CATES: Human trafficking

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By Carol A. Cates, MSN, MBA, RN Chief Nursing Officer Odessa Regional Medical Center There are some topics that I feel are so important to discuss that...

SAMARITAN CENTER: Recharging your battery

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By Jessica Kvasnicka, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC We live in a world that operates twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We have so many...

TONI SAYS: Enrolling in Medicare the correct way for federal employees

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By Toni King Hello Toni: I’m turning 65 and not planning to retire until I’m 70. I am a federal employee working full-time as an agent...

TTUHSC offers tips on keeping Fourth of July celebrations safe

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In advance of Fourth of July celebrations, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) and Texas Tech Physicians health care experts said there are...

TONI SAYS: Scam Alert: $600 Social Security increase in June is false

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By Toni King Reader Alert: On Friday, June 14, Social Security released this statement on the SSA.gov website: “ALERT: Reports of a $600 payment increase...

FDA OKs first menthol e-cigarettes, citing potential to help adult smokers

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By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer WASHINGTON The Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized the first menthol-flavored electronic cigarettes for adult smokers, acknowledging that...

Colombian family’s genes offer new clue to delaying onset of Alzheimer’s

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By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON Scientists studying a family plagued by early-in-life Alzheimer’s found some carry a genetic oddity that delays their initial...

Why men should talk about their health

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StatePoint American men may be neglecting their health and wellness, particularly when it comes to their urological health. But an open line of communication between...

Majority of Americans favor forgiving medical debt, AP-NORC poll finds

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By CORA LEWIS and LINLEY SANDERS The Associated Press NEW YORK Janille Williams wants to buy a house someday — but first, he has to...

TONI SAYS: Enrolling in Medicare over 65 with health issues

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By Toni King Hello Toni: I am retiring on January 1,2025 and am beginning to search for the right Medicare option for me and my wife,...