Geriatric nurse caring for an older woman

Texas A&M Health Science Center advancing Alzheimer’s disease research as coordinating center for new statewide grant program

The TARCC is comprised of six Texas medical research institutions, including Texas A&M Health Science Center, all working together to advance scientific initiatives aimed at halting the disease in its tracks. One such initiative is a new grant program administered by TAMHSC that encourages utilization of TARCC’s extensive patient cohort.

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Fast Facts: Anthrax 101

Anthrax is a serious infectious disease caused by a bacteria that can lie dormant in soil for decades. While anthrax occurs most often in humans handling animals (or animal products) infected with the bacteria, there have been several instances of anthrax being used as a bioterror agent. There has been a lull in anthrax coverage in recent years, but it remains an extremely dangerous bioterrorism weapon that should remain top of mind.

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Kayla Cline, M.S.

Cline wins CHOT student research poster competition

Kayla Cline, M.S., won the student research poster competition at a recent Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT) meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Attending to patient concerns is the essence of patient-centered medical care and can ultimately lead to better health outcomes.

Implementing Affordable Care Act mandated health risk assessments will stretch primary care providers beyond capacity

The Affordable Care Act established a Medicare Annual Wellness Visit that mandates the inclusion of routine health risk assessments (HRAs), but until recently little was known about the extent to which health care providers can routinely engage patients, and about the health risks and patient attitudes that will be uncovered.

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Mohammad Nutan, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, researches bioavailability, or the rate and extent at which a substance is absorbed in the body.

Pharmacy researcher looks for ways to increase medication absorption

Researcher with the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy looks for ways to extend the release of medication in the body.

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