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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

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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

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Virtual medicine: UNT Health Science Center opens clinic at UNT DallasBy Diane Smith A physician assistant and doctor in Fort Worth are treating student patients in Dallas through a new virtual medicine program at UNT Health Science Center. As part of the program, sick students at UNT Dallas can schedule appointments and be examined by a physician assistant or a doctor in Fort Worth. Physician Read More »

Feb 18, 2020

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Should I be concerned about coronavirus? Hear from our experts.What is a Coronavirus? Named after the crown-like projections on their surfaces, coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common among different animal species such as bats, cattle, camels, and cats. While it’s rare that animal coronaviruses infect people and spread, the first human coronavirus was first identified in the 1960s. Most coronaviruses Read More »

Feb 12, 2020

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UNTHSC and Quest Diagnostics announce collaborationUNT Health Science Center and Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, have formed a unique collaboration that converges data, research and technologies to help improve prevention and treatment for individuals at high-risk for preventable diseases, such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease. UNTHSC and Quest will focus on spearheading novel techniques Read More »

Jan 21, 2020

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Increasing your odds of beating cancerBy Jan Jarvis FitSteps for Life at UNTHSC Learn more about how to participate in FitSteps for Life at UNT Health Science Center. Learn More Four months after undergoing surgery to remove much of his right lung, Phil Moroneso steps on a treadmill and walks at a slow, steady pace. At 74, the lung cancer Read More »

Jan 16, 2020