Health Briefs

Martin receives play therapy credentials

 

Kelly Martin, a licensed professional counselor in Lubbock, earned Registered Play Therapist credentials from the Association of Play Therapy, Inc.

Applicants for the credential must have earned a traditional master’s or higher mental health degree from an institution of higher education, according to a news release from the Association of Play Therapy. They must also have 150 hours of play therapy training, two years and 2,000 hours of clinical experience, 500 hours of supervised play therapy experience and have a license or certification by a state board of practice.

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Dillard’s to present check to RMHC

Dillard’s of Lubbock will present a check for $9,827.94 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Southwest on Monday.

The funds were raised through sales of the Southern Living Christmas Cookbooks during the 2016 holiday season, according to a news release from RMHC.

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HSC to host big colon tour event April 7

The Texas Tech Health Sciences Center will host a #bigcolontour on April 7.

The event will include a 10-foot tall interactive colon that people can walk through.

It will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the HSC first floor Medical Pavilion, located at 3601 Fourth St.

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Child Abuse Summit to be held Friday

Covenant Children’s will host a Child Abuse Summit on Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The purpose of the event is to enhance skills of health care professionals and raise awareness in the community about prevention, investigation, and treatment of abuse.

The event will be in the Arnett Room on the sixth floor of Covenant Children’s, located at 4000 24th St.

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Acupressure massage workshop to be held

The Community Health Center of Lubbock will host “An Mo Healing Acupressure Massage” on April 8.

The workshop, which costs $25 to attend, will cover self massage healing points in the head, neck, arms, hands, trunk front and back, legs and feet, according to a flyer from CHCL.

It will be led by Tai Chi and Medical Qigong Master Richard Leirer.

The event will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a break for lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. Limited seating is available.

Those interested in participating should contact Claudia Bustos at 765-2611, ext. 1300.

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Diabetes group plans healthy living event

The Lubbock branch of the American Diabetes Association will host the eighth annual Healthy Living in the Real World on Saturday.

The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Community Health Center of Lubbock, located at 1610 Fifth St.

Dr. Anupa K. Patel, an endocrinology physician, will provide information about diabetes at the event.

The event will also include a panel discussion, vendor booths and health screenings.

People interested in participating should email matwood@diabetes.org or call 794-0691, ext. 6139. The deadline to RSVP is Thursday.

Blood drives to be held across region

United Blood Services will host seven blood drives around the region throughout the rest of this week and Monday.

For additional information about the drives or about donating blood, visit unitedbloodservices.org.

Here is a list of when and where the blood drives will be:

Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Talkington School for Young Women Leaders, 415 N. Ivory Ave., Lubbock; 1 to 5:30 p.m. at Olton High School, 7th and Ave. G., Olton.

Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Simulation Lab at Covenant Medical Center, 3619 19th St., Lubbock; 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Roosevelt High School, 1406 County Road 3300, Lubbock.

Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Simulation Lab at Covenant Medical Center, 3619 19th St., Lubbock

Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Denver City High School, 601 N. Mustang Drive, Denver City.

Monday: 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Brownfield High School, 701 N. Fir, Brownfield.

Free training offered for child care workers

Covenant Children’s will offer free training for child care workers on April 1.

The event will start with registration from 8:30 to 9 a.m. and should be done by 12:30 p.m., according to a news release from Covenant Children’s.

Topics covered include Shaken Baby Syndrome and Head Trauma, Safe Sleep and SIDS, and Preventing and Responding to Emergencies Due to Allergic Reactions.

People interested in participating should RSVP to the Agrilife Extension office at 775-1740 by Friday.

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Medication Cleanout to be held April 8

The next Medication Cleanout will be April 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Texas Tech Physicians Medical Pavilion.

The event was created to encourage people to clean out their medicine cabinet and dispose of unused, expired or unnecessary medications safely.

It’s hosted by the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy’s Texas Panhandle Poison Center and the Lubbock County VOICES Coalition.

The Medical Pavilion is located at 3601 Fourth St.

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Therapy group plans kickball tournament

The Texas Tech Health Sciences Center Student Physical Therapy Association will host a Kickin’ Into Motion kickball tournament on April 22.

The event will be at 8 a.m. at the Rocky Johnson Softball Field, located at 1002 Cancer Center Drive.

Registration costs $100 per team with a two-game guarantee.

The event will benefit the University Medical Center’s Timothy J. Harner Regional Burn Center.

March for Babies to be held April 22

The Lubbock March for Babies will be April 22 at Raider Alley at Texas Tech.

The event, which is a fundraiser for the local March of Dimes chapter, will start with registration at 9 a.m. The three-mile walk will begin at 9:30 a.m.

The organization hopes to raise $275,000.

People interested in participating can sign up at www.marchforbabies.org.

Raider Alley is located at Drive of Champions and Canton Avenue on the Texas Tech campus.

 

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