Take a stroll around your local grocery store and it’s evident that healthy is “in.” As the public becomes more aware that overall health starts with what we put into our bodies, food producers and manufacturers have begun marketing their products with enticing labels such as “good source of fiber,” “low fat” and “sugar free.” While these words seem like good indicators that we’re making health-conscious choices, they can also be red herrings
As we move toward a more patient-centered form of health care and physicians begin to focus more on specific patient behaviors it has become all the more evident that patient lifestyle choices contribute significantly to our overall health.
DeTar Healthcare System, along with the Texas A&M Health Science Center, recently broke ground on the DeTar Family Medicine Center, where physician faculty and residents will improve the health of the Victoria community.Continue Reading →
Meet Hessa. There’s not a whole lot this young girl doesn’t do: She’s just as likely to cough or sneeze during appointments as she is to close her mouth in fatigue, hyperventilate, or simply complain of a hurting tooth. Her behaviors help second-year dental students feel more comfortable with practical skills and chairside manner before they begin seeing patients in clinic. There’s one more thing: Hessa is a robot.Continue Reading →
Outfit for the first day? Check. Backpack? Check. Lunch box? Check. A nutritious lunch to pack in that new lunch box? Oops. Don’t worry; you’re not alone. But with childhood obesity levels more than tripling in the last 30 years, packing a nutritious lunch is becoming more and more essential, says the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Nursing.Continue Reading →
Michael Weipert, third-year medical student at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, was recently announced as one of 60 U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses chosen as 2015 Tillman Scholars. The Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships–building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.Continue Reading →
Texas A&M medical students begin inaugural training experience at Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas Medical Center
A partnership between Houston Methodist Hospital and Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine is offering aspiring physicians and clinician scientists a unique educational opportunity in the Texas Medical Center.Continue Reading →