DROP DOWN- HealthWise - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

  • DROP DOWN- HealthWiseMore>>

  • Consumer Reports reveals best sunscreens for 2018

    Consumer Reports reveals best sunscreens for 2018

    Monday, May 14 2018 2:52 PM EDT2018-05-14 18:52:12 GMT
    May 14, 2018 03:04 PM2018-05-17 01:23:12 GMT

    Consumer Reports only recommends 13 of the 73 sunscreen products it tested.

    Consumer Reports only recommends 13 of the 73 sunscreen products it tested.

  • Free skin cancer screening Saturday, May 12

    Free skin cancer screening Saturday, May 12

    Thursday, May 10 2018 11:42 PM EDT2018-05-11 03:42:30 GMT
    Dr. Michelle Tarbox (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Michelle Tarbox (Source: KCBD Video)
    Dr. Michelle Tarbox (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Michelle Tarbox (Source: KCBD Video)

    The dermatology department at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center is sponsoring a FREE skin cancer screening Saturday, May 12th, at the Southwest Cancer Center on the East side of University Medical Center.

    The dermatology department at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center is sponsoring a FREE skin cancer screening Saturday, May 12th, at the Southwest Cancer Center on the East side of University Medical Center.

  • E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce kills 1 in California

    E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce kills 1 in California

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 10:40 PM EDT2018-05-03 02:40:59 GMT
    Romaine Lettuce (Source: Center for Disease Control)Romaine Lettuce (Source: Center for Disease Control)

    The nationwide E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has now claimed a life in California.

    The nationwide E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has now claimed a life in California.

  • Preston Gilmore rings the Victory Bell

    Preston Gilmore rings the Victory Bell

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 12:37 AM EDT2018-05-01 04:37:45 GMT
    Preston Gilmore (Source: KCBD Video)Preston Gilmore (Source: KCBD Video)

    20-year-old Preston Gilmore, a graduate of Coronado High school, returned to UMC to ring the victory bell. That's the tradition when a kid becomes a cancer survivor.

    20-year-old Preston Gilmore, a graduate of Coronado High school, returned to UMC to ring the victory bell. That's the tradition when a kid becomes a cancer survivor.

  • Spring clean your medicine cabinet to get rid of expired medication

    Spring clean your medicine cabinet to get rid of expired medication

    Friday, April 27 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-04-27 04:40:18 GMT
    Dr. Charles Seifert, Regional Dean of the School of Pharmacy at Texas Tech (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Charles Seifert, Regional Dean of the School of Pharmacy at Texas Tech (Source: KCBD Video)

    The Medication Cleanout is Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot in front of the TTUHSC medical pavilion building facing 4th street, just west of Indiana.

    The Medication Cleanout is Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot in front of the TTUHSC medical pavilion building facing 4th street, just west of Indiana.

  • Confidence more important than hair for Little Miss Wisconsin

    Confidence more important than hair for Little Miss Wisconsin

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-04-26 02:38:17 GMT
    Joslyn Larson (Source: NBC4i)Joslyn Larson (Source: NBC4i)

    Joslyn Larson walked away with a crown on Tuesday, her first win in a beauty pageant.

    Joslyn Larson walked away with a crown on Tuesday, her first win in a beauty pageant.

  • New techniques for treating glaucoma

    New techniques for treating glaucoma

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:00 AM EDT2018-04-25 04:00:48 GMT
    Dr. Omar Shoukfeh, Opthalmologist and Glaucoma Specialist (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Omar Shoukfeh, Opthalmologist and Glaucoma Specialist (Source: KCBD Video)
    Dr. Omar Shoukfeh, Opthalmologist and Glaucoma Specialist (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Omar Shoukfeh, Opthalmologist and Glaucoma Specialist (Source: KCBD Video)

    It's estimated that 3 million Americans have glaucoma and that number will likely explode as baby boomers get older...

    It's estimated that 3 million Americans have glaucoma and that number will likely explode as baby boomers get older...

  • Living with diabetes in the real world, free session Saturday

    Living with diabetes in the real world, free session Saturday

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-04-24 22:55:37 GMT
    Source: FacebookSource: Facebook

    If diabetes is an issue in your family, you have a great opportunity this Saturday to learn more about living with diabetes in the real world.

    If diabetes is an issue in your family, you have a great opportunity this Saturday to learn more about living with diabetes in the real world.

  • Helping PTSD sufferers with the healing power of music

    Helping PTSD sufferers with the healing power of music

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 10:36 PM EDT2018-04-18 02:36:29 GMT
    Source: Guitar for VetsSource: Guitar for Vets
    Source: Guitar for VetsSource: Guitar for Vets

    Guitars For Vets, a non-profit organization that starts in each city with one musician willing to give lessons or conduct jamming sessions with veterans dealing with post traumatic stress.

    Guitars For Vets, a non-profit organization that starts in each city with one musician willing to give lessons or conduct jamming sessions with veterans dealing with post traumatic stress.

