Health Tips


Those who floss, and those who just say they do

More than a quarter of all adults lie to their dentists about how much they floss, according to a recent survey from the American Academy of Periodontology. Now TAMBCD experts and health care partners weigh in on what’s fueling the trend and how to change the course of this provider-patient dialogue.

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5 questions you should ask your doctor

Making an appointment to see your primary care physician is the first step in taking control of your health, but in order to get the most out of your visit, you must build a relationship with your physician. Building a relationship with your physician starts by talking with them. Here are five topics to bring up at your next routine office visit.

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Heat exhaustion: Recognizing the warning signs

Athletes are especially prone to heat exhaustion and other heat illness when exercising in hot and humid conditions. It's essential for athletes to recognize the warning signs of heat exhaustion before it turns into heat stroke.

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You asked: Should I go gluten free?

“Gluten” has become quite the buzzword in the dieting community, but is a gluten-free diet really the way to go? Experts with the Texas A&M Health Science Center discuss who should go on the diet and why.

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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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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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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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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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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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