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New patient safety leader committed to reducing medical harm

Dr. Thomas Diller hired to lead Institute for Patient Safety.


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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

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Learning CPR from Dr. Oz and UNTHSC

By Alex Branch   UNT Health Science Center students will team with Dr. Mehmet Oz from The Dr. Oz Show to offer free CPR training Feb. 11- 12 as part of a statewide effort to teach 10,000 people the potentially life-saving procedure. The second annual Texas Two Step “How to Save a Life” campaign is organized by students from all eleven medical schools in Texas, serving over 40 com...Read more

Feb 8, 2017

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New study finds probationers’ motivations predict how well they do on probation

By Sally Crocker People in the criminal justice system who are motivated to seek a better life stand a greater chance of completing probation and finishing treatment programs. That’s the finding of a recent study by Scott Walters, PhD, and colleagues that examined the factors that motivate people to successfully complete probation and exit the justice system. The study was published in t...Read more

Feb 7, 2017