Concussions are traumatic brain injuries that alter the way your brain functions. More than 300,000 sports-related concussions occur annually in the United States. Playing without having completely recovered from one is dangerous, and even...deadly.
It’s a new year full of new possibilities—and for the majority of society—January is a month focused on living healthier. Juicing has become a staple in many households as an easy way to consume more fruits and vegetables and detox the body while shedding those extra holiday pounds. But, while an all-juice diet may make you a healthy eating trendsetter, it may actually do your body more harm than good.
Does cracking your knuckles cause arthritis? Will you catch a cold with wet hair? We delve into 8 of the most common old wives’ tales to decipher fact from fiction.
With a new year comes new diet advice and 2016 is no exception. The federal government today released its much-anticipated 2015 Dietary Guidelines, which urge Americans to drastically cut back on sugar, and singles out teenage boys and men for eating too much protein.
Cultivating a good relationship with your gynecologist is important. Too often, women in paper gowns are overly anxious about their first visit or are afraid to share intimate details with their OB/GYN about troubling symptoms. A Texas A&M Health Science Center women’s health expert explains what she wants her patients to know before their next appointment.
The stomach bug is a highly contagious illness that plagues schools and daycares almost every year. Texas A&M College of Medicine expert Cristie Columbus, M.D., tells us what you need to know when illness strikes your household.
“Promoting life.” This is a slogan everyone can get behind. But, did you know it’s actually the definition for “probiotic?” In fact, taking a probiotic supplement or eating a serving of yogurt a day may have the potential to keep certain ailments at bay.