Master list of health briefs
Iron is a mineral needed by our bodies. Iron is part of all cells and does many tasks in our bodies. One way is as part of the protein hemoglobin, which carries oxygen from our lungs throughout our bodies. Too little hemoglobin is called anemia. Iron also helps our muscles store and use oxygen.
Moody Medical Library is hosting the National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit “Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerding Postcard Exhibition.”
In a placebo-controlled study by Drs. David Rakel and Bruce Barrett from the University of Wisconsin, it turned out that patient perception of doctor empathy in a population of older patients with common colds improved their outcomes, reducing the length of the condition by a day and a half. This is a huge effect size in a condition lasting around a week on average.
Uncontrolled, diabetes can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease and other health problems and affects many. One in 10 Americans have the disease and another 84 million are at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.
Colds are caused by viruses. These are much smaller “bugs” than bacteria. It’s widely believed before we knew what viruses are, that the illness known as the common cold was caused by exposure to cold weather since that’s the time of year that cold and influenza viruses are more active. Howe…
The University of Texas Medical Branch has once again been recognized with the Get With The Guidelines — Resuscitation Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.
The third annual Conference on Migration and Health will be held Monday, Dec. 9, and Tuesday, Dec. 10, in the Health Education Center on the Galveston campus. The conference provides a platform for constructive policy dialogue among relevant stakeholders to advance strategies and build partn…