News Releases - 2014
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Leading the way in “green” commuting
UNT Health Science Center is blazing a trail in eco-friendly transportation. It’s the first Dallas-Fort Worth area university to use vanpooling for employees’ commutes.
Aquatic therapy beneficial to multiple sclerosis patients, study finds
Aquatic therapy can help people with multiple sclerosis increase muscle strength and mobility without causing any apparent adverse side effects, according to a study by a UNT Health Science Center researcher.
Partnership aims to halt bacterial infections in hospitals, clinics
Cases of people stricken with Clostridium Difficile, a germ that causes fever, nausea and diarrhea, are on the rise in North Texas. Because the illness most often occurs in people taking antibiotics, UNT Health Science Center and the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation have launched a project to help halt infections where they seem likely to occur.
Treatments to help a mom hug her children
Valerie Guerrero wanted to hug her kids. But a severe knot of pain in her shoulder prevented her from making such common movements. She saw several doctors and underwent physical therapy, but nothing relieved the pain. Then she call Daniel Clearfield, DO, a sports medicine physician at UNT Health Science Center.
Yorio makes career of balancing research and administrative roles
For nearly four decades, Thomas Yorio, PhD, has balanced a passion for eye research with a strong commitment to helping guide UNT Health Science Center's growth.
Research seeks to prevent vision loss in infants with congenital glaucoma
Without treatment, congenital glaucoma can lead to vision loss, often before a baby ever takes his first steps. Unraveling how this eye disease occurs is the goal of Colleen McDowell, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Immunology. A $60,000 grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation is funding her research on this condition that affects one in every 10,000 infants.
Tips to reduce the risk of sunburn
Deep in the heart of a Texas summer, it doesn't take long for sunburns to occur. Here are some tips to help protect you and your family from too much sun.
Students create a summer camp where teens map career paths
Medical school can seem like a daunting challenge to teens trying to sort out what to do after high school. But UNT Health Science Center helps them get to the heart of the matter with Camp Cardiac.
High school students experience real-world learning
Helping mentor the high school kids were Health Science Center students from the Physical Therapy Department, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
And how did you spend YOUR summer?
Recent public health graduates and students from across the state are spending their summer helping Texas public health departments prepare for national accreditation.
Healthy diet to the rescue
Maribel Martinez and her daughter Monica, 9, knew they needed to change their eating habits to prevent Monica from becoming obese, a condition that affects 32 percent of Tarrant County children aged 2 to 14.
Dermatologist helps baby and parents rest easy
Jaylen Greene was a happy baby until his face broke out in a red, itchy rash. Gradually, the skin condition worsened until the 3-month-old son of Benjamin and Brandy Greene scratched his cheeks so furiously that he drew blood. The itching kept him awake at night. Even his day care teachers were concerned.
Taking the time to listen builds patient's trust and loyalty
Jim Poythress, a retired mortgage banker, has depended on UNTHSC cardiologists to treat his artery disease for 17 years. And the reason is simple. "They spend the time with me," he said.
Cruisin’ for a cure to prostate cancer
Much has changed since the nonprofit Cowtown Cruisin’ for a Cure was founded in 2002 by prostate cancer survivor Chris Goetz to raise awareness of the disease in Tarrant County. The annual car show, fundraiser and cancer-screening event has grown from about 350 cars and 5,000 people to drawing now almost 500 cars and 20,000 people.
Jay Leno to perform at UNTHSC Foundation's ‘Evening with a Legend'
Jay Leno, host of "The Tonight Show" for 22 years, will be the featured performer at "An Evening with a Legend," sponsored by the UNT Health Science Center Foundation to benefit the University's research, education and health care mission.
NIH grant will help researchers tackle aging-related diseases
As the so-called silver tsunami sweeps the country, the demand for ways to treat age-related diseases is growing dramatically. A $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help UNT Health Science Center train researchers to meet the needs of the country's aging population.
Steps to prevent ‘swimmer’s ear’
Swimming and the Fourth of July naturally go together. And a few simple precautions can prevent a common complaint at this time of year.
UNTHSC’s midwifery group helped mother have the pregnancy she wanted
With the help of the International Caesarean Awareness Network, or I-CAN, Gilchrist discovered the UNT Health Science certified nurse-midwives. Together, she and the midwives determined the best course of action for Gilchrist and the baby.
Seed grants help research grow
With the help of a $25,000 UNT Health Science Center seed grant, Alakanada Basu, PhD, is laying the groundwork for breast cancer therapies that could one day improve the outlook for those with a disease.
Public Health professor named to select scholars program
Brad Cannell, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in the School of Public Health, has been selected as one of 50 participants in this year's National Institute on Aging (NIA) Butler-Williams Scholars Program for emerging researchers.
