Patient Care

Asthma 411 nurse and student
Helping kids cope with asthma emergencies at school  By Betsy Friauf   A slam-dunk pilot project does more than win awards and put up great numbers. It makes a difference in people’s lives. That’s the case with “Asthma 411,” a collaboration between UNT Health Science Center and Fort Worth Independent School District. Nationally, 9.3 percent of children have asthma. In sad contrast, by Read More »

Feb 25, 2016

New mother postpartum depression
Postpartum depression is a treatable diseaseBy Jan Jarvis Bringing home a baby is supposed to be one of the happiest times in a woman’s life. When it’s not, women often feel as if something is wrong with them, said Shanna Combs, MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNT Health Science Center. “They’re depressed, but women are very good Read More »

Feb 12, 2016

Staci Rhoudes Photo
Patient Navigator cuts red tape to ensure excellent careBy Betsy Friauf   Bernice Etcoff needed help. She couldn’t lift her arm to do simple things like combing her hair or getting dressed. She was in pain and had an unexplained sudden weakness in her shoulder. Based on a physical exam, her physician, David C. Mason, DO, suspected a torn rotator cuff. An imaging Read More »

Feb 8, 2016

Darrin D'Agostino with cooling vest
Putting the freeze on overheated runnersBy Alex Branch   A new tool could help overheated runners cool down at the 2016 Cowtown Marathon. The UNT Health Science Center medical team will test a TechNiche cooling vest to lower runners’ core temperatures at the Feb. 27 and 28 races. The vests were recently used on cyclists at Tour de France. The Read More »

Feb 5, 2016

Bibas Reddy
A spirit of family and teamworkBy Alex Branch   Bibas Reddy, DO, medical oncologist at The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders, has long considered UNT Health Science Center family. His brother, Hari Reddy, DO, and sister-in-law, Chandana Reddy, DO, both attended Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at the same time as Dr. Reddy. And several of his close friends Read More »

Jan 29, 2016

Bone and Joint Institute to celebrate bigger facility with receptionThe public is invited to a reception celebrating the completed expansion of the UNT Health Bone and Joint Institute on Wednesday evening in Fort Worth’s Medical District. The Institute — a multidisciplinary group of orthopaedic and podiatric surgeons, as well as a non-operative musculoskeletal assessment team — has expanded in size by 50 percent, adding Read More »

Jan 11, 2016

Isiah Lanphear
Back in the gameBy Betsy Friauf   Isiah Lanphear’s wish list is pretty simple. Prosthetic expertise Dr. Dombroski’s team of experts welcomes anyone with a prosthetic need. To arrange an appointment, call 817-735-3627. The 7-year-old Wisconsin boy says he wants to play baseball, ride his bike and play hockey. But such activities aren’t so easy when you’re missing your right Read More »

Jan 8, 2016

Raheem Paxton and Tomi Huff
Cancer survivor credits recovery to research studyBy Sally Crocker When Tomi Huff was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 54, she feared she was going to die. No matter what the doctors said, she felt like her life was already over. Fast forward six years and three rounds of chemotherapy later, and Tomi is cancer free with a renewed focus on keeping Read More »

Dec 14, 2015

Daniel Clearfield
Reducing the risks of concussionsBy Alex Branch   More children will run onto soccer fields this spring with instructions not to head the ball – a change that a Health Science Center sports medicine physician calls a wise step toward reducing concussions. The United States Soccer Federation announced new safety guidelines last month that prohibit players age 10 and Read More »

Dec 8, 2015

Nancy Davis
Combining care with kindnessBy Jan Jarvis Daniel Morales came into the world too early and too small. He didn’t get enough oxygen during birth. He had brain damage and cerebral palsy. Nancy Davis first spotted him when he was 3 years old and attending a special education pre-kindergarten class where she was a school psychologist. She could not get Read More »

Nov 13, 2015