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Military match a dream come true for TCOM coupleBy Steven Bartolotta When Kelly Harrell was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force in February 2018, it was the start of a fairly-tale journey. Kelly was commissioned into the Air Force by her fiancé, Blake Harrell. Two days later, the pair of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine students were married. The couple met during Kelly’s Read More »

Dec 17, 2019

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UNTHSC grad chosen for CDC’s ‘top gun’ disease detective serviceBy Sally Crocker For decades, the image of worn-out shoe leather with a prominent hole in the bottom has served as a visual representation of the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) disease detectives who travel the world investigating outbreaks that threaten the public’s health. For 65 years and counting, these officers have been globally recognized Read More »

Dec 16, 2019

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Asthma 411 expands to give Tarrant County kids a better understanding of the diseaseBy Jan Jarvis “Squeezing,” shouted Kim Nguyen as she hugged herself as tightly as possible and encouraged the roomful of second-graders to do the same. “That’s what your airways are doing during an asthma attack,” said Nguyen, Project Coordinator for SaferCare Texas, a department of UNT Health Science Center dedicated to improving the quality and Read More »

Dec 16, 2019

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Trial to determine if warm leg baths can reduce high blood pressureBy Jan Jarvis Elizabeth Temples, 77, sinks her legs into a tub of soothing warm water and settles in to relax with a good book. But it’s not a spa day. Temples is participating in a study investigating if a warm leg bath can lower blood pressure in older women with hypertension. “I don’t get Read More »

Dec 11, 2019

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Medical student inspired by Camp Cardiac now guiding teens: ‘It feels very meant to be’By Diane Smith In 2014, Rupali Gautam posed for a photo in front of the University of North Texas Health Science Center sign that overlooks Camp Bowie Boulevard – it’s an image that in retrospect predicted the medical student’s future. “It feels very meant to be,” said Gautam of the picture that now hangs in Read More »

Dec 11, 2019

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UNTHSC hosts panel discussion on e-cigarettes, vapingBy Diane Smith Health experts, lawmakers and community leaders recently gathered at the UNT Health Science Center to discuss how to prevent vaping-related deaths and limit teen access to e-cigarettes – a public discussion that came two months after Texas reported its first vaping-illness death. “This is a full blown public health crisis,” said U.S. Read More »

Dec 10, 2019

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43 years later and it’s just the beginningBy Sally Crocker Forty-three years ago, a young girl left Alabama for Fort Worth, anxious to meet up with her Texas cousins to find a meaningful career and a new place to call home. Ywanda Carter’s mother believed that an education was good to have, as long as a girl backed it up with useful Read More »

Dec 9, 2019

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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