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Adolescents most at risk with e-cigarettes, yet teen usage soars

Teenagers are among the fastest growing groups of electronic cigarette consumers in the U.S. They may also be the most vulnerable to the devices’ physical and psychological side effects, according to experts from Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry’s Tobacco Treatment Services.

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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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Top 5 tips to avoid foodborne illness

Food poisoning is estimated to cause 76 million cases of illness every year, around 1,800 deaths, and a high financial impact in terms of medical costs and lost productivity.

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Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities receives federal contract to improve health, reduce disparities in South Texas colonias

Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities receives federal contract to improve health, reduce disparities in South Texas colonias

The Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health recently was awarded a Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) contract of $148,000 annually for five years.

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Dr. Griffith presenting to CDC on Texas public health preparedness strategic planning

Jennifer Griffith, Dr. P.H., M.P.H., assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health, has been invited to present at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response Director’s Seminar Series, April 17 in Atlanta.

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Graduate Named ASPH/CDC Global Health Fellow

Graduate Named ASPH/CDC Global Health Fellow

Oseni Abiri, alumnus of the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, has been selected as one of 25 new Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellows. Abiri will engage in an intensive one-year assignment with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and be based in Nigeria.

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Dr. Sharkey awarded grant for border nutrition and obesity project

Dr. Sharkey awarded grant for border nutrition and obesity project

Joseph R. Sharkey, Ph.D., M.P.H., RD, professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health and founding director of the Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, was recently awarded $140,000 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Prevention Research Center program for a two-year Texas Border Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network project (TxBNOPRE).

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SRPH, UNC receive CDC funding for Policies, Programs, and Partners for Fall Prevention Project

(COLLEGE STATION, TX) — The Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina schools of Medicine and Public Health, was recently awarded $800,000 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Prevention Research Center program for a two-year Policies, Programs, and Partners for Fall Prevention (PPPFP) project.

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Dr. Benden to Present on Stand-biased Classrooms at CDC Lecture

Dr. Benden to Present on Stand-biased Classrooms at CDC Lecture

Mark Benden, Ph.D., CPE, assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, will present an invited lecture at the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on using stand-biased classrooms to combat childhood obesity and promote child learning. The presentation will be Oct. 16 in Atlanta.

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