Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

John Licciardone
Studies indicate OMT reduces low-back pain  Researchers at UNT Health Science Center have found that osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) reduced pain and improved function in patients suffering from chronic, nonspecific low-back pain. Further, patients reporting the worst pain and higher degrees of disability received the most substantial benefit from the treatments. The findings, published in The Journal of the American Read More »

Mar 2, 2016

Isiah Lanphear
Back in the gameBy Betsy Friauf   Isiah Lanphear’s wish list is pretty simple. Prosthetic expertise Dr. Dombroski’s team of experts welcomes anyone with a prosthetic need. To arrange an appointment, call 817-735-3627. The 7-year-old Wisconsin boy says he wants to play baseball, ride his bike and play hockey. But such activities aren’t so easy when you’re missing your right Read More »

Jan 8, 2016

Mother and baby
Medical student works to reduce infant deathsBy Betsy Friauf Third-year medical student Kristen Slaymaker is working to change Tarrant County’s soaring infant mortality rate. Her research on unsafe sleeping conditions for babies is winning awards, and she is seeking ways to educate parents so they can keep their babies safer at night. “We found that it’s not unusual for mothers we Read More »

Dec 15, 2015

Brandy Roane
Fighting the ‘freshman 15’By Jan Jarvis   College students typically blame too much fast food for the famous freshman 15. But research from UNT Health Science Center suggests that weight gain in college has as much to do with when you go to bed as what you eat for dinner Fluctuating sleep patterns, a common condition of college Read More »

Dec 9, 2015

Daniel Clearfield
Reducing the risks of concussionsBy Alex Branch   More children will run onto soccer fields this spring with instructions not to head the ball – a change that a Health Science Center sports medicine physician calls a wise step toward reducing concussions. The United States Soccer Federation announced new safety guidelines last month that prohibit players age 10 and Read More »

Dec 8, 2015

From dress blues to a white coatBy Alex Branch U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Zovath served his country for four years before he returned home to Houston and started his transition to civilian life. A veteran who served two tours in Iraq, he wanted a career with a sense of service. He found it while visiting a family friend who worked at Read More »

Nov 11, 2015

Taking team-based care to kidsBy Alex Branch The value of team-based health care is clear to Steven Sanchez inside the auditorium at Morningside Elementary School in Fort Worth. That’s where the 2nd-year UNT Health Science Center medical student provides free comprehensive health checks to children twice a month while teamed with student nurses, speech pathologists and oral hygienists from Read More »

Oct 27, 2015

Students help patients face the reality of deathHospice care for terminally ill patients isn’t easy duty. In addition to patients’ fear and families’ grief, health care professionals must get past a youth-centered cultural bias that denies the reality of death. Yet, dying patients and their families are often in acute need of understanding and support. To meet this need, students in the Read More »

Sep 29, 2015

Medical students lead first-ever regional meeting for peers2015 Student American Academy of Osteopathy Regional Conference Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine: Evidence, Relevance, and Practical Application Saturday, Sept. 19 UNT Health Science Center, MET Building 1000 Montgomery St., Fort Worth, TX 76107 Conference flier Conference schedule Register Imagine how surprised aspiring medical student Chandler Sparks was when he learned that some doctors’ training stresses symptoms Read More »

Sep 3, 2015

Sleep Apnea Research Brandy Roane
A more patient-friendly solution for sleep apneaMasks worn by those with sleep apnea can leak at night and be so uncomfortable that they often drive users away from treatment. But a new system being developed by researchers at UNT Health Science Center and The University of Texas at Arlington could make it easier for the estimated 18 million people with sleep Read More »

Aug 17, 2015