COVID-19

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HSC System College of Pharmacy examines 4 COVID-19 mythsCompiled by Crystal Howell, PharmD, BCIDP, BCPS, Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy, UNT System College of Pharmacy MYTH 1: If I don’t have a fever, I don’t have COVID-19. A fever is roughly 100.4° F sustained over an hour, or greater than 100.9° F. Patients who are found to have SARS-CoV-2, which causes coronavirus disease 2019 Read More »

May 6, 2020

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Advice for helping kids understand their role in COVID-19 preventionBy Sally Crocker Family grocery shopping is a different adventure when your mom is a public health epidemiologist called “Dr. Microbe” by her friends and colleagues. When her daughter was very young, Dr. Diana Cervantes, Director of the MPH Epidemiology program at the HSC School of Public Health, would play a little game of “let’s Read More »

May 1, 2020

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HSC Fort Worth’s response to COVID-19The COVID-19 pandemic requires those invested in the community’s well-being to react with leadership, teamwork and innovation. The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is on the front lines of that response. Since the crisis gripped Texas, HSC faculty and students have operated COVID-19 test sites that have tested hundreds of Read More »

May 1, 2020

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TCOM alum contracts COVID-19 while doing volunteer workBy Jan Jarvis Dr. Richard Loew was volunteering at a medical clinic in the Bahamas in late March when someone handed him a phone. “I pulled down my mask to answer it,”’ he said. “In that moment, I was exposed.” Five days later, the 1986 Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine alumnus tested positive for COVID-19.  He Read More »

Apr 30, 2020

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Pharmacists are fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemicBy Diane Smith Managing medicines, counseling patients, giving flu shots and checking glucose is the everyday work of pharmacists. But as the nation fights coronavirus, the work of these healthcare professionals has been expanded by the federal government to include COVID-19 testing. It’s a move that makes sense to pharmacy experts. “This is another moment Read More »

Apr 30, 2020

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College of Pharmacy at HSC making solution for COVID-19 testing kitsBy Diane Smith COVID-19 has moved across the globe depleting communities of resources needed to fight its spread – from masks to drugs to the solution used in testing kits to transport specimens to laboratories. But now, a team of experts at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, has stepped Read More »

Apr 28, 2020

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HSC partners with city, UT Southwestern and others to open free testing sites Free community COVID-19 testing sites for qualifying individuals are opening in the Fort Worth area through partnerships with the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County Public Health, The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth and UT Southwestern Medical Center. Community testing sites will be opening across Tarrant County starting Friday, April Read More »

Apr 24, 2020

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Despite the pandemic, research in many HSC labs goes onBy Jan Jarvis In the evening, Kelly Peterson parks his car in a vacant lot and walks across an empty campus into a dark building with no one around. Sometimes the HSC research specialist arrives at 6 p.m., midnight or even later. “I have just always worked off hours, but since COVID-19 it’s a little Read More »

Apr 24, 2020

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TCOM students call struggling parents to help them cope during COVID-19 crisisBy Jan Jarvis Infants, toddlers and teens are among the latest victims of Covid-19 as a spike in abuse cases triggers alarms across the country. Unemployment, health worries, mounting bills, social isolation and closed schools – on top of potty training, tantrums and family tension – sometimes can push parents to the edge. “There’s just Read More »

Apr 24, 2020

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Epidemiologist says universal response to disease, including COVID-19, is essentialBy Sally Crocker Earlier this year, HSC alumnus Witold Migala, PhD, MPH, was busy wrapping up his leadership year as President of the Texas Public Health Association (TPHA), typically culminating in the organization’s annual conference and passing of the gavel to a new slate of officers. This year, however, was very different. As alerts about Read More »

Apr 23, 2020