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Helping Hands, Care For The Elderly Concept
How to help elderly Americans during COVID-19By Alex Branch and Diane Smith-Pinckney Elderly Americans are at a greater health risk from COVID-19 and likelier to struggle with the isolation of social distancing. How can the rest of us help them? “I grew up in a row house in Philadelphia where everyone knew each other and checked up on the people around Read More »

Mar 30, 2020

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Should you leave the city during COVID-19?By Alex Branch Tensions are rising in some communities as New York City residents flee the densely populated city for other areas amid the COVID-19 outbreak. We asked Dr. Ubydul Haque, Assistant Professor of Biostatics and Epidemiology in the HSC School of Public Health who has researched lessons learned from past coronavirus outbreaks, about the Read More »

Mar 27, 2020

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COVID-19 outbreak in U.S. echoes events in Chinese HSC student’s homelandBy Diane Smith Exhausted and stressed are terms Dr. Yu Tao uses to describe how she felt in early 2020 as she monitored the path of COVID-19 as it emerged in her native China and moved across the globe. Dr. Tao, a licensed physician in China, is a PhD student at The University of North Read More »

Mar 26, 2020

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Providers face challenges as COVID-19 puts strains on healthcare systemBy Sally Crocker Arthur Mora, PhD, MHA, and his wife are concerned. With two young daughters ages 5 and 3 at home and a new baby on the way in just a few short weeks, the HSC School of Public Health Chair of Health Behavior and Health Systems says he and his wife are closely Read More »

Mar 26, 2020

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HSC Fort Worth donates 5,000 surgical masks for first respondersBy Diane Smith The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is giving the Fort Worth Fire Department 5,000 surgical masks and calling on health organizations across the region to make similar donations to first responders in need. “This donation continues to demonstrate the relationship between the Fort Worth Fire Department and Read More »

Mar 25, 2020

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HSC opens COVID-19 testing site for first respondersBy Alex Branch The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) has opened an off-campus COVID-19 testing site for Tarrant County area first responders who may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus but are not experiencing symptoms. Available exclusively to first responders, the testing site is intended to keep first Read More »

Mar 24, 2020

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A Virtual Match Day fills the void for TCOM studentsBy Steven Bartolotta The four-year odyssey through medical school for Texas College of Osteopathic students reaches a climax when inside a sealed envelope the specialty, location and launch of their career is revealed. It’s known as Match Day, a celebratory event that normally sees over 200 students come together with family, friends and faculty members. Read More »

Mar 24, 2020

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50 Heroes: Dr. W. Paul BowmanDr. W. Paul Bowman once described how he communicated with child cancer patients. “The temptation is to tell patients, ‘Oh, you are going to be fine’ because they are frightened and you want them to feel better,” Dr. Bowman said. “But you must be honest. And when you talk to the child, you talk on Read More »

Mar 23, 2020

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HSC volunteers help man Tarrant County Public Health’s information lineBy Diane Smith Students, faculty and staff from The University North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth are helping answer questions about COVID-19 on Tarrant County Public Health’s 24-hour information line. The collaboration, which launched on March 19, will allow triple the call capacity of the information line during the COVID-19 pandemic. Noah Drew, Read More »

Mar 20, 2020

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HSC joins city of Fort Worth to keep public informed of COVID-19 developmentsBy Diane Smith The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth and the City of Fort Worth have joined communication resources in an effort to keep the public educated about COVID-19 and the safety measures activated to combat it. The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on communities is evolving. The City of Fort Worth Read More »

Mar 19, 2020