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A healthy start to the school yearBy Eric Parker   Life is hectic for parents in demanding, low-wage jobs. Peace of mind depends on easily accessible, free health services like those provided by the UNT Health Science Center at Thursday’s Back to School Roundup. One such parent is Erica Salinas. Her son, 8-year-old Luis, will start school with confidence that he Read More »

Aug 10, 2018

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Sending kids back to school healthyBy Betsy Friauf   This month, hundreds of thousands of Tarrant County children head back to school. And UNT Health Science Center volunteers are pitching in to help make sure they have the necessary health screenings and school supplies. For children whose families lack resources, UNTHSC is assisting with school supplies, eyeglasses, sports physicals, immunizations, Read More »

Aug 8, 2018

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Higher purposeBy Jeff Carlton   Frank Newton, 55, an Army veteran with faded military tattoos to prove it, says he knows that living on the streets is unsafe and unhealthy. That’s why the former backhoe operator from outside San Antonio recently found his way to St. Patrick Cathedral in downtown Fort Worth, lining up with other Read More »

Jul 25, 2018

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Battling the rising rates of suicideBy Sally Crocker The recent high-profile suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have brought wide attention to a serious and growing public health concern in the U.S. New CDC data reports that suicide rates have increased by 30 percent since 1999, and a UNT Health Science Center alumnus points out Read More »

Jun 28, 2018

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For high school program, the goal is inspirationBy Eric Parker   “I really want to be a pediatrician!” said 14-year-old Albert. He’d just finished listening via stethoscope to a heartbeat. Not just one heartbeat, but an array of normal and abnormal ones, including a malfunctioning valve. It was a moment among many as 100 ninth-graders visited labs and classrooms at UNT Health Read More »

Jun 28, 2018

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Dwight Yoakam to headline 2018 Legends Concert eventBy Kerry Gunnels The Legends Concert Series, UNT Health Science Center’s signature fundraising event, will feature country music star Dwight Yoakam at its sixth anniversary presentation. The benefit, presented by Chase and J.P. Morgan, will take place November 5 at Fort Worth’s famous Bass Performance Hall. The curtain will rise at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on Read More »

Jun 25, 2018

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A better cold-case databaseBy Jeff Carlton   A UNT Health Science Center team has upgraded and enhanced a national database for cold cases involving missing people and unidentified remains to offer more powerful investigative tools for criminal justice agencies and families searching for their loved ones. Called NamUs 2.0, the improved website: allows users access to all cases Read More »

Jun 13, 2018

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Expect more diseases from ticks, mosquitoes and fleasBy Jan Jarvis   Get out the bug repellant and protective clothing. It could be a rough summer. Rickettsiosis, murine typhus and relapsing fever are just a few of the insect-borne diseases that could make area residents sick this summer. Already the Tick-Borne Disease Research Laboratory at UNT Health Science Center is braced for a Read More »

May 22, 2018

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Public health team tackles infant mortality problemBy Sally Crocker   College student Tassanee Harris isn’t planning to start a family anytime soon, but she’s taking steps now to help ensure that when she’s ready, she can be at her healthiest and give her future children the best start possible. Harris, a junior at Paul Quinn College in Dallas, is an advisory Read More »

May 18, 2018

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Student devotes spare time to ensuring kids are safe in carsBy Sally Crocker   UNTHSC public health student Elizabeth Velarde – a busy mom juggling graduate school, a job and community volunteer work – understands the challenges that parents face when time is at a premium and it’s important to get things right. Before coming to UNT Health Science Center to pursue her MPH in Read More »

May 3, 2018