Mark Faries: Welcome to Health Hullabaloo. I’m here with Tim Schnettler. Hey Tim. Tim Schnettler: Hey Dr. Faries, how are you? Mark Faries: Good. Again, my name is Dr. Mark…

Tim Schnettler: The Federal Government released new Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans this week. This is only the second edition of the guidelines, which were originally released in 2008. Two of…

Mary Leigh Meyer: Howdy, this is Mary Leigh Meyer. Sam Craft: And I’m her co-host, Sam Craft. Mary Leigh Meyer: And welcome to Sounds Like Health. We are here with…

Tim Schnettler: The vaccine against the human papillomavirus, or HPV, is now approved for adults under age 46 years of age. The United States Food and Drug Administration approved it this…

Tim Schnettler: It’s that time of year again—time to get your annual flu shot. Everyone six months of age or older should get one before the end of October, according…

Tim Schnettler: It’s October, and that means pink everywhere for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, more than 240,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 die from…

Mark Benden, PhD, director of the Ergonomics Center at Texas A&M, explains the science of how people work and how we can all be healthier doing so. (Hint: Move more!)…

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…