Tag archive for Chronic Disease

Fourth-year dental student Ethan Yang treats a patient at North Dallas Shared Ministries in June 2014.

Meeting the demand for patient-centered care with $5.4 million in grant funding

More than 5 million Texans live in dentally underserved areas, according to 2014 numbers from the Health Resources and Services Administration. Of those individuals, more than 1.5 million did not receive dental services the same year. What makes those figures even more staggering is that the needs of these vulnerable, underserved populations are not limited to dental care. Where oral health is lacking, there also may be unmet medical or psychosocial needs.

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chronic disease prevention

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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Self-management of chronic diseases empowers people to make important health decisions, which fosters independence among adults.

The impact of age on chronic disease self-management

Regents and Distinguished Professor Marcia Ory, Ph.D. measures the health improvements of middle-aged and older adults following participation in a chronic disease self-management program.

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Journalists with ten or less years experience reported writing more science articles than reporters with more than ten years experience, indicating younger reporters would benefit most from training.

Preparing African journalists for the next health crisis

Bernard Appiah, Dr.P.H. surveys members of the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) working in Accra, the capital of Ghana, to better understand the professional characteristics of journalists and what factors serve as barriers or motivators in covering science stories.

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Researchers at Texas A&M investigate “the pharmacy inside our bodies” for autoimmunity treatments

Researchers at Texas A&M investigate “the pharmacy inside our bodies” for autoimmunity treatments

The benefits of healthy gut bacteria and microbes have surged into the public consciousness over the past several years. Now, researchers at Texas A&M are on the cusp of developing therapeutics derived from gut bacteria to treat a number of ailments, including autoimmune disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and even cancer.

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Tao brings $1.25 million in funding to research stress and chronic pain

Just what is the role of stress when it comes to healing? What if there were ways to identify, pre-surgery, what patients are most inclined to suffer from chronic pain as a result of their procedure and then to manage that pain?

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Childhood Asthma

Taking control of childhood asthma in South Texas

Throughout the past two decades asthma cases have steadily increased as a major pediatric health concern across the United States and Texas. According to the American Lung Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, asthma is one of the most common chronic disorders for children today.

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National Study of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program meets Triple Aims and shows Potential for Expansion

A national study of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, led by Dr. Marcia Ory, recently completed a 12-month assessment documenting positive impacts on the triple aim health care goals at a national level.

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CDSMP Workshop

Dr. Ory leads National Evaluation of Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes

Dr. Marcia Ory leads National Evaluation of Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes.

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