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.
Center for Community Health Development awarded funding to evaluate American Heart Association national program
The American Heart Association (AHA) has selected the Center for Community Health Development (CCHD) at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health to lead the evaluation of a $3 million chronic disease prevention initiative.
Regents and Distinguished Professor Marcia Ory, Ph.D. measures the health improvements of middle-aged and older adults following participation in a chronic disease self-management program.
Bernard Appiah, Dr.P.H. surveys members of the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) working in Accra, the capital of Ghana, to better understand the professional characteristics of journalists and what factors serve as barriers or motivators in covering science stories.
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.
Just what is the role of stress when it comes to healing? What if there were ways to identify, pre-surgery, what patients are most inclined to suffer from chronic pain as a result of their procedure and then to manage that pain?
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.