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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

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Pharmacists provide patient value in team-based careBy Jan Jarvis  With inhaler in hand, Dr. Cheng Yuet went over every detail to make sure the patient understood how the drug would control their COPD symptoms.  “Use it every day, whether you feel like you need it or not,” she urged. Dr. Yuet is proving what a difference it makes when pharmacists are Read More »

Oct 8, 2019

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October proclaimed Health Literacy MonthBy Jan Jarvis  Nine out of 10 Americans may lack the knowledge and skills needed to manage their health and prevent disease.  To focus attention on this issue, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price has proclaimed October as Health Literacy Month. SaferCare Texas and the DFW Hospital Council Health Literacy Collaborative are joining in the effort Read More »

Oct 1, 2019

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Vaping advice for parentsBy Sally Crocker The time is now for parents to have a heart-to-heart conversation with their kids about the danger of vaping, says a UNT Health Science Center researcher with experience in this area. “For parents who know their kids are vaping, or who might not be sure if their kids do, it’s critical to Read More »

Sep 26, 2019