Advice from a Texas A&M clinical veterinarian.
Dr. Jason McKnight, a primary care physician at Texas A&M, answers five questions about the rollout and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to J. Dewayne Taylor, clinical assistant professor in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Texas A&M University College of Medicine, helping and giving to others is linked to lower levels of depression and anxiety, improved health, and a reduction in stress hormones. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans have also shown that giving to charity creates activity involving the dopamine receptors in the regions of the brain associated with pleasure and reward.
In its early days, the science of psychology assumed that people would make rational decisions. But over the decades, it’s become clear that many decisions people make – about choices ranging from romantic partners and finances to risky health behaviors like unsafe sex and health-promoting behaviors – are not made rationally.
More than two-thirds of U.S. adults say the presidential election is a significant source of stress. A Texas A&M psychologist shares mental health advice as Election Day draws near.
The kiosks are open M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Appointments are not required for kiosk testing – walk-ups will be registered on site. Registration and appointment scheduling can also be completed in advance at The Texas A&M University System COVID-19 testing website. Choose the desired kiosk location when prompted.
Hargan and Adams, who are touring multiple sites around Texas, said Americans are on the cusp of having a safe and effective vaccine, but need to continue to try and slow the spread of the virus that has taken more than 200,000 lives in the U.S. Bringing together experts from different fields like the military and government, academia and the private sector is what it will take to overcome the pandemic, Adams said. “I hope that the American people and people of Texas really understand why we’re optimistic,” Adams said at a press conference. “We’re not foolishly optimistic. We are optimistic because we can literally see the products of not only their taxpayer dollars but the products of their investments in these mitigation measures.”
“Our improvement in the rankings is a testament to the fact that we are one of the most productive and influential research universities in the nation, as well as to our longstanding commitment to ensuring that our students graduate on time so that they can become leaders who excel in their careers and serve their communities, our nation and the world,” said Texas A&M President Michael K. Young.
The college has been recognized for its continued efforts in creating environments that enhance student learning and professional development.
Wearing a face covering is a way for Aggies to show adherence to the university?s core values, said Krista Berend, director of social media at Texas A&M and a member of the working group that created the COVID-19 safety awareness campaign called ?Don?t Pass it Back.?