Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

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OMT treatment allows triathlon athlete to make the raceJan Jowitt had trained for eight months for a Half Ironman triathlon when she injured her right shoulder. The pain and limited range of motion made it hard for her to swim or even to sleep. While  Jowitt, DHA, RN, Infection Control Officer at UNT Health Science Center, continued to train for the running and Read More »

Jan 3, 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

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Holidays provide opportunity to check older relatives’ mental acuity, UNTHSC expert saysEvery year, families gather for the holidays only to realize that older relatives aren’t quite the same as they were the last time they saw them. “During the year family members may talk on the phone and never really know there is a problem until they visit for the holidays,” said Dr. James Hall, Professor Read More »

Dec 20, 2013

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UNTHSC professor returns from Olympic adventureDaniel Clearfield, DO, MS, recently spent an unforgettable two-weeks tending to world-class athletes at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. From Nov. 11-26, Dr. Clearfield was a volunteer sports medicine physician sharing a dormitory with Olympic weightlifters. He treated wrestlers, gymnasts, divers, bobsledders and other athletes, all while utilizing the training center’s Read More »

Dec 17, 2013

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UNT Health physicians recognized as Super Doctors by Texas MonthlyTwelve UNT Health physicians have been selected as "Texas Super Doctors 2013" in the December issue of Texas Monthly magazine. Those named, and their respective specialty, are: W. Paul Bowman, Pediatrics Kathleen Crowley, OB-GYN John Fling, Allergy & Immunology Janice Knebl, Geriatrics David Lichtman, Orthopaedics Alvin Mathe, Internal Medicine Arvind Nana, Orthopaedics Alan Podawiltz, Psychiatry Read More »

Dec 11, 2013

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Culinary Medicine course helps TCOM students learn benefits of healthy dietThe holidays are the eating season, and students at UNT Health Science Center’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine are signing up for a new course on how eating behavior affects health. These students are destined to become osteopathic physicians who practice a whole-person approach to health care, and the new elective course, Culinary Medicine, fits Read More »

Dec 2, 2013

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Vial of Life program benefits UNTHSC geriatric patientsJoe Godwin, TCOM ’16 As a paramedic, Joe Godwin always was relieved when he was called to an emergency and spotted a Vial of Life decal on the home’s front window. It meant that even if the resident was unconscious, he would be able to easily find medical information on them. Today, geriatric patients at Read More »

Dec 2, 2013

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Training program bolsters UNTHSC students’ knowledge of addiction issuesMost American medical schools provide only a few hours of training on addiction issues even though 10 percent of the population is diagnosed with substance abuse disorder, said Joseph Skrajewski, Director of Medical Education at the Betty Ford Institute. But in a partnership with the Betty Ford Institute, UNT Health Science Center seeks to improve Read More »

Nov 27, 2013

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Philanthropist’s gift helps UNTHSC geriatrics program bloomAllan Saxe When Allan Saxe decided to make a $125,000 gift to the UNT Health Science Center, it didn’t take him long to figure out which program he wanted his donation to support. Seniors Assisting in Geriatric Education, or SAGE, connects medical students with older citizens in Tarrant County to improve their overall health and Read More »

Nov 26, 2013

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Albert Yurvati awarded Orel F. Martin MedalAlbert Yurvati, DO (TCOM ’86), is the 2013 recipient of the Orel F. Martin Medal, the highest honor awarded annually by the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS). Yurvati, Chair and Professor of Surgery at UNT Health Science Center, was honored for his considerable contributions to ACOS, the field of surgery and the osteopathic profession, Read More »

Nov 21, 2013