Workers and families with private health insurance would reap savings on prescription drugs from a little-noticed provision in President Joe Biden’s sweeping social agenda bill. It’s meant to break the cycle of annual price increases for widely used medicines.
Dr. Kelly Bennett, a Texas Tech Physician in Family Medicine, says when the days shorten and it gets dark earlier, you are setting yourself up for a real condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD if you don't make yourself go outside and enjoy the sunlight for a few minutes every day.
From September 9 to the end of the month, in commemoration of National Teddy Bear Day and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, special teddy bears were available to purchase in every store’s floral department.
Dr. Steven Berk, Dean of the Medical School, says that is evident by the overall number of physicians - including those in training - who have already rolled up a sleeve for the covid vaccine. He says, “There are very few of our physicians that are refusing the vaccine. About 410 out of 420 physicians are going to be vaccinated.”
Nearly 35 million U.S. adults deal with diabetes across the country, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and more than 1 in 3 are living with prediabetes, increasing a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
The federal vaccine mandate affects hospitals here in Lubbock, like University Medical Center. CEO Mark Funderburk says Lubbock’s health care workers have saved the city and this isn’t the way to treat them, but it’s the path he has to take.
United Supermarkets, in partnership with the City of Lubbock, will host a clinic for booster and initial doses of COVID-19 vaccines on Sunday, November 14 at the Mae Simmons Community Center from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The vaccine clinic for the first dose will be operating on Saturday, November 13, between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the South end near JCPenney, across from H&M. The second dose will be scheduled two weeks later, on Saturday, December 4th.
TPWD received test results confirming that Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHDV) was found in several species of wild rabbits across the state. Since April of this year, TPWD along with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) have not confirmed any new cases in wild rabbit populations in Texas.
This month is No Shave November or 'Movember', when men are encouraged to quit shaving for the month. It’s an effort to bring attention to men’s health issues, especially cancers that can sneak up on men.
The CDC will deliver 1,010,700 doses of the vaccine to Texas vaccine providers and 349,200 doses will be delivered to pharmacies in the federal pharmacy program to vaccinate children between the ages of 5 and 11.
The Texas Legislature recently authorized $3 billion for Capital Construction Assistance Projects at state colleges and universities through Senate Bill 52. This includes more than $78.6 million for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center...
Laboratory testing at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified the bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei in an aromatherapy spray -- the same type of bacteria that sickened four people in the United States earlier this year.
The Texas Panhandle Poison Center (TPPC), managed by the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy, will provide local residents with an opportunity to properly dispose of all expired, unwanted or unnecessary medications.
Dr. Catherine Jones, an Oncologist and Texas Tech Physician, says mammograms are a good screening tool, but it’s up to all of us to know our bodies and recognize when something looks or feels different.
The hope is that the Consumer Product Safety Commission will develop stricter standards in manufacturing button batteries. Last year alone, nearly 8,000 children were treated in emergency rooms after swallowing a battery that could get lodged and damage the lining of the esophagus within a half hour.
In a letter to TEA Commissioner Mike Morath, federal officials said the investigation will focus on whether or not students with disabilities who are at greater risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are prevented from safely returning to in-person education, which would violate federal law, wrote Suzanne B. Goldberg, the acting assistant secretary for civil rights.
The City of Lubbock Public Health Department will host a clinic offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and school vaccinations at the Lubbock High School cafeteria on Saturday, September 18, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
UMC's flight team brought I'Keen to Lubbock in time, but in West Texas weather, that crew can't always fly. The hospital hopes to use Children's Miracle Network donations to buy an ambulance specifically for the neonatal transport team, to keep them swift on the ground.
Gov. Abbott announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is receiving up to $5 million in federal funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as part of an innovative program to help serve underserved Texans in rural hospitals throughout the state.
Covenant Health states while they are not currently requiring COVID-19 vaccines for caregivers, they are strongly encouraging health care workers and the public to get vaccinated, adding they are monitoring for updates to requirements from government officials.