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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.

This Holiday, Go Back to the Basics

Tammy Camp, M.D., a pediatrician at Texas Tech Physicians, discusses safe choices when choosing children's toys.

Holidays Provide Opportunity to Discuss Family Medical History and Health Care Directives

Kelly Klein, M.D., a family medicine doctor for Texas Tech Physicians and program director for the hospice and palliative medicine fellowship program at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, said holiday gatherings also are a good time to discuss family medical histories.

Texas Tech Physicians Trauma Surgeon Offers Tips for Ringing in a Safer Holiday Season

John Griswold, M.D., executive director of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Clinical Research Institute and a surgeon for Texas Tech Physicians, said there are steps people can take to make the holidays as safe as they are fun.

Health Care Community Comes Together to Host Bone Marrow Registry Event

Be The Match Registry® is the world’s largest and most diverse donor registry. The organization provides the most ethnically diverse listing of potential donors and umbilical cord blood units in the world, with more than 22 million potential donors and more than 300,000 umbilical cord blood units.

Fourth Annual Update in Heart Failure Management

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) will host the “Fourth Annual Update in Heart Failure Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach” Oct. 2.

October Isn’t Just About the Boos, It’s a Time for the Boo-bies

It is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so Catherine Jones, M.D., takes a moment to review why this deserves our attention.

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