Public Health

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Q&A: Bringing public health to the forefront

April 3-11 is National Public Health Week. Jay Maddock, Ph.D., the new dean of the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, offers some insight on the most pressing public health issues facing our state and nation.

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Doctor Consultation

School of Public Health leads new initiative to help children with special health care needs

Darcy McMaughan, Ph.D. leads the effort to develop the State of Texas Access Reform (STAR) Kids Screening and Assessment Instrument for children and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other complex health conditions.

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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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7 percent reduction in crash-related hospitalizations with texting-while-driving bans.

New research shows bans on texting while driving can reduce crash-related hospitalizations

Bans on texting while driving can reduce crash-related hospitalizations of both drivers and passengers, according to new research published by a faculty member at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center School of Public Health.

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Study finds Texas Cancer Plan serves as a good model for other states

A study led by the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health has the potential to significantly improve the ways that state cancer control programs are developed and implemented around the country.

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U.S. News ranks Texas A&M School of Public Health among the top 25

U.S. News & World Report has recognized the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health as one of the top 25 graduate schools of public health. The 2016 Best Graduate Schools rankings were released recently and also recognized the school’s Master of Health Administration program, ranked 33 among best graduate health care management programs.

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Being healthy is about more than just food

Becoming healthier requires a little more than just putting the right food on your plate. The government has recommended 10 basic lifestyle changes that will help your "diet" become more than just a meal-time decision.

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Don’t let the word “diet” overwhelm you

Changing up your eating habits can sometimes be overwhelming. New government dietary guidelines show what we are eating too much of—and what we need to eat more of.

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Mission BREATHE program combines education and science to target asthma in South Texas

A new program developed by a researcher in the Texas A&M College of Medicine shows families in South Texas simple things they can do to reduce asthma triggers in the home.

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