“Battle of the bulge” may be linked to body clock in immune cells

May 19, 2014

It’s all in the timing, according to Texas A&M researchers who have confirmed disruption of the internal biological clock plays a key role in the development of metabolic diseases, including obesity and diabetes.

Texas A&M Health Science Center Coastal Bend Health Education Center receives funds to extend diabetes education program

May 1, 2014

The Texas A&M Health Science Center Coastal Bend Health Education Center (CBHEC) and the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District (CCNCPHD) have entered a $840,000 service agreement to provide more diabetes education in the Coastal Bend.

Planes, trains, and automobiles: traveling with diabetes

April 16, 2014

For people living with diabetes, taking a spontaneous trip isn’t as simple as packing up and leaving for the weekend. Make sure you have everything you would need in the event of an emergency.

Help with rising medication costs

March 27, 2014

Prescription medication costs continue to rise and represent a significant out-of-pocket expense for the uninsured and underinsured, but a program in South Texas has helped hundreds obtain their medications at low or no cost.

Diabetes education classes reach out to colonia residents

January 23, 2014

The Coastal Bend Health Education Center travels to low-income "colonias" to provide diabetes education.

Researcher looks for ways to combat diabetes

November 13, 2013

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.

Professional collaboration is key

November 12, 2013

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.

Doctoral student selected as student session winner at APHA annual meeting

May 13, 2013

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.

CBHEC helps teachers care for children with diabetes

April 22, 2013

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.