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Breastfeeding in a Formula Crisis

TTUHSC Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Christine Garner, Ph.D., R.D., says if your baby's normal brand of formula isn't available, you can swap it out for a different one.

Living with Dysphagia

Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder that affects a person’s ability to eat or drink, affecting between 300,000 and 700,000 people in the United States each year.

Equip Yourself with Lifesaving Skills – Know How to Stop the Bleed During National Stop the Bleed Month

Brittany Bankhead, M.D., an assistant professor of surgery for the Division of Trauma, Burns and Critical Care at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, said life-threatening bleeding can happen in everyday scenarios.

Electronic Health Record Adoption in Nursing Homes

Neeraj Dayama, MBBS, PhD, MBA and Alyce Ashcraft, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, spoke about the history of electronic health records and why nursing homes have been slower to adopt these systems.

The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Mental Health

Logan Winkelman, PhD, LPC-S, spoke about the role that emotional intelligence plays in how we relate to others, the consequences of ignoring our emotions, and how to nurture a higher degree of empathy and emotional understanding.

Texas Tech Physicians Dermatology Offers Free Skin Cancer Screening

On Saturday, May 7, Texas Tech Physicians Department of Dermatology will host a free skin cancer screening at Southwest Cancer and Research Center.

TTUHSC and Permian Strategic Partnership Announce a Major Gift

TTUHSC and PSP announced a transformative gift and a new partnership that will bring advanced care to the Permian Basin.

Women's Health Needs Help

Members of the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health Scientific Council Alyson McGregor, M.D., and Sharmila Dissanaike, M.D. discuss the topic of medical gaslighting for women.

Addiction and the Family

Zach Sneed, Ph.D., spoke about the effects of addiction on families and how the pandemic has caused a large number of relapses for many people struggling with addiction.

Team Member Spotlight | Alan Sbar, Associate Professor and Unit Medical Director

Alan Sbar, MD, FACS, Associate Professor in the School of Medicine and Unit Medical Director for TTUHSC Managed Care, shares insights about what it's like to work at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Safe Driving for Older Adults

Belinda Alexander, OTR, OTD, discusses strategies older adults can use to ensure they are safe behind the wheel and can continue to enjoy the independence of driving.

TTUHSC Program Can Help Many Aphasia Patients Communicate Again

As a speech language pathologist at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Health Professions, Melinda Corwin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP has treated many patients with aphasia and helped them develop strategies for living with the condition.

CATR: Supported by TCHATT Benefits Schools, Students Across Texas

The CATR program provides mental health services to students and professionals in rural ISDs across Texas. CATR is now CATR: Supported by TCHATT, which has allowed expansion into new regions.

How Facemasks Affect Communication

Hoyoung Yi, Ph.D, CCC-SLP, discussed how facemasks hinder communication and shared strategies to overcome the obstacle.

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury awareness month, and with the recent death of actor/comedian Bob Saget due to a brain injury from a fall, many people are asking question about what to do you if you hit your head.

Seafood Consumption During Pregnancy

Pregnant and lactating individuals may have some concerns about fish and other seafood consumption due to potential side effects from heightened mercury intake. Teresa Baker, M.D., the co-director of the InfantRisk Center at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo, says eating fish is an excellent way to get much-needed nutrients.

TTUHSC Brings Mobile Health Care Units to Permian Basin

The new mobile units will create a vital access point to care for rural patients across the Permian Basin

Accessible Help for Healthier Children in West Texas

An initiative brought about by the TCMHCC, this beneficial program is funded by the Texas Legislature in order to equip children across the state with the best possible care. As one of only 12 regional hubs, TTUHSC’s involvement allows promising opportunities for West Texas health care providers and their patients.

To Test or Not To Test?

Two types of tests have become the most widely accepted for COVID-19. Wade Redman, Ph.D., MT, discusses differences and best practices with the tests.

Maintaining Good Mental Health in the Winter Months

Logan Winkelman, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, Program Director and Assistant Professor of the Clinical Counseling and Mental Health department of the TTUHSC School of Health Professions, discussed why the winter months can have a negative impact on our mental health as well as steps to take to protect ourselves from emotional valleys during these times.

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