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Chronic Disease

Meeting the demand for patient-centered care with $5.4 million in grant funding

More than 5 million Texans live in dentally underserved areas, according to 2014 numbers from the Health Resources and Services Administration. Of those individuals, more than 1.5 million did not receive dental services the same year. What makes those figures even more staggering is that the needs of these vulnerable, underserved populations are not limited to dental care. Where oral health is lacking, there also may be unmet medical or psychosocial needs.

Taking control of childhood asthma in South Texas

Throughout the past two decades asthma cases have steadily increased as a major pediatric health concern across the United States and Texas. According to the American Lung Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, asthma is one of the most common chronic disorders for children today.