It’s Not Just the Southern Border: Illegal Crossings up 743%… in Vermont

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16 Iconic Foods That Originated In Texas

Texas is well-known for its barbecue, but there are several other culinary (and beverage) classics that…

These supplements are popular. What do they actually do?

Many people turn to vitamins and dietary supplements to improve nutrient deficiencies or general health. Do…

Encouraging physical activity to upgrade quality of life in aging adults

Texas A&M study finds an intervention program increases exercise and health outcomes in older adults As…

Four Former UGA Riders Named 2023 NCEA Distinguished Alumni – University of Georgia Athletics

ATHENS, Ga. ---  Four former University of Georgia equestrian team members have been selected as 2023…

Expert Panel Votes for Stricter Rules on Risky Virus Research

The White House will decide whether to adopt the panel’s recommendations on so-called gain of function…

Meet the 2023 Power Leaders 250

This year's Power Leaders 250 reveals how executives from South Florida's top public and private companies…

Turner partners on $85M Texas A&M project

A law and education building will mark the university’s expansion into downtown Fort Worth.

Texas A&M Awards First Fort Worth Expansion Phase to Turner-led Team

Texas A&M University System plans to construct three buildings in downtown Fort Worth as part of…

Geothermal energy could be off-ramp for Texas oil

AUSTIN, Texas -- Four years of drilling for energy deep underground would be enough to build…

Texas A&M Health to celebrate Health Hub Navasota opening on Jan. 28 with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House

The ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28. NAVASOTA, Texas — The Texas…

Shepley Bulfinch Expands Reach in Houston Market Through New Talent Acquisition & Senior Promotion

Award-Winning Architecture Firm Hires Trent Williams as Principal, Promotes Natalie Thurman, AIA, to Principal Leading architectural…

New pill treats diabetic cats without daily insulin shots

When Mark Winternheimer's 12-year-old tabby cat was diagnosed with diabetes last year, the treatment was daunting:…

UT alumnus sues Texas medical schools over admission policies

The American First Legal Foundation’s Center for Legal Equality filed a class-action lawsuit on Jan. 10,…

Family of Texas A&M student killed by drunk driver awarded $69 million

“With its verdict, the jury sent a clear message that this community will not tolerate intoxicated…

They Were Pregnant During a Climate Disaster. Do Their Children Carry the Scars?

New studies have found that the mental development of children exposed to Superstorm Sandy in utero…

New pill treats diabetic cats without daily insulin shots

"A pill is a huge step forward from a needle," said a cat veterinarian at Texas…

Alumni Honored by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

St. John's University is celebrating the accomplishments of two alumni from the College of Pharmacy and…

Ken Hoffman chides New York Times’ Houston travel guide and explains why our city isn’t a great place to visit

Here we go again, and again...

Texas Medical Center names 2023 cohorts for HealthTech, Cancer Therapeutic accelerators

Nearly 30 researchers and early-stage startups have been selected for two TMC accelerator programs focusing on…

Scientists Make Progress In Decoding Genetics Of Insomnia

Texas A&M biologist Alex Keene and colleagues prove the gene Pig-Q is associated with sleep regulation…

NIH biosecurity advisers urge tighter oversight of pathogen research

A draft report from the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity comes after a nearly year-long…

Amarillo area business news and developments for Jan. 22, 2023

Amarillo area business news and developments for Jan. 22, 2023

Texas A&M-Fort Worth already makes impact on local economy

Fact-based local journalism that helps Fort Worth and Tarrant County residents make smart decisions about their…

Focusing outreach to heart failure patients

A new study by Benjamin Ukert, PhD, of the Texas A&M University School of Public Health…

A Group of Pennsylvania Teachers Prove It Was Always About Indoctrination, Not Education

Public schools have become a minefield. Sending your kids to one is a gamble as winding…

Staying safe in winter’s chill

Winter is upon us, and with it comes an increased risk of injuries and cold-related conditions.…

How the immune system both encourages and prevents lung cancer

In the United States, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality, with deaths totaling…

Lei-Shih (Lace) Chen awarded grant to improve health equity for Texans with developmental disabilities

The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) has awarded Lei-Shih Chen, PhD, MCHES, CHW, a nearly…

Encouraging physical activity to upgrade quality of life

As we age, strength training and aerobic exercise become increasingly important. Studies have shown strength training…

Breastfeeding may reduce arsenic exposure in infants in arsenic-contaminated areas

Arsenic contamination is a significant threat to human health in many parts of the world. Exposure…

Discovering the brain’s role in alcohol dependence

Addiction is a debilitating brain disease that results in a physical and psychological dependence on a…

New hope for Parkinson’s disease

Neurological disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide, and Parkinson’s disease is among the most…

¿Cuál es el mejor momento para vacunarse? De inmediato.

Médicos de la Escuela de Medicina explican las opciones entre los diferentes tipos de vacunas y…

Why is our life expectancy declining and how might we fix it?

