Tag archive for Obesity

Joseph Sharkey, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.

Sharkey to present on obesity and food insecurity in the border colonias at the 12th International Congress on Obesity

Joseph R. Sharkey, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., professor with the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, has been invited to present at the 12th International Congress on Obesity (ICO) that will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 17-20.

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Childhood Obesity Prevention

New survey assesses Texas legislators’ views on obesity prevention

Results from a recent study, conducted as a collaborative effort between the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health, show much agreement among Texas Lawmakers when it comes to their perceptions of prevention and control measures to address childhood obesity.

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Standing desks – From bright idea to successful business venture

An ergonomic engineer by trade, Mark Benden, Ph.D., CPE, is always on the lookout for the latest and greatest innovative solutions to solve some of the most complex public health issues.

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Texas lawmakers, academia and community groups partner to fight obesity

Partnerships between Texas state lawmakers, academia and local community groups have completely changed the way obesity prevention is addressed in the state of Texas, according to a recently published article.

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Obesity: Study shows you may be destined for it

Inactivity and unhealthy eating habits are obvious contributing factors to obesity. To shed unwanted pounds, change your diet and increase activity. But research from the Texas A&M Health Science Center’s Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT) finds the likelihood of adults developing obesity may be innate.

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Alison Pittman researches obesity epidemic.

Fighting childhood obesity starts at home

To help better understand the cause of the growing obesity epidemic, Alison Pittman, M.S.N., RN, CPN, assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Nursing, is leading research aimed at finding lifestyle-based solutions that will have an impact well past childhood.

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Breaking the Cycle of Obesity

Regents and Distinguished Professor Marcia Ory, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health believes the first step toward healthy aging is intervening during childhood and teen years.

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Sharkey developing graduate education to address childhood obesity

Joseph Sharkey, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., recently presented a talk on “Obesity Policy, Multicultural Issues, and Health Disparities: Key Learning Objectives” at the University of Georgia-sponsored State-of-the-Art Conference to develop graduate interdisciplinary instruction in obesity and weight management among Southeastern Conference (SEC) universities.

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College of Nursing receives grant to study  childhood obesity in Brazos Valley

College of Nursing receives grant to study childhood obesity in Brazos Valley

The TAMHSC-College of Nursing recently received a community grant from the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation to study the childhood obesity epidemic throughout the Brazos Valley. Alison Pittman, M.S.N., RN, CPN, assistant professor at the TAMHSC-College of Nursing, is principal investigator of the one-year grant.

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