Patient Care

In search of a good night’s sleep

William Wigton suffered from recurrent headaches and had trouble breathing. His primary care physician recommended he undergo a sleep study to find out if obstructive sleep apnea was the culprit. Wigton chose the UNT Health Science Center Sleep Center for his care. Nestled at the edge of the UNTHSC campus, the Sleep Center, among a Read More »

Apr 23, 2015

UNTHSC resident demonstrates leadership in dermatology field

A dermatology resident at UNT Health Science Center’s Patient Care Center has attracted national attention as a leader in her field. Bridget McIlwee, DO, was one of five other “Next Generation DOs” to be asked by the American Osteopathic Association to speak in Seattle at the world’s largest gathering of osteopathic physicians, the Osteopathic Medical Read More »

Apr 20, 2015

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UNTHSC physicians named 2015 Top Docs

Fort Worth, Texas magazine has honored 39 UNT Health Science Center physicians as “Top Docs.” They were selected as a result of surveys of fellow health care providers. They practice in clinics and hospitals across Tarrant County. Those named, and their respective specialties, are: Allergy/Immunology John Fling, MDCardiac/Thoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery Albert Yurvati, DO Read More »

Apr 10, 2015

A teenager again

The 7th grade got off to a promising start for Seth Rodgers. He was in advanced classes and played the percussion drums so well that he was invited to perform with the high school band. Then the headaches started. A mysterious pressure he had felt in his forehead that summer evolved into excruciating pain. He Read More »

Apr 8, 2015

TCOM students find satisfaction in clinic work

One of Gabbi Saks’ favorite parts of her medical education occurs once a month in a clinic at Cornerstone Assistance Network. That’s where Saks and other Texas College of Medicine students triage and help care for uninsured patients at the Fort Worth nonprofit’s Saturday charitable clinic. “You spend a lot of time with each patient Read More »

Apr 1, 2015

Monitoring health from a patient’s home

For Yvette Clayborn, the past year was a blur of hospital rooms. Hypertension and other health issues forced the Fort Worth woman in and out of hospitals for most of 2014. She was always worried, unsure when headaches or fatigue signaled a dangerous spike in blood pressure. “It is exhausting,” Clayborn, 51, said wearily. Today, Read More »

Mar 25, 2015

With immunizations, UNTHSC removing barrier for high school students

UNT Health Science Center’s Pediatric Mobile Clinic will provide free immunizations at Carter-Riverside High to graduating seniors needing a second dose of the meningitis vaccine, a requirement for college attendance or military service. Mobile clinic staff and UNTHSC pharmacy students will administer the vaccines. “Schools were telling us that vaccinations are becoming a big barrier Read More »

Mar 25, 2015

Symposium will address Alzheimer’s disease from all sides

Dementia from All Sides 2015 Spring Symposium Registration Sid O’Bryant Janice Knebl Every day, UNT Health Science Center researchers are studying ways to better understand Alzheimer’s disease and how it can be treated or prevented. At the “Dementia from All Sides 2015 Spring Symposium” presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, several UNTHSC scientists will share their Read More »

Mar 20, 2015

Offering hands of hope

For years, Electra Van Item endured the constant pain of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic inflammatory disorder that affects the lining of the joints, causing swelling that eventually can result in bone erosion and joint deformity. Along with the pain, her fingers became grossly misshapen over time, and she found it increasingly difficult to perform Read More »

Mar 9, 2015

Prevent falls in nasty weather

The possibility of another coating of ice and snow is bearing down on North Texas. If you must go out, follow tips from Nicoleta Bugnariu, PT, PhD, Associate Dean at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth: Beware of an invisible sheet of ice – it might be under snow or on top of Read More »

Mar 4, 2015