Paving a Smoother Path to Manuscript Publication
Shane Harper, DMS, PA-C, is the founding editor-in-chief for the West Texas Journal of Medicine, which published its inaugural issue in December.
Drug Use, Family History Can Lead to Heart Disease in Younger Adults
Abstaining from drug abuse and an early diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol) can help prevent heart disease.
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.
Planning Ahead Can Make the First Day of School Less Stressful
Ana Montanez, M.D., a pediatrician with Texas Tech Physicians, said there are steps parents can take to help their children—and themselves—transition to the classroom as smoothly as possible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AMA Honors TTUHSC's Victor Test With Medal of Valor
The American Medical Association (AMA) honored Lubbock, Texas, critical care specialist Victor J. Test, MD, with the AMA Medal of Valor for his work on behalf of patients and his community in the COVID-19 epidemic.
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.
PTSD Affects People from All Walks of Life
Sarah Mallard Wakefield, M.D., chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, said PTSD develops in the sympathetic nervous system, a part of the body’s autonomic, or automatic nervous system.
Lubbock National Bank Employees Donate to C.A.R.E.
A gift of $10,000 from Lubbock National Bank will help provide care, comfort and healing for abused children from West Texas. Bank representatives presented the check at C.A.R.E. (Center for Advocacy Research and Education) on Jan. 6.
Winter Weather Poses Unique Challenges to Healthy Skin and Hair
Michelle Tarbox, M.D., a dermatologist for Texas Tech Physicians, said there are steps we can take to help keep dry skin and hair conditions at bay.
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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