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Symposium aims to improve understanding of health informationClick flyer to enlarge Registration Closed One-third of Americans are in serious danger of misinterpreting information they need to stay healthy, according to a national study. They may be struggling to get by, or accomplished and well-educated. But they’re not well-equipped to understand health information. On the other side of the stethoscope, health care providers Read More »

May 11, 2015

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In search of a good night’s sleepWilliam Wigton suffered from recurrent headaches and had trouble breathing. His primary care physician recommended he undergo a sleep study to find out if obstructive sleep apnea was the culprit. Wigton chose the UNT Health Science Center Sleep Center for his care. Nestled at the edge of the UNTHSC campus, the Sleep Center, among a Read More »

Apr 23, 2015

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A teenager againThe 7th grade got off to a promising start for Seth Rodgers. He was in advanced classes and played the percussion drums so well that he was invited to perform with the high school band. Then the headaches started. A mysterious pressure he had felt in his forehead that summer evolved into excruciating pain. He Read More »

Apr 8, 2015

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UNTHSC team members honored for leadership and serviceWhen UNT Health Science Center President Michael Williams and JPS Health Network CEO Robert Earley decided to have their organizations join forces, they pictured a collaborative practice that would enhance the delivery of care to patients across Tarrant County. The Fort Worth Business Press recognized the efforts of Dr. Williams and Mr. Earley with its Read More »

Jan 29, 2015

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How to deal with resurgence of measles casesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week it had counted 78 cases of measles (rubeola), the majority stemming from exposure at Disneyland. In addition to California, cases were found in Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Oregon, Utah, Washington state and also Mexico. Last week, a person who had traveled to India fell ill with Read More »

Jan 28, 2015

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Physician executive Dr. Michael Hicks to lead UNTHSC’s clinical operationsDr. Michael Hicks, who co-founded one of the nation’s largest providers of perioperative medicine and pain management services, has joined UNT Health Science Center as its Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs. In his new position, Dr. Hicks will oversee all clinical operations at UNTHSC while supporting and enhancing the university’s efforts at interprofessional education. Read More »

Jan 27, 2015

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Sniffing out remedies for ‘cedar fever’If you started the new year with congestion and watery eyes, you’re not alone. Mountain cedar allergy season is in full sneeze and will get worse during the next few weeks. The affliction is often called “cedar fever” and can indeed make you sick. But don’t despair, says John Fling, MD, allergist and Pediatrics Professor Read More »

Jan 27, 2015

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When Ebola came to Dallas, UNTHSC alum was preparedAs Medical Director/Health Authority for Dallas County, Christopher Perkins, DO, MPH, has led surveillance efforts for communicable diseases ranging from measles to West Nile virus. But when the first U.S diagnosed case of Ebola virus occurred in Dallas, the UNT Health Science Center alumnus saw his job veer into uncharted territory. “It was surprising to Read More »

Jan 27, 2015

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Operating with little room for errorIn the hospital waiting room, Kayla Cameron couldn’t hold back the tears. Weeks earlier, Cameron, 22, had been critically injured in a car crash that fractured her spinal column and put her at risk of paralysis. On this day, she was to meet Douglas Dickson, MD, the orthopedic surgeon who performed an emergency spinal fusion Read More »

Jan 27, 2015

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Keeping those in addiction recovery in mind during holidaysFor some, eggnog, buttered rum and other alcohol-spiked drinks are as much a part of the holidays as presents under the tree. But what happens when there’s a family member or guest who is in addiction recovery? The holidays can be stressful for just about everyone, but they can be especially tough for people in Read More »

Dec 23, 2014