In an ongoing effort to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic, physicians, health care workers and human rights activists want the government and the public to place more emphasis on the stigma associated with the deadly disease that continues to plague the ...
“Six hundred thousand people,” Mike Rawlings declared inside Parkland Memorial Hospital, revealing the number of uninsured people living in the county.
Four years ago, expecting mom Jessica Liesmann was looking forward to the moment when she could hold her newborn in her arms. But at six-and-a-half months along, she received information that her unborn baby might have a birth defect.
Older adults who’ve lost their sense of smell – namely, the ability to pick up on strong odors like smelly socks or bacon sizzling in a pan – could be at an increased risk of death within five years, according ...
Fall is a wonderful time of year. Changing leaves. Cooler weather. It’s also the season for people with Medicare to review their current Medicare coverage, as Medicare Open Enrollment begins.
Celebrating life is Nina Graham’s motto as a six-year breast cancer survivor.
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.