More Doctors Prescribing Exercise, Not MedicationDoctors treating chronic health problems are increasingly prescribing exercise for their patients, and encouraging them to think of physical activity -- not pharmaceutical drugs -- as their new medication.
3 Ways To Ease Your PainOne in five people in the world are in pain at any given time. Are you struggling? Peter Bedard, author of "Convergence Healing," shares his simple tips for managing and even releasing your chronic pain.
Long A Niche, Street Medicine For Homeless Heads MainstreamThey're house calls without the house. North Texas healthcare workers are among those practicing "street medicine," a tiny health care niche that advocates predict will become more mainstream as hospitals and health care systems seek to cut costs.
Nat'l Institutes Of Health Taking 1st Steps In Precision Medicine ProjectThe Obama administration is moving ahead with a major project to learn how to better tailor treatments and preventive care to people's genes, environment and lifestyle.
Effort To Curb Antibiotic Overuse Amid Flu & Cold SeasonIt's cold season, and the miserable continue to trudge in seeking antibiotics. But, doctors overprescribe antibiotics for respiratory infections even though most are caused by viruses that drugs cannot help.
Who's Too Old For Major Treatment? Age Not Always A BarrierVery old age is no longer an automatic barrier for aggressive therapies, from cancer care like the former President Jimmy Carter has received, to major heart procedures, joint replacements and even some organ transplants.
Drug Prices Top Americans' List Of Health Care ConcernsAmericans from across the political spectrum are worried about the cost of prescription drugs for serious diseases, following weeks of news coverage about companies hiking prices for critical medicines.
Drug Compounder Offers Cheap Version Of Costly Turing DrugStepping into the furor over eye-popping price spikes for old generic medicines, a maker of compounded drugs will begin selling $1 doses of Daraprim, whose price recently was jacked up to $750 per pill by Turing Pharmaceuticals.
Top 5 Surprising Health MythsZip up your jacket or you'll get sick! Drink 8 glasses of water a day! That's what we've been hearing all of our lives. Is it true, or is it just a myth that has been passed through the generations?
More Kids Safe From Household MedicinesNew research suggests that parents are doing a better job of keeping household medicines out of the hands of young children. Here are five things to know about the study.
Texas One Step Closer To Hiring Marijuana GrowersBack in May the State legislature passed the bill allowing Texas to begin manufacturing CBD oil for epilepsy patients.
Judge Bars Texas Telemedicine Rules From Taking EffectA federal judge has determined claims made by the Texas Medical Board in adopting new telemedicine rules were "suspect" and barred the rules from taking effect until a civil trial can be held in lower court.