How barber shops are combatting high blood pressure in South Dallas

Gerard Claiborne — also known as “Big G Da Barber” — has an ambition and a vision for barber, beauty and nail shops that extends well beyond grooming. He believes barbers and beauticians should serve as healthcare “second responders” who can perform first aid, CPR and critical health screenings for their customers. Gerard works a … Continue reading How barber shops are combatting high blood pressure in South Dallas

Are essential oils dangerous?

Essential oils have become increasingly popular over the last decade, with uses ranging from aromatherapy to cleaning products. But a recent study from the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that compounds in essential oils, such as lavender and tea tree oil, may contain hormone-disrupting properties for young boys. According to the study, conducted by … Continue reading Are essential oils dangerous?

Dad’s rheumatoid arthritis reveals the best and worst that life offers

I remember seeing the hallway light creep into my bedroom.  It was 3:30 in the morning and I knew it meant my Dad was up again. It wasn’t anything new, I had seen that light turn on a lot overnight in recent weeks. I was 13-years-old and sometimes as teenagers, we don’t always catch on when … Continue reading Dad’s rheumatoid arthritis reveals the best and worst that life offers