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Dental school dean speaks out on hot topic in Dallas: water fluoridation

Each time the debate surrounding community water fluoridation surfaces, faculty and alumni of Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry take measures to ensure the oral health of the Dallas community. The dental school dean, Dr. Lawrence Wolinsky, offered his input during the Jan. 28 council meeting, and in this essay, he shares more on this important public health issue.

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Pediatric Dentistry resident Ben Curtis, D.D.S., talks to his patient.

New partnership amps up dental care for youngsters in East Dallas

A new partnership between Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry and the Foremost Family Health Center means more dental care for East Dallas youngsters and increased training for dental students and pediatric dentistry residents alike.

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Amy Elizondo

Aggie takes rural health care reform to the nation’s capital

Over the past 12 years, Amy Elizondo, M.P.H. has worked tirelessly with numerous government and nonprofit organizations to increase health care training, raise awareness of rural health issues and improve access to care for individuals living in rural America.

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MHA students receive national recognition for social media research

Four Master of Health Administration students of the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health received national recognition for their research on the use of social media by health care organizations to engage current and potential breast cancer patients.

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Touch-screen diabetes education kiosk proves successful in low-income clinics

The touch-screen diabetes education kiosk (Diosk©) has shown to be a potentially valuable tool for diabetes prevention and management. Additional strategies to improve the utilization of the Diosk is the subject of an article published in this month’s Diabetes Spectrum Journal.

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The program helps adolescents understand their own motivations for using tobacco.

Combating adolescent smoking in Texas: Tobacco cessation program harnesses participant interaction to teach teens to quit

Brian Colwell, Ph.D. and his research partners at the University of Houston and the University of Texas develop an intervention used in virtually every Texas county over the past decade targeting tobacco cessation among adolescents.

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Researchers will develop a revised force-endurance model to accommodate for the changing capacity of the overweight and obese workforce.

Mehta receives NIOSH grant to revise endurance prediction model for the changing U.S. workforce

Ranjana Mehta, Ph.D. awarded a research grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, to develop a revised force-endurance model to accommodate for the changing capacity of the overweight and obese workforce.

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Young girl with an inhaler.

High childhood asthma rates spur research on prenatal air pollutant exposure in South Texas

An increase in industrial expansion and trade has led to higher air pollution along the Texas-Mexico border. Astounding childhood asthma rates in Hidalgo County - among the highest in the state - and research linking childhood asthma to prenatal exposure to air pollution has prompted a team of Texas A&M Health Science Center researchers to dig deeper into the issue with an end-goal of developing intervention strategies to combat the adverse effects of air pollution.

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Kayla Cline, M.S.

Cline wins CHOT student research poster competition

Kayla Cline, M.S., won the student research poster competition at a recent Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT) meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.

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