Health Professionals

Reshaping Texas provides healthcare professionals access to research and news from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Center for Disease Control, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and research institutions from all over the world.


Real World Wellness

There’s no better example of the old saying, “An ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure” than wellness programs... Read More >

Why Eat This and Not That?

“Why should we eat this and not that?” Scientists and researchers have been working diligently for years to answer this very simple question... Read More >

Institute of Medicine, Evaluating Obesity Prevention Efforts: A Plan for Measuring Progress

The report, funded in part by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, offers a framework that provides guidance for systematic and routine planning, implementation, and evaluation of the advancement of obesity prevention efforts... Read More >

Interactive: Texas Life Expectancy

How long you live and how healthy you are could depend in part on where you live, according to county-level data released by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington... Read More >

Life in the Colonias

This is the first part of a two-part series about the lives of children living in the Texas Border region in communities called colonias , and how their neighborhoods can be catalysts for obesity... Read More >

Only 20 Percent of Adults Meet CDC Exercise Guidelines

According to this report published in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, only 1 in 5 Americans meet the aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercise minimums. Nineteen percent of Texans met the minimums whereas Washington D.C. reported 26.3 percent. Read More >

Obesity Society

This group seeks to reach a variety of audiences to "advance the science-based understanding of the causes, consequences, prevention and treatment of obesity in order to improve the lives of those affected by creating the leading professional society in the field," according to its mission statement... Read More >

Outdoor Advertising, Obesity, and Soda Consumption: A Cross-Sectional Study

This UCLA study establishes a connection between obesity risk and the density of outdoor advertising for food and soda... Read More >

Report: U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health

A January 2013 report from the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine finds that Americans have a health disadvantage at all ages when compared with similar countries due in part to obesity. Read More >

Texas Medical Association

The Texas Medical Association is the nation’s largest state medical society, representing more than 45,000 physician and medical student members across Texas. TMA prioritizes and supports obesity prevention efforts and community-based grants for healthier and safer neighborhoods. Read More >