...

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