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Metabolism: What Is It and Can It Be Controlled?


“I have a fast metabolism; I can eat and eat and stay skinny.” Most of us have heard someone say this. But what is metabolism, and can we make ours run a bit faster? Taylor Newhouse, with the Texas A&M School of Public Health, helps break down...
19-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Do Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Change with a Woman’s Age?


Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, with more than 230,000 diagnoses each year. Around 12.4 percent of American women will develop the disease at some point. Given these statistics, understanding and treating...
19-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Acting’ Sick to Train Future Health Care Professionals


When Andrew Roblyer was graduating from Texas A&M with a bachelor’s degree in theater arts, he wasn’t sure what was next for him. Typing “day jobs that use acting skills” into the search bar on his Internet browser, he didn’t realize that...
19-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fact Or Fiction: ADHD


Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a very common condition diagnosed mainly in children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 6.4 million children between four and 17 years of age have been diagnosed...
12-Oct-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Why American Infant Mortality Rates Are So High


In the U.S., more than 23,000 American infants died in 2014, or about 6 for every 1,000 live births, putting us on par with countries like Serbia and Malaysia. Most other developed countries have lower rates. However, parsing out the data shows...
12-Oct-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A New Rural Health Disparity: Post-Partum Hospital Readmission Rates


Texas A&M School of Public Health research shows new mothers living in rural areas are more likely to be rehospitalized within 30 days of giving birth than their urban counterparts.
12-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bowel Movements: What They Say About Your Health


Bowel movements, while considered taboo in polite conversation, are actually one of the best indicators of your overall health. Gabriel Neal explains what your personal time in the restroom could say about your health and why you should pay more...
12-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Breath Fresheners: Making Sense of Mints, Gum, Sprays and Rinses


For all the culprits of halitosis, there are just as many products to combat it. Whether you’re a clinician looking for a solution on behalf of a patient, or the patient who simply seeks cringe-free breath, a little knowledge about key ingredients...
12-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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