Mobile clinic overcomes obstacles to keep kids healthy
Dr. Thomas Yorio receives outpouring of praise and admiration
Community will see benefits of JPS, UNTHSC collaborative effort
Family crisis offers lessons to young medical student
UNTHSC introduces new Master of Public Health concentration
UNTHSC celebrates World Refugee Day
MHA program earns CAHME accreditation
Tackling childhood obesity worldwide
Concert, barbecue to benefit breast cancer prevention
JPS, UNTHSC to create unified medical group
Video: President Williams on creating a unified physician group with JPS
Leading the way in interprofessional education
Athletic life restored – no surgery required
Father and son physicians reflect on Father's Day
Community volunteer named to public health honor society
Immunotherapy research makes cancer treatment easier on kids
Fort Worth, UNTHSC team up on West Nile virus prevention
Interactive map: TCOM Class of 2014 residency matches
Genome expert says futuristic cancer treatments are a reality now
Young blood donors miss out on important health information
Discovery could lead to better treatments for glaucoma
Protein may provide effective way to study nitroxidative stress
School of Public Health takes global view: India is ‘hot'
TCOM students serve Texas on statewide boards
Eliminating diabetic foot ulcers, one step at a time
Farmers market returns May 29
Public health professor awarded Fulbright Scholarship to Saudi Arabia
Pediatrician honored for leadership role in mobile clinic
Renowned scientist to address Health Disparities Conference
World famous biochemist says genetic blueprint will be part of regular medical care
Health Science Center to close for Memorial Day
First-year TCOM student wins inaugural ethics essay award
World-famous biochemist-geneticist to speak at GSBS commencement
TCOM heralds first African American parent-child legacy
Video: Bike to Work Day highlights health benefits of bicycling
Images to help mind and body triumph over cancer
Body style preference of African American females impacting their health
FitWorth Healthy City Initiative finds new home at UNTHSC
Video: Recognizing the contributions of nurses and medical assistants
Video: Fort Worth community celebrates unveiling of Pediatric Mobile Clinic
Medical students encourage kids to wear bike helmets
A risky surgery and a normal life restored
Chief of Navy Medical Corps describes world of battlefield medicine
Pediatric Mobile Clinic officially hits the road
Community Garden's group effort grows produce for local food banks
How to cope with your allergy symptoms
Tarrant County Commissioners recognize National Osteopathic Medicine Week
Health literacy empowers patients to make own decisions
Researchers seek link between HIV/HCV infection and severe liver disease
Fort Worth celebrates Health Challenge victory over Des Moines
Chief of Navy Medical Corps to address UNTHSC community
Nurse Practitioner Barbara Harty wins excellence in nursing award
UNTHSC physicians named 2014 Top Docs
Students help connect at-risk women with free mammograms
UNT Health Science Center celebrates National Osteopathic Medicine Week
Built environment expert featured at 7th Annual North Texas Health Forum
Dr. Meharvan “Sonny” Singh named Dean of Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Testosterone therapy affects Mexican American men differently
RAD event celebrates UNTHSC research
UNTHSC provides help to seniors in facing the fear of falling
Students fit bike helmets to protect children from brain injury
HRO conference to focus on how to prepare for the unexpected
UNTHSC physician offers tips to avoid colon cancer
UNTHSC symposium will focus on improving health literacy
UNTHSC, TCU students cook up nutritious dishes to improve health
UNTHSC manages ‘one-stop shop’ for missing person cases
UNTHSC keeps top ranking in primary care, rural medicine from U.S. News & World Report
Dr. Thomas Yorio honored with international research award
Dr. Amy Raines-Milenkov to serve on maternal mortality task force
UNT Health Science Center holiday on Friday
UNTHSC students, faculty earn top honors at state physician assistant conference
UNTHSC nurse and student recognized as ‘Health Care Heroes'
Developing a consistent routine will help in adjusting to clock changes
Research targets central nervous system disorders
Internationally renowned cancer scientist to speak at Research Appreciation Day
High school students get a taste of what medical school is like
UNTHSC med students guiding blind runners through Cowtown Half Marathon
UNTHSC Foundation Board surprises outgoing chairman with scholarship award
UNT Health Science Center is presenting sponsor of the Cowtown Marathon and Expo
Restaurant menu labeling may not be reaching target audience, study indicates
Senior speeds toward the Cowtown with help from UNTHSC health professionals
American Osteopathic Association honors UNTHSC physicians
Community garden sprouts on UNTHSC campus
UNT Health Science Center joins global WHO network
Sports medicine physician training for Cowtown Marathon to better treat his patients
Exhibit gives voice to the grief of infant mortality
UNTHSC volunteers provide free physicals to local Boy Scout troop
Dr. Albert Yurvati named Unsung Hero
UNTHSC's O'Bryant recognized for Alzheimer's disease work
Media spotlight: UNT Health Science Center's DNA team
UNTHSC begins DNA analysis on remains from Florida reform school
Geriatrics expert says UNTHSC is working to make Fort Worth a great place to grow old
Free Obama Care information session and enrollment assistance on campus Saturday
Gibson D. Lewis Library a model for 21st century learning environment
Patient thankful for UNT Health medical staff after life-threatening heart ailment
UNT Health surgeon helps triathlete regain ability to ride bike again after life-changing accident
Breast exam certification means early breast examinations for Dallas County women
President Michael R. Williams: ‘UNTHSC must deliver extraordinary value’
UNTHSC to close for MLK Day
UNTHSC Dean elected to chair physical therapy accreditation commission
OMT treatment allows triathlon athlete to make the race
New year brings allergic assault from the south, UNTHSC expert warns