Alzheimer’s Association offers online tools to empower people with dementia

The Alzheimer’s Association, the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research, announced March 16 new online resources to help those in the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias to live well. The Association’s new “LiveWell” ...

Vaccines: The real risk vs. the real benefits

Most Americans today have no concept of the terror generated by polio throughout the first half of the 20th century. During epidemics, newspapers and magazines displayed adorable children struggling to walk in braces or entombed in iron lungs, but the ...

Republicans rushing to replace Obama’s health bill

House Republicans on Monday released their long-awaited plan for unraveling former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, a package that would scale back the government’s role in health care and likely leave more Americans uninsured.

Dallas County sees rise in mumps cases

Dallas County Health and Human Services has reported 56 mumps cases in Dallas County since January

Love your heart: Making cardiorespiratory health a priority

Chances are your routine checkup involves height, weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels, but if you’ve never had your cardiorespiratory fitness assessed, add that to the list, advised Dr. Benjamin Levine, a Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Director ...

Politics, Obamacare and health literacy

“And ain’t nobody fighting, ‘cause nobody knows what to save …” – Gil Scott-Heron, Winter in America

Why Blacks don’t trust doctors

Medical diseases are becoming more complex, research is getting better, and people are living longer. There has never been a time when patients need to trust their doctors more.

Black History Month and Black health

Race is everywhere in medicine. Most health statistics are broken down by race. Despite a pervasive belief that race represents clear-cut and genetically distinct groups of people, there is no evidence that it is associated with any personality traits, skills ...

When it’s time to choose a nursing home for a parent

No one looks forward to moving into a nursing home or putting a loved one there.

Physician attributes decline in cancer deaths to screenings, behavior changes

At age 31, when Alisha Hill-McElroy felt a small lump “about the size of a pea” in one of her breasts in November 2015, she knew she had to act. Part of her urgency stemmed from her work as an ...

Five quick tips for managing diabetes

Living with diabetes is no laughing matter, but as many would say, laughter is often the best medicine.


New year’s resolutions typically focus on reactive goals like losing weight or getting back into that workout routine. However, thinking about resolutions in a more proactive, long-term way can give you more motivation and the willpower to stick with it.

America’s addiction to sugar, carbs

There’s no doubt that Americans are addicted to sugar.

Report details national impact of Affordable Care Act

Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released an extensive compilation of national and state-level data illustrating the substantial improvements in health care for all Americans in the last six years.

Weight loss in the new year

The holidays are behind us, and now the work begins to make good on those resolutions to lose weight.