Chronic Disease

Type 1 vs. Type 2 diabetes: What’s the difference?

May 23, 2016
Your guide to diabetes and how to prevent/overcome the disease

Infographic: Do you have a migraine or a headache?

April 20, 2016
These disorders of the nervous system affect billions worldwide

10 common elderly health issues

February 11, 2016
Prepare to age successfully with this guide to senior health

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

July 21, 2015

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

April 16, 2015

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.

The impact of age on chronic disease self-management

October 24, 2014

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.

Preparing African journalists for the next health crisis

October 13, 2014

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.

Researchers at Texas A&M investigate “the pharmacy inside our bodies” for autoimmunity treatments

September 30, 2014

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.

Tao brings $1.25 million in funding to research stress and chronic pain

July 30, 2014

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?

Taking control of childhood asthma in South Texas

February 28, 2014

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.