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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.

Defeat your resolution remorse in 2016

December 4, 2015

Don't let guilt trip you up in the New Year. By taking a more defined approach to resolutions you can arm yourself for success year-round. Cindy Weston, assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Nursing, has helpful tips to keep you on track.

You Asked: Does melatonin really work?

December 1, 2015

Western society has long abandoned the days of rising and setting with the sun. Our daily habits translate into restless nights because our body clocks are completely out of sync—enter melatonin. Melatonin therapy may ease your sleep struggles and also body-hack your circadian rhythms to evade jet lag.

Managing medications: how to build a medication list

July 10, 2014

Emergencies can occur at any time or place—whether it’s a health emergency or a natural disaster. It’s often difficult to prepare for the unexpected, but keeping an updated list of medications could be a lifesaver during an emergency.