Patient Care

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Dr. Knebl to address Tarrant County Medical SocietyJanice Knebl, DO, will discuss "Discharge planning and care coordination for older adults: An opportunity to improve patient outcomes" during the Oct. 2 meeting of the Tarrant County Medical Society. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at the medical society, 555 Hemphill St. Reservations are not required. Dr. Knebl, will also talk about Safe Transitions Read More »

Sep 25, 2014

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Physical Therapy students help teach seniors to overcome fear of fallingWithin the same month, Winnie Raspberry lost her husband and was in a serious car accident. Now living alone, she was fearful of falling and not certain how to handle it. Then she learned about A Matter of Balance, an eight-week workshop in which Physical Therapy students from UNT Health Science Center teach seniors how Read More »

Sep 17, 2014

Knee surgery helps arthritis patient walk without painSandra Godard has battled cancer and fibromyalgia. She’s no stranger to challenging health issues. But when she started experiencing recurrent knee pain, that’s when her quality of life quickly diminished. “The pain in my knee felt like the skin was ripping from the inside, every time I put weight on it,” Godard said. She battled Read More »

Sep 16, 2014

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Dermatologist helps baby and parents rest easyJaylen Greene was a happy baby until his face broke out in a red, itchy rash. Gradually, the skin condition worsened until the 3-month-old son of Benjamin and Brandy Greene scratched his cheeks so furiously that he drew blood. The itching kept him awake at night. Even his day care teachers were concerned. "He was Read More »

Jul 14, 2014

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Taking the time to listen builds patient’s trust and loyaltyOne weekend last March, Jim Poythress experienced chest pains and clammy skin. Poythress, 76, who suffers from coronary artery disease, immediately contacted Nurse Practitioner Nancy Tierney, PhD, and sped to the emergency room. The next morning, cardiologist Abdul Keylani, MD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at UNTHSC, inserted a stent to open Poythress’ blocked artery. Read More »

Jul 11, 2014

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Steps to prevent swimmer’s ear’Swimming and the Fourth of July naturally go together. And a few simple precautions can prevent a common complaint at this time of year. "Swimmer’s ear" is an inflammation of the ear canal. When water enters the ear canal and does not properly drain, the ear canal can get irritated and infected. David Lar, MD, Read More »

Jul 3, 2014

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UNTHSCA€AsAms midwifery group helped mother have the pregnancy she wantedBarb Gilchrist’s first two children were delivered by Caesarean section, but she wanted her third birth to go differently. Her doctor declined to participate if she insisted on attempting a vaginal birth for her third child, which prompted Gilchrist to change doctors. But she found it wasn’t easy to find a physician willing to let Read More »

Jul 2, 2014

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Mobile clinic overcomes obstacles to keep kids healthyWhen the Pediatric Mobile Clinic pulled into the Northside neighborhood, Beatric Rodriguez was waiting with her 3-year-old son, Esteban, who she brought in for a checkup. “I am thankful this clinic is here because without it, I couldn’t afford to take my son to the doctor,” she said. Helena Castanoa brought her two children for Read More »

Jun 30, 2014

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Images to help mind and body triumph over cancerJeanie Griffin As chemotherapy drugs entered her body through an intravenous drip, Jeanie Griffin closed her eyes and focused on a childhood memory. Griffin, who lives in Grapevine, saw herself as a girl snuggled with her father on a backyard bench, watching trees blow as a thunderstorm rolled across the Texas sky. It was an Read More »

May 13, 2014

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Video: Recognizing the contributions of nurses and medical assistantsEvery day, our nurses and medical assistants have an impact on patients’ health and well-being. Small things that they do make a huge difference to patients and their families. As National Nurses Week draws to a close, we asked our nurses and medical assistants if there was a moment when they felt something they did Read More »

May 9, 2014