COVID-19

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Navigating through July 4th and the summer of COVID-19By Sally Crocker In light of new state guidelines issued last week, HSC public health expert Diana Cervantes offers some tips on how to conduct July 4th gatherings and other summertime activities with friends and family. The advice comes after the Texas Governor’s Office closed bars and certain others businesses and reduced indoor restaurant capacity Read More »

Jun 30, 2020

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Food insecurity concerns heighten for many as COVID-19 again surgesBy Sally Crocker New HSC faculty member Charlotte Noble, PhD, MPH, and her family moved from Florida to Fort Worth in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when little was yet known about the reach of the virus, its outcomes and how long it would last. Months later, as states like Texas and others Read More »

Jun 29, 2020

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HSC study indicates North Texas counties are experiencing ‘mini-surge’ in COVID-19 casesBy Diane Smith Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties are experiencing a “mini-surge” in COVID-19 cases, according to a new report issued by The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. “Whether we are using the data on newly reported cases or hospitalization/ER visits, we are certainly experiencing a surge,” said Rajesh Read More »

Jun 23, 2020

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Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price to HSC students, faculty: ‘Give yourself a pat on the back’By Diane Smith Students and faculty volunteers from The University of North Texas Health Center at Fort Worth were recognized by Mayor Betsy Price for establishing the first community-based COVID-19 testing site in the city. “To all of you, you need to reach back and give yourself a pat on the back,” Price said during Read More »

Jun 12, 2020

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HSC Professor to chair a national group on the impact of COVID-19By Jan Jarvis Dr. Yasser Salem, Professor of Physical Therapy, has been appointed to chair a national group that will focus on identifying the impact of COVID-19 on children with disability, their families and professionals working with them. He will lead a work group created by the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy of the American Read More »

Jun 8, 2020

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TCOM students organize toy drive for survivors of human traffickingBy Steven Bartolotta Human trafficking is a $150 billion business and growing every day. When COVID-19 started spreading across the globe, survivors weren’t spared. So students from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine saw an opportunity to help. TCOM third-year student Jacob Freudenberger and members of TIME (Trafficking in Medical Education), a non-profit organization, started Read More »

May 29, 2020

Rajesh Nandy Associate Professor Biostatistics And Epidemiology
No obvious change to Texas mobility trends after lifting of restrictionsBy Alex Branch The lifting of government lockdown restrictions does not to appear to have significantly impacted community mobility trends in Texas, a promising sign that a big surge in COVID-19 cases may not be imminent, according to a University of North Texas Health Science Center analysis. People appear to continue to make pragmatic decisions Read More »

May 28, 2020

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COVID-19 poses a public health vs. public health questionBy Dr. Michael Williams and David Mansdoerfer Today, you will find public perception on how each state has responded to the COVID-19 crisis falls into two camps. There are those who want to reopen the economy, although the pace of reopening varies significantly. And there are those who think the pandemic still requires significant closures Read More »

May 28, 2020

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Public health honors graduate takes on sexual violence, COVID-19 to help othersBy Sally Crocker School of Public Health honors graduate Julia Aiken is researching a topic that far too few people know about, that the #MeToo movement also has special significance for male victims of sexual violence. She hopes to get her work published. But for now, there’s more to do in a number of areas, Read More »

May 26, 2020

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COVID-19 shines light on inequities impacting health in the African American communityBy Sally Crocker Even though states and cities are now reopening, the threat of COVID-19 still looms large for especially vulnerable groups across the U.S. that have been hardest hit during the pandemic. African Americans represent 13% of the country’s population, according to U.S. Census data, yet these communities account for more than half of Read More »

May 21, 2020