6 surprising signs of an unhealthy heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States—an equal opportunity killer that claims approximately 1 million lives annually. The heart and arteries comprise one of our…

What do a child admitted to the hospital for an appendectomy, a teenager being treated for a drug overdose in the emergency department and an elderly patient confused about the…

You Asked: What are my hiccups telling me?

Most of us can remember the Grey’s Anatomy episode where Meredith’s step-mom checks into the hospital for a case of hiccups that won’t go away. The diagnosis wasn’t pretty and…

Future of ACA: In the hands of millennials?

Of all the new responsibilities facing young adults, their own health may be one of the most daunting—and often overlooked. As they are leaving home for the first time, leaving…

Diabetes and your mouth

Because diabetes impacts blood sugar levels, it has the potential to touch every system in your body, your mouth included. When left uncontrolled, diabetes can cause myriad oral health problems:…

Research hints at a nutritional strategy for reducing autism risk

Folic acid has long been touted as an important supplement for women of childbearing age for its ability to prevent defects in the baby’s developing brain and spinal cord. In…

Popular diet myths debunked

As a new year begins, thousands will flock to the internet in search of ways to boost a healthy lifestyle. Many popular diet facts and trends are circulated so often…

Of all the new responsibilities facing young adults, their own health may be one of the most daunting—and often overlooked. As they are leaving home for the first time, leaving…

Discovering doctors: How Texas A&M became a national leader of “holistic review”

Selecting the best future physicians is an enormous burden. For some medical schools, academic metrics are the answer. Scores from MCAT exams and undergraduate GPA’s can make for easy student…

5 common causes of erectile dysfunction

You’ve seen the late night commercial come across your screen. An older man is on a date with a beautiful woman in a romantic setting. They hold hands as they…

Resisting the lure of a #filtered life

Fix your hair, tilt the phone to find your best angle and smile prettily for the camera—a beautiful sunset is in the background. Ten snaps later an ‘impeccable’ photo is…

Get your senses straight: A hearing app at your fingertips?

Imagine your job site is 300 miles from the nearest city and the nearest audiologist, yet federal government regulations still require you (and all other workers exposed to high levels…

Dental hygiene alumni on the leading edge of health care administration

In 1955, Caruth School of Dental Hygiene’s first class of 32 students began a journey that would lead to their distinction as the first dental hygiene graduates in the state…

Feeling ‘SAD’ this winter? Here’s how to deal

Ever feel like nothing can drag you out of your warm, cozy bed on a dreary winter morning? During colder months, our moods seem to fall as fast as the…

Fast Facts: What you need to know about the Zika virus

As the Zika virus captures headlines across the United States, with its possible link to birth defects and the first cases reported in the U.S. (all traced back to overseas…

Harnessing the power of light to fight cancer

Immunotherapy is one of the hottest emerging areas of cancer research. After all, using the body’s own cells to fight cancer can be more effective and less invasive than flooding…

Q&A: How the economy affects traffic fatalities

With the recent fall in gas prices, most drivers might be thinking that now they can afford to take that road trip, take a quick jaunt to the outlet mall,…

You Asked: Is snoring bad for your health?

A serene scene of blue skies and rolling fields lies behind your eyelids. Suddenly, a horrible racket disturbs you from your peaceful slumber. No, it’s not someone breaking into your…