HelpLine volunteers are here to lend a non-judgmental ear

Two summers ago, Maya DeConge was living at home and feeling alone. COVID-19 cases were surging,…

USDA Announces 2023 Upland Cotton Marketing Assistance Loan Rate

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation today announced…

Omicron boosters, explained

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently authorized updated COVID-19…

El USDA ayuda a los agricultores, ganaderos y comunidades afectadas por el hurac?n Fiona

WASHINGTON, 27 de septiembre de 2022 - El Secretario de Agricultura, Tom Vilsack, ha ordenado al…

USDA Assists Farmers, Ranchers, and Communities Affected by Hurricane Fiona

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2022 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture…

USDA Announces Fiscal Year 2023 Sugar Loan Rates, Allotment and Marketing Allocations

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today…

LGBTQ youth say they smoke or vape to relieve stress

Smoking and using e-cigarettes, commonly known as vaping, carries many health risks. Yet, adolescents and young…

Rapid delivery: Injected protein flips a switch in the brain, disappears

Many diseases have at their origin a protein that does not function properly. Now, a multidisciplinary…

USDA to Provide up to $20 Million for Construction of On-Farm Grain Storage Facilities in Areas Impacted by Recent Natural Disasters

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2022 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)…

Elisa “Beth” McNeill co-chairs prestigious national group that developed National Health Education Standards

Elisa “Beth” McNeill, PhD, professor at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health, co-chaired the…

USDA Seeks Input on New Grant Program to Strengthen Food Supply Chain, Reduce Irregular Migration, and Improve Labor Protections for Farmworkers

WASHINGTON, September 21, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is gathering input to help…

How Texas’ abortion laws turned a heartbreaking fetal diagnosis into a cross-country journey

"It was just a matter of time before the baby died, or maybe I'd have to…

San Antonio doctors warn of increase in respiratory viruses as we enter an early flu season

SAN ANTONIO – Flu season this year is unlike any we’ve seen before. Last year’s season…

E. coli outbreak in 6 states linked to ground beef from HelloFresh meal kit

The ground beef linked to the E. coli outbreak was included in select HelloFresh meal kits…

Two faculty members receive 2022 Association of Former Students College-Level Teaching Award

Two Texas A&M University School of Medicine faculty members, John Hubbard, PhD, instructional associate professor in…

Changing behaviors to mitigate the spread of monkeypox

The prevalence of monkeypox has increased throughout the world and the United States. In early August…

Ukert part of team awarded $1 million National Institutes of Health grant to study hearing aid coverage, use

Hearing loss affects 23 percent of those aged 12 and older in the United States and…

Authorities arrest North Dallas doctor accused of tampering with IV bags

Dr. Raynaldo Rivera Ortiz Jr. faces federal charges in the death of a fellow Baylor Scott…

Fahrenwald promoted, McLennon selected as School of Nursing’s interim dean

The Texas A&M University School of Nursing recently appointed Susan M. McLennon, PhD, ARNP-BC, CHPN, interim…

USDA Opens People’s Garden Initiative to Gardens Nationwide

WASHINGTON, September 9, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is expanding its People's Garden…

KJP and Fauci Ordered to Answer Discovery in Suit Alleging Biden Administration-Social Media Collusion

There’s been another development in the lawsuit filed by Missouri and Louisiana against the Biden Administration.…

Religious employers need not cover PrEP in their health plans, federal judge rules

U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor's ruling could threaten access to sexual and reproductive health care for…

Texas football player dies from head injury suffered in game

DALHART, Texas – A Texas high school football player has died after suffering a head injury…

Eight migrants dead after dozens swept downriver along Rio Grande

Federal officials said the drownings occurred Thursday morning after a large group attempted to cross the…

USDA Announces September 2022 Lending Rates for Agricultural Producers

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced loan interest rates for…

Medicaid expansion may reduce emergency department visits for non-emergencies

Hospital emergency departments (EDs) provide lifesaving care for millions of people each year. However, around one-third…

You Now Have to Prove You’re 21 to Buy Whipped Cream Canisters in New York

Do you periodically enjoy an adult beverage? I’m talking, of course, about a milkshake — the…

Harris County resident with monkeypox dies, marking first death in the U.S. linked to the virus

State health officials said the person was "severely immunocompromised" and are still investigating what role the…

