Top stories about UNTHSC in the news media

Top UNTHSC news stories:

NBC 5
UNT Health Science Center researching Texas tick bites
As if mosquitoes weren’t a big enough worry in North Texas, they’re not the only critters that can cause harm to you when out and about this summer. Researchers at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth are working to learn more about what ticks may be carrying, where they’re at and how it can impact those bitten.

Texas Standard
Sun’s out, ticks out: How to avoid ticks in the Texas summer
Summer isn’t just mosquito season – it’s the high point for another disease-carrying pest: ticks. Dr. Michael Allen, who runs the tick-borne disease lab at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, tests hundreds of ticks in his lab. Texas residents can send them for free to see if the tick that bit them carried anything nasty.
NOTE: Texas Standard is a daily radio program produced by NPR affiliates in Texas.

The DO
Training doctors for small-town Texas
Having grown up in Brock, Texas, population 80, Lisa Nash, DO, knows how tough the path is to becoming a physician-especially for students from rural communities. "I grew up on a farm and nobody in my community had gone to medical school ever," said Dr. Nash, an associate dean for educational programs at the University of North Texas Health Science Center/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHSC/TCOM) in Fort Worth.
NOTE: The DO is the official publication of the American Osteopathic Association. This story originally appeared on the UNTHSC website, which has a content-sharing agreement with the AOA.

The DO
Keeping patients out of the hospital
Weak from spine deterioration and skin infections, 67-year-old Dorinda Lopez often fell inside her home at a Fort Worth assisted living center. She constantly dialed 911 for help from firefighters and paramedics. But when certified paramedic John Farris and Osama Sher, a medical student at UNT Health Science Center, arrived at her door recently, their purpose wasn’t to load Lopez into a MedStar ambulance for another trip to the hospital. In fact, they were there to keep her out of it.
NOTE: The DO is the official publication of the American Osteopathic Association. This story originally was written by UNTHSC, which has a content-sharing agreement with the AOA.