Guests from Medical City and Texas Health highlight “The Human Side of Health Care”


Episode 50 of the second year of the DFW Hospital Council’s weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care” was broadcast on Sunday on KRLD 1080 AM. The discussion detailed childhood obesity, becoming a physician in North America and home safety during the holidays. Guests included: • Ryan Eason, Director of Community Relations at Medical City Healthcare; • Dr. … Read More

“Get Kidz Fit Fest” set for April 13 at Fair Park


The Community Council of Greater Dallas will host the 12th Annual “Get Kidz Fit Fest” on Saturday, April 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Centennial Building at Fair Park. This year’s event is being held in partnership with the Oncor Mayor’s Race. Get Kidz Fit brings hundreds of organizations, companies and sponsors together in a one-of-a-kind collaboration … Read More

We are not healthy – a true cost


We live shorter lives and are in worse health than citizens of other wealthy nations, according to an extensive report released by the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine*. This is a shocking conclusion. We frequently read about the U.S. spending more on healthcare than other countries. Many blame the hospitals and other providers for the high cost … Read More

Charting the Course for a Healthy Future


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