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April 2019 Archive

Communicating for Aphasia

Aphasia disrupts communication and impairs language processing. This affects every aspect of an individual’s ability to produce or comprehend speech and the ability to read or write. More than two million people in the U.S. are living with aphasia.

This Needle Can Help Stop Pain — Dry Needling

While acupuncture can be used for a number of medical conditions, dry needling is used by physical therapists to primarily relieve pain and tightness in muscles. By inserting a needle directly into a trigger point, the needle can release tension in the surrounding muscles

Saving Lives Behind the Scenes

Clinical laboratory scientists provide 70 percent of the critical information required for diagnosis, treatment and preventative care. This is essential for assessing patient health and identifying severe diseases.

An Impact Beyond West Texas

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s (TTUHSC) Physician Assistant program is combating the current needs of rural West Texans by arming the next class of physician assistants with clinical experiences in rural and underserved communities from the top of the Panhandle to the Permian Basin, Abilene and El Paso.

SLHS Program Helps Children, Families Overcome Communication Barriers

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, nearly one in 12 (7.7 percent) U.S. children ages 3-17 has had a disorder related to voice, speech, language, or swallowing in the past 12 months. If undetected or untreated, these disorders loss can delay a child’s speech and language development.

Advancements in Health Care Education Celebrated at Museum by Night

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) hosted “Museum by Night: The Art of Health Care,” a night dedicated to celebrate the advancements in health care education. “Museum by Night” was held March 28 at the Helen Devitt Jones Auditorium and Sculpture Court, at the Museum of Texas Tech University, 3301 Fourth St.

Educating Health Care Professionals — One of the Largest Schools in the Nation

Allied health professionals play an essential role in the delivery of health care in the U.S. and can include physical therapists, occupational therapists, physician assistants, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, clinical laboratory scientists, health care administrators, addiction counselors and clinical mental health counselors.