Love discusses new FDA smoking policies on KRLD

03/19/2019

DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love discussed the latest updates on potential U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policies concerning e-cigarettes during an interview last week with Mitch Carr on KRLD 1080 AM Radio. A new FDA policy drafted earlier this week could get flavored e-cigarette oils pulled off the shelf. The policy is aimed at preventing e-cigarette products … Read More

Support this bill – Senator Johnson releases statement on bill to combat teen e-cigarette sales

03/04/2019

NOTE: DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love worked with Senator Nathan Johnson drafting this bill to help curtail the epidemic use of vapor products by elementary and high school students in Texas. “Youth addiction to nicotine is becoming, once again, a public health crisis,” said Texas State Senator Nathan Johnson upon filing SB1332. The bipartisan bill places e-cigarettes under … Read More

Children at Risk to examine dangers of E-cigarettes

04/12/2018

Are E-cigarettes a safe solution for teenagers or just as dangerous as tobacco? Find out during the Children at Risk educational event “The Hidden Dangers of E-cigarettes on our Youth” on April 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Meadows Conference Center in Dallas. Educator CPEs and Social Work CEUs will be available and lunch is provided. Serving … Read More

Gerber – Probiotics: the importance of good bacteria in promoting health

02/20/2018

The DFW Hospital Council is posting blogs submitted by our Associate Members. The following was provided by Gerber. For guidelines, please contact Chris Wilson at chrisw@dfwhc.org. There are more bacterial cells in our body than human cells. In fact, the human microbiota is made up of trillions of cells, and they outnumber our own cells tenfold. The biggest populations of … Read More

End of Year Spending Bill—healthcare is missing!

12/21/2017

Blog by W. Stephen Love, President/CEO of the DFW Hospital Council While many are talking about the tax reform legislation ( passed yesterday ) this morning, some key elements missing from the Congressional end- of-year spending bill will impact providers and beneficiaries in healthcare. It appears the Children’s Health Insurance Program ( CHIP ) permanent funding will be pushed into … Read More

Health insurance for Texas children expected to be extended

11/30/2017

In a story in this morning’s Dallas Morning News, Texas officials received some good pre-holiday tidings. They may not have to send out health insurance cancellation letters to nearly half a million kids three days before Christmas. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Wednesday said it’s very likely to give Texas enough additional money to keep its … Read More

A Christmas to remember? Could 400,000 children lose health coverage?

11/29/2017

More than 400,000 Texas kids might lose their health coverage right before Christmas, according to The Dallas Morning News in a report yesterday. The state needs $90 million more in federal funding or else it will cut off the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) on January 31, and will send notices about the program’s end to families on December 22. … Read More

Children’s Health report reveals hunger issues for North Texas children

11/15/2017

Children’s Health released on November 14 the 15th edition of Beyond ABC: Assessing the Well-Being of Children in North Texas, a 98-page report examining the quality of life for children in Dallas, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Fannin and Grayson counties. Produced in collaboration with the Institute for Urban Policy Research at the University of Texas at Dallas, Beyond ABC is a … Read More

Charting the Course for a Healthy Future

10/30/2012

Obesity is one of the most challenging health crises the United States has ever faced. Two-thirds of adults and nearly one-third of our nation’s children and adolescents are currently obese or overweight, putting them at increased risk for more than 20 major diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some forms of cancer. But the effects of obesity … Read More

Listen to our Children

04/19/2012

The Center for Public Policy Priorities found that 1.2 million Texas children have no private or public health insurance. The study also showed that almost 40 percent of Texas mothers received little or no prenatal care and approximately 15 percent of the babies were born prematurely.  Many of these babies will be admitted to neonatal intensive care units. Obviously, employment … Read More