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Combating stage fright with music

The stage is set and the instruments are in place. Waiting in the wings, her heart is racing, her hands are trembling and her stomach is nauseous. It is show time. But, this isn’t a concert–it is a simulation. However, the anxiety experienced by some nursing students is similar to what musicians, actors, and athletes feel before playing a musical piece, reciting their lines or running a race.

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Interprofessional Education: More than learning together

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

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You Asked: Do I have a cold or the flu?

Along with the approaching holiday cheer, cold and flu season is also looming in the background, ready to rear its ugly head. Both viruses present with similar symptoms, which can make it difficult to differentiate between the two. So how do you know if the reason you are “feeling under the weather” is a case of the common cold or something nastier, like the flu?

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Sinusitis: What you should know

Sinus infection season is coming, don't let it wreck your plans this fall and winter. Vicky Keys, M.S.N., assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Nursing, comes armed with information and tips on how to get through your worse symptoms.

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You Asked: Is hand soap better than hand sanitizer?

With the rise of a population constantly on-the-go, hand sanitizer dispensers have popped up in airports, grocery stores, and even most schools and college campuses–advertising a convenient and fast way to rid your hands of unwelcome germs. But, do they really remove contagions as well as old-fashioned soap and water?

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Memory and aging: What’s normal?

As we grow older, our memory doesn't always work the way we would like it to, but where do we draw the line between annoying and concerning? To help clear up the confusion, experts from the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Nursing, explain the differences between normal age-related forgetfulness and when symptoms may indicate a larger health concern.

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Health teams of the future: A look inside the simulation center

The physician stands at the foot of the bed helping to deliver a baby. The child’s father sits at the head of the bed, encouraging the mother to “push, just a little more, Mallory, honey.” It’s a scene that plays out at thousands of hospitals across the country every day, but this is different. This is just one of many scenarios conducted at the Texas A&M Health Science Center’s Clinical Learning Resource Center, a 27,000-square-foot, realistic hospital setting equipped with the latest tools and technology to enhance learning.

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You Asked: What’s the difference between anxiety and a panic attack?

We all become anxious or nervous from time to time–when studying for a big test, for instance, or when going through financial hardship. For some people, overwhelming thoughts and behaviors become so frequent and forceful that they begin to overtake their lives. How do you tell if your everyday anxiety has crossed the line or maybe even developed into a panic disorder?

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Professor aids domestic abuse victims along Texas-Mexico border

It is traumatic for any woman to leave her abusive partner and go to a shelter with her children. For many of the women Dr. Nora Montalvo-Liendo sees, the situation is even more complex.

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