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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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New nutrition empowerment program equips promotoras to better serve the colonias

A research team from the Texas A&M School of Public Health lead by Maj. Brenda Bustillos, M.S., R.D., L.D., and Joseph Sharkey, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D. conducted a number of formal and informal community and promotora needs assessments to develop a framework for the curriculum of a new education program.

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Ory named 2016 American Academy of Health Behavior Research Laureate

Regents and Distinguished Professor Marcia Ory, Ph.D. has been named the 2016 American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB) Research Laureate in Health Behavior Research.

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Study examines physical activity and park use in China

Dean Jay Maddock, Ph.D. and a team of American and Chinese researchers evaluated park use and physical activity in eight parks in urban areas of Nanchang, China finding major differences in park users, types of physical activity and level of activity compared to similar park studies conducted in other countries including the U.S.

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How do environmental toxins affect the heart?

What impact do environmental chemicals have on heart health? A new Texas A&M study seeks to find out, and in turn, help United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) make decisions on which chemicals to regulate and how.

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Study indicates onsite MRI equipment does not lead to increased utilization

Research published in Health Economics Review by a team lead by Robert Ohsfeldt, Ph.D. indicates the concern that surgery offices that own onsite MRI equipment are more likely to require patients to have an MRI than those offices that do not to be unfounded.

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EpiAssist: Fueling the future of public health

EpiAssist is helping to address the shortage of trained public health professionals by providing much needed services to health departments and agencies.

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Texas A&M receives $2.7 million National Institutes of Health Active Living Study

Can moving to an activity-friendly neighborhood enhance the health of previously sedentary residents? That’s one of many questions at the intersection of public health and the built environment to

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Does obesity impact brain health in seniors? A new Texas A&M study aims to find out

As we age, the effects of obesity on cardiovascular disease and diabetes are well documented, but little is known about the impact of obesity on brain health. Ranjana Mehta, Ph.D., M.S., assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, hopes to change this with new research aimed at better understanding how obesity in seniors impacts their brain function.

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