Top stories of 2019

A look back at your top health-related questions this year answered by our experts
December 19, 2019

How long am I contagious?

Contagious

Whether a child or an adult, Alison Pittman, PhD, RN, CPN, CNE, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Nursing, gives some basic guidelines on how to tell if you should stay home with a short-term, possibly contagious illness.

Which anti-anxiety medication is right for me?

Anti-anxiety medication - small red pills in a silver container

Joy Alonzo, PharmD, MEng, specialist in the pharmacotherapy of mental disorders and a clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, explains the difference between common anxiety medications.

Point of view: The Alkaline diet, a healthy diet backed by faulty science

alkaline diet

Keri Carpenter, MPH, RDN, LDN, CHES, at the Texas A&M Coastal Bend Health Education Center explains how proponents of this popular diet wrongly attribute blood acidity to the foods we eat.

Can you get pregnant on your period?

Can you get pregnant on your period_fertility_a pregnancy test that shows negative

Lyndsey Harper, MD, FACOG, IF, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Medicine, says the answer is not as simple as you think.

PTSD after sexual trauma

Young woman looking down and away with her back towards the camera

Experts at the College of Nursing explain what you need to know about post-traumatic stress disorder after sexual assault or abuse.

How to safely throw away old medicines

old medicines

Joy Alonzo, PharmD, MEng, clinical assistant professor at the College of Pharmacy, explains how to safely dispose of expired and unused medicines to protect children, pets and others.

The top 5 drinks a person with diabetes should avoid

The 5 worst drinks a person with diabetes

Priscilla Benavides, a registered dietitian and health educator at the Coastal Bend Health Education Center, lists the most sugary drinks and their healthier alternatives.

12 medicine cabinet essentials

A close-up image of prescription pill bottles in medicine cabinet

Paul Holder, PharmD, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the College of Pharmacy, gives some general guidelines about what to keep in your medicine cabinet and where to store it.

You asked: Why is my asthma worse at night?

Woman asleep in a bed with a cat. Nighttime Asthma

Genny Carrillo, MD, ScD, associate professor at the Texas A&M School of Public Health, director of the Program on Asthma Research and Education, discusses how nighttime asthma attacks can be avoided.

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