Flu season: Springtime outbreaks

00 Although late February and March typically mean the last leg of flu season, this year, influenza (flu) shows few signs of slowing down. Cindy Weston, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, an…

You Asked: What is autism?

00 Autism is complicated. Its definition is complicated. Its cause is complicated. Its diagnosis is complicated. Its treatment is complicated. But two autism researchers will try to simplify it for…

Who’s who in your doctor’s office?

00 You’re sitting in the exam room of your regular doctor’s office, hoping to get some relief from your flu-like symptoms. You’ve been told the physician you usually see is…

Bowel Movements: What they say about your health

00 Bowel movements, while considered taboo in polite conversation, are actually one of the best indicators of your overall health. Gabriel Neal, MD, family medicine doctor and clinical assistant professor…

Forensic nursing: Giving back control to victims of abuse

00 “I’m glad you are here. In this room you are safe, and you are in control.” This is what Nancy Downing, a forensic nurse and associate professor with the…

Dr. Byington appointed to lead Texas A&M health efforts

00 Following an extensive national search, The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has approved the appointment of Carrie L. Byington, M.D., to lead health education related efforts as…

5 foods to avoid at work

00 Microwavable popcorn This movie theater staple  actually has a lot of benefits, if done properly. Corn is a whole grain that is high in fiber, low in calories and…

You Asked: What are the long-term effects of concussions?

00 Summer is behind us, and as a new school year begins, fall sports will also spring into action. While Texas Friday night lights are considered a lifestyle for die-hard…

Confronting Violence, Improving Women’s Lives exhibit visits Texas A&M

00 The National Library of Medicine’s Confronting Violence, Improving Women’s Lives traveling exhibit will visit Texas A&M University starting September 26. Focused on telling the little known story of the…

Texas A&M Dean Maddock to chair National Physical Activity Plan Media Advisory Panel

00 Dean Jay Maddock, Ph.D., of the Texas A&M School of Public Health, has been appointed chair of the Mass Media Advisory Panel by the National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP)…