  • Covenant celebrates 100 years on the South Plains

    Covenant celebrates 100 years on the South Plains

    Thursday, April 12 2018 1:43 PM EDT2018-04-12 17:43:46 GMT
    Dr. Bob Salem (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Bob Salem (Source: KCBD Video)

    Covenant is celebrating 100 years in Lubbock, with events to help people appreciate how much medicine has changed...

    Covenant is celebrating 100 years in Lubbock, with events to help people appreciate how much medicine has changed...

  • Preventing spring allergies with Dr. James Tarbox

    Preventing spring allergies with Dr. James Tarbox

    Thursday, April 5 2018 10:05 PM EDT2018-04-06 02:05:08 GMT
    Dr. James Tarbox (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. James Tarbox (Source: KCBD Video)
    Dr. James Tarbox (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. James Tarbox (Source: KCBD Video)

    Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S., according to the CDC. More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year.

    Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S., according to the CDC. More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year.

  • Abner's surgeon explains diverticulitis

    Abner's surgeon explains diverticulitis

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 9:44 PM EDT2018-04-05 01:44:15 GMT
    Dr. Amir Ayaie (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Amir Ayaie (Source: KCBD Video)

    As we told you earlier, Abner has been out for about six weeks struggling with a painful condition called diverticulitis. His surgeon, Dr. Amir Ayaie, says most patients can be treated with antibiotics. However, Abner's case was complicated and after trying antibiotics for a month, his pain was still intense.

    As we told you earlier, Abner has been out for about six weeks struggling with a painful condition called diverticulitis. His surgeon, Dr. Amir Ayaie, says most patients can be treated with antibiotics. However, Abner's case was complicated and after trying antibiotics for a month, his pain was still intense.

  • Karin shares a message from Abner, as he recovers from successful surgery

    Karin shares a message from Abner, as he recovers from successful surgery

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-04-04 22:57:37 GMT
    Karin visits Abner in the hospital (Source: KCBD Video)Karin visits Abner in the hospital (Source: KCBD Video)

    Four words I hate to say on the air: Abner is off tonight, but I've been saying that for almost six weeks. Abner is healing after successful surgery on Saturday.

    Four words I hate to say on the air: Abner is off tonight, but I've been saying that for almost six weeks. Abner is healing after successful surgery on Saturday.

  • HSC President makes time to celebrate March of Dimes

    HSC President makes time to celebrate March of Dimes

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-04-04 04:40:06 GMT
    Dr. Tedd Mitchell (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Tedd Mitchell (Source: KCBD Video)
    Dr. Tedd Mitchell (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Tedd Mitchell (Source: KCBD Video)

    Dr. Mitchell is the Chairman of the Walk for Babies this year, the biggest annual fundraiser for the March of Dimes. This year's goal is $275,000, much of which will stay here on the South Plains to promote healthy pregnancies in our area.

    Dr. Mitchell is the Chairman of the Walk for Babies this year, the biggest annual fundraiser for the March of Dimes. This year's goal is $275,000, much of which will stay here on the South Plains to promote healthy pregnancies in our area.

  • Getting the heads up on spring allergies

    Getting the heads up on spring allergies

    Friday, March 23 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-03-23 04:10:40 GMT
    Dr. Suzanne Beck is a Lubbock Allergist and Medical Director of the Allergy and Asthma Clinic of West Texas (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Suzanne Beck is a Lubbock Allergist and Medical Director of the Allergy and Asthma Clinic of West Texas (Source: KCBD Video)

    This hot, dry, windy March will be putting more pollen in the air and causing more allergies at home.

    This hot, dry, windy March will be putting more pollen in the air and causing more allergies at home.

  • Hip Hop help for stroke victims

    Hip Hop help for stroke victims

    Thursday, March 22 2018 10:26 PM EDT2018-03-23 02:26:37 GMT
    Source: YouTubeSource: YouTube
    Source: YouTubeSource: YouTube

    What a great idea at Columbia University! Researchers there have come up with a hip hop song in a cartoon to teach kids how to recognize the signs of a stroke. And they say it's working.

    What a great idea at Columbia University! Researchers there have come up with a hip hop song in a cartoon to teach kids how to recognize the signs of a stroke. And they say it's working.

  • World War II pilot celebrates birthday on the treadmill

    World War II pilot celebrates birthday on the treadmill

    Wednesday, March 21 2018 10:16 PM EDT2018-03-22 02:16:29 GMT
    Wallace 'Doc' Haney just turned 97 years old (Source: KCBD Video)Wallace 'Doc' Haney just turned 97 years old (Source: KCBD Video)
    Wallace 'Doc' Haney just turned 97 years old (Source: KCBD Video)Wallace 'Doc' Haney just turned 97 years old (Source: KCBD Video)

    Honor Flight veteran Wallace 'Doc' Haney celebrated his 97th birthday early this morning at the gym where he works out with friends three times a week.

    Honor Flight veteran Wallace 'Doc' Haney celebrated his 97th birthday early this morning at the gym where he works out with friends three times a week.

  • Tears of joy for medical students on Texas Tech Match Day

    Tears of joy for medical students on Texas Tech Match Day

    Friday, March 16 2018 11:39 PM EDT2018-03-17 03:39:24 GMT
    Mike and Kristen Russel (Source: KCBD Video)Mike and Kristen Russel (Source: KCBD Video)
    Mike and Kristen Russel (Source: KCBD Video)Mike and Kristen Russel (Source: KCBD Video)

    Medical students at four Texas Tech campuses all opened their envelopes at the same time to learn where they would be spending the next three to five years of their education on Friday.

