Health Tips

Being healthy is about more than just food

Becoming healthier requires a little more than just putting the right food on your plate. The government has recommended 10 basic lifestyle changes that will help your "diet" become more than just a meal-time decision.

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Don’t let the word “diet” overwhelm you

Changing up your eating habits can sometimes be overwhelming. New government dietary guidelines show what we are eating too much of—and what we need to eat more of.

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Why can’t I sleep? Common barriers to catching your Z’s

Daylight savings has officially arrived, which means most of us are struggling with getting up in complete darkness and going to bed an hour earlier. But for many, sleep never comes easy, no matter the time of the year. There are many reasons why you might be having restless nights, but we sat down with Dr. David Earnest to find out what the most common causes are and how you can address them.

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Q&A: An important step forward for Rx drug abuse

Every 25 seconds, someone loses their life to a prescription drug overdose; and in 2012, drug overdoses were the leading cause of injury death among 25-to-64 year olds. Pharmacist Bree Watzak discusses what the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy is doing to prepare students to combat prescription drug abuse that leads to overdoses, and what national initiatives are on the horizon.

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Is your child getting enough sleep?

Sleep disorders are one of the most common health disorders in the U.S. It's important that we're doing everything we can to make sure our children, and ourselves, are getting the right amount of sleep each night.

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Beware the CRE “superbug”

The CRE "superbug" has successfully reached hospitals from coast to coast here in the U.S. Treatment is difficult for this family of germs, so it's important to know what to look out for and how to avoid it in any health care facility.

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A closer look at the average American diet

The average American diet is missing more than 12 essential foods and vitamins. More and more children and adults are at risk of developing serious chronic diseases associated with obesity.

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Shopping with diabetes: 4 things to keep in mind while at the grocery store

Grocery shopping, especially healthy grocery shopping, can be difficult. Between shopping on a budget and those enticing two-for-one cookie sales, even the best of us deviate from a healthy eating plan. Watching what and how much we consume is important for everyone’s overall health, but for those with type 2 diabetes, paying close attention to nutrition labels can help to manage the condition.

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Airplane or giant germ-mobile: How to avoid travel germs

Traveling isn’t always fun, especially during cold and flu season, but sometimes it’s necessary. While a plastic bubble and a personal supply of oxygen may seem like the only way to keep those germs away, Cristie Columbus, M.D., vice dean of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in Dallas and an infectious disease specialist, offers some tactics to avoid catching anything in-flight.

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