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The rhinovirus isn't about a rhino Written by Kevin Randolph, Chief Pharmacist Rhino is actually derived from the Greek, which is translated into Latin meaning "nose".  You can see why the rhinoceros got their name. So, we use the Latin word Rhino and attach Virus to mean a virus of the nose [...]

By | 2017-12-01T12:28:51+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Health, Health Clinic, Pharmacy|0 Comments


Emergency Medical Services at Texas A&M University Texas A&M University Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responds to over 900 calls for emergency requests every year. Not only does this make our EMS so unique, TAMU EMS employs over 100 staff members, ranging from paramedics to emergency medical technicians (EMT’s). Furthermore, TAMU EMS employs many current and [...]

By | 2017-11-10T08:04:26+00:00 November 1st, 2017|EMS, Health Clinic|0 Comments


Transforming society by optimizing movement - #choosePT Written by Emily Chapman, PT student worker Reviewed by Kyle Greeley, PT and Renae Blume, PT If you step into the A.P. Beutel Health Center, walk down the stairs and around the corner, you’ll find the physical therapy clinic – a place where patients not only [...]

By | 2017-11-10T08:04:26+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Health, Health Clinic, Physical Therapy|0 Comments

Women’s Health at SHS

Written by Martha C. Dannenbaum, MD, FACOG Women’s Health concerns often first arise during the college years.  It is during this time that a young woman may experience for the first time a problem related to her reproductive health.  She also may have her first significant sexual experience during this time.  These situations [...]

By | 2017-11-10T08:04:27+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Health, Health Clinic, Medical, Women's Health|1 Comment

Case Managers Get You Connected

Written by Tonya Cochran, RN, BSN, RDCS, CES and Lindy Rodgers, RN Reviewed by Kenneth Hackney, MD Case Management is all about teamwork and customer service. The Commission for Case Manager Certification defines Case Management as a “collaborative process that assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates the options and services required to [...]

By | 2017-11-10T08:04:27+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Case Management, Health, Health Clinic, Nursing|0 Comments

Help Us Keep You Safe

Written by Catharyn Schmidtke, RN II (Infection Prevention/Nursing Quality Staff Nurse) Reviewed by Deborah Motley, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC Last year at Student Health Services (SHS), the clinic saw over 43,000 medical visits. Many students came in with illnesses that could have been avoided with better hand hygiene practices. One of the more common illnesses seen [...]

By | 2017-11-10T08:04:27+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Handwashing, Health, Infection Prevention, Nursing|0 Comments

We LOVE our Nurses!

Composed by Alyssa Barigian, Marketing Manager May 6-12, 2017 is National Nurses Week! This year, the American Nurses Association is focusing on "Nursing: The Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit." To honor our nursing staff at Texas A&M University Student Health Services, we've decided to showcase their continuous hard work and unparalleled dedication to [...]

By | 2017-11-10T08:04:27+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Health, Nursing|0 Comments

Lab Professionals GET RESULTS

Written by Student Health Services Laboratory Administrator, Jo Ann Culpepper National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (NMLPW) is an annual celebration of the medical laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in every aspect of health care.  NMLPW is not only a time to celebrate their professionalism and be recognized for their [...]

By | 2017-11-10T08:04:28+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Health, Laboratory|0 Comments