COVID-19

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Navigating through July 4th and the summer of COVID-19By Sally Crocker In light of new state guidelines issued last week, HSC public health expert Diana Cervantes offers some tips on how to conduct July 4th gatherings and other summertime activities with friends and family. The advice comes after the Texas Governor’s Office closed bars and certain others businesses and reduced indoor restaurant capacity Read More »

Jun 30, 2020

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Food insecurity concerns heighten for many as COVID-19 again surgesBy Sally Crocker New HSC faculty member Charlotte Noble, PhD, MPH, and her family moved from Florida to Fort Worth in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when little was yet known about the reach of the virus, its outcomes and how long it would last. Months later, as states like Texas and others Read More »

Jun 29, 2020

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HSC study indicates North Texas counties are experiencing ‘mini-surge’ in COVID-19 casesBy Diane Smith Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties are experiencing a “mini-surge” in COVID-19 cases, according to a new report issued by The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. “Whether we are using the data on newly reported cases or hospitalization/ER visits, we are certainly experiencing a surge,” said Rajesh Read More »

Jun 23, 2020

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TCOM alum fought COVID-19 in a Long Island hospital emergency room as New York became epicenter of the outbreakBy Diane Smith Dr. Ryan O’Neill’s fight against COVID-19 intensified this spring when more and more victims of the mysterious virus showed up at Long Island’s Huntington Hospital Northwell Health emergency room. One night during the week leading up to Easter, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine alum arrived to work and found that every Read More »

Jun 2, 2020

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TCOM students organize toy drive for survivors of human traffickingBy Steven Bartolotta Human trafficking is a $150 billion business and growing every day. When COVID-19 started spreading across the globe, survivors weren’t spared. So students from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine saw an opportunity to help. TCOM third-year student Jacob Freudenberger and members of TIME (Trafficking in Medical Education), a non-profit organization, started Read More »

May 29, 2020

Rajesh Nandy Associate Professor Biostatistics And Epidemiology
No obvious change to Texas mobility trends after lifting of restrictionsBy Alex Branch The lifting of government lockdown restrictions does not to appear to have significantly impacted community mobility trends in Texas, a promising sign that a big surge in COVID-19 cases may not be imminent, according to a University of North Texas Health Science Center analysis. People appear to continue to make pragmatic decisions Read More »

May 28, 2020

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COVID-19 poses a public health vs. public health questionBy Dr. Michael Williams and David Mansdoerfer Today, you will find public perception on how each state has responded to the COVID-19 crisis falls into two camps. There are those who want to reopen the economy, although the pace of reopening varies significantly. And there are those who think the pandemic still requires significant closures Read More »

May 28, 2020

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COVID-19 shines light on inequities impacting health in the African American communityBy Sally Crocker Even though states and cities are now reopening, the threat of COVID-19 still looms large for especially vulnerable groups across the U.S. that have been hardest hit during the pandemic. African Americans represent 13% of the country’s population, according to U.S. Census data, yet these communities account for more than half of Read More »

May 21, 2020

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Volunteers, HSC deliver more than 7,000 masks to Tarrant-area organizationsBy Diane Smith   A project organized to help fight COVID-19 produced more than 7,000 protective masks that were delivered to Fort Worth’s most vulnerable communities. “They saw there was a need and they filled a need,” said Fort Worth businessman Jim Rosenthal, who coordinated a plan in early April that linked Tex-Air Filters with Read More »

May 20, 2020

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HSC alumna left family to work at the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreakBy Jan Jarvis Ashley Twining’s first assignment as a physician assistant working in the epicenter of the pandemic was unnerving. “I was there to take the place of another PA who passed away from COVID-19 only one week earlier,” she said. That grim reality did not stop the 2012 UNT Health Science Center graduate from Read More »

May 18, 2020