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June 2021 Archive

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.

The Future of Long-term Care in a Post-COVID World

We spoke with two experts in the field of healthcare management to learn more about where we are now with long-term care and what we have learned for the future.

World Blood Donor Day

The goal of World Blood Donor Day, June 14 yearly, is to “raise global awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products for transfusion and of the critical contribution voluntary, unpaid blood donors make to national health systems,” according to the World Health Organization.

Flat Head Syndrome in Children

Reagan Collins, Gabriel Kupovics, and Laszlo Nagy, M.D., share information about deformational plagiocephaly, aka positional plagiocephaly or “flat head syndrome,” and what parents need to know.

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.

Illustrating the Versatility of Pharmacy

TTUHSC residency alumni Joseph Zorek’s new book uses illustrated case studies and other innovative approaches as inspiration for the next generation of pharmacists.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Grant Recipient Illustrates the Value of Service

Jasmine Ximenez is no stranger to providing detailed, often difficult patient care. Now, as one of ten individuals across the country recruited to the new LEAPP Cystic Fibrosis Fellowship program, Ximenez gets to expand the reach of cystic fibrosis (CF) providers in west Texas, providing one-of-a-kind clinical care for children and adults with CF.