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Supporting young adults with cancerBy Alex Branch   Courtney Parker, a 32-year-old high school teacher, was breastfeeding her infant daughter when she felt a pea-sized lump. Her mind instantly lurched to cancer, but a visit to her doctor calmed her. Breast feeding often causes changes in breast tissue. The doctor performed a mammogram and ultrasound and suggested they observe Read More »

Mar 7, 2019

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Librarians improving patient care in partnership with JPSBy Alex Branch Patients at John Peter Smith Hospital can expect to be surrounded by a top-notch medical team of not only physicians and nurses, but also librarians. The presence of UNT Health Science Center clinical librarians at JPS is part of an innovative collaboration to help providers make informed medical decisions. Two university clinical Read More »

Mar 6, 2019

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TCOM students inspire youths to pursue medicineBy Alex Branch More than 40 UNT Health Science Center medical students helped inspire young African-American males to consider careers in medicine at a youth summit in Dallas. The students, members of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Student National Medical Association (SNMA) chapter, showed more than 300 children in grades 3 through 8 how Read More »

Mar 4, 2019

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In the classroom: Pharmacy students debate dispensing medical marijuanaBy Jan Jarvis   First-year pharmacy students recently got a glimpse of how tough their careers might be one day when they debated their role in dispensing medical marijuana. It is better to have a pharmacist who is educated in drug interactions, adverse effects and safe effective dosing rather someone at a dispensary who may Read More »

Feb 28, 2019

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PA students win Challenge Bowl — againBy Alex Branch   Students in the Physician Assistant Studies Program once have again proved that UNT Health Science Center truly does recruit the best and the brightest. UNTHSC PA students won the statewide Challenge Bowl competition at the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA) Annual Conference Feb. 8-10 in Houston. Students Andrew Lee, Abby Read More »

Feb 26, 2019

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UNTHSC top docs who are transforming livesBy Jan Jarvis Seventeen UNT Health Science Center physicians and Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty members have been selected by their peers as top doctors for listings in Texas Monthly, Fort Worth Magazine and 360 West. Make an Appointment Schedule an appointment with one of our health care providers Call: 817.735.DOCS A TCU and Read More »

Feb 25, 2019

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Researchers examining if exercise can slow Parkinson’sBy Jan Jarvis Army veteran RJ Hillman is learning to cope with personality changes that followed a mild traumatic brain injury six years ago in Afghanistan. More troubling is what may be ahead. There is growing evidence that even a mild traumatic brain injury can increase the risk for Parkinson’s disease by 56 percent, said Read More »

Feb 20, 2019

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Symposium focuses on cardiovascular and brain health in womenBy Jan Jarvis    The first annual Women’s Cardiovascular and Brain Health Symposium underscores the need for more biomedical research that addresses unique differences between the sexes.  The event, which will include oral and poster presentations on research, will be held Friday in the Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library and is sponsored by the Read More »

Feb 20, 2019

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Mental health in grad schoolBy Jan Jarvis   The thoughts whispering at Anna Black never took a rest – ever. They followed her through junior high, then into college. “I believed I had to be perfect in everything I did,” she said. “Getting a 95 was unacceptable.” For a while, she was able to manage her thoughts. Then she Read More »

Feb 18, 2019

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Love for outer space propels librarian into NASA roleBy Alex Branch As a child, Debbie Montenegro was the girl who often showed up school in a Yoda, Spock or outer space-themed shirt. “I didn’t realize it at the time, but my mom had to buy those shirts from the boy’s section because they didn’t make those clothes for girls then,” said Montenegro, Consumer Read More »

Feb 13, 2019