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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

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

How technology could be a solution to caregiver shortage for seniors

July 25, 2019
Older adults are embracing technology as a means of improving their health

The need for better LGBT education in the health sciences

June 26, 2019
Providers in the workforce today tend to lack knowledge of the special health needs of their LGBT patients

Does hitting the snooze button really help you feel better?

June 13, 2019
It may serve to confuse the brain into starting the process of secreting more neurochemicals that cause sleep to occur

Point of View: The Alkaline diet, a healthy diet backed by faulty science

April 24, 2019
Proponents wrongly attribute blood acidity to the foods we eat

Breaking silos between academia and community

April 18, 2019
Moving toward more collaborative health care

Child abuse: It’s everyone’s business

April 11, 2019
A forensic nurse discusses the role of physical child abuse, emotional child abuse, sexual child abuse and neglectful child abuse in society