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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.

TTUHSC’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Hosts Student Research Week

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences hosted its 34th Annual Student Research Week March 8-11.

TTUHSC Researcher Receives NIH Grant to Study Vulnerabilities in Specific Cancer Types

The National Cancer Institute awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant to C. Patrick Reynolds, M.D., Ph.D., director for the School of Medicine Cancer Center at TTUHSC.

The Hype Around Artificial Intelligence

Richard Greenhill, DHA, FISQua, FACHE, discusses the hype and reality surrounding AI in healthcare.

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.

Celebrating American Heart Month

In recognition of American Heart Month, Itxia Acevedo-Santiago, MPAS, PA-C and Christina Robohm-Leavitt, DMSc, MS, PA-C discussed how COVID has affected heart health and steps we can take to care for our hearts in stressful times.

The Beat Goes On With a Healthy Heart

Scott Shurmur, M.D., a cardiologist for Texas Tech Physicians and chair for the Department of Internal Medicine at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, offers tips to avoid coronary heart disease.

A Brief History of Medical Testing

Point-of-care testing is a modern medical convenience that has countless benefits for patients and providers.

Youth Mental Health Crisis: How Professionals, Community Can Help

In December, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., issued a new Surgeon General's Advisory that emphasized the urgent need to address the country's undeniable youth mental health crisis. Astik Joshi, M.D., and second-year resident Micah Park, M.D. discuss what this advisory means for health care professionals and the community.

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