Since mid-summer, the Ebola virus has – for the first time – become a major concern for many Americans.
“[It is] easier to get the flu than it is to get Ebola. This is not Africa. We are a First World country.” Zachary Thompson, the director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, declared outside of the Dallas County ...
As chair of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma directs the staff and the work of the African Union, the alliance of nations on the continent.
Survivors Dr. Renee Hornbuckle and Dr. Sheron Patterson joined forces in the name of sisterhood and solidarity to launch their Pink and Purple Challenge on Oct. 2.
Pits in the ground from mining, forests stripped of trees and water poisoned by toxic materials are among the lesser-known culprits in the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease
As we head into autumn, people with Medicare once again need to consider their options for next year. Even if you like the coverage you have now, you should spend at least a few minutes making sure it will still ...
A provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will allow a streamline for licensing of medications known as “biosimilars,” which are similar – but not identical – to cutting-edge biologic medicines.
Ron J. Anderson, MD, was a national spokesperson for public health issues and a champion for the poor and medically underserved.
Arihanna Venable enjoys talking with her patients as she performs physical exams, takes their blood pressure and sometimes administers medicine to help soothe wounds or illnesses.
Alzheimer’s disease is bankrupting many Dallas families and our health care system. Would it surprise you to learn that one in every five dollars spent by Medicare is on people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia
The local and sustainable food movement has gained momentum in the last several years, but it faces more challenges as it grows.
Every woman worries about weight gain during pregnancy. But for women who are obese before pregnancy or gain an excessive amount of weight while expecting, serious health risks can result for both mother and baby.
For women today, a yearly check-up with your health care provider is an essential part of maintaining your fertility health at every age.
On Aug. 21, Dallas County Health and Human Services announced a grant award from the National Association of County and City Health Officials to partner with the YMCA to identify, screen and educate individuals at risk for diabetes.
For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency may require oil refineries to regularly measure the air quality at their perimeters. These fence line measurements will give surrounding communities – largely low-income communities of color – data on the level ...