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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.

The Intersection of Physical and Mental Health

Associate Professor Dave Schroeder, Ph.D, spoke about the intersection of physical and mental health. Schroeder is the clinical coordinator and former director of the TTUHSC School of Health Professions Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program.

Handgun Ownership and Suicide

Suicide is an uncomfortable topic, and the stigma surrounding the topic itself can lead to decreased ability to prevent these tragic events.

Improving One’s Health in the New Year

Many people believe joining a gym or taking up the latest diet plan are the keys to improving their health, but before doing so, Frank Babb, M.D., recommends people schedule a wellness exam with their family doctor.

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