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Cheers to your health: How alcohol affects your body

Summer is just around the corner, which means parties, vacations and holidays. With these fun, relaxing events, it’s not uncommon to unwind and celebrate with a drink in hand. Moderation is key in most things, but is especially important when it comes to consuming alcoholic beverages. A couple of drinks can leave you feeling in a comfortable place, but have you ever wondered what effects overindulging in alcohol can have on your body immediately, or even a few years down the line?

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Dr. James Samuel

Samuel Named College of Medicine Wofford Cain Chair in Infectious Disease

Samuel has been an integral part of the College of Medicine faculty since 1994 and has led the Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology as Department Chair since 2010 down a productive and innovative path. With the addition of this Chair, all basic science departments in the College of Medicine now have endowed chair positions aimed at significantly enhancing the mission of the College of Medicine.

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COM professor teaching CPR in Haiti

College of Medicine and LiveBeyond Partner Together to Teach CPR & AED Training in Haiti for President Martelly’s Staff

Jerry Livingston , Ph.D., M.S.N, RN, assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Medicine, recently returned from Haiti with far fewer bags than he left with. He travelled to Haiti lugging eight CPR mannequins, eight valve masks, several automated external defibrillators (AED) and many other supplies needed to teach CPR and AED courses to the staff and security teams of Haiti President Michel Martelly and his wife, Sophia.

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barbara gastel

Medicine professor honored with Bush Excellence Award for Public Service

Barbara Gastel, M.D., professor at the Texas A&M College of Medicine and College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences recently received the Bush Excellence Award for Faculty in Public Service. Gastel has pioneered programs that teach science writing and editing to researchers and medical professionals in China, Mexico, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Rwanda, Ghana, and other developing and emerging countries.

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Saving cracked teeth begins with early diagnosis

There's a fine line between a treatable and non-treatable cracked tooth. Good news is, patients can take the offensive against this oral health concern and avert the consequences with early diagnosis and preventative care.

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