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How to Avoid a Trauma Surgeon This Summer

The trauma team’s job, on what is often the worst day of your life, is to take every action to keep you or your loved ones alive. While some injury patterns may be specific to a certain geographic region, others are well-established national causes of trauma such as car accidents, gun violence, falls and assault. Part of a trauma surgeon’s job is injury prevention — and ultimately, avoiding a visit to the emergency room.

Skin, Feet Need Special Protection During the Summer

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine physicians Michelle Tarbox, M.D., a dermatologist, and Jerry Grimes, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon, explain how to plan ahead and enjoy the warm weather intelligently.

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About TTUHSC

Since 1969, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) has worked to provide quality education, research and patient care to West Texas. But there is a lot that people don’t know about TTUHSC. Here’s a list of ten things you may not have known about our university.

Study of CVD Risk Factors on Cognitive Dysfunction in Elderly Rural West Texans Presented in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease Reports

A team of researchers led by P. Hemachandra Reddy, Ph.D., professor of internal medicine, neurology and neuroscience at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine and Hafiz Khan, Ph.D., professor for the Julia Jones Matthews Department of Public Health at the TTUHSC Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, completed a study to better understand the risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in a rural population.

How Hot is Your Car?

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Chief Health Officer and Department of Family and Community Medicine Chair Ron Cook, D.O., and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provide some safety reminders regarding children and cars in warm weather.

TTUHSC Honors Class of 2021 Graduates at Commencement Ceremonies

Graduates from the School of Nursing, the School of Health Professions and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences crossed the stage May 7-8 at United Supermarkets Arena.

Do You Have Anxiety or Depression?

Sarah Mallard Wakefield, M.D., chair of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Psychiatry, discusses anxiety and depression for mental health awareness month.

Brother and Sister Receive Individual Degrees- An M.D. and Pharm.D. At Two Different TTUHSC Commencements

Stacy and Steven Philip both graduated this year with different degrees from two different schools within Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

TTUHSC Study: Pandemic, Restrictions Have Increased Mental Health Risks for Nursing Home Caregivers

Ashish Sarangi, M.D., recently conducted research into the mental health consequences of COVID-19 geriatric care in a nursing home setting. His research, “A Descriptive Study Evaluating the Impact of COVID-19 on Delivery of Care and Mental Health of Geriatric Nursing Home Staff,” was published in the April issue of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Association of American Medical Colleges Releases Guide for Telehealth Competencies

“Telehealth Competencies Across the Learning Continuum," part of the AAMC series, New and Emerging Area in Medicine, is intended for people who develop curricula within the field of medicine and for those learning to practice or continuing their professional development.

When the Parking Lot Becomes a Health Clinic

The Free Clinic, a Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) student-run clinic that serves the at-risk population of Lubbock and the surrounding area, uses telemedicine to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How PCOS Can Frustrate Pregnancy Plans: National Infertility Awareness Week

The National Infertility Association created National Infertility Awareness Week to empower women to change the conversation and misconceptions about infertility. Megan McCrory discusses her experiences with pregnancy and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

TTUHSC Medical Students Educate about COVID-19 Vaccination Misconceptions with Outreach to Hispanic Communities

To help address this disparity, student members of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) answered questions and myths about the COVID-19 vaccine for the Hispanic community.

Health Self-Checks Should Include Oral Cancer Checks

Joehassin Cordero, M.D., an ENT surgeon at Texas Tech Physicians and chair of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center ENT Department, addresses the importance of oral cancer checks.

NIH Selects TTUHSC Postdoctoral Research Associate for Pathway to Independence Award

Subodh Kumar, Ph.D., a postdoctoral research associate for the Reddy Lab in the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Department of Internal Medicine, was selected in September 2020 to receive a five-year K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Aging.

Amarillo TTUHSC Medical Students Celebrate Residency Assignments in Match Day Ceremony

Fourth-year medical students from the TTUHSC School of Medicine in Amarillo learned the residency matches during Match Day on March 19.

COVID-19 Changed the Journey—Not the Success of Future Physicians

Even with the trials of the year, TTUHSC School of Medicine fourth-year students met the challenges and participated virtually in Match Day March 19.

Don’t Neglect Your Inner Beauty

John Kidwell, M.D. emphasizes the importance of screening for colon cancer and National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month

Lead Poisoning Concerns for Expectant Mothers

Skye McLaurin-Jiang, M.D., provides safety tips and information for expectant mothers who are nesting, remodeling or have older homes.

Surgeon Brings FEVAR Procedure to Area Patients

Wei Li, M.D., MPH, a vascular surgeon and an associate professor of surgery at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine, is the first in the region to perform the Fenestrated Endovascular Aortic Repair (FEVAR) procedure.