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Asthma 411 expands across Tarrant CountyBy Jan Jarvis “Squeezing,” shouted Kim Nguyen as she hugged herself as tightly as possible and encouraged the roomful of second-graders to do the same. “That’s what your airways are doing during an asthma attack,” said Nguyen, Project Coordinator for SaferCare Texas, a department of UNT Health Science Center dedicated to improving the quality and Read More »

Dec 16, 2019

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Trial to determine if warm leg baths can reduce high blood pressureBy Jan Jarvis Elizabeth Temples, 77, sinks her legs into a tub of soothing warm water and settles in to relax with a good book. But it’s not a spa day. Temples is participating in a study investigating if a warm leg bath can lower blood pressure in older women with hypertension. “I don’t get Read More »

Dec 11, 2019

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Medical student inspired by Camp Cardiac now guiding teens: ‘It feels very meant to be’By Diane Smith In 2014, Rupali Gautam posed for a photo in front of the University of North Texas Health Science Center sign that overlooks Camp Bowie Boulevard – it’s an image that in retrospect predicted the medical student’s future. “It feels very meant to be,” said Gautam of the picture that now hangs in Read More »

Dec 11, 2019

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UNTHSC hosts panel discussion on e-cigarettes, vapingBy Diane Smith Health experts, lawmakers and community leaders recently gathered at the UNT Health Science Center to discuss how to prevent vaping-related deaths and limit teen access to e-cigarettes – a public discussion that came two months after Texas reported its first vaping-illness death. “This is a full blown public health crisis,” said U.S. Read More »

Dec 10, 2019

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43 years later and it’s just the beginningBy Sally Crocker Forty-three years ago, a young girl left Alabama for Fort Worth, anxious to meet up with her Texas cousins to find a meaningful career and a new place to call home. Ywanda Carter’s mother believed that an education was good to have, as long as a girl backed it up with useful Read More »

Dec 9, 2019

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Pediatric Mobile Clinic continues to bridge barriers to healthcareBy Steven Bartolotta It was a frigid morning in the parking lot of W.J. Turner Elementary School when a mother went knocking on a door of an RV parked at the school. She was looking for help for her 6-year-old son, who has been battling a nasty strain of strep throat. And she found it Read More »

Dec 9, 2019

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An Osteopathic physician, a president, an OMT expert and a momBy Steven Bartolotta It began on a Tuesday with a flight from DFW to Columbus, Ohio. A 90-minute drive to Athens, Ohio, and a day spent discussing research at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, then back to Columbus the next day, a flight to Washington, D.C., that night, meetings with members of Read More »

Dec 3, 2019

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Pharmacy students bring cultures together with diversity fairBy Diane Smith Samantha Watson and Judith Ihezie are usually studying to become pharmacists, but a recent class assignment allowed them to tap their ambassador skills. During a diversity fair hosted by students from the UNT System College of Pharmacy, Watson and Ihezie displayed facts about Nigeria – where they share family roots. Their booth Read More »

Nov 26, 2019

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‘We are all in this together’By Sally Crocker It’s early morning when a fleet of vans rolls out from Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH), ready to immunize children and keep them safe from the dangerous, sometimes deadly effects of infectious diseases like measles, polio, chickenpox and others. Across town, the UNT Health Science Center Pediatric Mobile Clinic hits the streets Read More »

Nov 25, 2019

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Fort Worth must recapture its entrepreneurial spiritBy Alex Branch Fort Worth must transform itself into a city with an entrepreneurial mindset — how it thinks and operates — to create jobs, increase wealth and solve complex problems in what is now the nation’s 13th-largest city, UNTHSC President Dr. Michael Williams told an audience of Fort Worth entrepreneurs Tuesday. “Entrepreneurship is not Read More »

Nov 20, 2019