Health Tips

A glass full of dental tools.

Is your dentist finding more than just cavities?

A quick glance in the mouth and your dentist can spot a plethora of bad habits, like opening bobby pins with your teeth or chewing ice. But did you know they can also see more serious health issues that may be lurking elsewhere in the body?

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Gentleman in a blue jacket

The doctor will see you now: Why men should take an active role in health care

Gender stereotypes about men and the idea of masculinity can range from stubbornness to the ever-popular tough-guy attitude. Any one of these mindsets could be used to explain why men often don’t go to the doctor to address worrisome symptoms as frequently as women do.

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Baby drinking milk

Infographic: How do I handle breast milk?

Human milk is a fresh, living food with many antioxidant, antibacterial, probiotic and immune boosting properties. This guide will help you understand the different ways to handle and store human milk which is essential for breastfeeding success.

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Little girl looking out of a school bus window

Teach your children about school bus safety

With the start of a new school year, school bus safety is something parents should discuss with their children, says the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health.

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young girl brushing her teeth in front of a bathroom mirror

Back to school: How to encourage healthy dental habits away from home

School is just around the corner, which means backpacks and packed lunches await your children. Whether it’s their first year at school or they’re already climbing the ranks, you want to ensure they are making healthy choices when it comes to lunch. However, one aspect you may not have considered when it comes to lunch options is dental health.

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Baby sleeps on mom's chest.

Breast milk or formula: What’s best for baby?

Parenting is no walk in the park, it’s filled with daily decisions – some large, some small - many of which can affect the well being of your child for years to come. One of the most important decisions new moms must make is what they will feed their new bundle of joy: breast milk or formula?

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Is it a food sensitivity or a life-threatening allergy?

Many people suffer from a food intolerance or sensitivity—meaning they may start to feel bad after eating a certain food, but they don’t have a life threatening reaction. How can you determine if you have a true allergy or a minor sensitivity?

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Infographic: Decoding the nutrition label

The nutrition facts label, generally found on the side or back of food and beverage packaging, has loads of information that often times we may not understand. But let's be clear, we need to know how many calories we're consuming, what to eat more and less of and understand what could be lurking inside. This guide will help you make the best food choices for your health.

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Which is better: Diet or regular soda?

Deciding between diet soda and its full-calorie counterpart might seem like an easy way to cut calories, but many people watching their weight are confused, says the Texas A&M Health Science Center Coastal Bend Health Education Center.

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