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Q&A: Fads, frauds, and the true secrets of dieting success

Every popular diet has a theory about why it works, but what diets actually do work? Dr. Kory Gill speaks about popular fad diets, what the data actually says, and what all workable weight loss strategies have in common.

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What do you mean I might have herpes? The difference (or lack thereof) between HSV-1 and HSV-2

For a long time, the medical world made the distinction between oral herpes (HSV-1) and genital herpes (HSV-2), because it was thought that HSV-2 led to types of genital and oral cancers. Now we know that the human papilloma virus is the leading culprit for causing cancers specifically focused around the genitals and mouth, not herpes. However, HSV-1 and HSV-2 aren’t mutually exclusive; there is about a 20 percent crossover between the two types.

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Training tomorrow’s doctors: How to help when the healing stops

The College of Medicine has been instructing students on palliative, or “end-of-life” care, the care patients receive for terminal conditions where the goal is to comfort and ease pain rather than to cure, for years. But with the help of students, the college now offers the chance to practice the doctor’s challenging role in such care: Delivering devastating news to patients and their loved ones, and telling patients what comes next when there is no curative path forward.

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DeTar, Texas A&M break ground on new family medicine clinic

DeTar Healthcare System, along with the Texas A&M Health Science Center, recently broke ground on the DeTar Family Medicine Center, where physician faculty and residents will improve the health of the Victoria community.

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Collaborative curriculum: Students develop palliative care scenarios

In the wake of a family crisis with her grandmother, Georgina De la Garza's family turned to her to assess the difficult decisions. Despite a few lectures on palliative care in her first year of medical school, De la Garza was unsure of how to handle such situations. The realization that there was much more for her to learn, for her sake and for the sake of her patients, guided her desire to assist in the development of new experiential training.

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College of Medicine student named 2015 Tillman Scholar

Michael Weipert, third-year medical student at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, was recently announced as one of 60 U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses chosen as 2015 Tillman Scholars. The Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships–building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.

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Texas A&M medical students begin inaugural training experience at Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas Medical Center

A partnership between Houston Methodist Hospital and Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine is offering aspiring physicians and clinician scientists a unique educational opportunity in the Texas Medical Center.

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Texas A&M College of Medicine alum elected to American Medical Association leadership position

Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine former student, Susan Rudd Bailey, M.D. ‘81, was elected speaker of the American Medical Association House of Delegates. Bailey, who served on the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents, brings the Aggie spirit of service to the legislative and policy-making body of the American Medical Association (AMA).

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Texas A&M Health Science Center celebrates largest graduating class in history

Texas A&M Health Science Center graduated 639 students at commencement ceremonies across the state last month. This is the largest graduating class to date, and is indicative of Texas A&M’s commitment to educate exceptional health care leaders in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, public health and medical sciences.

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