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Behavioral health interventions: The importance of communication and new technology

As we move toward a more patient-centered form of health care and physicians begin to focus more on specific patient behaviors it has become all the more evident that patient lifestyle choices contribute significantly to our overall health.

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Older people exercising

Texas A&M researchers confirm value of statewide health and wellness program

A team of researchers led by Regents and Distinguished Professor Marcia G. Ory, Ph.D., examines the effectiveness of Texercise Select on physical functioning and quality-of-life outcomes. Researchers collected information on 220 participants 65 years of age and older from eight Texas counties.

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Center for Community Health Development awarded funding to evaluate Texas smoking cessations programs among Hispanic and LGBT populations

The Department of State Health Services has selected the Center for Community Health Development (CCHD) at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health to develop outreach and evaluation strategies for a program aimed at lowering the disproportionately high rates of smoking among Hispanic and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) populations.

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Griffith named Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Associate Department Head for Public Health Studies

The Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health announced that Jennifer M. Griffith, Dr.P.H., has been named Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Associate Department Head in the Department of Public Health Studies.

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Ranjana Mehta, Ph.D. , assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health

The body and the brain: The impact of mental and physical exertion on fatigue development

Do you ever notice how stress and mental frustration can affect your physical abilities? Ranjana Mehta, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, conducted a study evaluating the interaction between physical and mental fatigue and brain behavior.

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Dean Jay Maddock appointed to Department of State Health Services committee

Jay Maddock, Ph.D., Dean of the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, has been selected to serve as a member of the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Public Health Funding and Policy Committee established by Senate Bill 969 in the 82nd Texas Legislative Session.

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Access to health care services in rural America continues to be the most frequently identified rural health priority.

Texas A&M School of Public Health identifies top 10 rural health priorities and best practices in Rural Healthy People 2020

The Southwest Rural Health Research Center at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health recently published Rural Healthy People 2020 which addresses the closing of rural clinics and hospitals, an increasingly older population and higher poverty levels among many other challenges.

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Texas A&M offers new minor in public health

The Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health is pleased to announce the creation of a minor in public health. Courses will be offered in College Station beginning summer 2015.

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How to prepare for a hurricane

When preparing for a hurricane, the most important thing to know is your geographical risk. By knowing if you live in a flood-prone area, or where the best elevation is in your neighborhood, you can better plan for an emergency.

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