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Bone-marrow donation to save a life

By Cari Hyden   Saving lives is what health professionals do. Sometimes, an IT guy gets a crack at it, too. In donating bone marrow to a leukemia patient, Michael Hollis, Senior Systems Analyst, may have saved that patient’s life. It all started last June when Hollis visited the UNTHSC Wellness Solutions Fair. Passing the Be the Match bone-marrow table, he saw team members usin...Read more

Feb 21, 2017

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Public Health graduate finds international calling

By Sally Crocker   Etienne Jaime (MPH ’16) found a path to helping underserved Nicaraguan communities through last year’s American Public Health Association (APHA) conference. The School of Public Health graduate networked with presenters and connected with staff from AMOS Health and Hope, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health of communities suffering from p...Read more

Feb 20, 2017

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Transitional Care Conference to seek ways to address families’ needs

By Jan Jarvis   Soon after their daughter Kendall was born, Jocalyn and Justin Briggs were told their baby would not live past her third birthday. Now 8, Kendall is thriving with the help of an army of health care providers that includes physical, occupational and speech therapists. Her parents want to do everything possible to keep Kendall that way. But in the future looms a fear th...Read more

Feb 15, 2017

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Training Texans to save a life

By Alex Branch More than 6,000 Texans know how to perform chest compressions, thanks to the efforts of 700 medical students across Texas, including about 100 from UNT Health Science Center Dr. Mehmet Oz from “The Dr. Oz Show” joined UNTHSC students at Hulen Mall on Feb. 12 for the second annual Texas Two Step to film a segment for his television show. A large crowd of passersby ga...Read more

Feb 13, 2017