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Health Science Center announces latest regents and emerita faculty designations

James Samuel, Ph.D., and Lynne Opperman, Ph.D., are the latest recipients of the Regents Professor Award. Jean Brender, Ph.D., RN, was also formally awarded the Professor Emerita status.

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Fast Facts: What you should know about Chagas disease

Chagas disease, also known as American trypanosomiasis, is a potentially life-threatening condition transmitted by triatomine bugs, or “kissing bugs.” While Chagas disease is more prevalent in the tropics and Latin America, Texas state health officials are concerned about its recent emergence in Texas.

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Innovative colorectal cancer screening program meets quality standards

New research from the Texas A&M Health Science Center indicates that colonoscopy in a family medicine residency met or exceeded recommended quality standards set forth by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and was therefore, comparable to those of specialists.

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College of Medicine researcher elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Samba Reddy, Ph.D., R.Ph., professor of neuroscience and experimental therapeutics and National Institute of Health (NIH) CounterACT Investigator at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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Healthy legs: Preventing circulation problems on the job

Our legs go under cover as the weather turns colder – but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give them a second glance this fall and winter. Symptoms of poor circulation normally begin with your legs. Here’s why “getting your blood going” is so important for your health.

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Palliative care: Putting power in the hands of patients

Sometimes there is no cure. In these instances, palliative care offers a different type of treatment and communication, and is revolutionizing the health care landscape by promoting a holistic, patient-focused model with the potential to drastically lower industry costs.

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New CDC study: Nearly half of U.S. women gain too much weight while pregnant

For many pregnant women, the old adage “eating for two” may not be the best advice to follow. A new CDC study found nearly half of U.S. mothers gain too much weight during pregnancy. Is it time for moms-to-be to replace eating “twice as much” with eating “twice as healthy?”

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Interprofessional Education: More than learning together

Chances are that if you’ve been treated in a hospital lately, you’ve experienced the help of a health care team. Physicians, nurses, physician assistants and pharmacists probably all played

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New mammogram recs: What you should know

How different are the new breast cancer screening guidelines issued by the American Cancer Society? Texas A&M professor of radiology explains what the new guidelines say about when women should start having yearly mammograms.

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