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Recent rains increase threat of West Nile virusBy Alex Branch   The first West Nile virus death of 2018 in Tarrant County was reported Sept. 21, and a UNT Health Science Center epidemiologist warns that recent rain has caused a sudden increase in mosquito activity. An older adult with underlying health conditions was the first person to die locally from the mosquito-borne Read More »

Oct 2, 2018

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Using DNA to better treat back painBy Cathy Kearns   Chronic pain affects one in five adults in the United States, and high impact chronic pain that interferes with work or daily life most days affects one in 13 adults in this country. These numbers, taken from the 2016 National Health Interview Survey, only begin to tell the story of how Read More »

Sep 28, 2018

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Blood drive on campus TodayBy Eric Parker Some complicated surgeries were postponed recently in and around Tarrant County because of a platelet shortage. Platelets are blood cells that are crucial to wound healing, and they have a shelf life of only a few days. That’s one of many reasons a constant supply of blood donors is critical to our Read More »

Sep 20, 2018

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Fort Worth leaders praise new Early Learning Center at UNTHSCBy Alex Branch   Community leaders are hailing the opening of the Miles Foundation Early Learning Center, a partnership between UNT Health Science Center and Lena Pope, as a major step for high-quality, early childhood development in Fort Worth. Mayor Betsy Price, Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley, State Sen. Konni Burton and Fort Worth City Read More »

Sep 11, 2018

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For seniors, the growing opioids menaceBy Jan Jarvis   One week – that’s how long it can take for a prescription pain killer to turn into an addiction to opioids. Patients believe opioids – a class of pain-killing drugs that can produce morphine-like effects – are safe and effective because their physician prescribed them, said Annesha White, PharmD, PhD, Associate Read More »

Aug 23, 2018

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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