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Reducing alcohol use and risky behaviors among college studentsBy Sally Crocker Three School of Public Health (SPH) researchers at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) are part of a team creating and testing a web application designed to reduce alcohol use and risky sexual behaviors among first-year college students. Eun-Young Mun, PhD, site Principal Investigator, and Melissa Read More »

Jul 1, 2021

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‘What About Mom?’ e-health program expands to support new teen mothers By Sally Crocker  Coming home from the hospital with a new baby can be hard, whether you’re a first-time parent or an experienced pro. But for teenage moms, the challenge can be especially daunting.   Most teens don’t plan to get pregnant, although some do. While U.S. rates of teen pregnancy have declined in recent decades, Read More »

Jun 28, 2021

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HSC Cowtown medical team, CPR helped save runner’s lifeBy Diane Smith-Pinckney  Bryce Schilling credits bystander CPR with his second chance at life.  The Dallas accountant, 27, collapsed after participating in The Cowtown Half Marathon on May 8. His memory is foggy, but he remembers crossing the finish line and dropping to the ground.  “Everything went black,” Schilling said.  John Sims, director of The Read More »

Jun 25, 2021

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Women’s networking group started by TCOM leader earns national awardBy Steven Bartolotta In 2007, TCOM’s Dr. Rita Patterson and Dr. Jennifer Wayne, a professor at Virginia Tech, recognized the need for women in the field of bioengineering to meet together, network, mentor and increase the representation of women in the field. Thus the ASME Bioengineering Women’s Network Group was born, and now it is Read More »

Jun 23, 2021

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Early findings of innovative study of Alzheimer’s among diverse populations available to dementia researchers  A growing trove of data to help scientists understand the biology of Alzheimer’s disease among diverse populations within the context of sociocultural, behavioral and environmental factors is now available through the Institute for Translational Research at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC). The research data is the result Read More »

Jun 22, 2021

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HSC Pride: Increased pronoun use is an emerging trend among health professionalsBy Diane Smith-Pinckney The embroidery on Vic Holmes’ black scrubs identify him as a physician assistant and an ally to LGBTQ+ patients. The words, stitched under a rainbow-colored Caduceus pin and near his heart, read: “Vic Holmes, PA-C, He/Him/His, Family Medicine.” Pronouns are gracing more white coats, scrubs, business cards, name badges and email signatures Read More »

Jun 21, 2021

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Public health scientist lends expertise to national database addressing safer use of chemicals in our environmentBy Sally Crocker Katie Pelch, PhD, wants you to know what’s in our environment and how the chemicals we’re exposed to every day may affect our health. Dr. Pelch is a part-time Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, in the HSC School of Public Health (SPH), where she teaches courses in environmental health. She Read More »

Jun 21, 2021

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TCOM Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society welcomes new inductees By Steven Bartolotta The humanistic side of medicine is alive and well at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. The TCOM Chapter of the Arnold P Gold Foundation inducted 45 students and four faculty members into the Gold Humanism Honor Society on the campus of The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. Read More »

Jun 15, 2021

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eHealth interventions could help African-American patients in battle with chronic painBy Steven Bartolotta The PRECISION Pain Research Registry at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth has identified important racial disparities in pain management that became more evident during the COVID-19 pandemic. Its study recently published in the special COVID-19 supplement to the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine Read More »

Jun 14, 2021

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Dr. Diana Cervantes named among Fort Worth’s ‘most influential’ for public health service during the pandemicBy Sally Crocker Dr. Diana Cervantes has spent the last year keeping people informed and updated on all things coronavirus, and now she’s being recognized as one of Fort Worth Inc.’s “400 Most Influential People” for helping protect the community’s health during the pandemic. Dr. Cervantes is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Master Read More »

Jun 8, 2021