Dr. Bergeson with the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center says you have to understand first that an alcohol addiction is a brain disorder with triggers. When you can determine what those triggers are, you can learn how to avoid them and take control of your life.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
During the city’s covid news conference today, we mostly heard about the need to vaccinate. But there was another strong message from that panel today, that if you get sick, there is treatment if you act early.
As Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, Texas Tech Physician Dr. Sarah Wakefield wants people to remember that one thing always stays the same: The easiest and cheapest way to fight anxiety and depression is exercise.
Even in 1992, during the Olympics in Barcelona, Dr. Pat Reynolds says the mental health of the athletes was just as concerning. Olympic competition is so stressful that he says the team physician feels it too; because it is health care under pressure, healing with a deadline.
Dr. Ashley Sturgeon is a Dermatologist at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. Her specialty is skin cancer surgery, and she’s learned that especially around here, farmers are a common target for skin cancer.
So far, West Nile is not showing up in Lubbock or anywhere on the South Plains. However, if your summer travel takes you to the metroplex, you should know that West Nile has been identified in mosquitos there.
After celebrating 50 years of the Texas Tech University School of Medicine, it’s time now to recognize another milestone... 40 years of educating nurses through the School of Nursing at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.
An Artesia, New Mexico family is celebrating big today. Not only are they celebrating the 4th birthday of their quadruplets, but they’re also celebrating the fact that one of the quads was able to come home after having heart surgery at Covenant Health.
We’ve heard a lot about brain fog, fatigue, even heart and lung issues as long term side affects after COVID-19, but now, Dermatologists are hearing one more common complaint- hair loss and not just among those who had a severe case of the virus.