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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.

July

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.

June

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

May

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

April

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

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

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

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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