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Expect more diseases from ticks, mosquitoes and fleas

By 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 problem

By 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 cars

By 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

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UNTHSC honors Mayor Price as public health champion

By Sally Crocker   Mayor Betsy Price has been a tireless advocate for improving the health and well-being of Fort Worth residents, from backing the Blue Zones and FitWorth initiatives for a healthier community, to supporting a Smoke-Free Fort Worth and leading the charge for safe neighborhoods, bike sharing, safe roads, physical activity, children’s literacy Read More »

May 2, 2018

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Students offer expertise, compassion in screenings for hepatitis

By Alex Branch   A group of UNT Health Science Center students is putting its interest in infectious diseases to work in charity clinics and among high-risk populations in North Texas. Members of the Infectious Disease Interest Group student organization have tested at least 150 people for hepatitis B and C at a half dozen Read More »

Apr 25, 2018

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Information fair, panel discussion to highlight Autism Awareness Day

By Alex Branch UNT Health Science Center will celebrate World Autism Awareness Day on Monday by hosting a comprehensive information fair for people impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Representatives from Fort Worth ISD, My Health My Resources (MHMR) of Tarrant County, Autism Speaks, Easterseals North Texas and other agencies will help UNTHSC provide information Read More »

Mar 29, 2018

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United Way of Tarrant County selects UNTHSC for community assessment

United Way of Tarrant County today announced the selection of the UNT Health Science Center to conduct a comprehensive community needs assessment to uncover the most pressing social issues affecting the health and prosperity of the Tarrant County population. The results of the assessment, which will include in-depth, one-on-one interviews and focus groups with local Read More »

Mar 8, 2018

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Honoring a lawmaker who helps move UNTHSC forward

By Jeff Carlton UNT Health Science Center has awarded Charlie Geren its Vision Award, UNTHSC’s highest recognition of service for the state representative’s decades-long support of the university’s growth and progress. “Time after time, Charlie Geren has stepped forward to help move our institution forward,” said Dr. Michael R. Williams, President of UNTHSC. “He has Read More »

Feb 27, 2018

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Cowtown co-founder looks at four decades of running success

By Jan Jarvis   The weather was in the 70s on that February evening in 1979 when some 1,000 runners picked up their packets for the first Fort Worth Cowtown Marathon. “An hour after the last packet was given out, a blue norther blew in and the streets were turned to white,” said Dr. Robert Read More »

Feb 22, 2018

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Family and friends keep a former runner in the Cowtown race

By Jan Jarvis It started with one of those memory notifications that pop up on Facebook. The photo was of Collin Hadley running the Cowtown Half Marathon in 2014, and it hit his wife Emily like a ton of bricks. “I would give anything to be able to see Collin run again,” she said. Although Read More »

Feb 21, 2018