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| July 23, 2014

Yorio makes career of balancing research and administrative roles

For nearly four decades, Thomas Yorio, PhD, has balanced a passion for eye research with a strong commitment to helping guide UNT Health Science Center's growth. This week, Dr. Yorio, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, will see...

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| July 22, 2014

Research seeks to prevent vision loss in infants with congenital glaucoma

Without treatment, congenital glaucoma can lead to vision loss, often before a baby ever takes his first steps. Unraveling how this eye disease occurs is the goal of Colleen McDowell, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Immunology. A...

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| July 21, 2014

Tips to reduce the risk of sunburn

Deep in the heart of a Texas summer, it doesn't take long for sunburns to occur. Here are some tips to help protect you and your family from too much sun. A minor sunburn is a first-degree burn that turns...

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| July 18, 2014

Students create a summer camp where teens map career paths

Medical school can seem like a daunting challenge to teens trying to sort out what to do after high school. But UNT Health Science Center helps them get to the heart of the matter with Camp Cardiac.This summer, 22 students...

Kurz  Richard New
  • Education
| July 17, 2014

And how did you spend YOUR summer?

Recent public health graduates and students from across the state are spending their summer helping Texas public health departments prepare for national accreditation.Joining with representatives from the UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health are participants from Texas A&M...

Sterling David July
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| July 17, 2014

High school students experience real-world learning

High school students experience real-world learningFreshman high school students from the Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences earned white coats recently in a ceremony culminating their week-long learning experience on the UNT Health Science Center campus.TABS students can earn dual credit...

Maribel and Monica Martinez
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| July 16, 2014

Healthy diet to the rescue

Maribel Martinez and her daughter Monica, 9, knew they needed to change their eating habits to prevent Monica from becoming obese, a condition that affects 32 percent of Tarrant County children aged 2 to 14. Monica's meals often included fatty...

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  • Patient Care
| July 14, 2014

Dermatologist helps baby and parents rest easy

Jaylen Greene was a happy baby until his face broke out in a red, itchy rash. Gradually, the skin condition worsened until the 3-month-old son of Benjamin and Brandy Greene scratched his cheeks so furiously that he drew blood. The...

Jim Pythress with care team
  • Patient Care
| July 11, 2014

Taking the time to listen builds patient’s trust and loyalty

One weekend last March, Jim Poythress experienced chest pains and clammy skin. Poythress, 76, who suffers from coronary artery disease, immediately contacted Nurse Practitioner Nancy Tierney, PhD, and sped to the emergency room. The next morning, cardiologist Abdul Keylani, MD,...

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| July 10, 2014

Cruisin to for a cure to prostate cancer

Much has changed since the nonprofit Cowtown Cruisin' for a Cure was founded in 2002 by prostate cancer survivor Chris Goetz to raise awareness of the disease in Tarrant County. The annual car show, fundraiser and cancer-screening event has grown...