We are just starting the decade of the 2020s and already are seeing a level of…

Town and country: Urban and rural differences in Mpox vaccination and testing

During the 2022 outbreak of monkeypox, now referred to as Mpox, the Centers for Disease Control…

New statistical method could improve knee implants and skin cancer treatment

A study recently published in the journal The American Statistician describes a new statistical method that…

Texas A&M researcher awarded DOD grant to develop drug for brain injuries

The defense department grant will allow researchers to further develop a potential treatment to target the…

Researchers discover neural mechanism behind why chronic alcohol use impairs cognitive flexibility

Excessive alcohol drinking and its related problems have become a grave issue in the United States.…

FDA rule change allows abortion pills to be sold at retail pharmacies

The FDA’s rule change broadens availability of abortion pills to many more pharmacies, including large chains…

McCarthy Reveals ‘First Thing We’re Going to Do’ — Assuming He Wins the Gavel

As the House Republican Caucus machinations over who’ll wield the gavel in the 118th Congress continue,…

Texas A&M Health partners with A&M-San Antonio and University Health

Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) held a signing ceremony on Dec. 1 to announce a new…

An ounce of prevention: Differences in HIV prevention activities among rural and urban physicians

HIV remains a major public health concern in the United States, with adolescents and young adults…

New approach to teaching advanced statistics shown effective for public health students

Teaching public health graduate students the statistics skills they need for their future careers has long…

What to do about the ‘winter blues’

What is seasonal affective disorder? Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of major depression affecting…

Improving quality of life and health outcomes for at-risk populations

Health disparities have always existed, but recent events such as the pandemic have helped to bring…

‘Becoming a doctor’ and the life that follows

When she was a third-year medical student at Texas A&M University, Stephanie Swafford wrote about her…

In Stunning Display of Bigotry and Intolerance, Woke Virginia Restaurant Refuses to Serve Pro-Lifers

A rot is eating away at many of the United States’ urban areas. Once thriving centers…

RSV cases surging earlier than in previous years

Cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are usually at their worst during the winter months. This…

Hogg Foundation awards five-year, $500,000 grant to Center for Community Health and Aging

When it comes to access to health care in rural areas, the disparities and inequities are…

When’s the best time to get vaccinated? Right now.

Understanding which vaccines and boosters are necessary and when may seem overwhelming, but there are some…

A ‘secret weapon’ for drug-resistant epilepsy

Epilepsy affects more than 60 million people worldwide, and at least 3.4 million people in the…

School of Nursing selects new research leader

The Texas A&M University School of Nursing has selected Kelly Wilson, PhD, as its next associate…

Engineered proteins: A future treatment option for COVID-19

COVID-19 has had a lasting global health impact that continues to challenge the health care system.…

Indian American youth share their experiences with discrimination

Racial and ethnic discrimination is a regular occurrence for many of the more than 3.5 million…

Two Texas A&M Health faculty named Regents Professors

Texas A&M System Regents last week named two Texas A&M Health faculty members as Regents Professors…

POV: COVID-19, RSV and the flu are straining health care systems

Every fall and winter, viral respiratory illnesses like the common cold and seasonal flu keep kids…

Repairing gut saves brain function after stroke

Stroke is a leading cause of death, dementia and serious long-term disability. According to the American…

Student-run medical clinic for the underserved opens in Tomball

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries and Texas A&M School of Medicine announce new Saturday…

Postdoctoral fellow Chi Weindel receives prestigious Launch Award from Parkinson’s Foundation

Chi Weindel, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow doing research at the Texas A&M University School of Medicine,…

POV: The power of rural and driving change

Rural hospitals are more than health care providers to residents and surrounding communities. They are economic…

School of Pharmacy joins inaugural Pharmacogenomics Accelerator cohort

The Texas A&M University Irma Lerma Rangel School of Pharmacy is one of three institutions set…

Mutation math: Exploring numerical methods for studying antibiotic resistance

The introduction of antibiotics in the 20th century was something of a medical miracle. But widespread…

Advocating for racial equity in physical activity

Studies have shown that many Black and African American communities are at a disadvantage when it…

Fatigue, health issues on the rise in agricultural industry

Over the past few decades, the U.S. dairy industry has seen a reduction in the number…

Peres named 2022 Woman of the Year by HFE WOMAN

Camille Peres, PhD, has been named the 2022 Woman of the Year by HFE WOMAN at…

Texas A&M System approves Center for Community Health and Aging

The Texas A&M University System recently approved the merger of two research centers in the Texas…

School of Public Health graduate Andrea Boudreaux named 2022 Diversity Leader to Watch by Modern Healthcare

Andrea J. Boudreaux, PsyD, MPH, FACHE, has been named a 2022 Diversity Leader to Watch by…

Joe Biden Goes Under the Bus Ahead of Schedule, and a New Contender Emerges

The calm before the storm has set in prior to Tuesday’s all-important mid-term elections. The final…

The Katie Hobbs Campaign HQ Burglary Drama Just Got More Interesting

Last Tuesday, we reported on a break-in that occurred at the campaign headquarters of Katie Hobbs,…

50 dead, dozens feared missing as storm lashes Philippines

The worst storm impact so far was a mudslide that buried dozens of houses with as…

Webb telescope uncovers ‘cosmic knot’ of ancient galaxies

What scientists initially predicted was one galaxy is actually at least three, swirling at incredible speeds…

Women’s health specialist: “Make yourself number one!”

