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Ending the HIV epidemic using community pharmacistsBy Jan Jarvis Shelia Neal keeps a list of her prescriptions on her cell phone and puts her medications in a pill organizer. “If I miss a dose, I might not die today, but I’m not going to feel good,” she said. “At the end of the day, I just have to take my medicine.” Read More »

Dec 3, 2019

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Ophthalmic clinic opens in Health Pavilion to provide diabetic eye careBy Jan Jarvis Zainulabedin Hashem walked out of the ophthalmic clinic with a new prescription and a sense of relief that his diabetes had not damaged his vision. “I have had diabetes for 30 years and it affects my vision,” he said. The North Richland Hills diabetic is among the first patients to receive care Read More »

Sep 20, 2019

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Getting a child with a rare illness back on his feetBy Alex Branch Zayd was about to start his first youth soccer program when his family’s nightmare with Acute Flaccid Myelitis began. First, the 3-year-old boy from Irving had cold-like symptoms. He no longer bounded into the kitchen in the morning and instead called his mother, Samina Mohammad, to help get him out of bed. Read More »

Jun 4, 2019

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What to do if you suspect your child has measlesMeasles cases in the U.S. now exceed the highest number on record in a single year since the disease was eliminated in 2000. There have been 673 measles cases of the vaccine-preventable illness reported in 22 states this year, including Texas, according to a preliminary tally of state and local health department data reported this weekby The Read More »

Apr 26, 2019

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HSC pharmacist helps woman with hepatitis C get the help she needsBy Jan Jarvis   Andrea Harkins could not stop sobbing as she opened a cardboard box filled with medications. “This is life-changing,” she said. “I’ve waited 20 years for this day.” Harkins has lived with hepatitis C for two decades. She is among the 3.5 million people in the United States who have the virus Read More »

Apr 18, 2019

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UNTHSC top docs who are transforming livesBy Jan Jarvis Seventeen UNT Health Science Center physicians and Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty members have been selected by their peers as top doctors for listings in Texas Monthly, Fort Worth Magazine and 360 West. A TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine physician also was recognized as a Health Care Hero by the Read More »

Feb 25, 2019

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New honor for old cowboyBy Jan Jarvis   J.W. Stoker has spent most of his life either in the saddle or flipping out of it as stunt man and trick rider. But his latest accomplishment has the nonagenarian standing on solid ground. This spring the Parker County Committee on Aging honored him by declaring a J.W. Stoker Day. Stoker, Read More »

Aug 7, 2018

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46 UNTHSC physicians named to Top Docs listsBy Jan Jarvis   Forty-six UNT Health Science Center physicians have been recognized as Top Doctors, as selected by their peers for listings in Texas Monthly, Fort Worth Magazine and 360 West. Three UNTHSC physicians from Geriatrics have been recognized as Super Doctors by Texas Monthly. In addition, two physicians from Family Medicine were named Read More »

Jan 18, 2018

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Changing the culture of patient safetyBy Jan Jarvis Scott Carlton, 7, with his private duty nurse, Olubunmi Ogundoju. Patient Safety Summit The Institute’s annual Patient Safety Summit is scheduled for Oct. 27-28 in Fort Worth. The conference, “Drive the Difference: Leading Innovation in Patient Safety” will focus on delivering safer care in ambulatory settings. The Institute The Institute for Patient Safety focuses Read More »

Sep 15, 2016

On the road againBy Jan Jarvis   After being sidelined since May, the Pediatric Mobile Clinic is on the road again providing health care to uninsured children in Tarrant County. The specially equipped Pediatric Mobile Clinic was parked in its usual spot near the UNT Health Science Center campus when it was struck overnight by another vehicle May Read More »

Sep 1, 2016