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Pediatric Mobile Clinic continues to bridge barriers to healthcareBy Steven Bartolotta It was a frigid morning in the parking lot of W.J. Turner Elementary School when a mother went knocking on a door of an RV parked at the school. She was looking for help for her 6-year-old son, who has been battling a nasty strain of strep throat. And she found it Read More »

Dec 9, 2019

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Powerlifter competes on world stage as he eyes a future in physical therapyBy Diane Smith Charles Okpoko’s 2020 goals are taking him to England where he hopes to earn a Champion of Champions title in powerlifting – a sport that has him hoisting hundreds of pounds for fun. Okpoko juggles life, training and his studies as a first-year physical therapy student at the UNT Health Science Center. Read More »

Dec 5, 2019

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Ending the HIV epidemic using community pharmacistsBy Jan Jarvis Shelia Neal keeps a list of her prescriptions on her cell phone and puts her medications in a pill organizer. “If I miss a dose, I might not die today, but I’m not going to feel good,” she said. “At the end of the day, I just have to take my medicine.” Read More »

Dec 3, 2019

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An Osteopathic physician, a president, an OMT expert and a momBy Steven Bartolotta It began on a Tuesday with a flight from DFW to Columbus, Ohio. A 90-minute drive to Athens, Ohio, and a day spent discussing research at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, then back to Columbus the next day, a flight to Washington, D.C., that night, meetings with members of Read More »

Dec 3, 2019

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‘We are all in this together’By Sally Crocker It’s early morning when a fleet of vans rolls out from Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH), ready to immunize children and keep them safe from the dangerous, sometimes deadly effects of infectious diseases like measles, polio, chickenpox and others. Across town, the UNT Health Science Center Pediatric Mobile Clinic hits the streets Read More »

Nov 25, 2019

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Balkans group visits UNTCHIBy Jan Jarvis Someone in the group wanted to know why everyone behind the glass in the forensics lab was wearing earmuffs. “When you’re pulverizing bones into a powder it creates a loud noise,” said Linda LaRose, Research Assistant Director, UNT Center for Human Identification. “We want to protect their hearing.” The visitors, all from Read More »

Nov 22, 2019

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Fort Worth must recapture its entrepreneurial spiritBy Alex Branch Fort Worth must transform itself into a city with an entrepreneurial mindset — how it thinks and operates — to create jobs, increase wealth and solve complex problems in what is now the nation’s 13th-largest city, UNTHSC President Dr. Michael Williams told an audience of Fort Worth entrepreneurs Tuesday. “Entrepreneurship is not Read More »

Nov 20, 2019

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‘Have a heart’ for rural Texas, practice medicine in small, underserved communitiesBy Diane Smith Rural Texas, with its 3 million-plus people and stretches of wide open space, is the setting for a healthcare crisis characterized by hospital closures, OB deserts and a lack of doctors.  It’s a healthcare plight receiving in-depth attention this week (Nov. 18-22) during Rural Health Week at the UNT Health Science Center. Read More »

Nov 20, 2019

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Not just counting pillsBy Diane Smith Virginia Lee doesn’t want to get the flu. The 79-year-old Benbrook resident recently arrived at her neighborhood pharmacy looking for a flu shot. “I’m over 65,” Lee said. “I’m also almost 80. It’s prevention.” Lee was among dozens of senior citizens who took part in flu clinics offered in October at the Read More »

Nov 15, 2019

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‘Circle of life’ reunites PA student with her delivery doctorBy Diane Smith  Lindsey Graff was delivered into the world 24 years ago after her mother experienced a high-risk pregnancy that included strict bedrest.  Marco Uribe, MD, an obstetrician in Austin, made sure Lindsey Graff’s birth was successful.  “He was determined to ensure Lindsey would make it into the world,” said Tracey Graff, Lindsey’s mother.  Read More »

Nov 12, 2019