DCHHS reports Zika virus in Dallas County

wo Zika virus cases in Dallas County have been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the Dallas County Health and Human Services. The first case was acquired through sexual transmission. The patient was infected with ...

Doctors urged to screen all adults for depression

All adults, including pregnant women and new mothers, should be screened for depression as a routine part of health care, a government advisory group recommended Tuesday.

Researchers discover how HIV protein interacts, becomes deadly

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have deciphered how a small protein made by the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS manipulates human genes to further its deadly agenda.

Chickenpox and shingles: What you need to know

Almost everyone gets chickenpox by adulthood.

Increase in glaucoma cases projected for Blacks, Hispanics by 2050

Today, nearly 3 million people ages 40 and older have glaucoma, according to the Prevent Blindness “Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems” report.

New law aimed at reducing spread of HIV, hepatitis

Advocates are praising Congress’ recent softening of a longtime ban on federal dollars going to needle exchanges amid growing intravenous drug abuse that’s spreading hepatitis and HIV in many states.

Obama vetoes bill to repeal signature health care law

Protecting his signature domestic achievement, President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed Republican-inspired legislation to repeal his health care law, saying to do so “would reverse the significant progress we have made in improving health care in America.”

Generation X reaches major milestone

As 2015 comes to a close, AARP celebrates the first of America’s 62 million Generation Xers who hit a milestone and recently turned 50 by exploring what is important to them as they age.

Children, poverty and race

The United States has one of the highest rates of child poverty in the developed world

A New Year without the old weight

Well, it’s that time again, a time of New Year’s resolutions to lose weight. Let me share some helpful information to make this coming year the one where you actually meet your weight loss goals.

Prevention, treatment play key role in controlling flu epidemic

Cold and influenza season are officially here, peaking in the U.S. between December and February.

Holiday sweets pose challenges to those with diabetes

It’s that time of the year when people are full of good cheer – when you can’t take more than two steps without facing a piece of cake, a handful of cookies or a bowlful of candy. If you happen ...

Scientists debate ethics of human gene editing

Alternating the promise of cures for intractable diseases with anxiety about designer babies and eugenics, hundreds of scientists and ethicists from around the world began debating the boundaries of a revolutionary technology to edit the human genetic code.

Bridging the Health Gap

Bridging the Health Gap: Free expo tackles health disparities in Black community

Looking after the health of your eyes

As people age so do their eyes. Some people suffer from vision problems early on and others can have great eyesight well into their 80s. Growing old does not always mean you’re going to lose your eyesight. Older eye age, ...