Health Tips Archives

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.

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.