Traumatic Brain Injuries: Life as They Know It

On a Saturday morning, a ten-year-old boy walked into his living room where his dad was sitting in his favorite chair watching television while his mom and sister were in the kitchen preparing breakfast. He did not know it then, but this was the last time his father would be in that chair for years […]

Superfoods are Super Trendy

Quinoa and chia and kale, oh my! According to Mintel, there was a 202 percent increase globally in superfood product development between 2011 and 2015. According to its records, that number is going up as a result of strong consumer demand for highly nutritious products. The beginning of the superfoods trend is not entirely clear. Some […]

Tech Students Making Massive Gains

Lifting weights and staying healthy can be more than just a hobby. For some Texas Tech students, it is a lifestyle. Bodybuilding, exercising to increase muscle size and and strength, is more than just lifting weights day and night. For serious body builders, it is a juggling act between training, school, dieting and trying to […]

Keep Your Two Wheels Turning

By Laura Duclos Texas Tech is one of the largest universities in the state of Texas. With only 10 minutes to move from one class to the next, how are students with back-to-back classes supposed to get around quickly? Most students commute from home to class or take the bus, but in recent years TTU […]

Freestanding ERs: What to Know Before You Go

On a normal night just outside the southern city limit of Lubbock, a father had a situation on his hands. His rambunctious and fearless young daughter, Ava, just broke her leg and he had a decision to make. Far away from the Lubbock medical district, he had to decide where to take 4-year-old Ava so her leg would be […]

Lubbock Health Community: ‘Sex Ed Wanted’

By Kristen Barton, Amanda Castro-Crist and Lilly Quiroz Since the number of syphilis cases in Lubbock County tripled in the first four months of 2016 compared to 2015, the State Health Department issued an outbreak alert and the Lubbock Board of Health created a committee in May to address the issue of STDs. The alert was issued in […]

The Inner Battle: Dance Your Anxiety Away

By Natalie Morales Everyone feels anxiety every now and then. You can get anxious before a hard exam, anxious from juggling multiple tasks as a college student, anxious about post-graduate life, or for dancers, anxious about performing in front of a crowd. Being diagnosed with clinical anxiety is much different, though. It can cause a person […]

Tech Moo-ving Forward with Vet School

By Callie Yardley Plans to open a veterinarian school at the Amarillo branch of the Texas Tech University Health Science Center have become more concrete with the announcement of  a target completion date: 2019. Guy Loneragan, a professor of food safety and public health and a veterinarian, said veterinarians have been an integral part of Texas […]

Working For Your Wellbeing

By Maddy McCarty and Breann Robinson Brittney Robinson, a sophomore chemistry major from Wheeler, Texas, recalls being so sick one day she could barely stand up by herself. “I called the wellness center on campus, and they said they couldn’t get me in for another week,” Robinson said. “I told the operator that I was […]

Weekly Poll: Student Wellness Center

Students at Texas Tech pay a $75 medical services fee each semester. This entitles them to discounted medical assistance through Student Health Services, depending on their insurance status. But are students actually utilizing the Student Wellness Center? Walk-ins and appointments are welcome, but students have complained of long wait times, with reports of it sometimes […]

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