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Kids obtain 12 percent of their calories from fast food, CDC study says

September 21, 2015

According to a new CDC study, up to one-third of children in the United States eat fast food every day – receiving 12 percent of their caloric intake from the drive-through. That’s the equivalent of a child eating a small McDonald’s hamburger for lunch seven days a week.

Teen e-cig users more likely to smoke

August 19, 2015

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.

Combating deadly antibiotic-resistant infections: CDC says teamwork is key

August 11, 2015

Superbugs - germs that have evolved to become resistant to antibiotics and other medical treatments - are on the loose, infecting more than 2 million people in the U.S. every year.

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

March 9, 2015

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.

Flu season now in full swing: How to protect yourself

December 17, 2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is already seeing an influx of flu activity, especially in the southern portion of the United States. Luckily, it’s not too late to take a few preventative measures to ensure you and your loved ones don’t become another flu-related statistic.

Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities receives federal contract to improve health, reduce disparities in South Texas colonias

April 5, 2013

The Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health recently was awarded a Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) contract of $148,000 annually for five years.

Dr. Griffith presenting to CDC on Texas public health preparedness strategic planning

February 25, 2013

Jennifer Griffith, Dr. P.H., M.P.H., assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health, has been invited to present at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response Director’s Seminar Series, April 17 in Atlanta.

Graduate Named ASPH/CDC Global Health Fellow

October 5, 2012

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

September 20, 2012

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).