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 ...
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.
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.
Almost everyone gets chickenpox by adulthood.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
The United States has one of the highest rates of child poverty in the developed world
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.
Cold and influenza season are officially here, peaking in the U.S. between December and February.
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 ...
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: Free expo tackles health disparities in Black community
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, ...