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The Gift of New Life

The Gift of New Life

February 11, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Close to 100,000 men, women and children in the United States are currently awaiting an organ transplant. Almost 14,000 of them are in Texas. Some of those in need of a new organ are in that situation by accident; while some are in it because of choices they made. Celeste Harkins is a senior public […]

Burkhart Center encourages awareness during autism month

Burkhart Center encourages awareness during autism month

April 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

By: Matt Dotray and Mike DuPont II The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last week that one in 68 U.S. children have autism, a 30 percent increase from the estimates two years ago. The data could not have been released at a more relevant time, being that World Autism Day, a day that […]

New Year’s Resolutions Pack the Rec

January 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

A common tradition involved in bringing in a new year involves making resolutions for the upcoming year. The University of Scranton Journal of Clinical Psychology reported that an average of 45 percent of people make a goal at the start of January, while 8 percent actually achieve their resolution. The Texas Tech Rec Center experienced […]

Conference aims to teach students about healthcare professions, admissions

Conference aims to teach students about healthcare professions, admissions

April 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

  “It’s not anything like Grey’s Anatomy,” said Linda Prado. The director of admissions for the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, Prado advised students not to be fooled by television. She said their medical school experience would not be similar to how it is portrayed by entertainment. During the Future Healthcare Provider’s Conference, Prado said students […]

Future Healthcare Providers Conference helps answer questions about medical fields

April 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Texas Tech Future Healthcare Providers Conference was hosted from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  at the University Medical Center on April 13 to inform high school and college students about the different areas of the medical field. The event included speakers from several different medical fields. Attendance and lunch were both free. Tammy Kirk, […]

Hold your horses is a useful therapy option

Hold your horses is a useful therapy option

March 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Volunteers who run the non-profit organization, Hold Your Horses, said the time they spend organizing, running and maintaining the volunteer-run program is not work but pleasure. Hold Your Horses is a facility in south Lubbock that offers therapeutic riding to children and adults with physical and/or mental disabilities. Volunteers made their purpose very clear – […]

Study medications may pose risks to college students

Study medications may pose risks to college students

November 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

College students may want to think twice before taking study medications such as Adderall and Ritalin without a prescription to help prepare for a test or complete schoolwork. Universities throughout the United States are taking measures to ensure academic fairness and student safety by prohibiting the use of study medications without a prescription. Wesleyan University […]

Health care reform affects young women

Health care reform affects young women

April 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

If the health care bill is enacted into law, it will end discrimination that charges women more because of their gender and prevents insurance companies from denying coverage based on medical history. According to the White House’s health care Web site, a healthy 22-year-old woman can be charged premiums 150 percent higher than a 22-year-old […]

Protecting your skin

Protecting your skin

March 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Spring has finally arrived, and for some that means more outdoor activities and tanning. For many people deciding whether or not to get the summer glow, or how to protect the skin when going outside, can be hard. “When making a decision of that sort, it is good to do your research,” said Kami White- […]

Organic foods healthier?

Organic foods healthier?

March 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

When Carol Nebb was growing up in Lubbock she picked vegetables on her friends’ farms regularly. She remembers well the first time she was told she could not pick more produce for two weeks because the fields were being sprayed with pesticides. Nebb said the idea did not sit right in her mind, and that […]

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