Nurse retention is better in rural communities with a hospital, study reveals

Rural areas that do not have a hospital in the community experience increased nurse turnover, according…

USDA Announces No Actions Under Feedstock Flexibility Program

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announced…

“I would wish this on absolutely no one”: How three women dealt with pregnancy in the year since Texas’ six-week abortion ban

The Texans expressed anger, sorrow, frustration and fear in discussing their experiences after state lawmakers approved…

Public health researchers create tool to predict vaccine coverage lapses

Vaccine hesitancy—delaying or refusing to vaccinate children even though vaccines are available—is a growing threat to…

Watch: Volunteer acompa?antes in Mexico aid at-home abortions. Their network is expanding to Texas.

In parts of Mexico where abortion has not been legalized, women rely on volunteer networks to…

Here’s what Medicare recipients should know about Inflation Reduction Act

A look at how some might benefit from the drug savings provisions in the “Inflation Reduction…

A publishing milestone

Being a professor at a university brings expectations beyond educating the student body. Among those are…

Sen. Cornyn visits Round Rock to highlight work of sexual assault nurse examiners

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) applauded the work of the Texas A&M Health Center of Excellence…

Tamika D. Gilreath to serve as School of Public Health associate dean of faculty affairs

Tamika D. Gilreath, PhD, has been named the associate dean of faculty affairs for the Texas…

Texas Right to Life fires political director accused of online solicitation of minor, organization says

Lucas “Luke” Bowen was arrested in early August for the alleged crime, according to the Montgomery…

Moderna plans to sue Pfizer for patent infringement over COVID-19 vaccine technology

Patent litigation is common in the early stages of medical technology development, and Moderna is not…

Lasting effects of positive influence

Professors continually strive to have positive impacts on the students with whom they come into contact.…

School of Dentistry names new dean

Lily T. Garcia, DDS, MS, FACP, has been named dean of the Texas A&M University School…

Rouzer awarded postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institutes of Health

NRSA F32 postdoctoral fellowships support the research training of postdocs who have the potential to become…

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott joins other key Republicans in supporting repealing the “tampon tax”

Advocates have previously called for repealing the sales tax on products like tampons, sanitary pads and…

Unlocking cell nucleus behaviors may be key in cancer fight

For years, the nucleus within a cell was thought to be elastic like a rubber ball,…

‘Rainbow Fentanyl’ Poses Risk to West Coast as Officials Issue Warning to Parents

Officials are now warning about a new type of colorful fentanyl that is circulating in the…

USDA Announces First Three Lenders for Heirs’ Property Relending Program

WASHINGTON, August 18, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that Akiptan, Inc., the…

USDA to Mail Additional Pre-Filled Applications to Producers Impacted by 2020, 2021 Disasters

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced another installment (phase)…

Abortion Is (Again) a Criminal-Justice Issue

Whenever abortion came up during my three decades working on criminal-justice reform, the interlocutor always took…

Wrong number: Analysis of health care provider directories reveals notable flaws

Ensuring better access to health care has long been a goal for policy makers. The implementation…

Advancing the power of community health workers in rural health initiatives

Texas A&M University faculty members Heather Clark, DrPH, MSPH, and Jane Bolin, PhD, JD, BSN, are…

School of Nursing professor selected as American Academy of Nursing fellow

Elizabeth Wells-Beede, PhD, RN, C-EFM, CHSE, a clinical assistant professor in the Texas A&M University School…

Texas A&M Health offers Milam County residents no cost, on-demand health care

Residents of Milam County now have access to on-demand primary health care at no cost to…

Bolstering African biopharmaceutical and vaccine manufacturing workforce training

The Texas A&M Health Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) will help Africa…

Balakrishnan awarded American Heart Association fellowship

Shobana Balakrishnan, PhD, a postdoctoral trainee at the Texas A&M University College of Medicine, has recently…

Susan Rudd Bailey joins the Texas A&M College of Medicine

Susan Rudd Bailey, MD, a 1981 graduate of the Texas A&M University College of Medicine and…

Asthma education program improves children’s lives, lowers household health care costs

One out of every 13 people in the United States has asthma. Although they are diagnosed…

Is drone delivery the optimal way to distribute COVID-19 test kits?

Researchers at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health have developed a new COVID-19 test…

POV: How much for an amputation or checkup?

Modern medicine is remarkable. Conditions like HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C were once virtual death sentences. Both…