Genetic testing of mitochondrial DNA could reveal otherwise unknown ancestry that can influence a person’s risk for certain types of breast cancer, a new study finds.
“Don’t get the PSA-cancer screening test,” a U.S. expert panel says. “Do get it,” many urologists and patient advocates say. What’s a man supposed to do?
The average American consumes nearly 3,400 mg of sodium per day; the recommendation from the American Heart Association is 1,500 mg per day. When there’s extra sodium in your bloodstream, it pulls water into your blood vessels, increasing the total ...
The fourth open enrollment period into the Health Insurance Marketplace begins Nov. 1 and runs through Jan. 31, 2017. Through the Marketplace, individuals are able to go to one place to search for health coverage options and choose from the ...
In the moments before President Barack Obama prepared to sign the health care reform law that would forever define his domestic legacy, Vice President Joe Biden famously whispered into his ear, “This is a big [expletive] deal.”
September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. First officially recognized by the federal government in 1983, the national awareness month calls attention to sickle cell disease, a genetic disease.
When it comes to aging, Americans harbor plenty of concerns: going broke, succumbing to Alzheimer’s disease and/or spending the final lonely years in a nursing home.
Whether it’s October or not, breast cancer is one of the most recognized cancers in the world.
School bells have started ringing, and the start of a new school year is a time many families re-focus on healthier eating habits. Countless studies have shown the correlation between good nutrition and school performance,
For parents with college-age children, there’s a fairly standard set of basics that helps ensure their children are ready to tackle the world with some degree of independence.
Your child spends more time at school than anywhere else except home
About 9 in 10 Americans now have health insurance, more than at any time in history. But progress is incomplete, and the future far from certain. Millions remain uninsured. Quality is still uneven. Costs are high and trending up again. ...
This time of the year, student athletes and band members across Dallas/Fort Worth are engaging in twice-daily practices in anticipation of the upcoming football season
A stroke is serious, just like a heart attack. Yet, many don’t know as much about it.
Eight years ago, the American Medical Association issued an apology for its long history of excluding Black physicians from obtaining membership, listing Black doctors as “colored” in its directory and neglecting to speak against federal funding of segregated hospitals.