Dr. Kenneth Cooper: Exercise Can Prevent Aging-Associated Diseases

Dr. Kenneth Cooper, founder and chairman of Dallas-based Cooper Aerobics, a nonprofit research and education organization for preventive medicine, spoke at Edgemere, a Senior Quality Lifestyles Corp.-sponsored retirement community, about how exercise can prevent or lessen the development of diseases in older patients. Full Story

DCHHS Confirms Year’s Fourth Zika Case in Dallas County

Dallas County Health and Human Services confirmed the fourth case of Zika virus in Dallas County for 2017. The case has been submitted for review to the Texas Department of State Health Services. The 66-year-old resident of Dallas was infected while traveling to the French West Indies in the Caribbean. DCHHS has not provided more information due to medical confidentiality reasons. The last DCHHS report in August showed 22 persons were infected with Zika virus in 2016, one of which was transmitted sexually. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Zika virus is primarily transmitted to people by… Full Story

DCHHS Reports 12th and 13th Flu Deaths in Dallas County

Dallas County Health and Human Services reported its 12th and 13th flu-related deaths in Dallas County for the 2016-17 season. According to a DCHHS statement, the 84-year-old and 82-year-old residents of Carrollton and Balch Springs died after complications from the seasonal flu. The DCHHS has not provided any additional information for medical confidentiality and personal privacy reasons. DCHHS reported for the year 2014-2015, there were 19 flu-related deaths for adults in Dallas County. DCHHS Director Zachary Thompson said the DCHHS’ sympathies go out to the families and loved ones of the individuals who passed. “These deaths are an unfortunate reminder… Full Story