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Texans in rural areas less likely to receive colorectal cancer screening

Colorectal cancer ranks second in cancer incidence and third in cancer-related deaths in the United States. Texans living in rural areas are less likely to have colorectal cancer screening, according to research conducted by the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health.

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Fast Facts: Measles comeback: What you should know

We sat down with Scott Lillibridge, a physician and public health expert at Texas A&M Health Science Center, to find out more about how measles spreads and how it can be prevented.

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Team approach to surgery improves quality of care while reducing cost

By merely reducing unnecessary preoperative tests, the cost of surgery could be reduced by $112 per case according to a new study published by Bita Kash, Ph.D., M.B.A., FACHE.

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Compound found in grapes, red wine may help prevent memory loss

College of Medicine researcher publishes new findings on the benefits resveratrol may offer for treating memory loss in the elderly.

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A new model for rural health care delivery

In rural communities, gaining access to health care can pose a challenge. The Holland Rural Health Rotations program, led by Catherine McNeal, M.D., Ph.D., exposes first-year medical students to the everyday struggles rural families face. Now in it's fifth year, the program has established a strong relationship with the community of Holland, providing health care where it was previously difficult to find.

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Planning Disaster Day gives students a chance to learn valuable leadership skills

Planning Disaster Day gives students a chance to learn valuable leadership skills

Seniors in the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Nursing are balancing lectures, exams and clinical hours, all while planning one of the largest disaster simulations in the country.

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$100 million in research expenditures

Texas A&M Health Science Center solidifies growth trajectory with unprecedented research expenditures milestone

With an unprecedented 34 percent increase in 2014, Texas A&M Health Science Center has crossed the $100 million threshold in total annual research expenditures, which includes a nearly 68 percent increase in funding from federal sources.

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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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Choudhury researches in her lab

Texas A&M College of Pharmacy joins forces with Lichtenstein Foundation to stop diabetes in its tracks

The Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy is collaborating with the Morris L. Lichtenstein Jr. Medical Research Foundation and Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi to combat diabetes. Mahua Choudhury, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy, will spearhead the project, which seeks to predict the early onset of diabetes and could make a noticeable difference in preventive treatment protocols for the disease.

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