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Lubbock COVID-19 update: Open vaccine sites

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Lubbock: 1. 112 N University Ave 806-763-5908; 2. 2316 34th St (806) 795-4353; 3. 3402 Slide Rd (806) 797-8840; 4. 3402 50th St (806) 797-4444; 5. 5208 98th St (806) 794-1024; 6. 6420 19th St (806) 797-3877; 7. 3801
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Banks to join Stephenville Medical & Surgical Center

Stephenville Medical & Surgical Clinic announces the addition of Dr. Haley Banks, who plans to join the clinic in October. Banks will be an addition to the Family Practice team, seeing patients of all ages and also offering obstetric services. Banks earned her bachelors and an MBA from the University...
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COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Southcrest Baptist Church every Wednesday this month

The Lubbock Health Department is hosting free COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Southcrest Baptist Church every Wednesday in June. These are walk-up only clinics. No appointments are necessary. Moderna (1st and 2nd doses) and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be offered everyone 18 years or older. Southcrest Baptist Church is located...

Texas city bans abortion, allows family to sue suppliers, helpers

Declaring Lubbock a “sanctuary city” for the unborn, voters have permitted an area ban on nearly all abortions, and the Texas legislature is contemplating a regulation to bar the process as early as six weeks right into a being pregnant. Lubbock, house to some 260,000 folks, is the 25th such...

Meet the administrator behind a recently MBSAQIP-accredited ASC

Lubbock, Texas-based Covenant High Plains Surgery Center received Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program accreditation in May. Administrator Alfonso del Granado, CASC, spoke with Becker's ASC Review about the accreditation process. Editor's note: this response was edited lightly for clarity and brevity. Question: What did the process...

Wayland Receives COVID Education Grant

PLAINVIEW – Wayland Baptist University is one of 120 colleges and universities that recently received a grant to participate in COVID vaccine education. Funded by the Interfaith Youth Core, the Faith in the Vaccine initiative is meant to address the myths surrounding the vaccine and to educate those communities that have been hesitant to embrace it.

Teletherapy Offers Best Practices for Financial Planners Upended by COVID-19

This collaborative, interdisciplinary research takes the lessons learned in one field and adapts them for success in another. Over the last decades, personal finances have become an increasingly virtual matter. With the proliferation of mobile banking, smartphone apps and debit cards, fewer and fewer monetary transactions actually happen face-to-face. And yet, last year, when COVID-19 shuttered businesses and sent most of the world online, the financial planning industry found itself in just as much chaos as most other industries.

COVID-19 causes concern for domestic violence in Lubbock

Families and experts are concerned about the ongoing challenges COVID-19 has created for domestic violence resources in Lubbock in 2021. In November 2020, 19-year-old Haven Trevino was shot and killed at Orlando’s – located at 6951 Indiana Ave. – after ending her relationship with Isaiah Mesa. Court records show Mesa had previously abused Trevino and their son.

Lubbock women waiting months to see gynecologists

LUBBOCK, Texas (KJTV) - If you’re a woman in Lubbock, you may have experienced what many others have, waiting months for a check-up at the gynecologist. Stacy Leatherwood, a family nurse practitioner at Covenant Health, has 17 years of previous experience in women’s health. She says nationwide, there’s a shortage of about 8,000 gynecologists and that number is expected to rise to 22,000 in the next 20 years. Here in Lubbock, the rapid growth exacerbates that shortage.