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Fact or fiction: Hurricanes cause labor

September 5, 2019
Fiction…although hurricanes are correlated with preterm labor, they do not cause labor, and the debate continues about what's going on

Avoiding dehydration

August 29, 2019
Staying hydrated throughout the day makes it easier to prevent dehydration, and ultimately heat stroke, during after-school sports

$2.5 million Burroughs Wellcome Fund grant to help cultivate physician scientists

August 26, 2019
Collaboration includes Houston Methodist and Texas Medical Center

What is West Nile virus?

August 22, 2019
As cases of West Nile virus emerge around the country, here’s what you should know

4 parts of the body impacted by high blood pressure

August 21, 2019
One in three adults has hypertension, which—when left uncontrolled—can cause serious health issues

Waer named Texas A&M College of Medicine interim dean

August 19, 2019
National search for permanent dean to begin next year

Measles and back to school

August 15, 2019
As the school year begins, bringing people closer together, it is important to know how this highly contagious respiratory disease spreads and how it can be prevented

Lyme disease ‘keeps moving and carries on’

August 9, 2019
Texas A&M research looks to shed light on the Lyme disease pathogen, Borrelia burgdorferi, and the ticks that carry it

The importance of sports physicals

August 6, 2019
A requirement for most teenage athletes, sports physicals aim to catch possible health problems that can make physical activity dangerous

Fast facts: Flesh-eating bacteria

August 1, 2019
How worried should we be about these terrifying-sounding bacteria, and what can we do about them?

Heat stroke: A doctor offers tips to stay safe as temperatures soar

July 26, 2019
Staying hydrated is key to avoiding heat stroke and other heat-related health problems

Can you get pregnant on your period?

July 18, 2019
Whether you are trying to get pregnant or not, you should be aware of where you are in your ovulation and fertility cycle

Possible treatment for cognitive dysfunction related to Gulf War illness

July 17, 2019
New research links neuroinflammation from Gulf War illness to HMGB1 and complement activation

Phase III trial shows effectiveness of metabolic acidosis drug

July 9, 2019
A recent breakthrough puts Texas A&M College of Medicine one step closer to reversing a common complication of chronic kidney disease

College of Medicine student named a Tillman Scholar

July 8, 2019
Justin Gor’s record of exemplary service leads to highly competitive scholarship

3 signs of mental illness in children

July 5, 2019
Signs that your child or teenager may need assistance to improve their mental health, and how you can help

Blocking inflammatory signals may prevent saturated fats from ‘jet lagging’ the body clock

July 1, 2019
Proinflammatory signals resulting from the consumption of saturated fatty acids like palmitate slow down internal circadian clocks so that they no longer 'keep' accurate time

8 common causes of blood clots

June 27, 2019
Certain risk factors increase your chance of developing a blood clot

6 myths about the HPV vaccine

June 25, 2019
The human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause several types of cancers, but most of them can be prevented by a vaccination

Unveiling brain circuits that control addiction

June 24, 2019
Connections in the brain’s striatum point to possible therapeutic targets to curb addictive behaviors

How to treat an overactive bladder

June 19, 2019
With an overactive bladder—whether stress incontinence or urge incontinence—you may experience symptoms like leaking urine or a sudden need to run to the restroom
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