Health Tips


You Asked: Does melatonin really work?

Western society has long abandoned the days of rising and setting with the sun. Our daily habits translate into restless nights because our body clocks are completely out of sync—enter melatonin. Melatonin therapy may ease your sleep struggles and also body-hack your circadian rhythms to evade jet lag.

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A history of influenza pandemics

Influenza is responsible for some of the deadliest pandemics of the 20th century and early 21st century. This infographic details statistics from four of the biggest influenza pandemics in recent history.

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8 things you should be cleaning more often

As we head into cold and flu season, good hygiene is crucial. Viruses and bacteria can breed and multiply in the most unusual places. Staving off sickness this winter could be as simple as cleaning the following items a little more often.

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Healthy legs: Preventing circulation problems on the job

Our legs go under cover as the weather turns colder – but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give them a second glance this fall and winter. Symptoms of poor circulation normally begin with your legs. Here’s why “getting your blood going” is so important for your health.

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Flossing 101: Tips for a healthy smile

“Do you floss everyday?” is probably the most dreaded question patients face when sitting in the dentist chair. Flossing can be tedious and uncomfortable, but William Wathen, D.M.D., with the Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry, suggests tips to make flossing easier.

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Growing problem of antibiotic resistance

Bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics. Why and how is antibiotic resistance happening, and in turn how is it affecting patients?

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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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Raising a healthy eater for life: Baby food

Nutritionist and health educator, David Leal, answers some of the most commonly asked questions about baby food to help you raise a healthy eater for life.

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