Safercare Texas

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COVID-19: separating facts from fictionBy Sally Crocker Finding the truth has never been more important than now, when people are searching news reports, social media and other resources for COVID-19 advice and information that might help in protecting their health and saving lives, says an HSC researcher. For years,  Erika Thompson, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Read More »

Apr 1, 2020

Helping Hands, Care For The Elderly Concept
How to help elderly Americans during COVID-19By Alex Branch and Diane Smith-Pinckney Elderly Americans are at a greater health risk from COVID-19 and likelier to struggle with the isolation of social distancing. How can the rest of us help them? “I grew up in a row house in Philadelphia where everyone knew each other and checked up on the people around Read More »

Mar 30, 2020

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Asthma 411 expands across Tarrant CountyBy Jan Jarvis “Squeezing,” shouted Kim Nguyen as she hugged herself as tightly as possible and encouraged the roomful of second-graders to do the same. “That’s what your airways are doing during an asthma attack,” said Nguyen, Project Coordinator for SaferCare Texas, a department of UNT Health Science Center dedicated to improving the quality and Read More »

Dec 16, 2019

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Wagner sees progress in her drive to promote health literacyBy Jan Jarvis As a registered dietician, Teresa Wagner, DrPH, RD/LD, was frustrated by how often adults failed to follow instructions regarding their health. “It never occurred to me that there were barriers that made it hard for them to understand,” said Dr. Wagner, Assistant Professor in the School of Health Professions. A decade later, Read More »

Oct 28, 2019

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October proclaimed Health Literacy MonthBy Jan Jarvis  Nine out of 10 Americans may lack the knowledge and skills needed to manage their health and prevent disease.  To focus attention on this issue, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price has proclaimed October as Health Literacy Month. SaferCare Texas and the DFW Hospital Council Health Literacy Collaborative are joining in the effort Read More »

Oct 1, 2019

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SaferCare Texas making health care safer for patientsBy Jan Jarvis Complicated medical literature, stacks of discharge orders and convoluted prescriptions can frustrate patients and lead to costly hospitalizations or even death. SaferCare Texas, a team of interprofessional patient safety experts, wants to change that landscape by giving patients information they understand, simplifying medical forms and teaching healthcare providers how to communicate more Read More »

Dec 18, 2018