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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 12, 2015

Student pharmacists sharpen patient-communication skills

Your pharmacist isn't much of a pill-counter anymore. Chances are good that a technician does that while your pharmacist educates patients about their health and helps them learn how best to integrate medication into their total treatment plan. "When you...

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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...

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| February 5, 2015

UNTHSC Missing Persons Lab helps ID fourth person from Florida boys school

The Missing Persons Lab at UNT Health Science Center used DNA analysis to help identify a fourth young person buried years ago in an unmarked grave at a Florida reform school. The most recent identification was of Sam Morgan, who...

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| February 5, 2015

Web portal to help diversify biomedical workforce

A web portal that will play a key role in helping students pursue and excel at biomedical and behavioral science careers is being developed at UNT Health Science Center. The project is one part of a five-year effort to address...

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| February 4, 2015

UNTHSC to host annual state advisors meeting

UNT Health Science Center President Michael Williams will deliver the keynote address Friday at the 46th annual Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions meeting in Fort Worth. The meeting, held Feb. 5 through Feb. 7, will bring together...