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, ...

Health: Less prostate cancer, screening seen after new guidance

Far fewer U.S. men are being diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer and getting blood tests to detect the disease since an influential government-appointed panel recommended against routine screening of all men, an American Cancer Society study found.

Give your family the gift of good health

As colder months approach, many families enjoy spending time together on the couch watching football

Genvoya, Gilead’s new four-in-one HIV pill

Federal regulators have approved a new four-in-one combination pill to treat HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Drug prices continue to soar

The problem of access to life-saving medicines is proving more deadly than many of the most deadly diseases themselves. Millions of people in developing countries will die within three years without immediate access to affordable antiretroviral medicines, according to the ...

Tips to keep child with diabetes safe at school

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in children, according to Griffin P. Rodgers, MD, MACP, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health.

Beating breast cancer with coverage, prevention and Precision Medicine

Earlier this year, Secretary Burwell met Laura Holmes Haddad in San Francisco. Haddad is an author, a mother and a survivor – specifically, a survivor of Stage IV breast cancer.

Report: North Carolina youth suicides double since 2010

The number of youth suicides in North Carolina increased by more than one-third between 2013 and 2014 and has doubled since the start of the decade, a child safety panel reported Monday in its annual review of child deaths in ...

Rethinking health, your next mammogram

Solis Mammography, a health care provider that specializes in mammography services, is on a mission to remind women that it’s time to schedule their annual mammogram, and Oct. 16 is National Mammography Day.