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‘Anyone can save a life’By Alex Branch Alan Stucky carries Naloxone everywhere. The UNT System Vice Chancellor and General Counsel always is prepared to administer the opioid reversal drug, also known by its brand name Narcan, should he encounter someone suffering an opioid overdose. He does this in loving memory of his son, Holden. On Sept. 25, 2017, Holden Read More »

Jan 23, 2020

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Health literacy can save your lifeBy Jan Jarvis If anyone can navigate through the complex health care system, it is Dr. Dan McCoy. A physician and President of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Dr. McCoy knows his way around a hospital. But when his 93–year-old father fell and broke his hip, Dr. McCoy was ensnared by a system that Read More »

Jan 21, 2020

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Feliz Navidad mission takes health care and good cheer on the road to MexicoBy Sally Crocker Some travel by sleigh high above the rooftops in the month of December, while others choose a different route. Recently, the message of holiday friendship, caring and service came by trucks, bags and overstuffed boxes from the U.S. It went to families in need at two small elementary schools on the outskirts Read More »

Dec 19, 2019

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UNTHSC grad chosen for CDC’s ‘top gun’ disease detective serviceBy Sally Crocker For decades, the image of worn-out shoe leather with a prominent hole in the bottom has served as a visual representation of the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) disease detectives who travel the world investigating outbreaks that threaten the public’s health. For 65 years and counting, these officers have been globally recognized Read More »

Dec 16, 2019

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UNTHSC hosts panel discussion on e-cigarettes, vapingBy Diane Smith Health experts, lawmakers and community leaders recently gathered at the UNT Health Science Center to discuss how to prevent vaping-related deaths and limit teen access to e-cigarettes – a public discussion that came two months after Texas reported its first vaping-illness death. “This is a full blown public health crisis,” said U.S. Read More »

Dec 10, 2019

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43 years later and it’s just the beginningBy Sally Crocker Forty-three years ago, a young girl left Alabama for Fort Worth, anxious to meet up with her Texas cousins to find a meaningful career and a new place to call home. Ywanda Carter’s mother believed that an education was good to have, as long as a girl backed it up with useful Read More »

Dec 9, 2019

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Plan to end new HIV infections nationwide includes focus on Tarrant CountyBy Diane Smith One day soon, public buses and billboards across Fort Worth and Tarrant County could read: “Did you get your PrEP?” It’s a public health message intended to get more people who are diagnosed with HIV on life-saving medicine while breaking down social barriers and stigma. Texas’ major urban counties have drawn national Read More »

Nov 8, 2019

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TESSA program receives funding to expand domestic violence support servicesBy Sally Crocker   Across the U.S. and at home in North Texas, the rates of domestic violence and abuse are as steady as the beat of a heart, the tick of a clock.   Every minute across the country, approximately 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner.   Nearly three out of four Americans, in Read More »

Nov 7, 2019

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Researchers help parents talk with kids about social media and drinkingBy Sally Crocker Parents can be one of the best deterrents to underage drinking by having knowledge of and talking to their kids about alcohol content presented on social networking sites, say two UNT Health Science Center public health researchers. Dana M. Litt, PhD, Associate Professor at the UNTHSC School of Public Health (SPH), and Read More »

Nov 4, 2019

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Sally Crocker wins national award for magazine article on domestic violenceBy Kerry Gunnels Sally Crocker, Communications Manager in UNTHSC’s School of Public Health, is a top winner in the national Ragan Communications Health Care PR and Marketing Awards. Crocker, who has worked in the School of Public Health for 10 years, won first prize in the article category of the national awards program sponsored by Read More »

Oct 18, 2019