By

Lindsey Hendrix

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

September 30, 2014

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.

Piecing together the puzzle: Addressing the primary care shortage

September 15, 2014

Texas A&M Health Science Center is heeding the call to fill the overwhelming primary care gap, not only by producing more primary care physicians and working with partners where possible to develop new residency programs or expand existing ones, but also by extending health care teams through educational programs in nursing and pharmacy and empowering patients through targeted research and outreach programs.

Texas A&M College of Medicine awards scholarship in recognition of Medal of Honor recipient

September 2, 2014

The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine awards the first Clarence Sasser Scholarship in recognition of the Medal of Honor recipient's selfless service, a quality that those in the health care professions demonstrate on a daily basis.

Teen students get a head start on their future through Health Careers Program

August 11, 2014

Hundreds of kids and teens get hands-on experience with health careers to help close the gap in Health Professional Shortage Areas in South Texas thanks to the Coastal Bend Health Education Center.

Lifesaving lessons: Diabetes self-management education helps save lives in South Texas

July 14, 2014

Nearly three quarters of the population in the Coastal Bend is at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes, but the Coastal Bend Health Education Center's diabetes education program has helped its patients significantly reduce their risk of diabetes-related complications or death through diabetes self-management education.

Texas A&M Health Science Center Coastal Bend Health Education Center receives funds to extend diabetes education program

May 1, 2014

The Texas A&M Health Science Center Coastal Bend Health Education Center (CBHEC) and the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District (CCNCPHD) have entered a $840,000 service agreement to provide more diabetes education in the Coastal Bend.

Help with rising medication costs

March 27, 2014

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.

Diabetes education classes reach out to colonia residents

January 23, 2014

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

Tips for Healthy Holiday Shopping

December 3, 2013

Black Friday marked the official start to the holiday shopping season, and while shopping for gifts represents charity, love and generosity, it can pose some surprising risks to our health.