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| June 18, 2015

An anniversary of service

When Cesar Ramirez came down with a case of strep throat, his mother grappled with the decision of where to seek medical treatment. Cesar, 13, is among the 75,000 Tarrant County children whose families don’t have medical insurance. His school...

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  • Education
| June 12, 2015

Kinder, gentler approach helps kids lose weight

Suppose your child’s doctor said, “Kaylie is obese and she’s going to get diabetes if you don’t stop feeding her junk and letting her play computer games all day.” Suppose instead, you and the doctor had this conversation: “What do...

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  • Community
| June 12, 2015

What’s new? The UNTHSC.edu website!

Welcome! You’re reading this story on a redesigned and updated website, one designed specifically to make your online experience with UNT Health Science Center easier and more enjoyable. One of the first things you’ll notice about the site is its...

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  • Community
| June 10, 2015

Donation ensures homeless people receive free health checks

A $5,000 donation by UNT Health Science Center Foundation will help more homeless people at the Presbyterian Night Shelter receive free health screenings. The money, raised through the UNTHSC Internal Giving Campaign, will support health checks performed regularly by Texas College of...

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  • Community
| June 4, 2015

UNTHSC teams with city to attack West Nile virus

For the third summer, the city of Fort Worth and UNT Health Science Center will work together on West Nile virus (WNV) surveillance and prevention efforts. Joon-Hak Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, and a team of...

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  • Education
| June 3, 2015

Addressing the obesity epidemic at Texas Conference on Health Disparities

Follow the conversation on Twitter: #UNTHSCSolveObesity Nearly 70 percent of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. The statistics are even more alarming among some racial and ethnic groups. Nearly 80 percent of Hispanics and 77 percent of...

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  • Education
| June 2, 2015

Founders Medal honors a life of listening, teaching and leading

Founders' Medal The highest honor given by the UNT Health Science Center First presented in 1978 Honors deserving individuals in recognition of significant contributions to health care and/or osteopathic medical education Named for the founders of the Texas College of...

  • Education
| May 29, 2015

Physician assistants are on the frontline of primary care

At HealthFirst Northwest Clinic, Shelbie Reed navigates the busy hallways, stepping in and out of examination rooms filled by patients with ailments ranging from sinus infections to diabetes. In her crisp white coat, she could be mistaken for a physician,...

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  • Research
| May 28, 2015

Research seeks way to block euphoria associated with cocaine use

Research underway at UNT Health Science Center could lead to a medication to treat cocaine addiction. Cocaine is a highly addictive drug, and about 80 percent of cocaine abusers relapse six months after leaving a rehabilitation facility.  A medication that...

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  • Education
| May 27, 2015

Photos: 2015 Commencement

See more photos from Commencement 676 new graduates are ready to create solutions for a healthier community. Share the joy of our grads, and here are the numbers: Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine: 222 Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences: 216...