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Musician saves her career, with a little help from UNTHSCBy Jan Jarvis   As a musician, Sarah Dunbar never imagined she would one day be leaning over a cadaver studying facial muscles. Yet, that is exactly where the University of North Texas College of Music graduate student found herself after years of struggling with severe pain caused by chronic temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJD, Read More »

Jun 14, 2019

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Researcher studies the impact of space on the human eyeBy Jan Jarvis Vision loss is one of the risks astronauts face when they return from space flights. Called Spaceflight Associated Neuro-Ocular Syndrome or SANS, the condition is characterized by swelling in the optic nerve head. Other ocular abnormalities of SANS include flattening of the back of the eye, vascular changes and decreased near vision. Read More »

Jun 14, 2019

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Trisha Yearwood to headline 2019 Legends Concert eventBy Kerry Gunnels Grammy award-winning singer, actress, author and chef Trisha Yearwood will be the featured artist for this year’s Legends Concert Series, UNT Health Science Center’s signature fundraising event. The benefit, presented by Chase and J.P. Morgan, will take place November 4 at Fort Worth’s famous Bass Performance Hall. The curtain will rise at Read More »

Jun 14, 2019

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FitSteps for Life offers health rewards for cancer patientsBy Jan Jarvis FitSteps for Life at UNTHSC Learn more about how to participate in FitSteps for Life at UNT Health Science Center. Learn More Before she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Candice Stinnett had never been to a gym or had any knowledge on how to start a nutritious diet. Now eight Read More »

Jun 6, 2019

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Getting a child with a rare illness back on his feetBy Alex Branch Zayd was about to start his first youth soccer program when his family’s nightmare with Acute Flaccid Myelitis began. First, the 3-year-old boy from Irving had cold-like symptoms. He no longer bounded into the kitchen in the morning and instead called his mother, Samina Mohammad, to help get him out of bed. Read More »

Jun 4, 2019

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Health disparities conference to focus on how social factors impact healthBy Jan Jarvis Social, behavioral and economic factors can change an individual’s biology and set them up for various chronic diseases from cancer to cardiovascular disease. How these factors affect minority and underserved populations is the focus of the 14th Annual Texas Conference on Health Disparities June 6-7 at UNT Health Science Center. The “Social Read More »

Jun 3, 2019

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Patrick Moonan receives distinguished alumni award for Ebola workPatrick Moonan, DrPH, a 2005 graduate of the School of Public Health, is the recipient of the 2019 President’s Alumni Award for Distinguished Service in recognition of his work in combatting the Ebola virus in West Africa and other career achievements. Dr. Moonan is a Senior Epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Read More »

May 29, 2019

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Culinary Medicine students keep momentum goingBy Betsy Friauf   For several years, the Culinary Medicine course has fed students’ passion to help patients eat healthier. Now, it also stokes their enthusiasm for interprofessional collaboration that extends beyond the classroom and into summer. The TCOM elective course was first offered in 2014, the first of its kind in Texas and one Read More »

May 28, 2019

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Entrepreneurship and innovation at UNTHSCLearn more Research Development and Commercialization Find an Expert Explore our Available Technologies Innovation Ecosystems Acceleration Lab UNT Health Science Center has embarked on an ambitious campaign to invest in entrepreneurship and to develop an innovative mindset for its students, faculty and staff. This initiative is essential if UNTHSC is to achieve its vision of Read More »

May 24, 2019

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Clearing the air about vapingBy Sally Crocker  A Fort Worth mother of two discovered some unusual items while unpacking her family’s suitcases on vacation. Turns out, she had found her 15-year-old son’s JUUL pods. He had been secretly vaping, joining the tens of thousands of kids across the U.S. who have fallen prey to the latest hot – and Read More »

May 23, 2019