Step outside today, and it's almost hard to believe it's winter in Texas. It might be mild now, but a cold snap could arrive at a moment's notice, so it's important to prepare.
Wilderness medicine expert Dr. Martin Mufich of @tamunursing gives advice for staying safe in winter's chill at the link in our bio. And if you're planning on taking a skiing, hiking or hunting trip in the snow-covered peaks, this is a must-read.
Around this time of year, as the days grow shorter and the sky gets gloomy, many people start feeling the "winter blues" creep in. For the millions of Americans who experience seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, this depression lingers for long periods of time and can feel crushing.
Dr. Carly McCord, licensed psychologist and director of the Texas A&M Health Telebehavioral Care program, explains SAD and recommends ways to manage it at the link in our bio.
A quarter of Texas rural hospitals are at risk of closing as federal COVID-19 support wanes, according to a study presented this week by the Texas Hospital Association. Dr. Kia Parsi, executive director of the Texas A&M Rural and Community Health Institute (ARCHI), commented about this trend in a Houston Chronicle report:
"Rural communities in Texas are the backbone of so much of our economy,” he said. “We’re talking about resources with agriculture, with oil and gas. A large population is living in our rural communities that needs to be supported.”
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