South Texas

Thousands benefit from diabetes-self management education in South Texas

April 14, 2016
For people with type 2 diabetes, healthy control starts with education

Texas A&M works to address residency shortage in Texas

April 6, 2016
With fewer residency positions than graduates, physicians face uncertain futures

A sweet pea in the pod: Controlling your gestational diabetes

February 25, 2016
Taking a gestational diabetes class can help put your mind at ease.

New nutrition empowerment program equips promotoras to better serve the colonias

November 17, 2015

A research team from the Texas A&M School of Public Health lead by Maj. Brenda Bustillos, M.S., R.D., L.D., and Joseph Sharkey, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D. conducted a number of formal and informal community and promotora needs assessments to develop a framework for the curriculum of a new education program.

Texas A&M launches ‘Healthy South Texas,’ empowers Texans to live healthier lives

September 29, 2015

John Sharp, chancellor of The Texas A&M University System, along with Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, today announced the launch of “Healthy South Texas,” a novel effort to reduce preventable diseases and their consequences throughout the region. The pilot program of the Healthy Texas Initiative, “Healthy South Texas” will combine the expertise of the Texas A&M Health Science Center with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s one-of-a-kind, statewide reach to promote preventative health at the most local level of the community, improving the well-being of South Texans for generations to come.

Interventions in South Texas work to reduce asthma-related hospitalizations

September 29, 2015

Many parents are unaware of how to control and manage asthma in their children. An estimated 617,000 children in Texas, or 9.1 percent, had asthma in 2013. Those in South Texas may be especially vulnerable, due to high levels of pollen in the air, high use of agricultural pesticides and a high poverty rate.

Professor aids domestic abuse victims along Texas-Mexico border

September 18, 2015

It is traumatic for any woman to leave her abusive partner and go to a shelter with her children. For many of the women Dr. Nora Montalvo-Liendo sees, the situation is even more complex.

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