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Ann Cochran

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Scientists still don’t know exactly what causes Alzheimer’s disease, but since 1984 problems with brain proteins failing to work properly has been thought to be a root cause. You might have read about protein “plaques” and “tangles” in the brains...
According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), 80 percent of motorists over age 65 avoid certain driving situations, such as driving in bad weather, heavy traffic or the dark. If there are situations when you simply aren’t comfortable driving,...
The human papillomavirus (HPV), a common virus that can cause cancer, infects about 14 million people every year, including teenagers, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The disease is spread through sexual contact and can be...
If you want to reach a destination, you need to know how to get there. Here is a roadmap to the destination of improved health. Begin with the decision to make improving your health a priority. You won’t stay on...
The greatest fear many people have is going to the dentist. You can prevent your baby from developing this fear by taking good care of her oral health -- then she’ll never have to endure painful dental work. Bacteria from...
You may not realize it, but public health affects you daily. The Dallas County Health Department is your local public health entity. Need vaccines or a flu shot? The Dallas County Health Department provides them and can bill your insurance....
The fear of falling causes some people to avoid exercising or even getting up and moving around. Ironically, the less we move, the more likely we are to lose our sense of balance. Close your eyes and try to touch the...
Did you know that antibiotic resistance is an urgent threat to our health? Each year in the U.S., at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, and at least 23,000 die as a direct...
Good news! The pop-up produce stands that appeared last summer and fall are now available all year round. This project, led by the volunteer coalition Hunger Free Dallas County, sells fresh produce at very low prices. These low-cost produce stands...
According to the Dallas County Emergency Management Department, we’re most likely to experience a disaster during May or July. Typically, the disasters in Iowa are wind and flooding damage. So why bring this up in the dead of winter? Because...