Combating stage fright with music

The stage is set and the instruments are in place. Waiting in the wings, her heart is racing, her hands are trembling and her stomach is nauseous. It is show…

New CDC study: Nearly half of U.S. women gain too much weight while pregnant

Is it time for moms-to-be to replace eating “twice as much” with “twice as healthy?” For many pregnant women, the old adage “eating for two” may not be the best…

Regenerating bone: Injectable biomaterials may be on the horizon

Patients in need of dental implants often face a shared dilemma: lack of sufficient bone to support their implants. Current options to regenerate bone range from the invasive — using…

Flossing 101: Tips for a healthy smile

“Do you floss everyday?” is probably the most dreaded question patients face when sitting in the dentist chair. Flossing can be tedious and uncomfortable and is probably only enjoyed by…

History repeats itself: Diseases of the past back to haunt us

It’s not an exaggeration to say that vaccines have changed the world. Diseases like smallpox have been eliminated worldwide, and the United States remains polio free. Other diseases, such as…

Ory named 2016 American Academy of Health Behavior Research Laureate

Regents and Distinguished Professor Marcia Ory, Ph.D., at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, has been named the 2016 American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB) Research…

Interprofessional Education: More than learning together

Chances are that if you’ve been treated in a hospital lately, you’ve experienced the help of a health care team. Physicians, nurses, physician assistants and pharmacists probably all played a…

Parker appointed to DHS’s Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson recently announced the appointment of Gerald W. Parker, D.V.M., Ph.D., along with 27 other new members, to the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory…

Growing problem of antibiotic resistance

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You Asked: Do I have a cold or the flu?

Along with the approaching holiday cheer, cold and flu season is also looming in the background, ready to rear its ugly head. Both viruses present with similar symptoms, which can…

Study examines physical activity and park use in China

Women were most often seen engaged in organized dancing led by an instructor or walking. The first research study in mainland China using observational methods to assess park use, physical…

New mammogram recs: What you should know

In October, the American Cancer Society (ACS) updated its guidelines for when women at average risk should be screened for breast cancer. These new recommendations are less straightforward than past…

How do environmental toxins affect the heart?

Even though the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that up to 23 percent of the global burden of cardiovascular diseases—the leading cause of death worldwide—can be attributed to environmental chemicals,…

Sinusitis: What you should know

You know the signs – the runny nose, sore throat, fever, headache, pressure under your eyes, nose or cheek area. It’s the dreaded sinus infection come to wreak havoc on…

Raising a healthy eater for life: Baby food

Almost everything about having your first baby is new, and just about everyone you ask has advice on how to parent. Much of it is up for debate: cloth or…

Advance care planning: A new normal in health care?

  A new plan will pay health professionals to discuss end-of-life wishes with Medicare patients, allowing patients a say in the type of care they receive in the event of a…

You Asked: Is hand soap better than hand sanitizer?

Washing your hands with soap and water is your most powerful defense against the spread of viruses and bacteria. A smiling man or woman leans across a sink with hands…