Patient Care

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When pandemic hit, HSC and rural library joined forces to protect a communityBy Katie Shanklin From limited resources to lack of internet access, living in rural areas can be challenging. But when the coronavirus pandemic hit, HSC and one rural North Texas community’s public library teamed up to help keep residents healthy. According to the CDC, about 46 million Americans live in rural areas, experiencing long-standing systemic health and social Read More »

May 28, 2021

Hsc Helps Cowtown Runner Curt Holliday
HSC medical team assists runners of all ages during The CowtownBy Diane Smith-Pinckney Curt Holliday has a rhythm that keeps him moving long distances – run 45 seconds, walk 20 seconds. The 83-year-old Fort Worth resident has been an avid runner since he was about 48. He has participated in The Cowtown Half Marathon about nine times. But this year, as Holliday finished The Cowtown Read More »

May 25, 2021

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HSC experts explain Alzheimer’s diseaseCaregivers, grappling with medical questions about Alzheimer’s disease, may be filled with fear and confusion. Often, they turn to friends, social media or the internet for answers. Geriatric experts at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth want to bridge that information gap. Dr. Tyson Garfield, Geriatrician and Assistant Professor, tackles those questions at HSC Health’s Geriatric Clinic and in his blog, “themedicinecheck.” It helps to understand the terms. Read More »

Mar 26, 2021

Dr. Laine Markham
HSC, Texas Wesleyan University collaborate to return athletes recovered from COVID-19 safely back to playing fieldBy Diane Smith-Pinckney Sixty Texas Wesleyan University athletes have completed athletic screenings through a new partnership with The University of North Texas Health Science Center (HSC) at Fort Worth. The project screens TXWES athletes who have had COVID-19 so they can return to sports. As of Dec. 3, four more athletes were in the process of being assessed and had tests pending. “We completed Read More »

Dec 11, 2020

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

Blood Research Fc
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