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Experts predict intense year for the fluWhen Ebola was diagnosed in Dallas, it set off a tidal wave of fear that left health officials scrambling to stave off a communitywide crisis. It ended with three confirmed cases, including one death. A less exotic, but no less serious, health risk is now upon us. The flu season has barely started, and already Read More »

Dec 17, 2014

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Helping seniors reduce the risk of fallingFrom the moment he got out of bed in the morning, Wayne Yancy feared he would lose his balance and hit the floor. “There were times when I would just be walking along and fall down,” said the 67-year-old retiree, who had suffered several injuries from falls. Only when he was hospitalized for complications from Read More »

Dec 16, 2014

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Health care with a human touchBorn with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, Sasha is nonverbal and non-ambulatory, requiring a wheelchair. She takes her meals by feeding tube. Her parents, Pete and Michele, make sure she has good quality of life. They take her out of the house frequently for a change of surroundings. Sasha, now 30, has been invited to and Read More »

Dec 10, 2014

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D’Agostino participates in national Ebola webinarDarrin D’Agostino, DO, Chair of Internal Medicine, participated Thursday in a national webinar focused on how health care organizations can better prepare to identify and prevent infections like the Ebola virus. Dr. D’Agostino, one of four panelists, said the first Ebola infections in the United States demonstrated the need to better identify successful pathways to Read More »

Nov 21, 2014

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UNTHSC physicians recognized as Super Doctors by Texas MonthlyFourteen UNT Health Science Center physicians have been selected as "Texas Super Doctors 2014" in the December issue of Texas Monthly magazine. Those named, and their respective specialty, are: W. Paul Bowman, Pediatrics Kathleen Crowley, OB-GYN Hedieh Davanloo, Internal Medicine Gary Etter, Psychiatry John Fling, Allergy & Immunology Janice Knebl, Geriatrics Alvin Mathe, Internal Medicine Read More »

Nov 20, 2014

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Calming Ebola fears with factsAs paranoia about Ebola has grown, North Texans needed a medical expert they could depend on for accurate and useful information about the deadly virus. They found one in Dr. Darrin D’Agostino. The Chair of Internal Medicine at UNT Health Science Center became a fixture on North Texas news outlets – including multiple appearances on Read More »

Nov 7, 2014

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Bone & Joint Institute welcomes three female orthopedic physiciansUNT Health Science Center’s Bone & Joint Institute has announced the arrival of three female orthopedic physicians: Sarah Kennedy, DO, sports medicine physician; Lena Levine, DPM, podiatrist; and Di Lin Parks, MD, elbow and shoulder surgeon. The announcement is significant because women comprise only 5 percent of practicing orthopedic surgeons in the U.S., according to Read More »

Nov 4, 2014

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Combined efforts get patient back on her feetIf the natural stress and anxiety that comes with having a baby weren’t enough, Katy Kemp soon discovered she couldn’t move her right knee, requiring the use of a walker to get around. She was diagnosed with post-partum femoral neuropathy, a condition created by prolonged pressure on a nerve in the knee during delivery. But Read More »

Oct 29, 2014

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New treatment can help ragweed sufferersIn North Texas, a sure sign of autumn is sneezing. Cooler temperatures are welcome, but they coincide with the height of ragweed season. Each ragweed plant can release more than a billion pollen particles, creating misery for those who are allergic. But there’s good news, says John Fling, MD, an allergist with UNT Health Science Read More »

Oct 8, 2014

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Psychologist incorporates yoga into psychotherapy sessionsWhen you think of a psychologist’s office, what do you envision? A couch? Book-lined walls? A box of tissues? How about a yoga mat? If it’s the office of UNT Health Science Center’s Mandy Jordan, PhD, that’s exactly what you’ll find. Dr. Jordan’s psychotherapy sessions incorporate yoga and the mind-body connection. “Research indicates that trauma, Read More »

Sep 30, 2014