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Plan to end new HIV infections nationwide includes focus on Tarrant CountyBy Diane Smith One day soon, public buses and billboards across Fort Worth and Tarrant County could read: “Did you get your PrEP?” It’s a public health message intended to get more people who are diagnosed with HIV on life-saving medicine while breaking down social barriers and stigma. Texas’ major urban counties have drawn national Read More »

Nov 8, 2019

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Sparkyard web platform for entrepreneurs and small businesses launchesBy Alex Branch UNT Health Science Center President Dr. Michael R. Williams today announced the creation of Sparkyard, an innovative new web platform powered by SourceLink®, that connects expert service providers to Fort Worth’s fast-growing business community. Sparkyard, a free one-stop, collaborative platform to help new and existing Fort Worth companies accelerate their growth, will Read More »

Nov 4, 2019

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Lance Leggitt offers inside look at federal policy makingBy Diane Smith  The costs of medical care, prescription drugs and the toll of an opioid epidemic on the nation were among topics addressed during a recent discussion on how federal healthcare policy moves from ideas to guidelines.  Lance Leggitt, former chief of staff to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, recently left his Read More »

Oct 23, 2019

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Five years providing fresh food for the hungryBy Diane Smith  Purple eggplants, dark-green jalapenos and fragrant English mint peek from an urban garden visible to those who walk along West 7th Street near the UNT Health Science campus.  The vegetables and herbs are part of the fall harvest for the UNTHSC Community Garden,  which is celebrating its five-year anniversary.  The garden serves Read More »

Oct 23, 2019

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FitWorth, UNTHSC strengthen partnership to make Fort Worth healthierBy Alex Branch UNT Health Science Center and FitWorth have collaborated to help people in Fort Worth live healthier lives since 2012. Now the two organizations have strengthened their partnership to make an even bigger impact on the health of the community. FitWorth, which was previously governed by a nonprofit entity, is now an official Read More »

Oct 16, 2019

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Fort Worth paramedics practice procedures at UNTHSC Anatomy LabBy Jan Jarvis Ever so gently, Levi Hejl slipped a metal laryngoscope down the patient’s throat. “Tip of the tongue, middle of the tongue, base of the tongue,” he said. “Centimeter by centimeter.” The paramedics gathered around the patient watched closely as Hejl, Clinical Practice Coordinator for the Office of the Medical Director, demonstrated the Read More »

Oct 15, 2019

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DNA dilemmasBy Jan Jarvis Melody Josserand took an at-home DNA test on a lark, hoping to find out what part of Europe her ancestors were from. The DNA analyst at UNT Health Science Center knew she was adopted, but says she never was particularly curious about her biological parents. But as soon as the results came Read More »

Aug 30, 2019

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Day of service gives Medical Science students a sense of communityBy Jan Jarvis Before ever taking their first class, Medical Science students had donated 800 hours of service to the community at 11 area organizations. “In a single day, they made new friends and practiced all of our values,” said Carla Johnson, Executive Director of Student Services & Admissions in the Graduate School of Biomedical Read More »

Jun 18, 2019

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Trisha Yearwood to headline Legends ConcertBy Kerry Gunnels Grammy award-winning singer, actress, author and chef Trisha Yearwood will be the featured artist for this year’s Legends Concert Series, UNT Health Science Center’s signature fundraising event. The benefit, presented by Chase and J.P. Morgan, will take place November 4 at Fort Worth’s famous Bass Performance Hall. The curtain will rise at Read More »

Jun 14, 2019

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FitSteps for Life offers health rewards for cancer patientsBy Jan Jarvis FitSteps for Life at UNTHSC Learn more about how to participate in FitSteps for Life at UNT Health Science Center. Learn More Before she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Candice Stinnett had never been to a gym or had any knowledge on how to start a nutritious diet. Now eight Read More »

Jun 6, 2019