It’s not an exaggeration to say that vaccines have changed the world. Diseases like smallpox have been eliminated worldwide, and the United States remains polio free. Other diseases, such as mumps and rubella, have been reduced by more than 99 percent.
Chances are that if you’ve been treated in a hospital lately, you’ve experienced the help of a health care team. Physicians, nurses, physician assistants and pharmacists probably all played a role in making sure you received the best possible outcome.
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Chagas disease, also known as American trypanosomiasis, is a potentially life-threating condition transmitted by triatomine bugs, or “kissing bugs.” While Chagas disease is more prevalent in the tropics and Latin America, Texas state health officials are concerned about its recent emergence in Texas.Continue Reading →
As we head into cold and flu season, good hygiene is crucial. Viruses and bacteria can breed and multiply in the most unusual places. Staving off sickness this winter could be as simple as cleaning the following items a little more often.Continue Reading →
Texas A&M researcher sets out to create better condom—one that prevents HIV transmission and enhances sexual experience.Continue Reading →
Our legs go under cover as the weather turns colder – but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give them a second glance this fall and winter. Symptoms of poor circulation normally begin with your legs. Here’s why “getting your blood going” is so important for your health.Continue Reading →
With an estimated 18.8 million American adults (or 9.5 percent of the working population) experiencing depression each year, most people know someone who is depressed—if they are not suffering themselves. Mental illness can have a big impact on the way we work, and Texas A&M researchers want to know why.Continue Reading →