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HSC Community Garden continues to provide organic fresh produce to food banksBy Oreoluwa Obayan The HSC Fort Worth Community Garden continues to grow fresh organic produce for those experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic — while following guidelines for physical distancing and sanitizing. The garden last year donated 150 pounds of fresh produce to local food banks and the HSC Student Food Pantry. This spring Read More »

Apr 8, 2020

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TCOM Dual doctorate student defends dissertation virtuallyBy Steven Bartolotta The outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted the educational plans of millions, but Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student Grace Pham wasn’t about to allow it to get in the way of hers. Pham, who is pursuing the dual-doctorate degree of DO/PhD, is in the final stages of the marathon race to earn Read More »

Apr 8, 2020

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‘We are not helpless’: HSC, Tex-Air Filters partner to make 100s of masks to fight COVID-19By Diane Smith Fort Worth businessman Jim Rosenthal is attacking COVID-19 as it charts a ruthless path across the United States with an army of crafty volunteers. The mysterious disease moved into North Texas communities bringing a sense of helplessness, Rosenthal said, explaining he wanted to counter the dim outlook filling news reports. “What could Read More »

Apr 7, 2020

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History teaches us that quarantines workBy Sally Crocker The notion of COVID-19 social distancing may seem strange to many of us, but quarantines for the good of public health have been around since the Middle Ages and perhaps even earlier. The practice of separating the sick to keep other populations well is a public health measure credited throughout history with Read More »

Apr 6, 2020

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Pandemic could lead to spike in alcohol and drug addictionBy Jan Jarvis A terrible triad – trauma, isolation and lack of structure – is driving more people to drink alcohol and use drugs. Unemployment, lack of health insurance and fear of the unknown are just of few of the traumas people are dealing with amid COVID-19. People are searching for ways to cope with Read More »

Apr 6, 2020

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COVID-19 will leave a permanent mark on health careBy Alex Branch The COVID-19 pandemic could cause lasting fundamental changes to the U.S. health care system, including how and where patients receive care, said an HSC Fort Worth expert in Health Behavior and Health Systems. “Unlike some countries, we have not experienced a hard reset of our healthcare system,” said Thaddeus Miller, PhD, Associate Read More »

Apr 6, 2020

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50 Heroes: Dr. Thomas YorioFor more than 40 years, Thomas Yorio, PhD, has transformed the Health Science Center. An internationally known glaucoma researcher and Provost Emeritus, Dr. Yorio was instrumental in growing HSC from a medical college into a graduate university with multiple schools. He joined the institution that became HSC in 1977, just seven years after it was Read More »

Apr 6, 2020

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Wagner named Distinguished Alumna by TCUBy Jan Jarvis Teresa Wagner hoped to thank the many people who helped her throughout her life in person during a luncheon honoring her as the recipient of the Texas Christian University Distinguished Alumni award. But Covid-19 changed her plans. “I would love to list everyone here as I had intended to do at the Read More »

Apr 1, 2020

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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

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Expecting, newborn moms can reach out for help as COVID-19, self-isolation increase stress and anxietyBy Diane Smith Patrice Buffkin’s early worries about COVID-19 were work related. Buffkin, an event-planning manager for The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, wondered if the disease would delay promotional items en route from China in January. Buffkin was 29 to 32 weeks pregnant, expecting a baby girl. Her attention Read More »

Mar 31, 2020