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A beginner’s guide to vitamins and minerals

March 30, 2015

You may already know that the average American diet lacks basic vitamins and minerals, but when it comes to identifying which foods hold the most nutrients, it gets a little hard. Use this guide to help find which foods you should eat more of in order to get the vitamins and minerals you need.

Texas A&M Biocorridor offers veterans an opportunity to continue serving and protecting the nation

March 26, 2015

Workforce development is essential for continued growth of the Texas A&M Biocorridor. The National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing (NCTM) is providing a specialized training program to transition veterans into the skilled biotechnology workforce.

Is your child getting enough sleep?

March 6, 2015

Sleep disorders are one of the most common health disorders in the U.S. It's important that we're doing everything we can to make sure our children, and ourselves, are getting the right amount of sleep each night.

Beware the CRE “superbug”

March 6, 2015

The CRE "superbug" has successfully reached hospitals from coast to coast here in the U.S. Treatment is difficult for this family of germs, so it's important to know what to look out for and how to avoid it in any health care facility.

A closer look at the average American diet

March 4, 2015

The average American diet is missing more than 12 essential foods and vitamins. More and more children and adults are at risk of developing serious chronic diseases associated with obesity.

Texas A&M Institute of Biosciences and Technology joins Gulf Coast Consortia, further propels team science across Texas Medical Center

March 4, 2015

The Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences and Technology in Houston has been named the newest member of the Gulf Coast Consortia, a Houston-Galveston area organization and one of the largest inter-institutional academic cooperatives in the nation focused on building strong, collaborative, biomedical research groups and interdisciplinary training opportunities for students.

Shopping with diabetes: 4 things to keep in mind while at the grocery store

March 3, 2015

Grocery shopping, especially healthy grocery shopping, can be difficult. Between shopping on a budget and those enticing two-for-one cookie sales, even the best of us deviate from a healthy eating plan. Watching what and how much we consume is important for everyone’s overall health, but for those with type 2 diabetes, paying close attention to nutrition labels can help to manage the condition.

Women vs. men: Heart attack symptoms

February 12, 2015

When it comes to identifying heart attack symptoms in women and men, often times they are very different. Many women fail to recognize the warning signs because women’s symptoms are often elusive and can go unidentified.

Taking an aspirin a day to keep the doctor away? Think again

February 6, 2015

Recent studies suggest that taking aspirin daily might cause more harm than good in some patients. While aspirin can have significant beneficial effects, it’s important to consult with your physician before beginning (or ending) any regular medication. There are other ways you can manage your heart health, without taking aspirin regularly.