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| February 26, 2015

Running his way to good health

For years, Seth Willmoth was a fast food junkie who super-sized sodas and dined daily on burgers. At restaurant buffets, he would fill his plate and then go back for more, again and again. On any given day, the 28-year-old...

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| February 25, 2015

Looking out for you at the finish line

When runners in this weekend's Cowtown Marathon races cross the finish line, they'll find a medical team from UNT Health Science Center watching out for their welfare. "Many runners are ‘hurting' when they finish the run, whatever the run. Our...

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| February 24, 2015

Icy weather cancels helicopter fly-in

The CareFlite helicopter fly-in scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 25, at UNT Health Science Center has been canceled because of inclement weather. The chopper fly-in is an annual opportunity for students to get up close with airborne emergency transport. Texas College...

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| February 20, 2015

Health screenings available at Cowtown Expo

The Cowtown Marathon Health & Fitness Expo, sponsored by UNT Health Science Center, will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 and 28, and will feature free health screenings. The Expo will be located at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3400...

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| February 18, 2015

A patient’s best friend

Katie, a 9-year-old rescued Golden Retriever, can do math by pawing out the answers, bow her head to pray and catch a bone off her nose. But her greatest gift may be in nurturing others, from sick children to elderly...

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| February 16, 2015

A bird? A plane? No, it’s CareFlite swooping in

From CareFlite.org When a CareFlite helicopter lands at UNT Health Science Center on Feb. 25, it's not an emergency but an informal training session. The chopper fly-in is an annual opportunity for students to get up close with airborne emergency...

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| February 13, 2015

New study carrels enhance learning at Lewis Library

Backpack, textbooks, phone, laptop, headphones, coffee, water bottle, snacks: study-time necessities. Space for all that? Not a problem in the Lewis Library's spacious yet private study carrels. They're drawing raves since their mid-January installation. "I love it. It's like a...

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| February 11, 2015

JPS earns Texas Hospital Association award for quality

Alan Podawiltz, Brenda Gomez and Wayne Young JPS Health Network (JPS) has won the Texas Hospital Association's 2014 Bill Aston Award for Quality. The statewide award recognizes Trinity Springs Pavilion's successful campaign to lower the psychiatric hospital's readmission rate, which...

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| February 9, 2015

A lifeline for traumatized children

Dr. Vicki Nejtek’s research helps improve programs aimed at helping children exposed to violence, crime, abuse or psychological trauma. "I'm 9 years old and I live in a shelter," says a girl named Victoria. "I don't tell kids at school...

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| February 6, 2015

Williams says health caregivers must put patient needs first

UNT Health Science Center President Michael R. Williams has a vision for caregivers of the future. They are active listeners with high emotional intelligence. They are leaders, work well on a team and understand their value. They know how to...