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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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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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Heart medications: What you may not know about side effects in the mouth

For individuals living with cardiovascular disease or high blood pressure and cholesterol, consistent use of heart medications can be a literal life saver, but they can also cause uncomfortable side effects in the mouth.

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10 protein-rich alternatives for a meatless diet

Meat is a major source of protein for many Americans, but a growing number of people are opting to go meatless for personal or religious beliefs, or in pursuit of a healthier lifestyle. Still, protein is a dietary necessity that vegetarians must incorporate into their meals through alternate sources. David Leal, with the Texas A&M Coastal Bend Health Education Center, offers an overview of some lesser-known sources of protein.

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Q&A: Price Transparency – Texas, majority of states receive F on health care price transparency laws

Michael Morrisey, Ph.D., department head and professor of healthy policy and management at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, discusses price transparency and its impact on the health care industry.

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Alison Pittman researches obesity epidemic.

Fighting childhood obesity starts at home

To help better understand the cause of the growing obesity epidemic, Alison Pittman, M.S.N., RN, CPN, assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Nursing, shares a few lifestyle-based solutions that can have an impact well past childhood.

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