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HSC Pediatric Mobile Clinic surpasses 10,000 patient encountersBy Kathryn Lytton  Since 2014, HSC’s Pediatric Mobile Clinic has provided critical health care resources to underserved children in Fort Worth. Traveling to neighborhoods across the city, the mobile clinic offers wellness visits, school/sports physicals, immunizations, screenings and education at no cost to families. Without the services provided by the Pediatric Mobile Clinic, these children Read More »

May 21, 2021

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HSC experts offer advice for the upcoming flu seasonBy Kathryn Lytton The flu season is approaching and experts at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth are tackling questions about the yearly virus as communities continue to fight COVID-19.  Here is a Q&A about the seasonal flu and related topics:  Priya Bui, DO, Pediatrics When should a child begin getting a flu vaccine?   Flu shots Read More »

Oct 6, 2020

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TCOM students call struggling parents to help them cope during COVID-19 crisisBy Jan Jarvis Infants, toddlers and teens are among the latest victims of Covid-19 as a spike in abuse cases triggers alarms across the country. Unemployment, health worries, mounting bills, social isolation and closed schools – on top of potty training, tantrums and family tension – sometimes can push parents to the edge. “There’s just Read More »

Apr 24, 2020

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Expecting, newborn moms can reach out for help as COVID-19, self-isolation increase stress and anxietyBy Diane Smith Patrice Buffkin’s early worries about COVID-19 were work related. Buffkin, an event-planning manager for The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, wondered if the disease would delay promotional items en route from China in January. Buffkin was 29 to 32 weeks pregnant, expecting a baby girl. Her attention Read More »

Mar 31, 2020

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A champion of the underdogBy Alex Branch   Amy Raines Milenkov, MPH, DrPH, has always cared about the underdog. She cared about the low-income women and children afflicted with HIV or AIDS who she helped as a social worker in the 1990s, when life-saving drug cocktails were only emerging. She cared for the vulnerable families she served at health Read More »

Nov 13, 2017

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Transitional Care Conference to seek ways to address families’ needsBy Jan Jarvis   Soon after their daughter Kendall was born, Jocalyn and Justin Briggs were told their baby would not live past her third birthday. Now 8, Kendall is thriving with the help of an army of health care providers that includes physical, occupational and speech therapists. Her parents want to do everything possible Read More »

Feb 15, 2017

On the road againBy Jan Jarvis   After being sidelined since May, the Pediatric Mobile Clinic is on the road again providing health care to uninsured children in Tarrant County. The specially equipped Pediatric Mobile Clinic was parked in its usual spot near the UNT Health Science Center campus when it was struck overnight by another vehicle May Read More »

Sep 1, 2016

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Steps to prevent swimmer’s ear’Swimming and the Fourth of July naturally go together. And a few simple precautions can prevent a common complaint at this time of year. "Swimmer’s ear" is an inflammation of the ear canal. When water enters the ear canal and does not properly drain, the ear canal can get irritated and infected. David Lar, MD, Read More »

Jul 3, 2014

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Mobile clinic overcomes obstacles to keep kids healthyWhen the Pediatric Mobile Clinic pulled into the Northside neighborhood, Beatric Rodriguez was waiting with her 3-year-old son, Esteban, who she brought in for a checkup. “I am thankful this clinic is here because without it, I couldn’t afford to take my son to the doctor,” she said. Helena Castanoa brought her two children for Read More »

Jun 30, 2014

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New year brings allergic assault from the south, UNTHSC expert warnsJust when you thought it was safe to breathe again, the new year brings a new allergy.  December’s sub-freezing temperatures quelled ragweed and many other allergens. But mountain cedar (actually ashe juniper, a small tree native to Central Texas) has been pumping out pollen that is blown into North Texas by prevailing south winds, said Read More »

Jan 2, 2014