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TCOM students volunteer childcare for healthcare workersBy Steven Bartolotta It started with a simple social media post about volunteering time to help with the childcare needs of healthcare professionals. Several weeks later, it has blossomed into DFW COVIDsitters. Last month, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine third-year student Lexy Kindt was working at Cook Children’s Hospital as COVID-19 was rapidly spreading, shutting Read More »

Apr 20, 2020

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How to get a good night’s sleep, even in a time of stress and anxietyBy Jan Jarvis All those lost commuter hours are being put to good use during the pandemic as more people sleep in. “People are definitely getting more sleep because they don’t have to drive to work,” said Brandy M. Roane, PhD, DBSM, Associate Professor of Physiology and Anatomy and board-certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist. “They’re Read More »

Apr 17, 2020

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Homemade card, letter campaign brings cheer to isolated geriatric clientsBy Jan Jarvis A team of social workers in the Center for Geriatrics is raising the spirits of older patients in the Clinical Practice Group who are isolated at home. The Cheer over Fear campaign was designed to support older adults through handmade cards, letters and artwork. The idea came from the social workers’ interactions Read More »

Apr 17, 2020

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When family members become coworkers in a brave new work environmentBy Sally Crocker One recent afternoon, HSC Regents Professor Dr. Scott Walters was working from home like most North Texans who are socially distancing right now as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. He was leading a Zoom meeting when things really heated up in his closed-door office, not because Dr. Walters was sparking new Read More »

Apr 16, 2020

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HSC student volunteers heed the call to serve at COVID-19 testing siteBy Diane Smith Kristina Fraser sees COVID-19 as an enemy that spreads sickness while creating a new reality – one filled with fear and isolation. She’s fighting back. Fraser, a medical student at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, is part of a team of student and faculty volunteers helping Read More »

Apr 15, 2020

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Grieving looks and feels different in a time of pandemicBy Jan Jarvis The minute Dana Litt saw her mother on FaceTime she had no doubts about why she was calling. “My mom was crying and I just knew,” Dr. Litt said. “I was hearing some pretty shattering news, and there was literally nothing I could do.” The feeling of helplessness that Dr. Litt endured Read More »

Apr 15, 2020

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HSC students join Tarrant County Public Health to fight COVID-19 By Alex Branch Dozens of HSC Fort Worth Public Health students will join the fight against COVID-19 at Tarrant County Public Health by helping gather information about people who may have been exposed to the virus. The students will answer phone lines and help support investigators in the field who perform contact tracing and other Read More »

Apr 14, 2020

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Empathy, communications most important for businesses nowBy Sally Crocker Through innovative thinking in the wake of COVID-19, a Dallas-Fort Worth restaurant supplier set out on a new course, delivering fresh-baked bread products directly to consumers’ doorsteps. The hotel industry has been one of the hardest-hit business sectors during the pandemic, yet Marriott International has been widely praised for sharing updates and Read More »

Apr 8, 2020

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HSC Community Garden continues to provide organic fresh produce to food banksBy Oreoluwa Obayan The HSC Fort Worth Community Garden continues to grow fresh organic produce for those experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic — while following guidelines for physical distancing and sanitizing. The garden last year donated 150 pounds of fresh produce to local food banks and the HSC Student Food Pantry. This spring Read More »

Apr 8, 2020

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Dual doctorate student defends dissertation virtuallyBy Steven Bartolotta The outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted the educational plans of millions, but Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student Grace Pham wasn’t about to allow it to get in the way of hers. Pham, who is pursuing the dual-doctorate degree of DO/PhD, is in the final stages of the marathon race to earn Read More »

Apr 8, 2020