Floods are the most common natural disaster in the U.S., and they can occur in any location and cause extensive personal and property damage. Dr. Jennifer Horney from the Texas A&M School of Public Health offers some advice for dealing with flood conditions.
Anthrax is a serious infectious disease caused by a bacteria that can lie dormant in soil for decades. While anthrax occurs most often in humans handling animals (or animal products) infected with the bacteria, there have been several instances of anthrax being used as a bioterror agent. There has been a lull in anthrax coverage in recent years, but it remains an extremely dangerous bioterrorism weapon that should remain top of mind.
The power of team science has landed Texas A&M Health Science Center more than $6.3 million in research funding to further study cancer treatment therapies. It comes at a crucial time in the U.S., as there are an estimated 1.6 million new cancer cases that will be diagnosed in 2015 alone, with nearly 600,000 cancer deaths.
We’re using the Internet more than ever – checking email, reading up on the latest news and sports scores, even obtaining health information. But regardless what we find about a malady or illness that may be affecting us or someone else, going online does not replace a personal consultation with a physician, says the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine.
When preparing for a hurricane, the most important thing to know is your geographical risk. By knowing if you live in a flood-prone area, or where the best elevation is in your neighborhood, you can better plan for an emergency.