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Blood donors needed as supplies run lowBy Eric Parker   Carter BloodCare, which supplies blood for our area and several surrounding counties, is in a blood emergency and all types are needed. Due to the holidays, flu season and higher usage in the area, Carter BloodCare is calling for all hands on deck. You can help by donating blood at our next drive, Read More »

Jan 18, 2019

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Students vie to treat emergencies at nation’s largest medical simulation competitionBy Jan Jarvis   Teams from across the country will practice handling emergencies during the largest medical simulation competition in the nation Saturday and Sunday at UNT Health Science Center. The second annual Student Initiative in Medical Simulation, or SIMS National Conference, gets underway at 8:15 a.m. Saturday in the Medical Education and Training building. Read More »

Jan 17, 2019

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10-year accreditation is extraordinary success for Physical Therapy departmentBy Alex Branch   A big year for the Department of Physical Therapy culminated with the program earning national accreditation through 2028. The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education has deemed the program to be in compliance with the intent of all standards and requirement elements. Learn more about the Department of Physical Therapy. “We Read More »

Jan 17, 2019

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TCOM hosting national meeting for osteopathic medical studentsBy Alex Branch   Student government presidents and vice presidents from every osteopathic medical school in the United States will convene at UNT Health Science Center for their annual national meeting. It’s the first time in 15 years that UNTHSC’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine has hosted the annual meeting of student leaders from the Read More »

Jan 15, 2019

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Dr. Robert Richard earns TCOM’s first outstanding preceptor awardBy Alex Branch   Robert Richard, DO, told UNT Health Science Center medical student Sarah Hmaidan exactly what she should expect from him as her preceptor. “He told me if he wasn’t inspiring me to be the best doctor I could be or challenging me to see the whole patient, then he wasn’t doing his Read More »

Jan 10, 2019

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Generous gift boosts UNTHSC’s dementia researchBy Alex Branch A generous estate gift from a longtime community volunteer whose family was impacted by dementia will establish a $3 million endowed chair to support groundbreaking research into Alzheimer’s disease and other translational research projects at UNT Health Science Center. Sid O’Bryant, PhD, Professor and Director of the Institute for Translational Research, will Read More »

Jan 8, 2019

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UNTHSC appoints new dean of School of Health ProfessionsBy Alex Branch J. Glenn Forister, PhD, PA-C, believes in the value of high-performing teams, and that’s what he sees at UNT Health Science Center. The institution’s One University concept, values-based culture and focus on extraordinary teamwork are concepts that led Dr. Forister to accept the position of Dean of the UNTHSC School of Health Read More »

Jan 7, 2019

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Patients’ understanding of health information critical in saving lives of new momsBy Sally Crocker Every day, about 830 women around the world die from pregnancy or childbirth-related complications. The number of maternal deaths in the U.S. has more than doubled in the last 30 years, and Texas data is especially concerning, with about 14.6 deaths for every 100,000 births. Through a new study funded by the Read More »

Jan 4, 2019

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Lessons learned at early age connect with public health careerBy Sally Crocker Growing up, Dr. Jaime González thought he might one day become a priest. Life, however, had other plans, taking him on a different path of serving others, through public health and health-related services. Dr. González, a graduate of the School of Public Health, is now Chief Business Development Officer for the Health Read More »

Jan 2, 2019

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A possible hidden reason for ventilator-associated pneumoniaBy: Jan Jarvis   Surgical patients who need ventilators to breathe face heightened risks for pneumonia, but detecting the bacteria that might be causing the infection can be complicated. One reason for the confusion is that bacteria that appear on cultures of the lungs, often labeled “normal respiratory tract flora,” are considered harmless. But they’re Read More »

Dec 19, 2018