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Addressing public health abroad: Aggies team up to provide health services in Ecuador

This summer, an interdisciplinary group of Aggies - composed of students from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, College of Medicine, College of Nursing and College of Pharmacy - spent a week abroad providing basic health services to residents of Guamaní, Ecuador.

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Innovative preeclampsia research to identify potential biomarkers

Brandie DePaoli Taylor, Ph.D. will lead a research team that will study subtypes of preeclampsia with different severity. She hopes to help clinicians get ahead of the illness through a new study to identify biomarkers of the disease with the three-year, $181,507 study funded by The Discovery Foundation.

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Young children in a classroom using standing desks.

Let children move around, stand or walk in the classroom. You’ll see the difference

Are standing desks the solution to the childhood obesity epidemic? Ergonomic engineer and Associate Professor at the Texas A&M School of Public Health Mark Benden, Ph.D., weighs in on the topic in an editorial piece. 

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Mobile technology increasing physical activity among senior cancer survivors

Mobile technology may hold the key to increasing physical activity among older adults according to a new study by researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health.

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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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McMaughan selected as New Investigator of the Year

Darcy McMaughan, Ph.D., assistant professor of Health Policy and Management at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, has been selected as the 2015 New Investigator of the Year by the Disability Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA).

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Q&A: Why doctors, insurers and patients grapple over cancer screenings

Dealing with medical tests can be tricky, especially when doctors and insurers recommend different courses of action. We sat down with A. Nelson Avery, M.D., director of the General Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, to find out why patients sometimes can’t get screening tests their doctors recommend, and how patients can ensure they’re getting the care that will be best for their health.

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Center for Community Health Development awarded federal funding in a nationwide effort to reduce teen pregnancies

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health has awarded 7.5 million to the Center for Community Health Development (CCHD) at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health in an effort to develop new programming to reduce teen pregnancies.

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Q&A: Price Transparency – Texas, majority of states receive F on health care price transparency laws

Michael Morrisey, Ph.D., department head and professor of healthy policy and management at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, discusses price transparency and its impact on the health care industry.

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