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CBHEC hosts 13th annual diabetes conference for medical professionals

Diabetes Conference
Diabetes Conference
Diabetes Conference

As diabetes persists as a leading cause of preventable deaths and life-altering complications across Texas, the Texas A&M Coastal Bend Health Education Center hosted its 13th Annual Diabetes Conference at the American Bank Center on July 21 and 22 to equip a wide spectrum of medical professionals with the latest information on improving medical care and outcomes for their patients.

 “Over the years, this annual conference has strived to provide knowledge of how to change specific lifestyle choices that are root causes of diabetes,” said Sidney Ontai, M.D., M.B.A., course director for the conference. “Changes to one’s lifestyle can improve quality of life and even reverse the toll diabetes takes on one’s body.”

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Community health workers learn to combat diabetes

DONE workshop

Texas A&M Healthy South Texas held a workshop for certified community health workers on diabetes, obesity, nutrition and exercise on July 22.

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Teachers attend health academy ahead of new school year

Wellness academy

The Coastal Bend Health Education Center teamed up with the Diocese of Corpus Christi to hold the Health and Wellness Academy on August 4.

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More than 400 Brazoria county residents visit expo

lake jackson expo

Texas A&M Healthy South Texas hosted its Healthy Families, Healthy Communities Expo at the Lake Jackson Civic Center in Lake Jackson on August 5.

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New fitness coordinator to rev up wellness program

Fitness coordinator

CBHEC has hired Josh Laudig to fill the role of fitness coordinator. He will work with diabetes educators to apply practical exercise routines for those attending diabetes education classes.

Read more: CBHEC fitness coordinator


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