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5 Tips to Help Kids Overcome Fear of Dentists

February 28, 2017

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If your child is afraid of the dentist, they’re not alone. In fact, a majority of adults have a fear of the dentist –- as many as 75% — according to the Dental Fears Research clinic at the University of Washington. This anxiety is primarily caused by a bad experience of his or her own […]

A Profile in Black History: Robert Smalls – The Slave Who Sailed to Freedom and the United States Congress.

February 23, 2017

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“My race needs no special defense, for the past history of them in this country proves them to be the equal of any people anywhere. All they need is an equal chance in the battle of life.”   He sat at the conference table next to Frederick Douglass as they tried to convince President Abraham […]

Profiles in Black History: Vivian Thomas a Partner of the Heart

February 21, 2017

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Vivien T. Thomas was a key player in pioneering the anastomosis of the subclavian artery to the pulmonary artery. The surgical work he performed with Alfred Blalock paved the way for the successful outcome of the Blalock-Taussig shunt.

A Profile in Houston Black History Today: Dr. Zeb F. Poindexter, Jr.

February 6, 2017

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Dr. Zeb Ferdinand Poindexter, Jr. was born was born on April 5, 1929, in Fort Worth, Texas as the second eldest of four children raised by Eleanor and Zeb Poindexter Sr. He took on the responsibility as the man of the house upon his father’s passing at the age of thirteen.  Zeb attended H. M. […]