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In a virtual meeting, Lubbock’s Trista Hamsmith called on a committee from the CPSC today to force companies that use button batteries to make them more secure so that no more children can swallow them and die... like her toddler, Reese.
It was Trista’s darkest hour. She calls it a living nightmare, if not for the support from friends, family and even strangers back home. Now, little Reese Hamsmith is gone, but her memory is about to shake up lawmakers in Austin.
Bishop Coerver wants people to know that if you find yourself rolling up a sleeve for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, don’t feel guilty. He says no one who takes the vaccine should feel to blame for how it was developed.
Routier became the first in this region to get the Fevar Technique, a minimally invasive procedure which threads a wire through a needle sized hole to reach and repair the bulge before it bursts and with no damage to the kidneys.
This has been a week of celebration at some nursing homes where the staff and residents were given their COVID vaccines. Since this was the second vaccine for most, it means they will be fully protected after 2 more weeks of building immunity.
Katherine Wells says walk-ups will need to sign a list and hope for a cancellation. But she adds that list will not even be considered until an hour and a half before the clinic closes. So going to the vaccine clinic without a reservation is a big gamble.
The increased need for telehealth services during the pandemic has identified gaps in broadband services where some folks just can’t be reached. But that could change now that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced an 8 million dollar investment in rural telehealth.
Dr. Steven Berk, Dean of the Texas Tech School of Medicine reminds us, “Polio was wiped out by a vaccine, not by any treatment. Smallpox worldwide killed millions of people and it, too, became eradicated by the technology of vaccines.”
The Hamsmiths rushed their daughter to the emergency room at UMC where an x-ray confirmed their fears. They could see that she had swallowed a button battery, but it didn’t show the full extent of the damage.
Friends, family and neighbors of Phil Crenshaw have been praying for the WWII veteran since an ambulance came to his house two weeks ago after he fell. Turns out, there were no broken bones but he tested positive for COVID-19.
Remember Tanner Cook, the 17 year old from Idalou who suffered a traumatic brain injury during a football playoff game in 2008? After years of physical therapy, Tanner has improved. Now, Tanner has learned of a revolutionary treatment at the Neuro Recovery Institute in Florida.
Dr. James Tarbox, an Allergist and Texas Tech Physician, if you wake up feeling crummy like you’re coming down with something, it’s important to know why, and that could mean getting tested for both COVID and the flu.
Jeannie Jaramillo works at the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy in Amarillo. That’s where she also serves as Director of the Texas Panhandle Poison Control Center. She says they see reasons every day why we need to make an effort like this to reduce the risk of poisoning and overdose.
The South Plains Veterinary Clinic announced on their facebook page that Dr. Louis “Bud” Farr, the longtime veterinarian who started a large animal clinic in Slaton in 1964, Passed away yesterday morning after an acute illness for several weeks.
University Medical Center has the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the region. So, it is no surprise Bethany Lee was airlifted to Lubbock from Hobbs, New Mexico after a crash that left her internally decapitated and with severe brain trauma.
The concern is that one in 5 adults in this country and 17 percent of youth experience a mental illness or mental health disorder at some point, and COVID-19 has become an easy trigger to make things worse.