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UNTHSC helps United Way of Tarrant County outline future directionBy Sally Crocker   A team of UNTHSC researchers has recently completed a comprehensive community assessment for United Way of Tarrant County that will help set the organization’s strategic direction for years to come. Findings from this extensive study, which uncovered some of the most pressing social issues affecting the health and prosperity of the Tarrant Read More »

Mar 19, 2019

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Twitter posts offer insight into young adult drinkingBy Sally Crocker    Young adults’ social media chatter may reveal a lot about drinking behavior and intentions, say two UNTHSC public health researchers.   A new study published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence by Dr. Dana M. Litt, Dr. Melissa A. Lewis and colleagues, found a significant link between alcohol-related tweets, willingness to drink, alcohol Read More »

Mar 18, 2019

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UNTHSC volunteers prepare for Tarrant-area homeless countBy Sally Crocker   Groups of UNTHSC students, faculty and staff are being organized by the School of Public Health to assist with this year’s Tarrant County Homeless Count on Jan. 24. Dr. Emily Spence-Almaguer, SPH Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Health Equity, makes this volunteer endeavor part of her public health classes each Read More »

Jan 22, 2019

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Patients’ understanding of health information critical in saving lives of new momsBy Sally Crocker Every day, about 830 women around the world die from pregnancy or childbirth-related complications. The number of maternal deaths in the U.S. has more than doubled in the last 30 years, and Texas data is especially concerning, with about 14.6 deaths for every 100,000 births. Through a new study funded by the Read More »

Jan 4, 2019

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Lessons learned at early age connect with public health careerBy Sally Crocker Growing up, Dr. Jaime González thought he might one day become a priest. Life, however, had other plans, taking him on a different path of serving others, through public health and health-related services. Dr. González, a graduate of the School of Public Health, is now Chief Business Development Officer for the Health Read More »

Jan 2, 2019

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Domestic violence’s painful legacyBy Sally Crocker In the fall of 1984, Maria Guadalupe Almaguer was murdered by her estranged husband, David Gonzales. The couple had been separated for two years following a rocky, abusive relationship, and Maria had been saving for a divorce. She had just been promoted at work, and things were slowly starting to go her Read More »

Dec 5, 2018

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CDC and UNTHSC team up to discuss tuberculosis eliminationBy Sally Crocker   HSC Insider Learn more about UNTHSC’s people and programs by signing up for the weekly HSC Insider email. Public health experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNT Health Science Center and Tarleton State University recently joined forces to brainstorm new approaches to control an age-old health risk: tuberculosis. Read More »

Nov 20, 2018

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Patient advocate and researcher honored with 2018 Health Literacy Hero awardBy Sally Crocker Dr. Teresa Wagner’s own experiences as a mother trying to help her daughters through two life-threatening health scares, misdiagnosis and providers’ failure to recognize critical symptoms ignited her passion to lead the charge for improved patient health literacy and better communication between physicians and patients across Texas. In recognition of her efforts Read More »

Oct 11, 2018

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First semester of college represents ‘red zone’ for student drinkingBy Sally Crocker What happens in the first semester of college can profoundly impact students’ alcohol use and future drinking behaviors, especially during the first six weeks, says UNTHSC Associate Professor Dana M. Litt, PhD. Dr. Litt is leading a new study on ways to reach freshmen when they are most impressionable. The three-year project Read More »

Oct 9, 2018

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Lifesaving measure for opioid overdose available to the public without prescriptionBy Sally Crocker When the U.S. Surgeon General published a recent health advisory– the first such alert in the last decade – asking for the public’s assistance in tackling the nation’s growing opioid epidemic, Dr. Scott Walters from the UNTHSC School of Public Health made plans to do his part. For patients facing the risk Read More »

Sep 19, 2018