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News Releases - 2014

If you are with the media and need additional information or would like to arrange an interview,
please contact Jeff Carlton, Director of Media Relations, at 817-735-7630.

April

Health literacy empowers patients to make own decisions
A sad moment with his ailing father crystalized the value of health literacy for Dr. Michael J. Miller. His father, suffering from Stage 4 heart failure, had exhausted his treatment options and his cardiologist suggested he enroll in a new treatment study. His father sought his son’s advice and showed him the study’s thick, complicated consent package. His father, Dr. Miller realized, didn’t understand a word of it.

Researchers seek link between HIV/HCV infection and severe liver disease
Persons with both HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) develop liver disease that progresses faster and is more severe than it is in individuals with only one infection. It's not known why co-infection speeds up liver disease, but researchers at UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth hope to find out with the help of a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Fort Worth celebrates Health Challenge victory over Des Moines
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price accepted the victor's trophy Tuesday for the city's win over Des Moines, Iowa, in FitWorth's 10-Week Health Challenge, which ended April 4.

Nurse Practitioner Barbara Harty wins excellence in nursing award
D Magazine recently recognized Barbara Harty by presenting her with its Excellence in Nursing Award in geriatrics. She was one of 24 North Texas nurses, out of 456 nominations, who received the award at a ceremony in Dallas.

UNTHSC physicians named 2014 Top Docs
Fort Worth, Texas magazine has honored 25 UNT Health Science Center physicians as "Top Docs." They were selected as a result of surveys of fellow health care providers. They practice in clinics and hospitals across Tarrant County.

Students help connect at-risk women with free mammograms
UNT Health Science Center students are helping connect at-risk women to potentially life-saving breast cancer screenings and prevention information.

UNT Health Science Center celebrates National Osteopathic Medicine Week
The UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth is marking National Osteopathic Medicine Week April 13-19.

Built environment expert featured at 7th Annual North Texas Health Forum
The 7th Annual North Texas Health Forum is April 10-11 at UNT Health Science Center. The keynote address will focus on "The Impact of Lifestyle and the Built Environment on Health," with a specific look at Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

Dr. Meharvan “Sonny” Singh named Dean of Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
A UNT Health Science Center researcher recognized internationally for his work on hormones and the aging brain has been named Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Testosterone therapy affects Mexican American men differently
Researchers at UNT Health Science Center now report that while testosterone replacement therapy can damage brain health in some Caucasian men, Mexican-Americans appear to be protected from the negative effects of the sex hormone.

March

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

UNTHSC symposium will focus on improving health literacy

HRO conference to focus on how to prepare for the unexpected

UNTHSC physician offers tips to avoid colon cancer

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

February

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

January

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

 

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