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Teen e-cig users more likely to smoke

Teenagers are among the fastest growing groups of electronic cigarette consumers in the U.S. They may also be the most vulnerable to the devices’ physical and psychological side effects, according to experts from Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry’s Tobacco Treatment Services.

Q&A: An important step forward for Rx drug abuse

Every 25 seconds, someone loses their life to a prescription drug overdose; and in 2012, drug overdoses were the leading cause of injury death among 25-to-64 year olds. Pharmacist Bree Watzak discusses what the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy is doing to prepare students to combat prescription drug abuse that leads to overdoses, and what national initiatives are on the horizon.

Graduate Named ASPH/CDC Global Health Fellow

Oseni Abiri, alumnus of the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, has been selected as one of 25 new Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellows. Abiri will engage in an intensive one-year assignment with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and be based in Nigeria.

Dr. Sharkey awarded grant for border nutrition and obesity project

Joseph R. Sharkey, Ph.D., M.P.H., RD, professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health and founding director of the Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, was recently awarded $140,000 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Prevention Research Center program for a two-year Texas Border Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network project (TxBNOPRE).