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SaferCare Texas making health care safer for patientsBy Jan Jarvis Complicated medical literature, stacks of discharge orders and convoluted prescriptions can frustrate patients and lead to costly hospitalizations or even death. SaferCare Texas, a team of interprofessional patient safety experts, wants to change that landscape by giving patients information they understand, simplifying medical forms and teaching healthcare providers how to communicate more Read More »

Dec 18, 2018

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TCOM is again Texas’ top source for family medicine physiciansBy Alex Branch The UNT Health Science Center’s osteopathic medical school was the only medical school in Texas to place at least 25 percent of 2018 graduates in family medicine. It’s the latest example of the program’s leadership in reducing the state’s shortage of primary care physicians. The Texas Academy of Family Physicians honored the Read More »

Dec 12, 2018

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For pharmacy class, a lesson in living with HIVBy Jan Jarvis   Shelia Neal can’t recall much of what happened on the day she learned she was HIV positive because of the sheer shock of it all. But one thing stands out. “Until then, I had never had a doctor bend down and look at me eye-to-eye,” she said. “But she did, and Read More »

Dec 12, 2018

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A new dean for Graduate School of Biomedical SciencesBy Jan Jarvis Michael Mathis, PhD, sees plenty of similarities between his current job at Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, and his future one as dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UNT Health Science Center. “A medical school and a vet school are really very similar,” he said. “They both Read More »

Dec 11, 2018

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Domestic violence’s painful legacyBy Sally Crocker In the fall of 1984, Maria Guadalupe Almaguer was murdered by her estranged husband, David Gonzales. The couple had been separated for two years following a rocky, abusive relationship, and Maria had been saving for a divorce. She had just been promoted at work, and things were slowly starting to go her Read More »

Dec 5, 2018

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Professor honored by American College of Clinical PharmacologyBy Jan Jarvis   For more than 30 years, Michael Jann, PharmD, has collaborated with physicians, scientists, pharmacists and other health care professionals with the goal of improving patient care. His outstanding achievements and contributions were recently recognized by the American College of Clinical Pharmacology’s Excellence in Achievement Program. HSC Insider Learn more about UNTHSC’s Read More »

Nov 29, 2018

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The future of medicine is femaleBy Jan Jarvis   When Mary Ann Reed was considering a career in medicine, she kept getting a question she never expected: “So… you’re going to be a nurse?” Although surprised, the second-year Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) student did not let the remarks deter her. Reed is part of a record-setting class of Read More »

Nov 29, 2018

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CDC and UNTHSC team up to discuss tuberculosis eliminationBy Sally Crocker   HSC Insider Learn more about UNTHSC’s people and programs by signing up for the weekly HSC Insider email. Public health experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNT Health Science Center and Tarleton State University recently joined forces to brainstorm new approaches to control an age-old health risk: tuberculosis. Read More »

Nov 20, 2018

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NIH exhibit to boost medical breakthroughs coming to UNTHSCBy Alex Branch   HSC Insider Learn more about UNTHSC’s people and programs by signing up for the weekly HSC Insider email. Tarrant County residents have a unique opportunity to contribute to medical breakthroughs and health research this month when a National Institutes of Health exhibit visits UNT Health Science Center. The NIH “All of Read More »

Nov 20, 2018

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Study: Progesterone protects the brain during strokeBy Jan Jarvis   HSC Insider Learn more about UNTHSC’s people and programs by signing up for the weekly HSC Insider email. Time is critical when someone has a stroke – especially the first three to four hours. That’s how long someone has to get to the hospital for treatment with the only clot-busting drug Read More »

Nov 19, 2018