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Tobacco cessation training helps dental students coach patients to quit

A multi-year tobacco cessation curriculum means dental students gain knowledge in behavioral intervention, the use of pharmacotherapy and motivational interviewing. This promotes the confidence for them to actively motivate and assist patients who want to quit tobacco use.

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Co-sleeping infant deaths on the rise, parents must weigh risks

Parenting requires daily decisions, some small, some large. From which brand of diapers to use to whether or not to breastfeed, decisions about the health and care of your newborn can be downright overwhelming. A rise in infant deaths related to co-sleeping has added yet another important decision to parents’ plates: What’s the best sleep routine for my baby?

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Tao brings $1.25 million in funding to research stress and chronic pain

Just what is the role of stress when it comes to healing? What if there were ways to identify, pre-surgery, what patients are most inclined to suffer from chronic pain as a result of their procedure and then to manage that pain?

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Dr. Mehta’s research involves neuroimaging of brain activity during exercise and when individuals are under stress.

Mehta awarded Huffines Institute Faculty Research Award

Ranjana Mehta, Ph.D., M.S., is the recipient of the Faculty Research Award from the Sydney and J.L. Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance for her research project “Physical functioning under stress: Imaging of the aging brain in obese individuals”.

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Fast Facts: CRE “superbug” cases soar in U.S. hospitals, what you should know

Cases of the deadly “superbug” known as CRE increased five-fold in community hospitals from 2008 to 2012 in the Southeastern U.S. We sat down with infectious disease specialist Cristie Columbus, M.D., vice dean at the Texas A&M College of Medicine, to discuss what hospitals can do to take action against further spread.

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