Loss of smell could predict death for elderly

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 ...

Improved quality of Medicare plans and steady premiums are great news as Open Enrollment begins

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: Festival encourages breast cancer awareness

Celebrating life is Nina Graham’s motto as a six-year breast cancer survivor.

Medical experts open dialogue on Ebola

Since mid-summer, the Ebola virus has – for the first time – become a major concern for many Americans.

Ebola Crisis: Dallas reports third infected, Africa hit worse than ever

“[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 ...

Q&A: Ebola, Africa’s untold stories

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.

Pink and Purple Challenge to combat cancer, violence

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.

Is modernization contributing to the Ebola epidemic?

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

Planning ahead for 2015 - making smart Medicare choices

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 ...

Safeguards needed for biosimilar development

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.

Anderson, champion for the poor, underserved

Ron J. Anderson, MD, was a national spokesperson for public health issues and a champion for the poor and medically underserved.

Push to recruit Black, Latino nurses

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.

Hope, support in coping with Alzheimer’s

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

Conference to cover health, agricultural issues

The local and sustainable food movement has gained momentum in the last several years, but it faces more challenges as it grows.

Gestational diabetes: 1 in 10 pregnant women

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.