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Looking out for you at the finish lineWhen runners in this weekend’s Cowtown Marathon races cross the finish line, they’ll find a medical team from UNT Health Science Center watching out for their welfare. “Many runners are ‘hurting’ when they finish the run, whatever the run. Our job is to help identify those in significant distress and get them to the medical Read More »

Feb 25, 2015

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Health screenings available at Cowtown ExpoThe Cowtown Marathon Health & Fitness Expo, sponsored by UNT Health Science Center, will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 and 28, and will feature free health screenings. The Expo will be located at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3400 Burnett-Tandy Dr. in Fort Worth. It will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Read More »

Feb 20, 2015

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JPS earns Texas Hospital Association award for qualityAlan Podawiltz, Brenda Gomez and Wayne Young JPS Health Network (JPS) has won the Texas Hospital Association’s 2014 Bill Aston Award for Quality. The statewide award recognizes Trinity Springs Pavilion’s successful campaign to lower the psychiatric hospital’s readmission rate, which has dropped by two thirds for patients most at risk. The project was led by Read More »

Feb 11, 2015

Feature Leadership
UNTHSC team members honored for leadership and serviceWhen UNT Health Science Center President Michael Williams and JPS Health Network CEO Robert Earley decided to have their organizations join forces, they pictured a collaborative practice that would enhance the delivery of care to patients across Tarrant County. The Fort Worth Business Press recognized the efforts of Dr. Williams and Mr. Earley with its Read More »

Jan 29, 2015

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Physician executive Dr. Michael Hicks to lead UNTHSC’s clinical operationsDr. Michael Hicks, who co-founded one of the nation’s largest providers of perioperative medicine and pain management services, has joined UNT Health Science Center as its Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs. In his new position, Dr. Hicks will oversee all clinical operations at UNTHSC while supporting and enhancing the university’s efforts at interprofessional education. Read More »

Jan 27, 2015

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How to cope with your allergy symptoms
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Photo by Joel Olives

The bluebonnets are blooming so that must mean allergy season is upon us, too.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America recently released its annual list of “worst cities for spring allergies,” and the Dallas-Fort Worth area ranked No. 7.

“Allergy season will get worse before it gets better,” said allergist John Fling, MD. “I think it will be around until at least the first week of June.”

What can you do to combat allergy symptoms? Dr. Fling recommends that if you have not had your allergies tested before, it is a good idea to do so.

“An allergist can determine what a person’s specific allergies are, such as grass or tree pollen, and we can decide the best course of treatment,” said Dr. Fling, Professor of Pediatrics.

John Fling Allergist
John Fling, MD
How to cope?

  • Avoidance, if you can, so limit outdoor activities
  • Antihistamines
  • Topical nasal steroid spray
  • Allergy desensitization treatment
  • A combination nasal spray that includes both an antihistamine and a topical steroid

Need help?

  • Make an appointment with Dr. Fling: 817-735-DOCS (3627).

Apr 18, 2014