Patient Care

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Patient Navigator cuts red tape to ensure excellent care

By 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 runners

By 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 teamwork

By 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 reception

The 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 game

By 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 study

By 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 concussions

By 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 kindness

By 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

DALE AKERS patient safety

Confronting the problem of medical errors at Patient Safety Summit

By Betsy Friauf   Dale Akers lost a rib to a medical error. Register now Leading Innovation in Patient Safety: Best Practices and Global Strategies Summit An incorrect diagnosis led a surgeon to remove one of his ribs in the mistaken belief it would cure the pain in Akers’ chest and abdomen and his debilitating... Read more »

Oct 19, 2015

President Williams in front of a projector screen waving his hand during his "See 2020" presentation

Williams calls for transformative change in next five years

Top goals for 2020 Positioned as the education and research partner for hospitals/health care systems of Tarrant County U.S. leader in interprofessional education and practice Total research awards increased by 30 percent to $55 million New philanthropic gifts grown by $100 million Nationally recognized as a “Great Place to Work” Seven “high-functioning” schools National reputation... Read more »

Oct 9, 2015