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UNT Health physicians are Super Doctors! Just ask Texas MonthlyEleven UNT Health physicians have been selected as “Texas Super Doctors 2012” in the December issue of Texas Monthly magazine. Those named, and their respective specialty, are: Paul Bowman, Pediatrics Joseph Burkett, Psychiatry Kathleen Crowley, OB-GYN Gary Etter, Psychiatry John Fling, Allergy & Immunology Janice Knebl, Geriatrics David Lichtman, Orthopaedics Arvind Nana, Orthopaedics Alan Podawiltz, Read More »

Dec 11, 2012

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Destress and put technology down this holidayHoliday stress just seems to be part of the season as we juggle shopping, family expectations, big celebration plans and decorating. All that stress can take a physical toll on us as chemicals in the brain– specifically cortisol– are released during stressful times. However, if you add in the expectation that we should always be Read More »

Dec 10, 2012

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Dr. Scott Walters gives holiday drinking safety tips on WBAPScott Walters, PhD Stick with clear alcohols. Eat something before or during drinking. Stick to one drink per hour. Since alcohol consumption peaks during the holiday, Scott Walters, PhD, School of Public Health Professor, offered these and other tips during an interview on drinking safety with Brian Estridge on WBAP radio this morning. Listen to Read More »

Dec 10, 2012

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Andy Axsom talks about his marathon training on WFAA and KLIFAndy Axsom, Director – Student Development, and Heinz Schwarzkopf, TCOM ’16, are training to run the Dallas Marathon this Sunday. WFAA Channel 8 and KLIF recently reported on their training and Axsom’s journey from weighing 385 in 2010 to being fit enough to run 26.2 miles.  At UNTHSC, Axsom helps students succeed through new student Read More »

Dec 6, 2012

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12 safe holiday drinking tipsThinking of enjoying an extra brew or two to celebrate this holiday season?  According to School of Public Health professor and noted alcohol researcher Dr. Scott Walters, the holidays ring in a number of sobering statistics on imbibing in excess. More young people die from alcohol poisoning in December than any other month, when holiday Read More »

Dec 5, 2012

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Doctors, nurses, pharmacists and clergy learn together in ER simulationClassroom lectures gave way to hands-on practice Nov. 30 as student doctors and nurses, clergy and pharmacists worked shoulder-to-shoulder in the UNTHSC Patient Simulation Lab to "save" a robotic manikin in cardiac arrest. It was the first collaborative, interprofessional event for students from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and TCU’s Harris College of Nursing Read More »

Dec 4, 2012

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Wash up! It’s handwashing weekIt is that time of year again. It seems everyone around you is sick, sneezing or coughing. What is a great way to avoid getting sick yourself? It is no coincidence that December 2-8 is National Hand Washing Week. Why is hand washing so important? Eighty percent of all infectious diseases are transmitted by touch. Read More »

Dec 4, 2012

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UNT Health Sports Medicine: Keeping athletes in the gameUNT Health’s Daniel Clearfield, DO (’07), and Alan Stockard, DO (’76), volunteer as team physicians to help ensure student athletes stay in the game … safely. A role they agree is growing even more important not only for athletes, but for everyone who risks injury. "We know exercise improves health and helps prevent certain disease," Read More »

Dec 3, 2012

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UNTHSC amps up its sustainabilityThe UNT Health Science Center campus is merry and bright with 17,700 tiny white LED lights adorning 21 trees. The campus’ holiday lights, decking the trees along Camp Bowie Boulevard and Montgomery Street, are new this year, said Electrical Foreman Fred McHugh. "We want UNTHSC to be a beacon of light for our community," he Read More »

Nov 30, 2012

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Chopper lands on campus to demonstrate emergency transportFuture health care providers got an up-close look Wednesday at how collaboration saves lives in emergencies. A medevac crew landed on the UNT Health Science Center campus to demonstrate their helicopter’s set-up and talk with students about teamwork. “The amount of equipment is amazing,” said TCOM second-year student Kimberly Lacson. “It’s great to see how Read More »

Nov 28, 2012