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Not just counting pillsBy Diane Smith Virginia Lee doesn’t want to get the flu. The 79-year-old Benbrook resident recently arrived at her neighborhood pharmacy looking for a flu shot. “I’m over 65,” Lee said. “I’m also almost 80. It’s prevention.” Lee was among dozens of senior citizens who took part in flu clinics offered in October at the Read More »

Nov 15, 2019

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‘Circle of life’ reunites UNTHSC physician assistant student with her delivery doctorBy Diane Smith  Lindsey Graff was delivered into the world 24 years ago after her mother experienced a high-risk pregnancy that included strict bedrest.  Marco Uribe, MD, an obstetrician in Austin, made sure Lindsey Graff’s birth was successful.  “He was determined to ensure Lindsey would make it into the world,” said Tracey Graff, Lindsey’s mother.  Read More »

Nov 12, 2019

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Wagner sees progress in her drive to promote health literacyBy Jan Jarvis As a registered dietician, Teresa Wagner, DrPH, RD/LD, was frustrated by how often adults failed to follow instructions regarding their health. “It never occurred to me that there were barriers that made it hard for them to understand,” said Dr. Wagner, Assistant Professor in the School of Health Professions. A decade later, Read More »

Oct 28, 2019

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National Research Mentoring Network helps young researchers meet their goalsBy Jan Jarvis  Doctoral student Amanda Roberts knew where she wanted to go with her career, but she was uncertain how to get there. “I hoped to get to the right people, but I didn’t know the ins and outs of the National Institutes of Health, and cold-calling didn’t seem to be the way to Read More »

Oct 24, 2019

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UNTHSC launches podcast focused on Innovation in Fort WorthBy Alex Branch Want to hear an inspiring story of innovation in Fort Worth? Meet Cam Sadler. He was a Dunbar High School teacher who cashed in his retirement savings one summer and launched his own start-up company. A few months later, he was in Silicon Valley, the first Fort Worth start-up founder accepted into Read More »

Oct 15, 2019

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Reducing infant mortality rates at the heart of new grantBy Steven Bartolotta It was the summer of 1994, Amy Raines-Milenkov, DrPh, was a student at the University of Texas starting her year-long internship in social work and the AIDS epidemic was rampant across the nation. Over that next year, she worked with minority women and children with HIV, but there weren’t many happy endings. Read More »

Oct 11, 2019

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From Green Belt to public health, it’s all people-drivenBy Sally Crocker What do public health, health care, academics and a Six Sigma Green Belt have in common? They all share synergies for learning, progress, quality improvement and collaboration, says Arthur M. Mora, PhD, new UNTHSC School of Public Health Chair of Health Behavior and Health Systems. Dr. Mora, who joined UNT Health Science Read More »

Oct 11, 2019

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New collaborative grant to help reduce risk of medication errorsBy Steven Bartolotta A collaborative effort has been launched by several health care organizations to help address the nation’s burgeoning crisis of preventable medication-related harm. Each year, the nation’s hospitals record more than 700,000 emergency room visits and 100,000 hospitalizations because of the unsafe use of medications. The problem is particularly acute among patients 65 Read More »

Oct 8, 2019

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TCOM grads from the same hometown team up as chief residentsBy Steven Bartolotta and Jennifer Hetro In life, your path is meant to cross with some certain people. Allyson Matthys, DO, and Vikaash Persad, DO, 2017 Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine graduates, are two of those people. Matthys grew up in small-town Texas, one of four daughters to a pair of educators and a descendent Read More »

Oct 4, 2019

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Patient, pupil and protégéBy Alex Branch Chelsee Greer was 13 when Dr. W. Paul Bowman sat in her hospital room and gently explained how he would try to cure her cancer. Five hours from their Odessa home, Greer and her mother, Lindee, traveled to Fort Worth after Greer’s hometown pediatrician suspected her fatigue, low-grade fever and night sweats Read More »

Oct 2, 2019