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| June 14, 2019

Trisha Yearwood to headline Legends Concert

By Kerry Gunnels Grammy award-winning singer, actress, author and chef Trisha Yearwood will be the featured artist for this year’s Legends Concert Series, UNT Health Science Center’s signature fundraising event. The benefit, presented by Chase and J.P. Morgan, will take...

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| June 6, 2019

FitSteps for Life offers health rewards for cancer patients

By Jan Jarvis FitSteps for Life at UNTHSC Learn more about how to participate in FitSteps for Life at UNT Health Science Center. Learn More Before she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Candice Stinnett had never been to...

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| May 28, 2019

Culinary Medicine students keep momentum going

By Betsy Friauf   For several years, the Culinary Medicine course has fed students’ passion to help patients eat healthier. Now, it also stokes their enthusiasm for interprofessional collaboration that extends beyond the classroom and into summer. The TCOM elective...

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| May 23, 2019

Clearing the air about vaping

By Sally Crocker  A Fort Worth mother of two discovered some unusual items while unpacking her family’s suitcases on vacation. Turns out, she had found her 15-year-old son’s JUUL pods. He had been secretly vaping, joining the tens of thousands...

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| May 22, 2019

Limits on screen time

By Jan Jarvis They have been dubbed digital natives, and they are the first generation to cut their teeth on technology. Theirs is a world of tablets and texting; blogs, videos and all things digital. “These are the kids who...

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| May 20, 2019

UNTHSC’s second Little Free Library opens a new chapter

By Cari Hyden Looking for a good book to read? Have you just finished a riveting volume that you’d like to share with others? UNTHSC just opened its second Little Free Library. It’s in the Lewis Library lobby, near the Java...

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| May 15, 2019

Cycling to work is healthier — but is it also faster?

By Alex Branch   Would a bicycle get you to work faster? Maybe you’ve pondered that question in your car during a slow, congested morning commute. Two UNT Health Science Center College of Pharmacy professors will answer the question —...

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| May 14, 2019

‘Missing in North Texas’ event helps families find closure

By Alex Branch  Gene and Helga Lukacsy will never forget the worry and sleepless nights after their son went missing in October 2016.   Anthony Lukacsy, 46, faced his share of life struggles and was homeless. But he always periodically checked...

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| May 2, 2019

U.S. opioid crisis sparks campus, community conversations

By Sally Crocker  Every day, more than 130 Americans die and more than 1,000 people are treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments for misuse of opioids like heroin, fentanyl, Oxycontin and other prescription pain relievers.      “Arguably, the opioid epidemic is...

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| April 25, 2019

Helping enhance families’ health awareness at African American Health Expo

By Rebecca Najera and Betsy Friauf UNTHSC’s mission to create healthier communities means we’re here to help families improve their health awareness. One way we do this every year is providing health screenings, such as blood pressure checks, and other services,...