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POV: Why wear face masks in public? Here’s what the research shows

April 6, 2020
Health officials now recommend people wear cloth masks in public, but can these face masks be effective?

POV: The safest way to travel right now is to not travel at all

March 24, 2020
Fleeing from the coronavirus is dangerous for you, the people you encounter along the way and wherever you end up

What’s the difference between pandemic, epidemic and outbreak?

March 18, 2020
An epidemiologist at the Texas A&M School of Public Health explains the distinctions of the three terms.

POV: Understanding palliative and hospice care

November 27, 2019
How specialized nursing supports quality of life for patients with chronic, terminal illnesses

POV: Safe storage, security and disposal of opioids

November 11, 2019
As the opioid crisis continues, knowing how to prevent these powerful drugs from falling into the wrong hands is key

POV: Taking a stance against bullying

October 17, 2019
How we can help prevent, end hurtful behavior among children

POV: Avoid the flu and colds this season

October 16, 2019
Advice for dodging the flu and steering clear of colds this season

Conspiracy theories and fear of needles contribute to vaccine hesitancy for many parents

August 7, 2019
Why some parents – despite the scientific community’s conclusions that childhood vaccines are safe – put their children at risk by not vaccinating them

The value of a living and learning laboratory

August 1, 2019
Why using Texas A&M University campus as a living learning laboratory and research space is a good thing for public health—and the university