Professional and Continuing Education

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Teamwork that improves patient care

By Alex Branch   A new collaboration between UNT Health Science Center and JPS Health Network will ensure that physicians receive the highest quality continuing education opportunities and enhance patient care and safety in Tarrant County. On June 1, the Health Science Center’s Office of Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) began designing and managing continuing... Read more »

Jun 20, 2017

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Catching a breath

By Jeff Carlton   Kiasha Jones has managed her son’s asthma for the last 14 years, ever since he was diagnosed at age 6 months following a bout with a respiratory virus called RSV. Armed at home with an inhaler, a humidifier and a nebulizer that delivers medication to the lungs in aerosol form, Jones’... Read more »

Mar 6, 2017

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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

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Putting new skills in providers’ hands

A failed hip surgery performed elsewhere had left Dr. Anthony Capobianco’s patient with a leg that would not straighten, forcing her to walk painfully on the toes of her right foot for more than 10 years. Learn more: PACE continuing education opportunities Then a technique that the New York family practitioner learned at a workshop... Read more »

Oct 13, 2015

Addressing the obesity epidemic at Texas Conference on Health Disparities

Follow the conversation on Twitter: #UNTHSCSolveObesity Nearly 70 percent of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. The statistics are even more alarming among some racial and ethnic groups. Nearly 80 percent of Hispanics and 77 percent of blacks have a body mass index above 25 and are considered overweight or obese. Despite... Read more »

Jun 3, 2015

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

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

UNTHSC provides help to seniors in facing the fear of falling

One day last summer, 74-year-old retiree Darold Klamt, surveying his handiwork in his well-kept yard, walked backward a few steps so he could take in the whole scene. “The next thing I knew, I was face-down in the grass,” said the Benbrook, Texas, grandfather of three. “I tripped over the garden hose, hit my face... Read more »

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