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For seniors, the growing opioids menaceBy Jan Jarvis   One week – that’s how long it can take for a prescription pain killer to turn into an addiction to opioids. Patients believe opioids – a class of pain-killing drugs that can produce morphine-like effects – are safe and effective because their physician prescribed them, said Annesha White, PharmD, PhD, Associate Read More »

Aug 23, 2018

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MPH Online helps inform one doctor’s MD and PhD studiesBy Sally Crocker Dr. Austin G. Meyer was already working on both a PhD in biochemistry and a medical degree at other Texas universities when he decided to enroll in UNT Health Science Center’s Master of Public Health online program. “Medical school focuses primarily on anatomy and physiology, and treatments based on pathophysiology of disease,” said Read More »

Aug 21, 2018

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TCOM Class of 2019 board exam scores highest in nationBy Alex Branch   The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2019 earned the highest score in the United States on a national board exam for future osteopathic doctors. The students’ mean test score of 592.93 was well above the national mean of 557.81 on the COMLEX-USA Level 1 Exam administered by the National Read More »

Aug 15, 2018

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Study: Private hospital rooms lower risk of infectionsBy Sally Crocker Private hospital rooms may save lives by reducing the risk of a dangerous type of hospital-acquired infection, according to UNT Health Science Center researchers in a new study published in PLOS ONE. Liam O’Neill, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Systems at the UNTHSC School of Public Health, led the Read More »

Aug 14, 2018

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A healthy start to the school yearBy Eric Parker   Life is hectic for parents in demanding, low-wage jobs. Peace of mind depends on easily accessible, free health services like those provided by the UNT Health Science Center at Thursday’s Back to School Roundup. One such parent is Erica Salinas. Her son, 8-year-old Luis, will start school with confidence that he Read More »

Aug 10, 2018

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Move-in day approaching for new campus buildingBy Eric Parker   Move-in day is coming for the Interdisciplinary Research and Education Building (IREB). The target date is Oct. 22. The five-story, 173,000-square-foot building will house and support the UNT System College of Pharmacy, the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, and the North Texas Eye Research Institute. The project is ahead of Read More »

Aug 9, 2018

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Sending kids back to school healthyBy Betsy Friauf   This month, hundreds of thousands of Tarrant County children head back to school. And UNT Health Science Center volunteers are pitching in to help make sure they have the necessary health screenings and school supplies. For children whose families lack resources, UNTHSC is assisting with school supplies, eyeglasses, sports physicals, immunizations, Read More »

Aug 8, 2018

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Research for the long haulBy Jan Jarvis Scientific breakthroughs once belonged to the young. Or at least that’s what Einstein must have thought when he said that unless a scientist has made a great contribution before the age of 30, he never will. Time, however, has proven him wrong. Robert Edwards, for example, was 85 when he developed in Read More »

Aug 2, 2018

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PT professor among select few to complete fellowshipBy Alex Branch   Yasser Salem, PHD, PT, is among the first 100 physical therapists in the United States to complete the Education Leadership Institute of the American Physical Therapy Association. The yearlong fellowship is designed to “develop innovative and influential leaders in physical therapy education who can function within a changing politico-sociocultural environment.” The Read More »

Aug 2, 2018

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Higher purposeBy Jeff Carlton   Frank Newton, 55, an Army veteran with faded military tattoos to prove it, says he knows that living on the streets is unsafe and unhealthy. That’s why the former backhoe operator from outside San Antonio recently found his way to St. Patrick Cathedral in downtown Fort Worth, lining up with other Read More »

Jul 25, 2018