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A beginner’s guide to working out

Physical activity is important and can bring with it a plethora of health benefits. However, for people who are just getting into the habit of regular exercise, it can be difficult to determine where to begin. There are a few tactics and tips people can use to help them fit activity into their day and make it a regular occurrence.

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The ultimate guide to contraceptives

Choosing a contraceptive that’s right for you can be difficult. With more than 10 to choose from it can be a daunting task trying to understand how age, lifestyle and personal preferences should or could play into your decision. This guide explores a variety of available options and ultimately helps you determine which contraceptive is right for you and your body.

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Pediatric nurses: On the front lines in dealing with child abuse

With 65,000 reports of child abuse filed last year in Texas alone it's no wonder pediatric nurses are regularly confronted with cases of child abuse, either in the form of physical abuse, or neglect. New comprehensive program aims to provide future nurses with the specialized training needed to recognize the signs and symptoms.

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Health Science Center offers new programs to increase the diversity of the health care workforce in Texas

College of Medicine and College of Nursing start new programs with the help of grants from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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Health Science Center announces 2015 Commencement ceremonies, speakers

State and national healthcare leaders will address students graduating in medicine, nursing, public health, pharmacy and dentistry.

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The pressure is on: Disaster Day teaches students how to work together in an emergency

More than 400 students from colleges throughout the Texas A&M Health Science Center and Blinn College participated in the 2015 edition of Disaster Day, an annual exercise designed to give future health care professionals experience working together in an emergency.

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From emergency room to courtroom: Meeting the need for forensic nurses in Texas

As first responders to victims of interpersonal violence, including sexual abuse, domestic violence and child and elder abuse, forensic nurses provide specialized care and consolation, collect and preserve evidence and give testimony that can be used in a court of law to convict perpetrators. Ultimately, forensic nurses bridge the gap between medicine and the administration of justice. But despite their important role and the high rates of rape and domestic violence in Texas, there is a shortage of forensic nurses.

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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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Holiday stress: How to keep the joy alive during the holidays

The weather is cooler, the scents of pine and cinnamon fill the air and holiday music has begun its annual takeover of radio stations. Holidays are a joyous time,

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