Improving access to mental health care

Improving access to mental health care

May 28, 2019

As the stigma surrounding mental health decreases, demand for mental health care is on the rise. Carly McCord, PhD, licensed psychologist and director of Telebehavioral Health at Texas A&M, explains the role of technology in bringing quality mental health care professionals to all Texans.

How chemicals mothers breathe affect their children

May 21, 2019

Natalie Johnson, PhD, assistant professor at Texas A&M School of Public Health, explains her research on pregnant women’s exposure to contaminants in the air, using both laboratory and applied methods.

Summertime health

May 14, 2019

School is out for summer! A pediatric nurse practitioner discusses some common health issues that pop up during these hot summer months.

The opioid epidemic: The problem and some solutions

May 7, 2019

Marcia G. Ory, PhD, MPH, and Joy Alonzo, M. Engineering, PharmD, share their insights on the opioid crisis and why its impacts may be underreported. They also offer some reasons to be hopeful that we can make a difference, including the efforts of the Texas A&M Opioid Task Force.

Researching how to prevent PTSD after sexual assault

April 30, 2019

Nancy Downing, PhD, RN, SANE-A, CP-SANE, associate professor in the Forensic Nursing Program at the Texas A&M College of Nursing, is part of an interdisciplinary team researching how hormones may affect the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after sexual assault.

The importance of trust

April 23, 2019

Have you ever avoided a question at the doctor's office? A family nurse practitioner explains why you should be honest at your health care provider's office.

Live episode: Plugging Into Rural Healthcare Solutions

April 16, 2019

Listen to the full panel discussion, recorded live at South by Southwest 2019 in Austin, featuring Carrie L. Byington, MD, vice chancellor for health services at The Texas A&M University System, senior vice president of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center and dean of the Texas A&M College of Medicine; Dan McCoy, MD, president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas; Vivian Lee, MD, president of health platforms at Verily; and Greg Winfree, director of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

Creating the perfect nap

April 9, 2019

Sleep specialist Steve Bender, DDS, gives some helpful tips on how to create the perfect nap with small changes to your diet, lifestyle and environment.

Bonus episode: Blue Promise podcast on rural health care

April 5, 2019

This is a bonus episode of Texas A&M Health Talk. We bring you a recording from the Blue Promise podcast about accessing health care in rural Texas, featuring our own Nancy Dickey, MD.

Care for patients after a sexual assault

April 2, 2019

Specially trained health professionals provide compassionate care for patients who have experienced sexual assault. Evonne Garcia, RN, is a forensic nurse and certified sexual assault nurse examiner who has cared for thousands of patients and is now helping to train other specialized nurses. She joins us along with Taylor Tyson, an interpersonal violence prevention specialist and volunteer advocate for the Sexual Assault Resources Center in Bryan, Texas, to discuss why it is so important to seek medical care following sexual assault.