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Texas A&M study transforms traditional perceptions of physical activity

Geocaching incorporates the adventure of a real-life treasure hunt with gaming features. The research study “Geocaching for Exercise and Activity Research (GEAR)” focuses on this and has shown that it can greatly increase physical activity.

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Taylor awarded 2014 American STD Association Developmental Award

Brandie Taylor, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, was recently awarded the 2014 American Sexually Transmitted Disease Association (ASTDA) Developmental Award. The ASTDA Developmental Award is designed to encourage new investigators to pursue careers in STD research.

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Tekwe develops new model examining impact of radiation dose on lipid measures among Japanese atomic bomb survivors

Carmen D. Tekwe, Ph.D., assistant professor with the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, recently published a study detailing the development of a new statistical model in Statistics in Medicine.

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Sharma reviews methods to breakdown contaminates in water

Virender K. Sharma, Ph.D., professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, recently published a review of different methods of transforming sucralose in water.

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Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry utilizes federal program to bring much-needed dental care to North Texas

Dallas residents lacking adequate access to dental care are benefiting from Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry’s community-based clinical training program. Since January, the dental school has formed partnerships with three area nonprofits.

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Behavioral health interventions: The importance of communication and new technology

As we move toward a more patient-centered form of health care and physicians begin to focus more on specific patient behaviors it has become all the more evident that patient lifestyle choices contribute significantly to our overall health.

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Ferdinand finds laws restricting texting while driving save lives

Although not all states have laws restricting texting while driving, a recent study by Alva Ferdinand, Dr.P.H., J.D., assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, indicates if they did, it would save lives.

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Research to Reality: Researcher identifies effective chemical intervention for liver cancer

Natalie Johnson, Ph.D., assistant professor with the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, recently published findings from a new study using a chemical intervention approach to prevent carcinogen-induced liver cancer.

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Predicting Parkinson’s disease: Researcher develops new method for estimating age-of-onset

Tanya P. Garcia, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, completed a new study in which researchers are working to develop a new method by which clinicians can estimate the age-of-onset for Parkinson’s disease (PD) in carriers of the PARK2 gene mutation.

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