Green space can boost your headspace 🌳🧠 Spending time in nature is great for mental health, but you don`t have to live in a rural area or go camping to reap the benefits. A new study from @tamupublichealth suggests that city dwellers with access to more urban green spaces have better mental health!
The study used the NatureScore database to assess neighborhoods` "greenness" and found that various mental health encounters decreased as the NatureScore of a neighborhood increased.
Find out what NatureScore is associated with good mental health at the link in our bio 🔗 tx.ag/cfwyJs2
A pioneering program at @tamu pairs University Police Department officers with licensed professional counselors from @tamuUHS to respond to calls with a mental health component.
The program is called ACES—short for Assistance, Connection and Engagement Services—and shows promise for improving the health and safety of students.
“On the calls that we’ve been on together, it’s been a positive response,” said UPD field training officer Aoife Nester ’18. “I’ve talked to parents too, and they’ve been grateful that it’s not just law enforcement showing up—it’s someone who can more thoroughly assess where their child is at.”
Most importantly, mental health co-responders can quickly connect students with counseling and other mental health resources offered by University Health Services, even escorting them to the counseling office to receive immediate attention.
Learn more about the groundbreaking program at the link in our bio 🔗 tx.ag/q9zj8FZ
Before you devour the rest of your Valentine`s Day treats, consider this: too much sugar is not so sweet for your heart. 🫀
Dr. Clayton Kruger from Texas A&M Health Family Care and @tamumedicine says it`s shocking how little sugar is too much—just one regular soda contains a whole day`s worth of sugar!
Too much sugar can cause inflammation, which is linked with heart failure, heart attacks, strokes and a slew of other health conditions. A diet high in sugar can also lead to type 2 diabetes, which raises the risk for cardiovascular issues.
Get some tips for cutting back at the link in our bio 🔗 tx.ag/JctCQMY
It’s National Women Physicians Day and we are feeling extra grateful for all the incredible women physicians who make up our organization, have been through our programs and are making their mark on the world.
Who is your favorite female physician? Tag her in the comments below to let her know how much you appreciate her!
We’d like to start with every woman physician, and future physician, at @tamumedicine. You are amazing! 🏼
We broke ground today on the Texas A&M Health Nursing Education and Research Building at the Higher Education Center at McAllen! 🎉 👍
The nearly 61,000-square-foot building is scheduled to open in 2026 and will house Texas A&M School of Nursing (@tamunursing) programs and Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (@tamuvetmed) research and outreach.
The new facility will allow the nursing and veterinary schools to further the @tamu land-grant mission in the Rio Grande Valley by expanding academic offerings for in-demand professions, conducting much-needed research and serving underserved communities. Read more at the link in our bio 🔗 tx.ag/NERBMcAllen
The information and opinions expressed on this site provide general information relating to health and are not intended to constitute advice or specific recommendations relating to any particular person, ailment, disease or condition or otherwise substitute for a consultation with a qualified medical doctor. Texas A&M Health encourages you to seek the advice of your own health care provider relating to any health concerns.