Public Health Archives

Exploring how psychological factors play into vaccine misinformation

March 26, 2020
Researchers test methods for correcting misinformed beliefs about vaccines by tailoring messaging to different psychological dispositions

The other health risk older adults face during COVID-19 pandemic: Social isolation

March 25, 2020
Added stress and feelings of social isolation during social distancing efforts can increase health risks for older adults, but there are ways to cope.

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

Physical and mental health in vulnerable communities following Hurricane Harvey

March 23, 2020
Unexpected research findings show mental health scores higher than the national average and physical health scores significantly lower for vulnerable Houston communities

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.

How to set up a healthy and productive home workspace

March 17, 2020
Working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Experts give advice for creating a comfortable and efficient workspace with limited options

McDonald to be honored by Texas A&M Center for Teaching Excellence

March 17, 2020
Award recognizes Texas A&M faculty members who exemplify transformational learning

Restoring confidence in vaccinations

March 4, 2020
Hagler Institute fellow combines United Nations health background with doctoral studies in health promotion to conduct research on worldwide vaccination confidence

Researchers investigate rural-urban divide in heart failure deaths

February 28, 2020
Rural areas had significantly higher odds of congestive heart failure related deaths in all regions except the Northeast.