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History teaches us that quarantines work

By Sally Crocker The notion of COVID-19 social distancing may seem strange to many of us, but quarantines for the good of public health have been around since the Middle Ages and perhaps even earlier. The practice of separating the sick to keep other populations well is a public health measure credited throughout history with saving lives and slowing the spread of deadly diseases. “...Read more

Apr 6, 2020

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Pandemic could lead to spike in alcohol and drug addiction

By Jan Jarvis A terrible triad – trauma, isolation and lack of structure – is driving more people to drink alcohol and use drugs. Unemployment, lack of health insurance and fear of the unknown are just of few of the traumas people are dealing with amid COVID-19. People are searching for ways to cope with the anxiety, depression and feelings of hopelessness, said Susan Franks, PhD, As...Read more

Apr 6, 2020

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COVID-19 will leave a permanent mark on health care

By Alex Branch The COVID-19 pandemic could cause lasting fundamental changes to the U.S. health care system, including how and where patients receive care, said an HSC Fort Worth expert in Health Behavior and Health Systems. “Unlike some countries, we have not experienced a hard reset of our healthcare system,” said Thaddeus Miller, PhD, Associate Professor in the School of Public He...Read more

Apr 6, 2020

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50 Heroes: Dr. Thomas Yorio

For more than 40 years, Thomas Yorio, PhD, has transformed the Health Science Center. An internationally known glaucoma researcher and Provost Emeritus, Dr. Yorio was instrumental in growing HSC from a medical college into a graduate university with multiple schools. He joined the institution that became HSC in 1977, just seven years after it was founded as the Texas College of Osteopathic Medi...Read more

Apr 6, 2020

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The month medical education changed…possibly forever

By Steven Bartolotta It was late February, and COVID-19 was spreading globally. But the concern about the wide-reaching impacts it could have on every segment of American society was minimal. It was around that time that Dr. Michael Oglesby of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, a sage of over 40 years of teaching, started to worry. He emailed Ryan Seals, DO, TCOM’s Senior A...Read more

Apr 3, 2020

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Wagner named Distinguished Alumna by TCU

By Jan Jarvis Teresa Wagner hoped to thank the many people who helped her throughout her life in person during a luncheon honoring her as the recipient of the Texas Christian University Distinguished Alumni award. But Covid-19 changed her plans. “I would love to list everyone here as I had intended to do at the luncheon but realize that would be too verbose,” said Wagner, DrPH, As...Read more

Apr 1, 2020