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Plan to end new HIV infections nationwide includes focus on Tarrant CountyBy Diane Smith One day soon, public buses and billboards across Fort Worth and Tarrant County could read: “Did you get your PrEP?” It’s a public health message intended to get more people who are diagnosed with HIV on life-saving medicine while breaking down social barriers and stigma. Texas’ major urban counties have drawn national Read More »

Nov 8, 2019

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TESSA program receives funding to expand domestic violence support servicesBy Sally Crocker   Across the U.S. and at home in North Texas, the rates of domestic violence and abuse are as steady as the beat of a heart, the tick of a clock.   Every minute across the country, approximately 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner.   Nearly three out of four Americans, in Read More »

Nov 7, 2019

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Sparkyard web platform for entrepreneurs and small businesses launchesBy Alex Branch UNT Health Science Center President Dr. Michael R. Williams today announced the creation of Sparkyard, an innovative new web platform powered by SourceLink®, that connects expert service providers to Fort Worth’s fast-growing business community. Sparkyard, a free one-stop, collaborative platform to help new and existing Fort Worth companies accelerate their growth, will Read More »

Nov 4, 2019

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Lance Leggitt offers inside look at federal policy makingBy Diane Smith  The costs of medical care, prescription drugs and the toll of an opioid epidemic on the nation were among topics addressed during a recent discussion on how federal healthcare policy moves from ideas to guidelines.  Lance Leggitt, former chief of staff to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, recently left his Read More »

Oct 23, 2019

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Five years providing fresh food for the hungryBy Diane Smith  Purple eggplants, dark-green jalapenos and fragrant English mint peek from an urban garden visible to those who walk along West 7th Street near the UNT Health Science campus.  The vegetables and herbs are part of the fall harvest for the UNTHSC Community Garden,  which is celebrating its five-year anniversary.  The garden serves Read More »

Oct 23, 2019

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Sally Crocker wins national award for magazine article on domestic violenceBy Kerry Gunnels Sally Crocker, Communications Manager in UNTHSC’s School of Public Health, is a top winner in the national Ragan Communications Health Care PR and Marketing Awards. Crocker, who has worked in the School of Public Health for 10 years, won first prize in the article category of the national awards program sponsored by Read More »

Oct 18, 2019

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FitWorth, UNTHSC strengthen partnership to make Fort Worth healthierBy Alex Branch UNT Health Science Center and FitWorth have collaborated to help people in Fort Worth live healthier lives since 2012. Now the two organizations have strengthened their partnership to make an even bigger impact on the health of the community. FitWorth, which was previously governed by a nonprofit entity, is now an official Read More »

Oct 16, 2019

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Fort Worth paramedics practice procedures at UNTHSC Anatomy LabBy Jan Jarvis Ever so gently, Levi Hejl slipped a metal laryngoscope down the patient’s throat. “Tip of the tongue, middle of the tongue, base of the tongue,” he said. “Centimeter by centimeter.” The paramedics gathered around the patient watched closely as Hejl, Clinical Practice Coordinator for the Office of the Medical Director, demonstrated the Read More »

Oct 15, 2019

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‘The perfect time to think big’By Alex Branch Rachel Miller’s transformation from physician assistant to CEO of her own Forth Worth startup company began as most entrepreneurial ideas do — she saw a problem to fix. Become an HSC Insider! Want to know more about our cutting-edge research, interprofessional education and health care offerings? On an Insider Tour you can: Read More »

Oct 14, 2019

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Teaching performing artists practices that will keep them safe and healthyBy Jan Jarvis A clarinet player in a high school marching band might not think twice about how long hours of practicing damages his body. But a collaboration of educators working to improve the health of performing artists does. The Texas Center for Performing Arts Health, which includes faculty from the University of North Texas Read More »

Oct 11, 2019