Archive for 2013

Mahua Choudhury, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, is working to create a tool to test whether a pregnant woman at a very early stage of gestation could be at risk of preeclampsia.

Texas A&M researcher looks to develop test strip to predict preeclampsia early in gestation

Mahua Choudhury, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, is working to create a tool to test whether a pregnant woman at a very early stage of gestation could be at risk of preeclampsia.

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Assessing needs of adult cleft lip and palate patients

Dr. Maureen Libby, a resident in graduate prosthodontics at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, hopes her master’s thesis research will lead to a greater understanding of the health needs of adults with cleft lip and cleft palate in North Texas.

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Holiday Driving Tips

The holiday season is a wonderful time to visit with family and friends. Adam Pickens, Ph.D., assistant professor and safety expert at the School of Rural Public Health offers travel tips for you to keep in mind to ensure a safe trip.

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Ft. Sam Houston Soldiers

Public Health Educational Affiliation renewed between School of Rural Public Health and U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School

The U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDC&S), based at Fort Sam Houston near San Antonio, has developed an educational public health affiliation with the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health.

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Texas A&M drives innovative collaborations for public health preparedness

Dr. Gerald Parker, veterinarian, scientist, Aggie, U.S. Army veteran and former deputy assistant secretary of defense, has added a new notch to his belt: vice president for public health preparedness and response at Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC).

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Flu season now in full swing: How to protect yourself

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is already seeing an influx of flu activity, especially in the southern portion of the United States. Luckily, it’s not too late to take a few preventative measures to ensure you and your loved ones don’t become another flu-related statistic.

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Emergency Room: How to Know If You Should Go

The busy holiday season brings cheer, joy and, unfortunately, a greater possibility of illness and accident. In a time when the emergency room is overly crowded with holiday fiascos, it’s important to know when a household first aid kit can suffice.

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Dr. Jeffrey Cirillo poses with a sample tray in front of a laptop and, at the edge of the photograph, a prototype of the new testing device that could revolutionize TB testing.

TB or not TB: New test aims to have tuberculosis patients diagnosed in real time

For the past six years, Dr. Jeffery Cirillo and his team of researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine have been chasing a dream: To shorten the diagnosis timeline for tuberculosis (TB), one of the world’s deadliest diseases, from several weeks down to just a few hours.

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Texas lawmakers, academia and community groups partner to fight obesity

Partnerships between Texas state lawmakers, academia and local community groups have completely changed the way obesity prevention is addressed in the state of Texas, according to a recently published article.

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