Right-sized health care

Right-sized health care

March 12, 2019

Today we're talking with Nancy Dickey, MD, and Bree Watzak, PharmD, two experts at Texas A&M who are helping to address the issue of hospital closures in rural and outlying areas in the United States.

Surprisingly painful moments

March 5, 2019

Why does something as small as a paper cut hurt so much? Gabriel Neal, MD, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Medicine, explains why superficial afflictions can cause so much pain.

Managing your diabetes, arthritis and more: What works

February 26, 2019

Matthew L. Smith, PhD, MPH, CHES, associate director of the Texas A&M Center for Population Health and Aging, explains the research-backed best ways to manage chronic diseases like diabetes and arthritis.

February is American Heart Month

February 22, 2019

One in four deaths in the United States is attributed to heart disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention give some helpful tips.

Let’s Prepare for the Unexpected

February 19, 2019

Are you prepared if the unexpected strikes? Angela Clendenin, PhD, at the Texas A&M School of Public Health, and Martin Mufich, MSN, RN, at the Texas A&M College of Nursing, discuss some steps you can take to prepare yourself and those you love for a disaster.

Genetics, and what is CRISPR anyway?

February 12, 2019

David Reiner, PhD, associate professor at the Texas A&M Institute of Biosciences and Technology, explains his genetics research, how CRISPR works and why a tiny worm can teach us about ourselves.

Diabetes 101

February 5, 2019

Wendy Creighton, RN, BSN, with the Center for Population Health and Aging at the Texas A&M School of Public Health, discusses everything diabetes. She speaks about the different kinds of diabetes and risk factors as well as various management techniques.

How does blood pressure affect the kidneys?

January 29, 2019

Joe Rutkowski, PhD, an assistant professor in the Texas A&M College of Medicine, explains his research on blood pressure and its effect on the kidneys...and vice versa.

Over-the-counter painkillers: What to take when

January 22, 2019

Ever wonder which over-the-counter pain reliever to take? Eric Grayson, PharmD, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, tells the do’s and the don’t’s for the pain relievers found in your medicine cabinet.

Don’t let pride go before a fall

January 15, 2019

About 3 million older adults are treated in the emergency department for fall-related injuries each year. Matthew L. Smith, PhD, MPH, CHES, associate director of the Texas A&M Center for Population Health and Aging, distills his research on fall prevention programs and offers some practical advice.