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BRIT partnership creates opportunities for researchBy Jan Jarvis They have been neighbors for nearly a decade. Now the Botanical Research Institute of Texas and UNT Health Science Center will share more than a zip code. The two institutions will be collaborating on educational activities, community programs, research and more.   The agreement is a great opportunity that benefits both institutions, said Read More »

Mar 11, 2019

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Cowtown Marathon is a family tradition for race’s medical directorBy Alex Branch For Jeff Beeson, DO, a personal connection to the Cowtown Marathon began when organizers planned the inaugural 1979 run. His father, Don Beeson, was the chief of police at what was then the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, which founded the marathon. During a planning meeting, Don noticed a woman looking at Read More »

Feb 11, 2019

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Students lead effort to improve health care for LGBT patientsBy Alex Branch Health profession students from across the state will convene at UNT Health Science Center to discover more effective ways to meet the health care needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients. The UNTHSC student organization Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Ally Alliance organized the Out for Health Conference Feb. 1-2 in the Medical Education and Training Building. The conference Read More »

Jan 24, 2019

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Blood donors needed as supplies run lowBy Eric Parker   Carter BloodCare, which supplies blood for our area and several surrounding counties, is in a blood emergency and all types are needed. Due to the holidays, flu season and higher usage in the area, Carter BloodCare is calling for all hands on deck. You can help by donating blood at our next drive, Read More »

Jan 18, 2019

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NIH exhibit to boost medical breakthroughs coming to UNTHSCBy Alex Branch   HSC Insider Learn more about UNTHSC’s people and programs by signing up for the weekly HSC Insider email. Tarrant County residents have a unique opportunity to contribute to medical breakthroughs and health research this month when a National Institutes of Health exhibit visits UNT Health Science Center. The NIH “All of Read More »

Nov 20, 2018

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The science of sleep: 10 tips for better restBy Alex Branch Blackout curtains darken the windows in rooms where Brandy M. Roane’s family spends time after dinner, namely the bedrooms and the office and gaming room. Table lights, not bright overhead lights, provide illumination. As the hour grows late, an alarm sounds to remind Dr. Roane, her husband and two teenage boys to Read More »

Nov 1, 2018

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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