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Innovative colorectal cancer screening program meets quality standards

New research from the Texas A&M Health Science Center indicates that colonoscopy in a family medicine residency met or exceeded recommended quality standards set forth by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and was therefore, comparable to those of specialists.

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College of Medicine researcher elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Samba Reddy, Ph.D., R.Ph., professor of neuroscience and experimental therapeutics and National Institute of Health (NIH) CounterACT Investigator at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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Palliative care: Putting power in the hands of patients

Sometimes there is no cure. In these instances, palliative care offers a different type of treatment and communication, and is revolutionizing the health care landscape by promoting a holistic, patient-focused model with the potential to drastically lower industry costs.

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Interprofessional Education: More than learning together

Chances are that if you’ve been treated in a hospital lately, you’ve experienced the help of a health care team. Physicians, nurses, physician assistants and pharmacists probably all played

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Aggies Invent: A high-octane marriage of engineering and medicine

Forty-eight hours isn’t much time to solve a medical conundrum. But that’s what Texas A&M engineering and medical students do at Aggies Invent. The competitive challenge, offered by the Texas A&M Dwight Look College of Engineering, brings together students from across the A&M campus to attack some of the industry’s top needs.

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Students celebrate 20 years of providing free health care services to local communities

2015 marks the twentieth year that students have provided free health care through Martha’s Clinic to the indigent population of Temple, Texas. Martha’s Clinic was started by two Texas A&M medical students, Eric Wilke and Eric Beshires, who saw a need for better health care for the homeless and indigent population in Central Texas. Through a joint effort of dedicated medical students and Martha's Kitchen, a free student-run clinic for the homeless was established.

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Carolyn Cannon, M.D., Ph.D., pediatric pulmonologist and associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Medicine

Wielding Nature’s Sword: Researchers at Texas A&M discover new treatments against drug-resistant infections

Since World War II, antibiotics have been our only defense against bacterial infection, but overuse and misuse have caused some bacteria to develop resistance to antibiotics. Now, researchers at Texas A&M Health Science Center have discovered an entirely new class of antimicrobials that have the potential to kill drug-resistant bacteria.

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Chords of healing

When Ashley Smith, a third-year dental student at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, isn't treating patients in the clinic, she can be found at the Baylor Sammons Cancer Center next door to the college, playing piano for patients and their families as part of the hospital's Healing Arts Program.

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Q&A: Unraveling the mysteries of salivary dysfunction

Patients often suffer a long time before coming to see Dr. Ibtisam Al-Hashimi, director of the Salivary Dysfunction Clinic at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry. The clinic is uniquely positioned as a hub to treat patients with salivary dysfunction and by default, Sjögren’s syndrome, a little-understood but extremely prevalent autoimmune condition.

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