The diabetes rate in South Texas is three times higher than the national average. Researchers continue to find ways to combat the disease. One researcher suggests that epigenetic changes may precede the accumulation of genetic events in diabetes evolution.
Oral health and total health are so connected that diseases in the body can affect oral health and vice versa. Partnerships between dentists and physicians are so important, especially in managing patients with chronic diseases.
Omolola Adepoju, M.P.H., doctoral candidate at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health, has been selected as a winner for the Medical Care Student Session at the 2013 APHA Annual Meeting.
Children with diabetes have more advocates in their classrooms, thanks in part to training provided by the Texas A&M Health Science Center Coastal Bend Health Education Center (CBHEC) to teachers and other school employees throughout the region.
Jane N. Bolin, J.D., Ph.D., B.S.N., associate professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health, recently was lead author of a study on the diabetes education kiosk (Diosk©) and its usage in underserved communities.
Diabetes affects nearly all of us directly or indirectly, but the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health is leading a novel approach to educating people about the devastating disease and how to manage it.
Bernard Appiah, M.S., a doctoral student at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health, recently co-authored an article in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (JABFM).
When most new patients walk into a class at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) Coastal Bend Health Education Center in Corpus Christi, they know little about diabetes other than the fact that they have it. The epidemic is more pronounced in South Texas, where rates climb higher than state averages and prompted the TAMHSC-Coastal Bend Health Education Center to focus on diabetes management, prevention and awareness.
Luohua Jiang, Ph.D., assistant professor at Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health, has been awarded a three-year research grant by the American Diabetes Association, with first-year funding of $94,591.