Awards & Honors

Parker appointed to Blue Ribbon Panel on Biodefense

Gerald Parker, D.V.M., Ph.D., vice president for public health preparedness and response at Texas A&M Health Science Center, was recently appointed to serve as an ex officio member of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense.

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Sick woman blowing her nose next to medications and water.

The cost of taking (or not taking) flu antivirals

With the uptick in flu cases and only a 23 percent effectiveness among the flu vaccine this year, the flu is beginning to reach epidemic proportions. Antivirals, including Tamiflu, are one of the biggest lines of defense against the flu, but some are questioning if they really work.

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Starr Flores, Director of the Texas A&M Coastal Bend Health Education Center, holds the ADA LEARN award

Flores honored with American Diabetes Association LEARN Outreach Award

Starr Flores, Director of the Texas A&M Coastal Bend Health Education Center, was presented with the American Diabetes Association LEARN Outreach Award for her commitment to improving the lives of those affected by diabetes.

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Q&A: Are smartphones a pain in the neck, literally?

While modern technology has many benefits, it can also cause some serious health issues. Bending your head to look at your smartphone puts lots of extra stress on your spine and can result in permanent harm. We sat down with Ranjana Mehta, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, to find out more about the growing “text neck” epidemic.

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Pediatric Dentistry resident Ben Curtis, D.D.S., talks to his patient.

New partnership amps up dental care for youngsters in East Dallas

A new partnership between Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry and the Foremost Family Health Center means more dental care for East Dallas youngsters and increased training for dental students and pediatric dentistry residents alike.

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