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“In more extreme cases, you can have sudden, permanent very noticeable hearing loss from exposure to one single sound, especially gun shots and even fireworks at close range. Fireworks can reach levels of 140 to 160 decibels. That is louder than a jet engine, high enough to have immediate damage.”
A long-time Lubbock doctor who specializes in diseases of the gut has come up with a theory - that many viruses, even COVID-19, can be tackled and even prevented by a certain vitamin-pro-biotic regimen, that is inexpensive and easy to get at the grocery store.
Previously, the town had used a small part of the school as a health clinic. But thanks to a grant from the FMH foundation in Midland which provided the land and the grounds, and additional funds from the CH Foundation which paid for all the beds. Now, O’Donnell officially has its own health clinic
Dr. Doug Klepper suggested that all children over age 2 should be wearing a face mask during the pandemic. Also, he says parents should set that example, just as we encourage kids to wear a helmet on a bicycle.
Dr. Tammy Camp is a Pediatrician and Texas Tech Physician who also serves as the President of the TPS. She says right now, while families are still at home most of the time, we should take the time to plan with our kids what we would do in response to a disaster.
Doctors knew that someday, Brixton Marshall would need a kidney transplant to survive. Yesterday, Transplant Surgeons at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth decided he was finally big enough to handle a kidney transplant. That new kidney came from the best match they could find.
A pandemic is stressful for most people but it is especially challenging for those who are struggling anyway to recover from an addiction. That’s why the timing may seem perfect for a new program underway now at Covenant Health.
Dr. John Culberson specializes in geriatrics at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. He has this important message to seniors, “There are many people who get Covid in their 70 s, 80s, and 90s who do recover. The majority of those individuals do recover and that needs to be stressed."
Dr. Cook says it goes back to the same reason why doctors and nurses wear a mask during office or surgical procedures. They are not protecting themselves from catching something in the operating room. They are making sure they don’t pass something onto the patient when that person is most vulnerable
It’s called the Sparrow’s Nest. Tricia Edwards, the Executive Director says the board of directors for this non-profit discussed waiting until after the pandemic to open their doors. However, since they are already serving some women in need, they decided to go ahead with their grand opening in June
With the shortage of personal protective equipment on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas Tech medical students and others at the Health Sciences Center are working hard to extend the life of N95 medical masks and face shields. That means longer protection for those who use them.
Dr. Jennifer Phy is a fertility specialist at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. She says pregnant women are not at any extra risk for COVID-19, but she is encouraging everyone to wear masks and gloves.
It can be hard enough for anyone to cope with the uncertainty of a pandemic. But for many children who have autism or are on the autism spectrum disorder, life as it is now can be even more unsettling.
By staying home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, many of us are not walking as much as we normally would. Dr. Toby Brooks, is an Assistant Professor in athletic training at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. He says we need to make an effort to keep moving for at least 30 minutes a day.
Hundreds of people have lined up for drive-through screening at UMC, but many have been turned away after testing positive for the flu instead. Dr. Jacob Nichols, an infectious disease specialist at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, helps us understand the difference.