It’s easy for many women to keep pushing a mammogram to the bottom of their to-do…

Institute of Biosciences and Technology celebrates 30 years in the Texas Medical Center

The Texas A&M Health Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT) celebrated 30 years of its presence…

Trump rally brings people from across country to Texas

People from across the country visited took part in Donald Trump's "Save America" rally.

Another Business Closes up Shop in San Francisco, Cites Intolerable Crime Levels

Another San Francisco business has announced they will be pulling up stakes and moving out of…

Gibbs receives 2022 Industrial Hygiene Impact Award

Shawn Gibbs, PhD, MBA, CIH, dean and professor at the Texas A&M University School of Public…

Early alcohol use predicts college students’ polysubstance use

A study recently published in the Journal of American College Health found college students who were…

How peers influence physical activity in diverse adolescents

Regular physical activity in adolescence is crucial for building the foundation of a lifelong healthy lifestyle.…

Unlocking the hidden connections between cell death and inflammation

New research sheds light on how a genetic mutation affecting mitochondria influences chronic inflammatory disorders and…

In case of emergency

It’s a familiar scene to Aggie football fans: more than 109,000 spectators descend on Kyle Field,…

Two School of Medicine departments change their names

Two departments within the Texas A&M School of Medicine (Molecular and Cellular Medicine and of Primary…

Occupational Health and Safety full scholarships

Finding a full scholarship to college is extremely difficult, especially at the graduate level. One of…

Texas A&M students hosting free health fair Oct. 15

Students from the Texas A&M University School of Nursing are hosting the Big Health Event Saturday…

Sexual assault survivors may be more likely to drink riskily—unless they have social support

Sexual assault is a prevalent problem on college campuses across the United States. It often follows…

CPRIT presents High Impact High Risk Award to School of Dentistry professor

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) presented its High Impact High Risk Award…

Working to improve vaccine rates in rural areas in Texas

As communities begin to transition out of the emergency response phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, many…

David Tepper: ‘Now was the time’ to fire Matt Rhule

The Panthers have lost 11 of their last 12 games under Rhule, who finished his tenure…

Academy on Violence and Abuse honors nursing professor with namesake award

The Academy on Violence and Abuse is honoring the Texas A&M University School of Nursing’s Nora…

World class hospital executive returns to his roots and alma mater

Phillip D. Robinson, who is retiring from his position as the president of Lankenau Medical Center…

Patient advocacy at the polls

On Sept. 20, the 10th anniversary of National Voter Registration Day, students from a coalition comprising…

Brave Reporter Does the Unthinkable During Contentious Interview With Stacey Abrams

With one month to go before the midterm elections, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams’ chances…

Answers to your flu season questions

As always, the approach of flu season carries a number of important questions: When should I…

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,…

Omicron boosters, explained

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

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…

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…

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…

Watch: Ron DeSantis Just Tears Into Biden, Other Dem ‘Frauds’ on Bused Migrant Outrage

Predictably, the mainstream media and elitist Democrats are teeming with fauxtrage in the aftermath of both…

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…

Lindsey Graham saves Biden’s big day

The South Carolina Republican dropped a surprise bomb into the middle of Democrats' inflation party.

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…

Lightning Rod NFL QB Aaron Rodgers Says California is ‘Going to S***’ After Harsh COVID Policies

Super Bowl-winning Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers keeps injecting himself into controversies lately, and on…

WATCH: The Ugly, Dirty, Nasty Truth About the Effort to Trans Children

In this episode, I spoke with Dr. Jeff Myer, president of Summit Ministries, and Brandon Schowalter,…

Washington, D.C., mayor declares public health emergency over Texas’ migrant busing

Muriel Bowser will open a $10 million office to provide services to the migrants arriving as…

BREAKING: Queen Elizabeth Is ‘Under Medical Supervision,’ Buckingham Palace Releases Statement

Queen Elizabeth II is “under medical supervision” at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, and the Royal Family…

VA will offer limited abortion services to veterans, even in states with bans

It is the first time abortion services and abortion counseling will be offered by the VA.…

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…

Border Chief Places Blame for Migrant Crisis Squarely at the Feet of Joe Biden

Chief of the US Border Patrol Raul Ortiz placed the blame for the current illegal immigration…

Uniter-in-Chief Biden Plans Primetime Speech Thursday to Tell Us How Awful We Are

President Joe Biden will continue his assault on the Ultra-MAGA crowd (almost half of America’s voters)…

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…

“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…

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…