Is your dentist finding more than just cavities?

A quick glance in the mouth and your dentist can spot a plethora of bad habits, like opening bobby pins with your teeth or chewing ice. But did you know they can also see more serious health issues that may be lurking elsewhere in the body? William Wathen, D.M.D., associate professor at the Texas A&M […]


How generic drugs save Americans $3 billion a week

After Salima Rami injured her back in a car accident, her doctor prescribed her the brand-name pain medication Percocet. When she went to fill the prescription her pharmacist explained it would take several days for the brand-name medication to arrive, but in the mean time he would dispense the generic form of the drug. “I […]

If left to bloom, artichoke plants will produce a striking purple flower. (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo)

Edible plants give gardeners something to ‘chew on’

It is possible for home gardeners in Central Texas to have their landscapes and eat them too. At least that is the conclusion of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturists in Bexar and Travis counties. Daphne Richards, AgriLife Extension horticulturist for Travis County, said there are many edible plants that also have ornamental potential for […]

Gerald Parker, D.V.M., Ph.D., vice president of public health preparedness and response at Texas A&M Health Science Center.

Q&A: Why MERS matters

An outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has recently been reported in South Korea and China. Frightening, given that nearly thirty percent of those that contract the virus die and that in this age of air travel, any person – and the viruses he or she is carrying – can move across […]