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How Social Media is Impacting Healthcare

Moumita Choudhury Au.D., CCC-A, spoke about the present and future of social media’s impact on healthcare in general and on hearing healthcare specifically.

The Health Issues of Human Trafficking

People who have survived being trafficked generally suffer from myriad physical and mental health issues, which makes trafficking both a public health issue and a health care issue.

Youth Sports and Long-term Athletic Development

Toby Brooks, Ph.D., LAT, ATC, discussed the current state of youth sports and what needs to change for kids to get the most out of athletics at every level.

Holiday Season Can Challenge Those With Addictions

For those living with addiction, this time of the year can give rise to a host of addiction-triggering emotions and feelings such as excitement, loneliness, depression and anger.

Maintaining Mental Wellness Through the Holidays

Logan Winkelman, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, discussed what stressors the holidays can bring out, and how to maintain boundaries and self-care throughout the season.

More Than a Shave and a Haircut

Students from TTUHSC have formed the Barbershop Blood Pressure Group. The students currently make periodic visits to about 10 Lubbock barber shops to provide free blood pressure checks and general health education.

Raising Awareness for Persons with Disabilities

Living with a disability has many effects on a person’s life, both positive and negative. Overcoming obstacles, achieving goals or dreams, and living a fulfilling life are all things that anyone can relate to.

Pharmacy Professor Tackling Alzheimer’s

Kalin Clifford, PharmD, stays optimistic about the future of diagnosis and treatment options for Alzheimer’s. By serving as a coach for BvB Dallas, Clifford assisted a fundraiser for awareness and research.

Kicking the Habit Puts the Heart Into the Great American Smokeout

It is estimated cigarettes annually lead to the death of more 480,000 people in the U.S. The Great American Smokeout, which the American Cancer Society began in 1977, continues to encourages smokers to kick the habit.

Covenant Children's to Partner with Texas Tech Physicians to Open Outpatient Relational Health Center

Covenant Children’s is expanding their partnership with Texas Tech Physicians – Psychiatry to open an outpatient relational health center at Covenant Children’s hospital.

Novel Medication, Specialized Ambulances Help in Stroke Treatment

Saif Bushnaq, M.D., is a neurologist for the Vascular and Interventional Neurology Division at Texas Tech Physicians, addresses the different types of strokes and the future of stroke medicine.

When it Comes to Grief, One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Michelle Saenz, a licensed professional associate supervised by Evelyn Haro Brister and a mental health clinician at TTUHSC School of Medicine, discussed cultural celebrations and grief.

Living Scared: Why Do We Enjoy Horror Movies, Dangerous Activities?

Natalie Scanlon, Ph.D., L.P., suggested several reasons why some enjoy having their spine tingled on a regular basis.

Treating Mental Health in Rural Areas

Sarah Stringer, DMSc, PA-C, CAQ-Psych., spoke about the role that physician assistants can play in bringing mental health treatment to rural populations.

Men, Women at Risk for Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States.

Free Clinic Offered for Women’s Health Day

TTUHSC School of Medicine students will host a Women’s Health Day free clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 5 at The Free Clinic located at Lubbock Impact, 2707 34th St.

Mental Healthcare for Children in a Post-COVID World

Lynn Jennings, Ph.D., LPCS, LSOTP, spoke about the toll that the COVID pandemic has taken on children’s mental health, how to spot signs of a mental health issue, and when to seek treatment.

TTUHSC Receives CPRIT Grant to Begin New Outreach Effort

CPRIT recently awarded a $1 million prevention grant to Rakhshanda Rahman, M.D., Rebeccah Baucom, M.D., and John Kidwell, M.D., from the TTUHSC School of Medicine.

Alzheimer's Awareness and Prevention

Becky Mahan, PharmD, BCACP, FASCP, realized her passion for geriatrics while helping care for her grandmother. Since then, it has grown into a career. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on October 8 in Abilene.

Using Sound-Level Meter Apps to Prevent Hearing Loss

Noise-induced hearing loss affects almost 24 percent of adults and 12 to 15 percent of school-aged children in the United States. Leigh Ann Reel, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A, spoke about using apps to prevent such loss.

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