5 teeth-friendly foods to pack in your children’s lunch

February 3, 2023

  By Beatriz Madrid Hicks, MA, RDH, associate professor, Clinical, Department of Periodontics, Division of Dental Hygiene February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and a good time to think about preparing lunches to help keep your children’s teeth happy and healthy. This can be part of a beneficial routine that protects their teeth from […]

Myth or fact? Test your knowledge of the brain and learn ways to keep your brain healthy

January 27, 2023

By Arash Salardini, MD, Neurology, Glenn Biggs Institute The brain is among the most complex organs in the human body. As the body’s command center, it controls our memories, emotions, thoughts, movements, vision, motor skills, the processes that regulate our bodies and the attributes that make each one of us unique. Given its complex job, […]

Vasectomies increase during March Madness

January 26, 2023

  For some men, preparing to watch their favorite college basketball teams duke it out during March Madness includes a comfortable chair, big screen TV, an ice pack and a vasectomy. “It’s the perfect time to relax at home and have something to do while you are recovering. There aren’t many sporting events like it […]

5 ways to keep your muscles active at work

January 20, 2023

By Bradley Tragord, PT, DPT, DSc, associate professor, Department of Physical Therapy People who are physically active, tend to live longer and healthier lives. Individuals with risk factors like high blood pressure, diabetes or even a smoking habit, can benefit from incorporating physical activity into their daily routine. The U.S. Department of Health and Human […]

5 foods to boost your immune system

January 17, 2023

  By Christiane Meireles, PhD, RD, LD, registered dietitian, clinical assistant professor In the midst of COVID-19, the flu and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, it’s natural to think about how to boost your immune system. Making healthy choices and changing lifestyle habits can support a healthy immune system. Increasing plant-based foods which are naturally nutrient-rich, among […]