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Media Appearances

Media Appearances

Physicians who would like to contribute articles or participate in interviews with local and national media should contact Suzanna Cisneros in the Office of Communications and Marketing.

Feb. 11 — Dr. Paul Douthit, TTP-Pediatrics, was a source in a Lubbock Avalanche-Journal article about anxiety in sports.

Dr. Paul Douthit, a psychotherapist and developmentalist at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, said all athletes at some point go through a period where they have doubts about what they are doing.

“Are there times when we second-guess ourselves regardless of what we know about ourselves and what we can do? Absolutely,” Douthit said. “Can we get beyond that second-guessing? Sure.”

Feb. 14 — Just in time for Valentine's Day, Dr. Paul Douthit, TTP-Pediatrics, spoke about healthy relationships with the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

Paul Douthit, associate professor in the department of pediatrics at Tech, said the “feel good” hormones released by physical contact with a loved one are important to overall health.

“They are a natural morphine,” Douthit says. “Oxytocin and endorphins act as natural pain relievers. They are released when we are in great contentment. Physical activity in a relationship can release these hormones.”

Feb. 16 — Dr. Joshua Demke, TTP-Surgery, wrote an op-ed published in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: "Funny-shaped head: When is it normal to be abnormal?"

Were you teased as a child with the moniker “melon head” or a similar cruel unkindness? Perhaps you have seen children wearing a custom helmet and wondered why?

Growing up different can be challenging, especially when those differences are physically apparent. Parents want to shield their children from unnecessary teasing. You may ask, “When should I be worried about my child’s head shape being unusual?”

Feb 16 — Dr. Allan Haynes, TTP-Urology, appeared on KCBD's HealthWise to discuss the importance of testicular screening.

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Feb. 20 — Dr. Rebecca McDonald, TTP-Internal Medicine, promoted her Feb. 22 presentation at the Garrison Institute on Aging's Healthy Aging Lecuture Series on KCBD's Healthwise. McDonald's presentation is titled "Obesity, High Blood Pressure and Stroke."