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