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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

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Volunteers, HSC deliver more than 7,000 masks to Tarrant-area organizationsBy Diane Smith   A project organized to help fight COVID-19 produced more than 7,000 protective masks that were delivered to Fort Worth’s most vulnerable communities. “They saw there was a need and they filled a need,” said Fort Worth businessman Jim Rosenthal, who coordinated a plan in early April that linked Tex-Air Filters with Read More »

May 20, 2020

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HSC alumna left family to work at the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreakBy Jan Jarvis Ashley Twining’s first assignment as a physician assistant working in the epicenter of the pandemic was unnerving. “I was there to take the place of another PA who passed away from COVID-19 only one week earlier,” she said. That grim reality did not stop the 2012 UNT Health Science Center graduate from Read More »

May 18, 2020

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HSC researcher weighs options, benefits of mobile mental health technologiesBy Sally Crocker Desktop and mobile health technologies have emerged as a bright spot during the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping patients connected with their health providers as an alternative to in-office visits. Mental health technologies have come to the forefront recently as viable options for support of psychiatric disorders, linking patients with physicians, therapies and help Read More »

May 14, 2020

Stay-at-home-orders were effective in Tarrant County but next few weeks critical, HSC analysis findsBy Alex Branch Tarrant County’s stay-at-home order and social-distancing measures have been largely effective in slowing transmission of COVID-19, but the next few weeks are critical in determining if the relaxation of restrictions causes a surge in cases, according to an analysis by The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC). Read More »

May 13, 2020

HSC is here for our alumni during the COVID-19 pandemic – and every dayBy Betsy Friauf Each day, the Alumni Relations team at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth works to strengthen alumni bonds of fellowship by developing relationships, establishing lifelong learning connections and cultivating alumni as leaders, volunteers, advocates and donors for HSC. Rising to a new challenge with the COVID-19 pandemic, Read More »

May 13, 2020

Questions abound about navigating the health system during COVID-19By Sally Crocker The gradual rollback of COVID-19 social-distancing guidelines in Texas and across the U.S. has many vulnerable populations, including adults 65 and over and those with underlying health conditions, asking questions. “Older adults and those managing chronic medical conditions may experience challenges navigating the many recent changes in our healthcare system in response Read More »

May 13, 2020

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Videos instruct young musicians on how to clean instruments before returning them to schoolBy Jan Jarvis After playing musical instruments during the school year, it is time for students to return the rental equipment, a task that takes on new meaning during the pandemic. At a time when social distancing is required and hygiene is a top concern, how do middle and high school students properly clean their Read More »

May 11, 2020

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TCOM Class of 2023 is dashing to revive an old traditionBy Steven Bartolotta Being healthy is very much a natural instinct, but it’s something people are craving more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. So Dr. Michael Smith, TCOM’s Year 1 Director of Curriculum, has been sprinkling ideas throughout the calendar year to the Class of 2023 about exercise and good healthy habits. He was Read More »

May 6, 2020