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4th Annual University of North Texas Recovery Conference To Host Powerhouse Speakers
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Thu, Jul 21, 2016

 

Life of Purpose Treatment and The Office of Substance Misuse and Mental Health Recovery Research are excited to announce the University of North Texas Recovery Conference will be held for its fourth consecutive year featuring pioneer speakers. The Recovery Conference is a national two-day event that brings together behavioral health professionals, educators, researchers, students and industry leaders. Held in conjunction with National Recovery Month, the conference will take place September 21 and 22, 2016 at the University of North Texas.

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Institute For Patient Safety Takes Aim At Reducing Medical Error
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Wed, Jun 8, 2016

Collaborative institute to focus on patient safety issues and preventable medical errors

A recent study found medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States, underscoring the need for closer attention to patient vitals as Health IT Outcomes reported. Patient safety issues and preventable medical errors contribute to some 251,000 deaths and an estimated $50 billion in direct healthcare costs annually in the United States alone.

As part of a new...

University of North Texas Warns Students of Zika Virus
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Fri, Feb 5, 2016 - 4:55pm

By Caroline Connolly

The University of North Texas is urging students to be careful amidst the spread of the Zika virus in parts of Texas and elsewhere. The school sent out an advisory Friday morning, just as the Centers for Disease Control put out new health guidelines on the virus.

“We have three students who are currently studying in those affected areas,” said Elizabeth With, vice president of student affairs for UNT.

One is in Mexico, while two others are scheduled to depart for Argentina and Peru in March.   According to With, they have been in constant communication with students and faculty in all...

UNT student recounts residents reaction to AIDS
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Thu, Dec 3, 2015 - 3:28pm

by Monica FaramThe Holocaust, the Civil Rights movement and the AIDS epidemic — three things ingrained in history.The three events are being showcased in Southwestern Adventist University’s “Power of Children: Making a Difference” exhibit, which is on display until Jan. 7 in the Chan Shun Centennial Library.On Tuesday, University of North Texas doctoral candidate Karen Wisely presented a lecture about the AIDS crisis in the 1980s and how residents in Dallas, San Francisco and New York reacted.Wisely said when she told her friends she would be coming to Keene to give a lecture about AIDS, they didn’t understand why.“One of my...