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.
A group at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center called the Latino Medical Students Association is planning an event Saturday at Amigos United Supermarket to clear up what’s true and not true about the vaccine.
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.
A separate emergency center for pediatric patients is set to open in about a month within the UMC Health System in Lubbock. The $1.9 million facility is made possible by the Children’s Miracle Network and its donors.
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.
Covenant Children’s will be hosting a joint press conference this afternoon at 2 pm with Dr. Amy Thompson and Dr. Lara Johnson with Texas Tech Physicians to discuss a rise in cases of Multi Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) in our area.
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 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.
A new school year is scary for most kids anyway but mix that in with a pandemic and a lot of rules that keep kids behind masks and 6 feet apart from their friends, and school becomes an entirely new experience.
A simple walk after dinner can bring excrutiating pain to some people with a condition called Peripheral Artery Disease, or PAD. Now, there is something new in Lubbock that could make you feel like your old self again in a matter of days.
Dr. Michael McPherson is the Medical Director for both Garrison Geriatric and Education Center, Crown Point Health Suites and many other nursing homes in the area. He says while residents are kind of isolated anyway for their own protection, there are things the rest of us can do to help.
Community members are encouraged to call the StarCare COVID-19 Mental Health Hotline to speak with a qualified mental health professional (QMHP) who can provide access to a variety of confidential and anonymous services for coping with stress and anxiety caused by uncertain times.