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TABS Summer High School Program
For high school program, the goal is inspirationBy Eric Parker   “I really want to be a pediatrician!” said 14-year-old Albert. He’d just finished listening via stethoscope to a heartbeat. Not just one heartbeat, but an array of normal and abnormal ones, including a malfunctioning valve. It was a moment among many as 100 ninth-graders visited labs and classrooms at UNT Health Read More »

Jun 28, 2018

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Research opens new doors to treating glaucomaBy Jan Jarvis Glucocorticoids are often used to reduce inflammation, reduce pain and treat many conditions such as allergies and rashes. But for some people, the very drugs that treats one condition can cause another: specifically, glaucoma. The condition, which affects more than 64.3 million people, is the second-leading cause of irreversible blindness in the Read More »

Jun 26, 2018

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Dwight Yoakam to headline 2018 Legends Concert eventBy Kerry Gunnels The Legends Concert Series, UNT Health Science Center’s signature fundraising event, will feature country music star Dwight Yoakam at its sixth anniversary presentation. The benefit, presented by Chase and J.P. Morgan, will take place November 5 at Fort Worth’s famous Bass Performance Hall. The curtain will rise at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on Read More »

Jun 25, 2018

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Mosquito monitoring protects Fort Worth again this yearBy Sally Crocker   While most people do everything they can to avoid mosquitos in the summer, medical entomologist Joon-Hak Lee, PhD, goes out of his way to track them down. Dr. Lee, an Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health, has spent the last six Read More »

Jun 21, 2018

The pattersons
The ATV accident that changed my lifeBy Rita Patterson, Department of Family Medicine I was attending an event at work when I learned that my husband, Les, had crashed his all-terrain vehicle near our Weatherford home. The ATV rolled onto his leg, crushing it. He hollered for help until a neighbor heard him and called 911. The next year was a Read More »

Jun 20, 2018

Charles and Teresa Gonzales
A population at riskBy Jan Jarvis   Charles and Teresa Gonzales know what dementia does to a person. The Grand Prairie couple has lived through it with both of their mothers. “The first thing I noticed was my mother kept asking the same question over and over,” Charles said. “She’d ask something and a few minutes later, ask Read More »

Jun 19, 2018

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UNTHSC history: Tavener bowling pinsBy Alex Branch   For almost 50 years, UNT Health Science Center has preserved two scuffed bowling pins. The vintage pins recall a throwback to the 1950s and 60s, when people in vertically striped shirts and rented suede shoes flocked to bowling alleys on Friday nights. But these pins hold a significant – and quirky Read More »

Jun 18, 2018

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A better cold-case databaseBy Jeff Carlton   A UNT Health Science Center team has upgraded and enhanced a national database for cold cases involving missing people and unidentified remains to offer more powerful investigative tools for criminal justice agencies and families searching for their loved ones. Called NamUs 2.0, the improved website: allows users access to all cases Read More »

Jun 13, 2018

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Fighting a deadly side effect of heart failureByJan Jarvis   For many of the 6.5 million people who live with heart failure, developing water retention related to their disease will decrease their chances of survival. Although many patients with water retention are treated with diuretics, it is not known why they develop the condition, said Tom Cunningham, PhD, Regents Professor of Physiology Read More »

Jun 11, 2018

Cruz Ramos has prosthetic finger for baseball
Pitch-perfect prostheticsBy Alex Branch   An escalator accident severed Cruz Ramos’ index finger when he was a child, but that didn’t stop him from becoming a talented baseball player. He discovered in youth league that by adjusting his grip and putting spin on the ball, he could make most of the same throws as his teammates. Read More »

Jun 7, 2018