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Back-to-College Health Checklist

Aug 22, 2017

Going from summer fun to the classroom is a big transition, and for some of you, this will be your first time away from home. When packing up and crossing items off your to-do list, it’s easy to overlook the little details. Shake off your nerves and check off these items to stay healthy and safe...

General Health & Wellness
TAMU Health Network
Primary Care
Next Steps For Sports Injuries

Next Steps for Sports Injuries

Aug 16, 2017

School sports injuries can happen in the blink of an eye. Each injury is unique and should be treated as such. See the steps you should take after your child experiences a sports injury. Most Common Sports Injuries and Treatment for Each The severity of the following injuries can range from minor...

General Health & Wellness
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Diet & Fitness

What To Do If Your Child Has Adhd

Jul 31, 2017

Your child is struggling in school. According to his teacher, he is hyperactive, has trouble paying attention and can’t control his behavior. What’s going on? Those symptoms may be caused by attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a condition that affects many children. It is also one that...

Children's Health
Are You Getting Enough Sleep

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Jul 31, 2017

Conventional wisdom tells us a good night’s sleep is key to feeling refreshed, alert and ready to take on the day. Experts say sleep is essential to our health and longevity. In April, a week is dedicated to Sleep Awareness, and the National Sleep Foundation is encouraging the public to make...

General Health & Wellness
Sleep Medicine
Why Are Women At Higher Risk For Stroke Than Men

Why Are Women at Higher Risk for Stroke Than Men?

Jul 31, 2017

It is estimated that one in five women will have a Stroke at some point in her life, and 55,000 more women than men suffer from Stroke each year. May is American Stroke Month, a time for educating community members, family, friends, and others about steps we can all take to put an end to the...

General Health & Wellness
Men's Health
Women's Health
Stroke Care
Neurology

The Importance Of Your BMI

Jul 31, 2017

Your Body Mass Index takes your weight and height and converts it to a score to tell you if you are at a healthy weight, underweight, overweight or obese. If you are overweight or obese, you could be at increased risk for several chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes,...

Weight Loss
Skin Cancer Affects One In Five Americans

Skin Cancer Affects One in Five Americans

Jul 21, 2017

Did you know that one in five Americans will have skin cancer during the course of a lifetime? Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells, due to mutations or genetic defects that can cause the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors. Most often, the DNA damage...

General Health & Wellness
Oncology
What Is Heat Stroke

What is Heat Stroke?

Jul 21, 2017

What is Heat Stroke? Heat stroke, also known as Hyperthermia, is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children. It occurs when the body isn’t able to cool itself quickly enough, and the body temperature rises to dangerous levels. Young children, whose bodies can overheat 3-5...

General Health & Wellness
Children's Health
Stroke Care

Introducing Dr. Darryl Peterson, Board-Certified Hand Surgeon

Jul 21, 2017

We often take our hands for granted, but we depend on them for so many tasks. When simple tasks like gripping objects or simply moving our hands or wrists cause us pain or we experience limited range of motion, tingling or weakness, our quality of life suffers. ““Like our eyes, mouth and feet, our...

A Beginner’S Guide To Healthy Eating

A Beginner’s Guide to Healthy Eating

Jul 19, 2017

When you’ve set a goal to have healthier eating habits, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are a few of our tips to get the most out of your healthy eating goals. Record Keeping Record keeping is a vital part of any healthy eating plan. Studies show record keepers who document what...

General Health & Wellness
Weight Loss
Diet & Fitness