Patient Care

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HSC’s Project ECHO provides training and resources to underserved areasBy Steven Bartolotta A unique and innovative program called “Project ECHO” is allowing HSC experts to provide training, mentoring and support to physicians who practice specialty care in rural and underserved communities. The program, which started through part of the “WE HAIL” grant that HSC received in 2019, is an international and national forum for Read More »

Jun 4, 2021

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When pandemic hit, HSC and rural library joined forces to protect a communityBy Katie Shanklin From limited resources to lack of internet access, living in rural areas can be challenging. But when the coronavirus pandemic hit, HSC and one rural North Texas community’s public library teamed up to help keep residents healthy. According to the CDC, about 46 million Americans live in rural areas, experiencing long-standing systemic health and social Read More »

May 28, 2021

Hsc Helps Cowtown Runner Curt Holliday
HSC medical team assists runners of all ages during The CowtownBy Diane Smith-Pinckney Curt Holliday has a rhythm that keeps him moving long distances – run 45 seconds, walk 20 seconds. The 83-year-old Fort Worth resident has been an avid runner since he was about 48. He has participated in The Cowtown Half Marathon about nine times. But this year, as Holliday finished The Cowtown Read More »

May 25, 2021

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HSC experts explain Alzheimer’s diseaseCaregivers, grappling with medical questions about Alzheimer’s disease, may be filled with fear and confusion. Often, they turn to friends, social media or the internet for answers. Geriatric experts at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth want to bridge that information gap. Dr. Tyson Garfield, Geriatrician and Assistant Professor, tackles those questions at HSC Health’s Geriatric Clinic and in his blog, “themedicinecheck.” It helps to understand the terms. Read More »

Mar 26, 2021

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HSC team receives national award for work addressing sexual and gender minority healthcare needsBy Sally Crocker    More than 16 million people in the U.S. identify as sexual and gender minorities (SGM). The healthcare needs of these populations are different, especially in terms of reproductive health. Visiting a health provider or accessing services has never been a one-size-fits-all experience. A lot depends on how included, respected and comfortable Read More »

Oct 30, 2020

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HSC Experts: Flu vaccine is ‘essential component of prenatal care’By Kathryn Lytton and Diane Smith Traci Benson is matter-of-fact about protecting herself from the flu.  This year, there is added incentive – she is an expectant mother trying to protect her baby.  “It’s 100% important, especially with COVID happening right now,” said Benson, a referral management trainer whose due date is May 6.  Benson, who gets flu shot every year, got a vaccine earlier this fall. Health experts Read More »

Oct 26, 2020

Flu Shot
HSC experts offer advice for the upcoming flu seasonBy Kathryn Lytton The flu season is approaching and experts at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth are tackling questions about the yearly virus as communities continue to fight COVID-19.  Here is a Q&A about the seasonal flu and related topics:  Priya Bui, DO, Pediatrics When should a child begin getting a flu vaccine?   Flu shots Read More »

Oct 6, 2020

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Virtual medicine: UNT Health Science Center opens clinic at UNT DallasBy Diane Smith A physician assistant and doctor in Fort Worth are treating student patients in Dallas through a new virtual medicine program at UNT Health Science Center. As part of the program, sick students at UNT Dallas can schedule appointments and be examined by a physician assistant or a doctor in Fort Worth. Physician Read More »

Feb 18, 2020

Denise Hernandez Holds Her Daughter Abigail Celia Hernandez, 6 Months Old.
Health literacy can save your lifeBy Jan Jarvis If anyone can navigate through the complex health care system, it is Dr. Dan McCoy. A physician and President of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Dr. McCoy knows his way around a hospital. But when his 93–year-old father fell and broke his hip, Dr. McCoy was ensnared by a system that Read More »

Jan 21, 2020

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Increasing your odds of beating cancerBy Jan Jarvis FitSteps for Life at UNTHSC Learn more about how to participate in FitSteps for Life at UNT Health Science Center. Learn More Four months after undergoing surgery to remove much of his right lung, Phil Moroneso steps on a treadmill and walks at a slow, steady pace. At 74, the lung cancer Read More »

Jan 16, 2020