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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

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Kids’ in-school asthma program may expand soonBy Betsy Friauf   “Asthma 411” helps children avoid the emergency room and stay in school if they have an asthma attack. The pilot program, a collaboration between UNT Health Science Center and Fort Worth Independent School District, was so successful that plans are being laid to expand it. FWISD, JPS Health Network and Cook Read More »

Aug 3, 2016

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Medicine for musiciansBy Jan Jarvis   Eric Nestler has played the saxophone on stages all over the world, including Carnegie Hall. But the accomplished musician and Professor of Music at the University of North Texas feared his career was over when focal dystonia, which caused violent tremors in his face and neck, made it nearly impossible to Read More »

May 26, 2016

Grateful for every stepBy Alex Branch   Patrick May told his fiancé good night, walked down the hallway to his bedroom and fell soundly asleep. Hours later, he startled awake. “My legs wouldn’t move,” said May, 65. “From my waist down, I was paralyzed. I thought I was dying – or at least about to spend the rest Read More »

Apr 1, 2016

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Gifts keep Pediatric Mobile Clinic’s wheels turningBy Alex Branch   Obstacle after obstacle kept a 1-year-old Texas boy from getting regular health checkups. He lived with his grandmother, who neither speaks English nor drives a car. His family didn’t qualify for Medicaid, and his grandmother didn’t know where she could take him for wellness checks. The only time he received medical Read More »

Mar 17, 2016