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Texas A&M CBHEC's medication assistance program saved 966 people over $2 million in prescription drug costs in 2013.

Help with rising medication costs

Prescription medication costs continue to rise and represent a significant out-of-pocket expense for the uninsured and underinsured, but a program in South Texas has helped hundreds obtain their medications at low or no cost.

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Diabetes and Heart Disease: The Deadly Duo

Two out of three people with diabetes die from stroke or heart disease. Thankfully, diabetes is one of seven major controllable risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Health educators from the Texas A&M Coastal Bend Health Education Center outline five steps to help lower risk of heart attack or stroke for those diagnosed with diabetes.

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Health educator demonstrates glucose testing.

Diabetes education classes reach out to colonia residents

The Coastal Bend Health Education Center travels to low-income "colonias" to provide diabetes education.

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Lifesaving lessons: Diabetes self-management classes help lower dangerous blood sugar levels

Texas is expected to have nearly eight million residents suffering from diabetes by the year 2040, according to a 2010 report released by the Texas Health Institute, State Demographer’s

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Weigers relies on nursing education to ‘make it work’ during volunteer service in Haitian hospital

Led by a heavy heart for overseas missions, Kristen Weigers ’12, a graduate of the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) College of Nursing, spent her first three months as a newly licensed nurse volunteering in Haiti.

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Summer programs help local students learn about health careers

For many students, choosing the right career is one of the most important decisions they will make. But when it comes to choosing a career in health care, the

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Health Careers Program influences students on medical career paths

Health Careers Program influences students on medical career paths

The Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) Coastal Bend Health Education Center (CBHEC) has introduced a variety of health-related career paths to students across the region. Its Health Careers Program reached more than 1,600 students in 2012 and taught them about medical careers through a mobile medical library, annual conference and three-day summer camp.

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COM Awards 2012-2013 Scholarships

COM Awards 2012-2013 Scholarships

On August 20, 2012, the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) College of Medicine awarded more than $74,000 in scholarships to students for the 2012-2013 academic year. Scholarships were funded by philanthropic support from donors, organizations and the College of Medicine.

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