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October 2017 Archive

Texas Tech Athletics and School of Medicine Pediatric Club Team Up

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine Pediatrics Club will host the Lubbock Kids Fall Health Fair from 1 to 3 p.m. October 28 at the United Supermarkets Arena – Club Red, 1701 Indiana Ave.

Flu season is coming fast, get your vaccinations early

Flu season is here. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu kills about 36,000 people a year in the United States. With Flu activity beginning to increase in October and peaking between December and March, Franklyn C. Babb, M.D., FAAFP, a physician for Texas Tech Physicians — Family Medicine, said don’t make excuses not to get your flu vaccine.

You Are Never Too Old to Get Vaccinated

The Free Clinic will partner with the Lubbock Health Department to offer free vaccines from 3 to 5 p.m. every third Wednesday at Lubbock Impact 2707 34th St. Vaccines will include pneumococcal, hepatitis A and B, influenza, TdaP (for tetanus, diphtheria and adult whooping cough), Gardasil (for human papillomavirus), meningococcal (for meningitis) and Zostavax (for shingles).

This Halloween, Goggles for All

All grown up, and now an ophthalmologist, I would dearly love to hand out something else besides candy to every family stopping by our house. Not to the little ones, mind you – they’re still getting well-earned Snickers. Everybody else, however, will be receiving a lovely pair of safety goggles. We aren’t talking the slick looking Bono style glasses that barely cover your eyes. I mean true goggles, suctioned on to your face 360 degrees around those cherished eyeballs.

Coalition putting Abilene on the map for research

Researchers on the TTUHSC-Abilene campus are working to collaborate across disciplines and between universities in the Abilene area.


BCE schedules events for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Breast Center of Excellence (BCE) will be participating in several public outreach events during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

Surgeons provide free hernia screening

The TTUHSC-Amarillo Department of Surgery teamed up with Northwest Texas Hospital on Sept. 23 to provide no-cost hernia screenings for area patients. Surgeons Darren Peterson, M.D., and LaJohn Quigley, M.D., said more than 20 area people attended the event.