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Fast Facts: CRE “superbug” cases soar in U.S. hospitals, what you should know

Cases of the deadly “superbug” known as CRE increased five-fold in community hospitals from 2008 to 2012 in the Southeastern U.S. We sat down with infectious disease specialist Cristie Columbus, M.D., vice dean at the Texas A&M College of Medicine, to discuss what hospitals can do to take action against further spread.

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Fast Facts: What you should know about the Ebola outbreak

More than 670 people have died from the Ebola outbreak currently spreading through the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, making it the largest outbreak of the disease on record. We sat down with infectious disease expert Dr. Scott Lillibridge to find out more on the deadly disease and risk of its spread to the U.S.

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Computers, smartphones and TVs: how electronics might be affecting your teen’s sleep

Natural blue light is emitted during the day, but most electronics also expose us to this wavelength of light. Recent research shows that artificial blue light has a delaying effect on our sleep cycle.

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Fast Facts: Five things you need to know about Chikungunya

With the several cases of Chikunguna now confirmed in Texas, we checked in with infectious disease expert Dr. Scott Lillibridge, who provided us with the basics of the mosquito-borne viral disease and what preventative measures we can take to keep from becoming it's next victim.

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It’s not just about the waistline

It’s not just about the waistline

Dietary choices can have unintended side effects in the mouth and throughout the body, a dental hygienist and registered dietitian explains.

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6 Important facts about choosing a sunscreen

The sun can cause skin damage in as little as 15 minutes. With skin cancer being the most common form of cancer in the United States, it’s important to know what sunscreen is best for you.

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Managing medications: how to build a medication list

Emergencies can occur at any time or place—whether it’s a health emergency or a natural disaster. It’s often difficult to prepare for the unexpected, but keeping an updated list of medications could be a lifesaver during an emergency.

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Supporting digestion: 4 ways to help gut bacteria thrive

There are trillions of microbes living in our digestive system, producing compounds that support our overall health. These natural compounds in our GI tract help prevent chronic inflammation and obesity, keeping potentially fatal bacterial spores from germinating within our body and much more.

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7 Tips for having a safe, cool summer

As the summer season begins, temperatures soar and the risk of heat exhaustion increases. Dr. Gill of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine offers advice on how to avoid dehydration and heat illnesses.

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