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A sense of service and a desire to help

By Giovanny Destin, TCOM student   The challenges many of my students faced were etched on their faces when they arrived at Polytechnic High School each morning. Some were tired from working a job late in the evening to help support their families. Some showed stress from problems at home. Others were unhealthy from lack Read More »

Dec 12, 2017

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Teamwork that produces better research

By Jan Jarvis   A new agreement between UNT Health Science Center and JPS Health Network is expected to open the door to new discoveries and give Tarrant County patients greater access to cutting-edge research and ultimately new treatments. This approach streamlines the process and makes it possible to take research from bench to bedside Read More »

Dec 6, 2017

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‘Don’t tell them that they can’t’

By Alex Branch Londyn Miner can pinpoint the moment that started her path to UNT Health Science Center. It was seven years ago in her Granbury living room, as she tearfully explained her 15-month-old son’s devastating prognosis to a physical therapist. An MRI had revealed that Orion’s cerebellum — the part of the brain that Read More »

Dec 5, 2017

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Taking aim at metastatic prostate cancer

By Jan Jarvis When prostate cancer spreads to the bone it can be challenging to treat and often results in pain, fractures and limited survival. But an approach that delivers chemotherapy directly to the cancerous bone lesions shows promise as a new treatment that reduces tumor size and relieves pain for men with advanced prostate Read More »

Dec 4, 2017

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Old medical bag carries generations of hopes and wishes

By Sally Crocker Thirty-eight years ago, Dr. Lilly Ramphal-Naley received a special gift on her medical school graduation day. Now she has passed it on to a UNTHSC public health graduate who will soon be caring for patients himself. The gift – a doctor’s bag – is probably over 100 years old. It was presented Read More »

Nov 29, 2017

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Big idea leads to Grand results

By Sally Crocker   When Dr. Thad Miller introduced a different kind of course project to his Health Insurance and Managed Care class, he knew it would be interesting. But he had no idea that it would result in one of the university’s largest and most collaborative Grand Rounds in many years. How did a Read More »

Nov 27, 2017

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Lessons from the battlefield

By Alex Branch   The training to provide life-saving trauma care in the chaotic conditions of a battlefield was once limited to military medical personnel. But in an era of terrorism and mass shootings, some of those skills can today help civilian medical providers and lay people save lives. That’s why Jeffrey Mott, DHSc, PA-C, Read More »

Nov 27, 2017

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Health Science Center to close Nov. 23-24 for Thanksgiving

The UNT Health Science Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23-24. Administrative offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27. All clinics staffed by UNT Health providers also will be closed Nov. 23-24 in observance of the holiday. Regular clinic hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 27. Read More »

Nov 22, 2017

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TCOM student honored for leadership in lifestyle medicine

By Jan Jarvis When he becomes a psychiatrist, Paresh Jaini does not want to rely solely on medication and psychotherapy to treat his patients. “I want to utilize lifestyle interventions as another treatment tool when approaching my patients with mental illness,” he said. “I want to coach my patients to lead a healthy life, so Read More »

Nov 21, 2017