Patient Care

Dr. Melanie Lagomichos
HSC Experts: Flu vaccine is ‘essential component of prenatal care’By Kathryn Lytton and Diane Smith Traci Benson is matter-of-fact about protecting herself from the flu.  This year, there is added incentive – she is an expectant mother trying to protect her baby.  “It’s 100% important, especially with COVID happening right now,” said Benson, a referral management trainer whose due date is May 6.  Benson, who gets flu shot every year, got a vaccine earlier this fall. Health experts Read More »

Oct 26, 2020

Flu Shot
HSC experts offer advice for the upcoming flu seasonBy Kathryn Lytton The flu season is approaching and experts at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth are tackling questions about the yearly virus as communities continue to fight COVID-19.  Here is a Q&A about the seasonal flu and related topics:  Priya Bui, DO, Pediatrics When should a child begin getting a flu vaccine?   Flu shots Read More »

Oct 6, 2020

Dr. Priya Bui
Pandemic spurs pediatric faculty and students to create mental health plan callsBy Steven Bartolotta It was mid-March, as COVID-19 was spreading across the world, when Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Dr. Priya Bui, an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, started seeing an even more disturbing trend. Local cases of child abuse were rising, and fast.   The stress, anxiety and other factors brought on by the pandemic for adults, was creating even more problems Read More »

Aug 10, 2020

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HSC, Deterra launch campaign to protect families from unused medicationsBy Diane Smith-Pinckney The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is launching an educational campaign to prevent overdose deaths by teaching families how to properly dispose of unwanted or leftover prescription medications.   Through a collaboration with Deterra pouches by Verde, HSC and several community partners will distribute 500 pouches, which destroy drugs when warm water is added to the bags containing deactivating pods. Deterra pouches will also be provided to some Read More »

Aug 10, 2020

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Combining blood markers with cognitive test could aid early detection of Alzheimer’sBy Jan Jarvis Combining blood biomarkers with only one cognitive test could add up to simpler, effective and less costly way to detect early-stage Alzheimer’s disease in Mexican Americans. The study, conducted by researchers at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, builds on previous work that uses protein biomarkers in Read More »

Jun 15, 2020

Dr. Priya Bui
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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How to help elderly Americans during COVID-19By Alex Branch and Diane Smith-Pinckney Elderly Americans are at a greater health risk from COVID-19 and likelier to struggle with the isolation of social distancing. How can the rest of us help them? “I grew up in a row house in Philadelphia where everyone knew each other and checked up on the people around Read More »

Mar 30, 2020

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Providers face challenges as COVID-19 puts strains on healthcare systemBy Sally Crocker Arthur Mora, PhD, MHA, and his wife are concerned. With two young daughters ages 5 and 3 at home and a new baby on the way in just a few short weeks, the HSC School of Public Health Chair of Health Behavior and Health Systems says he and his wife are closely Read More »

Mar 26, 2020

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Managing the emotional impact of isolation in remote workBy David Farmer, PhD, LPC, LMFT, Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice at HSC There are many people working from home while others are in self-quarantine – can both groups face isolation issues? Whether working from home or participating in self quarantine, geographic distance is created, separating us from our familiar work environment and supportive Read More »

Mar 19, 2020

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COVID-19: Making the most of hunkering down right nowBy Sally Crocker So you’ve heeded the warnings about the COVID-19 pandemic that has much of the world in lockdown right now. You have the food and essentials you need. You are set to work remotely, if that’s an option. You’re avoiding large gatherings and listening to officials who advise that social distancing is best Read More »

Mar 19, 2020