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HSC opens COVID-19 testing site for first respondersBy Alex Branch The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) has opened an off-campus COVID-19 testing site for Tarrant County area first responders who may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus but are not experiencing symptoms. Available exclusively to first responders, the testing site is intended to keep first Read More »

Mar 24, 2020

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HSC volunteers help man Tarrant County Public Health’s information lineBy Diane Smith Students, faculty and staff from The University North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth are helping answer questions about COVID-19 on Tarrant County Public Health’s 24-hour information line. The collaboration, which launched on March 19, will allow triple the call capacity of the information line during the COVID-19 pandemic. Noah Drew, Read More »

Mar 20, 2020

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Partnerships in service build stronger communityBy Sally Crocker Great things happen when community partners work together, and the collaborations between the UNTHSC School of Public Health and various local organizations continue to grow stronger as more is done to impact the community. Two years ago, local organizations were invited to campus to meet with SPH faculty and staff to network Read More »

Jan 27, 2020

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UNTHSC grad chosen for CDC’s ‘top gun’ disease detective serviceBy Sally Crocker For decades, the image of worn-out shoe leather with a prominent hole in the bottom has served as a visual representation of the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) disease detectives who travel the world investigating outbreaks that threaten the public’s health. For 65 years and counting, these officers have been globally recognized Read More »

Dec 16, 2019

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Asthma 411 expands across Tarrant CountyBy Jan Jarvis “Squeezing,” shouted Kim Nguyen as she hugged herself as tightly as possible and encouraged the roomful of second-graders to do the same. “That’s what your airways are doing during an asthma attack,” said Nguyen, Project Coordinator for SaferCare Texas, a department of UNT Health Science Center dedicated to improving the quality and Read More »

Dec 16, 2019

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Trial to determine if warm leg baths can reduce high blood pressureBy Jan Jarvis Elizabeth Temples, 77, sinks her legs into a tub of soothing warm water and settles in to relax with a good book. But it’s not a spa day. Temples is participating in a study investigating if a warm leg bath can lower blood pressure in older women with hypertension. “I don’t get Read More »

Dec 11, 2019

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Medical student inspired by Camp Cardiac now guiding teens: ‘It feels very meant to be’By Diane Smith In 2014, Rupali Gautam posed for a photo in front of the University of North Texas Health Science Center sign that overlooks Camp Bowie Boulevard – it’s an image that in retrospect predicted the medical student’s future. “It feels very meant to be,” said Gautam of the picture that now hangs in Read More »

Dec 11, 2019

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43 years later and it’s just the beginningBy Sally Crocker Forty-three years ago, a young girl left Alabama for Fort Worth, anxious to meet up with her Texas cousins to find a meaningful career and a new place to call home. Ywanda Carter’s mother believed that an education was good to have, as long as a girl backed it up with useful Read More »

Dec 9, 2019

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Pediatric Mobile Clinic continues to bridge barriers to healthcareBy Steven Bartolotta It was a frigid morning in the parking lot of W.J. Turner Elementary School when a mother went knocking on a door of an RV parked at the school. She was looking for help for her 6-year-old son, who has been battling a nasty strain of strep throat. And she found it Read More »

Dec 9, 2019

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UNTHSC celebrates veteran students for ‘a life of service’By Diane Smith Marine sniper and doctor don’t appear to be similar careers, but former U.S. Marine Sgt. Jonathan Sweeny sees two jobs that both serve to protect. A sniper’s work includes keeping watch from distant, concealed positions over both military members and civilians. Sweeney, who served as a sniper, said he viewed this role Read More »

Nov 12, 2019