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Breast Cancer: Let’s Not Settle for Less

Posted Date: October 19, 2018
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School of Public Health & Texas Center for Health Disparities Community Blog Whether through our own experiences or a loved one’s, breast cancer can be scary. As a community, we have worked hard in the last few decades to increase awareness and knowledge regarding breast health. We started recognizing October as the breast cancer awareness Read More »

Fall: A time to Savor the Flavors of Soup

Posted Date: September 25, 2018
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School of Public Health & Texas Center for Health Disparities Community Blog   It’s September. Football again takes up our weekends, the days are growing shorter, our minds turn to all things fall…including fall foods. Who doesn’t savor the flavors and scents of fall, bringing back memories of gatherings long ago? Fall foods are comfort Read More »

Back to school means getting your vaccinations!

Posted Date: August 6, 2018
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School of Public Health & Texas Center for Health Disparities Community Blog   Byline: Erika Thompson, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, UNTHSC Alyssa Clader, Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County Summer is winding down, and it’s that time of the year to get ready to go back to school. You may be stocking Read More »

Summer Safety: Accidental drowning and racial disparities

Posted Date: July 10, 2018
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  School of Public Health & Texas Center for Health Disparities Community Blog   With summer temperatures exceeding 100 degrees, Tarrant county residents often flock to pools and lakes for relief from the heat. While water can indeed bring cool relief, it can also be dangerous.  In fact, as of June 27, 2018, Tarrant County Read More »

Protecting the Fathers and Families of Tomorrow

Posted Date: June 10, 2018
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  School of Public Health & Texas Center for Health Disparities Community Blog   A study released in 2012 by the American Society of Clinical Oncology using NHANES data in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that 10.1 percent of men were infected with HPV of one type or another, compared with just Read More »

Losing Texas Mothers: Maternal Mortality in the Lone Star State

Posted Date: May 10, 2018
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  School of Public Health & Texas Center for Health Disparities Community Blog   “There is an emptiness inside of me ‐‐a void that will never be filled. No one in your life will ever love you as your mother does. There is no love as pure, unconditional and strong as a mother’s love. And Read More »

A beautiful life cut short

Posted Date: April 26, 2018
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  School of Public Health & Texas Center for Health Disparities Community Blog   In late October of 2005, I gave a presentation on high- risk domestic violence to law enforcement officers in Dallas. I had spent the prior 14 years addressing domestic violence as a social worker and a researcher, and had totally immersed Read More »

Fighting Food Insecurity during National Nutrition Month

Posted Date: March 15, 2018
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  School of Public Health & Texas Center for Health Disparities Community Blog   As a health coach in a program for low-income residents of Fort Worth, I had the privilege of working with one client, Jim* who was motivated, smart, friendly, well-read, and a great conversationalist. His goal was to go back to school Read More »

Pets and Love Go Hand in Hand

Posted Date: February 14, 2018
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  School of Public Health & Texas Center for Health Disparities Community Blog   Katherine Fogelberg, DVM, PhD In celebration of “Love Your Pet Day” this February 20th, I’d like to talk about the pets of homeless people.  This population likely doesn’t cross your mind unless you happen to see them and even then, your Read More »

Her Mind Went Traveling

Posted Date: January 11, 2018
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  School of Public Health & Texas Center for Health Disparities Community Blog   The North Central Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association supports caregivers, families and individuals whose lives have changed due to dementia or Alzheimer’s. One caregiver, Laura, used to write poetry with her mother, and has shared her family’s journey with the Read More »