Flu vaccine clinics for @tamusystem employees in the Bryan-College Station area are underway! Come see us at today’s drive-thru clinic at College Station High School, 4002 Victoria Ave. We’ll be here until 1 p.m. today, Saturday, Sept. 30.
Shout out to the awesome @tamupharmacy, @tamupublichealth and @tamumedicine students helping out!
If you can’t make it today, you have one more chance on Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rudder Tower on the @tamu campus.
Texas A&M employees, their dependents and retirees on the A&M Care plan with BCBS are eligible to receive a free flu vaccine at these events. Students can get their free flu shot through @tamuUHS on Oct. 5 and 12. Learn more and schedule an appointment at the links in our bio!
On the Bryan campus today: Show us you`ve signed up for HSC Alert and receive a free t-shirt or water bottle! We`ll be in the breezeway between HPEB and MREB I until 1 p.m. Sign up for HSC Alert at the link in our bio.
Researchers from the Texas A&M School of Public Health have found a link between vaping and asthma in teens who have never used conventional tobacco products.
Vaping, or the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) among teens has grown dramatically over the past several years. Although e-cigarettes have fewer toxins than regular cigarettes, they still contain a mixture of harmful chemicals and raise the risk of respiratory diseases.
The research team from @tamupublichealth analyzed data on more than 35,000 adolescents aged 13 to 17 from a national health dataset set up by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to track the health behaviors and outcomes of children and youth. They identified an association between e-cigarette use and asthma in adolescents who had never smoked conventional tobacco products.
“This demonstrates that e-cigarette use increases the risk of asthma independently from conventional tobacco product use in adolescents,” said Taehyun Roh, PhD, lead author of the study.
Read more about their findings at the link our bio.
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Renewed hope for those facing the challenges of epilepsy: a team of pharmacology researchers from @tamumedicine has made several breakthroughs in the use of CBD for both treating and preventing epilepsy and seizure disorders.
People with known risk factors for epilepsy face a big problem: there aren’t enough medications available to help control their seizures and prevent epilepsy. This means there is a great need for better medications to address this issue.
A team led by Regents Profesor D. Samba Reddy has made progress in determining efficacy, safety and new applications of cannabinoid therapeutics. The team`s research has resulted in the publication of five key papers featured in the May 2023 issue of the journal Experimental Neurology, and establishes a foundation for tailored and effective epilepsy treatments.
This research marks a milestone in the quest to leverage CBD’s potential for the betterment of patients’ lives, emphasizing the importance of continued research endeavors in this area of medicine.
As CBD garners recognition as a major therapy, Reddy says it is crucial to provide accurate and evidence-based information to patients, policymakers and the health care community.
“As academic researchers, our team’s goal is to provide patients and their families with scientific information that forms the foundation for the right use of medical CBD products,” he said.
Learn more about this work at the link in our bio.
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