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UNTHSC launches Alzheimer’s study

$12 million project is one of nation’s largest involving Mexican Americans


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Editorial questions measurement frequently used in population health studies

By Sally Crocker In a new American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) editorial, a UNT Health Science Center professor challenges a conventional research formula for measuring the health of populations, calling the method age discriminatory. M. Harvey Brenner, PhD, Professor of Health Behavior and Health Systems at the UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health, said he was prompted ...Read more

Sep 22, 2017

A better way to treat back pain

By Jan Jarvis   Almost everyone suffers low back pain at some point in their lives. The question is how to relieve it. Researchers at UNT Health Science Center are working to find the answer. By analyzing the DNA of low back pain sufferers, the goal is to uncover which patients are most likely to respond to specific drugs, said John Licciardone, DO, MS, MBA, Professor of Family Me...Read more

Sep 21, 2017

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Goldman scholarship ‘means the world’ to driven student

By Jan Jarvis   Sarah Edwards has always ridden her bicycle everywhere – to high school classes and later college, to part-time jobs and everywhere else. She has no driver’s license and few options. “We’ve never really had a car,” Edwards said. “But that didn’t stop me because I’ve always been very self-driven.” That ambition and drive is paying off. Edwards i...Read more

Sep 20, 2017

UNTHSC launches Alzheimer’s study

By Jan Jarvis   One of the largest and most comprehensive studies ever conducted in the United States involving Mexican-Americans and Alzheimer’s disease is underway at UNT Health Science Center. The goal is to answer a consequential question: Why do Hispanics develop cognitive loss and Alzheimer’s disease almost a decade earlier than other ethnic groups? Funded by a $12 milli...Read more

Sep 14, 2017