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Bad habits that wreck your teeth

January 15, 2016
Sneaky ways you may be damaging your smile

What are concussions?

January 14, 2016

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.

You Asked: Is juicing healthy?

January 12, 2016

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.

Fact or folklore: 8 popular old wives’ tales busted

January 8, 2016

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.

New dietary guidelines call for less sugar and less meat (for boys)

January 7, 2016

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.

Health care on demand: 10 most in-demand physician and advanced practitioner specialties

January 6, 2016
As the population grows, more and more physicians are needed to fill open positions

What your gynecologist really wants you to know

January 5, 2016

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.

Surviving the stomach bug

December 18, 2015

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.

You Asked: What are the benefits of probiotics?

December 8, 2015

“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.