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Texas Tech MedCast Podcast Series:


Texas Tech Medcast
This podcast series began as a joint production of the Texas Tech University Department of English,
the Texas Tech University Student Wellness Center, and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Department of Family & Community Medicine
MedRaider was created by & for college students. It covers health topics important on college campuses. Episodes in this series were written and recorded in the Multiple Literacy Lab (MuLL) in the TTU Department of English by students in Dr. Amy Koerber's English 4365 Medical Writing course.

Dr. Koerber and class

The Texas Tech MedCast Series are available as a subscription or as individual episodes at no charge from the Apple iTunes Music Store (search Texas Tech or MedCast).

Click on the episode titles below to listen to the episodes.

Podcast Texas Tech School of Medicine Series Podcast Description & Learning Objectives Presenters

The Importance of a Good Night's Sleep

Fact Sheet

Posted: 3/3/2010
Length: 6:06

This episode outlines the importance of a good night's sleep for college students.
The listener should be able to:

  • Gain facts about the importance of sleep.
  • Recognize the signs of sleep deprivation.

 

Students:

Kimberly Le and Tiffany Shi

How to Spot Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions

Fact Sheet

Posted: 3/3/2010
Length: 6:06

This episode outlines the dangers of skin cancer.
The listener should be able to:

  • Gain facts about skin cancer.
  • Be able to spot pre-cancerous skin lesions.
  • Be able to get medical advice about skin cancer

Students:

Kimberly Le and Tiffany Shi

Podcast English 4365 Series Podcast Description & Learning Objectives Presenters

College Students & Depression

Fact Sheet

Posted: 4/26/2007
Length: 15:20

This episode outlines the problem of depression among college students, the difference between depression and sadness, and methods for treating depression.
The listener should be able to:

  • Gain facts about depression.
  • Recognize depression and seek help if needed.
  • Realize depression is common and affects many college students.

Staff

Students:

(front) Jennifer Lindeman, (back) Landon Wisser, Danielle Ivey, & Ashley Sanders

Student Health Physician Mentor: Miguel Villarreal, MD

Chantix for Smoking Cessation

Fact Sheet

Posted: 4/26/2007
Length: 11:23

This episode outlines information pertaining to the newest smoking cessation method, Chantix.
The listener should be able to:

  • Learn information about the newest smoking cessation, Chantix.
  • Understand what Chantix is and how it works.
  • Realize the effects of smoking and the advantages of quitting
  • Learn how Chantix can increase the probability of quitting.
MS Chantix

Students:

Jeremy Coughran and Sarah Edwards

Student Health Physician Mentor: Arnulfo Gonzales, MD

HPV: Knowing the Virus, Knowing the Truth

Fact Sheet

Posted: 4/26/2007
Length: 15:20

This episode helps sort through the common misconceptions about the Human Papillomavirus (HVP).
The listener should be able to:

  • Define the connection between HPV and cervical cancer
  • Define the connection between HPV and genital warts
  • Describe techniques for HPV testing
  • Identify methods to prevent HPV
  • Identify methods to treat HPV
Students

Students:

Robert Macias, Judy Philip, Katie Ranft, and Betsy Lewis

Student Health Physician Mentor: Donna Toney, MD

Sports Injuries

Fact Sheet

Posted: 4/26/2007
Length: 8:15

This episode helps students avoid exercise-induced injuries and gives a few tips to staying active .
The listener should be able to:

  • Avoid recurring ankle sprains
  • Decipher the myths from the facts about exercising
  • Find motivation to stay active and to exercise
Students

Students:

Kyle Miller, Laura Gottschalk, and Nicole Taft

Student Health Physician Mentor: Kelly Bennett, MD

For more information about the Texas Tech MedCast series
contact Betsy Goebel Jones, EdD, Podcast Producer and Project PI.

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