Research by Mark Benden, PhD, with the Texas A&M School of Public Health, found standing desks in elementary school classrooms lead to lower body mass indexes in children.Read the full article at Dallas Morning News
Medical students attending the Texas A&M College of Medicine, which tops the list of least expensive pubic medical schools for in-state students, received the biggest financial break. The cost of attending is nearly half the in-state average among all public medical schools.
Alcohol prompts the release of dopamine in our brains, the “feel-good” chemical that is responsible for eliciting sensations of pleasure. But dopamine has a darker side: Drugs that flood our brain with the chemical can make our brain dependent on that outsize reward, leading to addiction. And it’s more than just the amount of dopamine that leads to addiction.Read the full article at Discover Magazine
Dr. Given Kachepa strides confidently into his practice, greeting a 17-year-old patient who’s come in to have her braces tightened. Life in the United States is quite different now for the 29-year-old Kachepa, compared to how it started as an 11-year-old orphan. From his office, filled with fading family photos and handicrafts from his native Zambia, he reflects on how he first bought in to the allure of the American Dream.
People crossing time zones may assume jet lag is something they have to endure — like airport delays and lost luggage. But there are several ways travelers can prepare for and minimize jet lag’s troubling effects, a sleep specialist says.Read the full article at U.S. News & World Report
For media inquiries, contact Holly Shive at (979) 436-0613.