Chagas disease, also known as American trypanosomiasis, is a potentially life-threating condition transmitted by triatomine bugs, or “kissing bugs.” While Chagas disease is more prevalent in the tropics and Latin America, Texas state health officials are concerned about its recent emergence in Texas.
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.
New research from the Texas A&M Health Science Center indicates that colonoscopy in a family medicine residency met or exceeded recommended quality standards set forth by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and was therefore, comparable to those of specialists.
Samba Reddy, Ph.D., R.Ph., professor of neuroscience and experimental therapeutics and National Institute of Health (NIH) CounterACT Investigator at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).