Family Medicine

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Dr. Ray Page named recipient of 2020 President’s Alumni Award for Distinguished ServiceBy Jan Jarvis As a medical oncologist, Dr. Ray Page has treated thousands of cancer patients in North Texas with care and compassion. As a researcher driven to develop new chemotherapy drugs, he has given hope to many others. As an educator, he has taught and mentored innumerable students and professionals at all levels of Read More »

May 22, 2020

Valubility Of The Year Honorees For 2017. Sajid Surve
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

Ali Ersen
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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Pandemic could lead to spike in alcohol and drug addictionBy Jan Jarvis A terrible triad – trauma, isolation and lack of structure – is driving more people to drink alcohol and use drugs. Unemployment, lack of health insurance and fear of the unknown are just of few of the traumas people are dealing with amid COVID-19. People are searching for ways to cope with Read More »

Apr 6, 2020

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Pediatric Mobile Clinic continues to bridge barriers to healthcareBy Steven Bartolotta It was a frigid morning in the parking lot of W.J. Turner Elementary School when a mother went knocking on a door of an RV parked at the school. She was looking for help for her 6-year-old son, who has been battling a nasty strain of strep throat. And she found it Read More »

Dec 9, 2019

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The dancers and their doctorsBy Jan Jarvis About halfway through a ballet season filled with graceful leaps and pounding landings, dancer Celesta Gaiera had not suffered a single injury. Physical therapy, massage and compression boots helped keep the Texas Ballet Theatre dancer on her feet through “Cinderella,” “Cleopatra” and “The Nutcracker.” “As dancers, we are extremely in tune with Read More »

Aug 19, 2019

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Associate Professor elected to national osteopathic boardBy Jan Jarvis    An Associate Professor of Family Medicine at UNT Health Science Center recently won election to the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME).  Sajid A. Surve, DO, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, began his term Dec. 8. In addition to his role an UNTHSC, Dr. Surve is Read More »

Jan 28, 2019

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The doctors and the dancersBy Jan Jarvis During a break from rehearsals for “Cinderella,” Celeste Gaiera stood still as 37 reflective markers were taped to her torso, legs and head. Then, looking more like a sci-fi character than a ballet dancer, she practiced plies – a familiar ballet step – as six motion capture cameras recorded her every move. Read More »

Aug 29, 2018

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A doctorate in music and medicineBy Jan Jarvis   Through a partnership with UNT Health Science Center, the University of North Texas in Denton is now offering the world’s first music doctoral degree in performing arts health. The new concentration will focus on hearing, vocal, musculoskeletal and psychological health of musicians and other performing artists, said Sajid Surve, DO, Associate Read More »

Jan 29, 2018

Gabby FC
A better way to treat back painBy Jan Jarvis   Almost everyone suffers low back pain at some point in their lives. The question is how to relieve it. Researchers at UNT Health Science Center are working to find the answer. By analyzing the DNA of low back pain sufferers, the goal is to uncover which patients are most likely to Read More »

Sep 21, 2017