Patient Care

Building bridges for new refugees

Hiking at night through the Burmese jungle to avoid soldiers in her war-ravaged country, Emelda Thein prepared to take a step when someone yelled that her foot hovered inches above a landmine. Thein froze, slowly pulled her foot back and realized she’d nearly lost a leg ­– and maybe her life. She was 9 years Read More »

Sep 28, 2015

Falls Prevention program UNTHSC
Falls prevention takes the stage with UNTHSC helping lead the way

Grandma fell twice. She wasn’t badly hurt, but her family was shaken. Nicoleta Bugnariu knew what to do. She used her physical therapy expertise to create a rigorous exercise program for her “Bunica,” Romanian for “grandmother.” Dr. Bugnariu, PT, PhD, Associate Dean at UNT Health Science Center, chairs the Falls Prevention Task Force of the Read More »

Sep 18, 2015

UNTHSC Met Building
Transformation prepares UNTHSC for the future

Imagine teams of extraordinary researchers and clinicians from different disciplines working together to create solutions for the biggest health problems facing Texas. Each scientist or physician contributes his or her own unique skills, knowledge and ideas, collaborating in unique ways that create innovation and push the boundaries of discovery. At UNT Health Science Center, that Read More »

Sep 1, 2015

SHELLEY LONG FC
A diagnosis, and then a delivery

Thirty-five weeks pregnant with twins, Shelley Long had grown accustomed to the endless aches and pains of a multiple pregnancy. But the throbbing in her right calf worried her. She reported the leg pain to medical staff twice during visits to a hospital to have her blood pressure monitored, but was told the discomfort was Read More »

Aug 5, 2015

Janice Knebl with Patient FC
Fort Worth team to focus on improving health care for older residents

UNT Health Science Center will team up with JPS Health Network, Texas Christian University and the United Way’s Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County to transform geriatric care in North Texas by improving medical training and health-care delivery for the region’s rapidly growing population of older residents. The unique collaboration is among initiatives in Read More »

Jul 21, 2015

DALE AKERS FC
Putting Dad back in the game

Teamwork matters to Dale Akers. Husband, dad to two sons, baseball player and coach – he’s been there and done what it takes to help a team beat a problem. And a problem he did have. Years of pain in his chest and abdomen and debilitating shortness of breath confounded one physician after another. “It Read More »

Jun 19, 2015

PEDIATRIC MOBILE UNIT FC
An anniversary of service

When Cesar Ramirez came down with a case of strep throat, his mother grappled with the decision of where to seek medical treatment. Cesar, 13, is among the 75,000 Tarrant County children whose families don’t have medical insurance. His school nurse told his mother, Maria Rodriguez, that she should take her ailing son to UNTHSC’s Read More »

Jun 18, 2015

GINA ESPARZA FC1
A big difference for a little girl

Three months is a long wait for a skin doctor if you’re a preschooler with bleeding eczema, asthma, acid reflux and 33 allergies. And out-of-pocket is a lot to pay if you’re the single mother who discovers your insurance is no longer accepted. These were a few of the challenges facing Gina Esparza and her Read More »

May 15, 2015

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Health coaching technology helps a vulnerable population

A UNT Health Science Center team has developed a technology-assisted health coaching program to help formerly homeless people, who are more likely to suffer from physical and mental health disabilities, live more independent lives. The coaching program, called m.chat, is being funded by a Texas Medicaid 1115 waiver. It is designed to complement permanent supportive Read More »

May 1, 2015

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Summit will bring primary care experts to campus

UNT Health Science Center, as it has annually for more than three decades, will host a meeting May 1-2 for primary care thought leaders to share best practices. UNTHSC is considered a leader in primary care. Two-thirds of graduates of its Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine enter the primary care field. This year’s Primary Care Read More »

Apr 27, 2015