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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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Screenshot of Diosk Menu

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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Attending to patient concerns is the essence of patient-centered medical care and can ultimately lead to better health outcomes.

Implementing Affordable Care Act mandated health risk assessments will stretch primary care providers beyond capacity

The Affordable Care Act established a Medicare Annual Wellness Visit that mandates the inclusion of routine health risk assessments (HRAs), but until recently little was known about the extent to which health care providers can routinely engage patients, and about the health risks and patient attitudes that will be uncovered.

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Forensic nursing

INFOGRAPHIC: What is forensic nursing?

Abuse victims need the assistance of health care professionals trained in trauma treatment such as sexual assault, partner violence, neglect, or other forms of intentional injury. By collecting evidence and providing testimony for use in a court of law, forensic nurses assist in the apprehension and prosecution of these criminals.

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Lesley E. Tomaszewski, Ph.D.

CHOT awarded NSF supplemental grant

Lesley E. Tomaszewski, Ph.D., has joined CHOT in this new position and will be assisting Bita Kash, Ph.D., M.B.A., FACHE, associate professor and director of CHOT, in industry engagement, research dissemination and center operational management.

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