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October 09, 2018
SBP Amy Sharp, who started her leadership role in April 2018, made physical and mental health one of the key focuses of her campaign. She says physical and mental health are issues most students can resonate with.
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October 01, 2018
The modern-day health education class is more than just the food pyramid and sex ed. Dr. Meagan Shipley, a clinical assistant professor at Texas A&M, said hot-button issues like bullying and mental health are vital to school health education today.
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August 21, 2018
America is aging, with about 15 percent of the population over the age of 65. As Americans age, susceptibility to chronic conditions increases and level of overall health can decline.
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July 13, 2018
Many cancer patients suffer from a loss of body mass known as cachexia. Approximately 20 percent of cancer related deaths are attributed to the syndrome of cachexia, which in cancer patients is often characterized by a rapid or severe loss of fat and skeletal muscle.
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June 13, 2018
In 2017, 13 percent of all individuals diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in the United States were African-American. This is the second highest diagnosis rate for a demographic in the country.
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May 30, 2018
Dr. Nicolaas Deutz says it is important for older adults to continue exercise to maintain muscle mass and appetite - the keys to increased longevity.
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April 18, 2018
Sidewalks are created with enough room for one person using a wheelchair to move comfortably alongside an individual without disabilities. However, what happens when two people using wheelchairs want to travel side by side on a sidewalk?
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February 21, 2018
When Kourtney Martin was an undergraduate and exploring future career options, she focused on cardiac rehabilitation. While working with the older adults with chronic heart problems, Martin found herself thinking there must be a way to prevent the issue.
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February 21, 2018
The Department of Health and Kinesiology's Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity (CTRAL) is participating in the upcoming College Station 2018 Senior Games February 24-25.
October 24, 2017
Through the Telehealth Counseling Clinic, more than 5,000 underserved individuals in rural communities across five counties have gotten free or reduced fee counseling services.
October 10, 2017
Workplace incivility is taking over our organizations, professional relationships and everyday interactions. According to Dr. Jia Wang, associate professor of human resource development, understanding why incivility happens and how to address it starts with awareness.
August 24, 2017
Dr. Richard Kreider and the Exercise & Sport Nutrition Lab (ESNL) have been awarded Best for Health & Research Education – Texas by Global Health & Pharma (GHP) Magazine.
July 06, 2017
With the goal of bringing more attention to Texas A&M and improving the impact the College of Education and Human Development has on the human performance field, Debbie and Mike Hilliard ’73 have committed $2 million to the Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance.
April 11, 2017
Women, men, athletes, healthy and unhealthy individuals around the world have seen the impacts of research happening in the Exercise and Sport Nutrition Laboratory (ESNL).
April 11, 2017
Under the guidance of the Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity, Dan Roper was able to get his life back.
October 25, 2016
The class, led by Dr. Idethia Harvey, is a result of the continuing partnership between CEHD and the Bryan Federal Prison Camp to focus on different needs for female inmates.
September 09, 2016
The Department of Health and Kinesiology will host the Huffines Discussion 6 on November 11 at 1 p.m. in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center.
August 15, 2016
It’s taking over the headlines around the world – people being injured playing Pokémon Go, a location-based augmented reality game.
May 09, 2016
Telehealth uses contemporary, long-distance technology to provide in-depth mental health treatment and response to patients at remote sites throughout the Brazos Valley.
April 12, 2016
While researchers have not found a cure for dementia, one professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University is using her service learning project to help slow down the progress for a group of dementia patients in College Station.
December 07, 2015
In 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services reported that nearly 25% of the U.S. adult population was completely sedentary. For faculty in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, that number is concerning.
November 11, 2015
Dr. Adam Barry, an associate professor in health and kinesiology at Texas A&M, conducts research exploring the unique issues pertinent to student service members and veterans.
October 06, 2015
The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program performed wellness screenings on undergraduate dance science students.
September 18, 2015
Dr. Idethia Harvey is an associate professor in health education where her experience in health promotion and disease prevention within minority communities has allowed her to teach her students about the importance of health education.
July 21, 2015
In an effort to develop new programming to reduce teen pregnancies, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health has awarded 7.5 million to the Center for Community Health Development (CCHD) at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health. The five-year project is a collaboration between CCHD and the Department of Health and Kinesiology (HLKN).

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