Public Health

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Want kids to pay attention in class? Give them standing desks

A study from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health finds students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts. In fact, preliminary results show 12 percent greater on-task engagement in classrooms with standing desks, which equates to an extra seven minutes per hour of engaged instruction time.

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Center for Community Health Development awarded funding to evaluate American Heart Association national program

The American Heart Association (AHA) has selected the Center for Community Health Development (CCHD) at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health to lead the evaluation of a $3 million chronic disease prevention initiative.

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Texas A&M releases CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation Guidebook

The Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service have produced the Going for the Gold: Achieving CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ Accreditation Guidebook to help organizations seek accreditation and reduce the risk of cancer for their employees and families.

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Cellphone bans across the U.S.

Texas is one of only five states in the U.S. that is without a full texting ban for all drivers. Studies have come to prove that having a texting ban greatly eliminates crash-related hospitalizations.

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School of Public Health leading multi-state initiative to reduce childhood obesity along the U.S.-Mexico border

Joe Sharkey, Ph.D., M.P.H, has received a $4.9 million grant that targets populations of Mexican heritage in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.

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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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New research shows fall-related hospitalizations are on the rise in Texas

Fall-related hospitalizations in Texas are increasing significantly, according to a study conducted by the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death among people age 65 and older, with a third of this population suffering a fall each year.

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New School of Public Health dean on a mission to improve public health in Texas

Jay Maddock, Ph.D., wants to use his new position as dean of the Texas A&M College of Public Health to raise the level of public health in Texas.

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