    Medical students at four Texas Tech campuses all opened their envelopes at the same time to learn where they would be spending the next three to five years of their education on Friday.

  • A plea for kidney donations as rates of failure rise

    A plea for kidney donations as rates of failure rise

    Thursday, March 15 2018 10:31 PM EDT2018-03-16 02:31:19 GMT
    Dr. Sharma Prabhakar, Nephrologist and Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Sharma Prabhakar, Nephrologist and Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)
    Dr. Sharma Prabhakar, Nephrologist and Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Sharma Prabhakar, Nephrologist and Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)

    It's estimated that up to 15 percent of Americans have kidney failure but most do not even know it because the clues come so late in the disease.

    It's estimated that up to 15 percent of Americans have kidney failure but most do not even know it because the clues come so late in the disease.

  • Watch out for symptoms of food allergies

    Watch out for symptoms of food allergies

    Wednesday, March 14 2018 3:42 PM EDT2018-03-14 19:42:37 GMT
    (Source: KCBD Graphic)(Source: KCBD Graphic)

    More children are going to the ER with allergic reactions than ever before, according to a new study from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

    More children are going to the ER with allergic reactions than ever before, according to a new study from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

  • Blood donation shortage across the South Plains after widespread flu

    Blood donation shortage across the South Plains after widespread flu

    Monday, February 26 2018 6:36 PM EST2018-02-26 23:36:51 GMT

    Blood centers across the South Plains are experiencing a shortage, after widespread flu activity caused a lack of healthy donors.

    Blood centers across the South Plains are experiencing a shortage, after widespread flu activity caused a lack of healthy donors.

  • 14 year old from Ropesville defies the odds

    14 year old from Ropesville defies the odds

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:07 AM EST2018-02-22 05:07:01 GMT
    Maggie Anderson (Source: KCBD Video)Maggie Anderson (Source: KCBD Video)

    Growing up is not easy, especially at age 14 when kids are trying to figure out who they are, even harder if you're already "different" like Maggie.

    Growing up is not easy, especially at age 14 when kids are trying to figure out who they are, even harder if you're already "different" like Maggie.

  • Hospice of Lubbock to Host Mayors' Beans & Cornbread Luncheon, Friday, Mar. 2

    Hospice of Lubbock to Host Mayors' Beans & Cornbread Luncheon, Friday, Mar. 2

    Monday, February 19 2018 3:01 PM EST2018-02-19 20:01:30 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    The 29th Annual Mayors' Beans & Cornbread Luncheon, the largest fundraiser of the year for Hospice of Lubbock, will take place from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet Hall.

    The 29th Annual Mayors' Beans & Cornbread Luncheon, the largest fundraiser of the year for Hospice of Lubbock, will take place from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet Hall.

  • Avoiding an Olympic accident at home

    Avoiding an Olympic accident at home

    Thursday, February 8 2018 10:20 PM EST2018-02-09 03:20:57 GMT
    Dr. Mathew Ferguson, Orthopaedic Surgeon and Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Mathew Ferguson, Orthopaedic Surgeon and Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)

    It is heartbreaking to watch a fall or an injury that knocks an athlete out of an event, but did you know most of those accidents happen in training, not during competition?

    It is heartbreaking to watch a fall or an injury that knocks an athlete out of an event, but did you know most of those accidents happen in training, not during competition?

  • Even Olympic hearts may hide defects

    Even Olympic hearts may hide defects

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 10:24 PM EST2018-02-07 03:24:02 GMT
    Dr. Scott Shurmur, Cardiologist and Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Scott Shurmur, Cardiologist and Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)

    Italian researchers studied the hearts of Olympic athletes in 2009 and determined that just 85 percent were pristine. Among the rest, they found mild abnormalities that would still allow the athletes to compete. But in half of one percent of those super athletes, they found a defect in the heart that was potentially alarming.

    Italian researchers studied the hearts of Olympic athletes in 2009 and determined that just 85 percent were pristine. Among the rest, they found mild abnormalities that would still allow the athletes to compete. But in half of one percent of those super athletes, they found a defect in the heart that was potentially alarming.

  • Preventing birth defects before, and in early stages, of pregnancy

    Preventing birth defects before, and in early stages, of pregnancy

    Tuesday, January 30 2018 1:18 PM EST2018-01-30 18:18:22 GMT
    Dr. Amy Richards, OB-GYN with Covenant Medical Group (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Amy Richards, OB-GYN with Covenant Medical Group (Source: KCBD Video)

    "Most birth defects have formed by about eight weeks, which if you think about a positive pregnancy test, you're usually about four weeks along. So being cognizant of things before you become pregnant is really the most important thing and as soon as you know you're pregnant, seeking medical care to help support yourself in the pregnancy."

    "Most birth defects have formed by about eight weeks, which if you think about a positive pregnancy test, you're usually about four weeks along. So being cognizant of things before you become pregnant is really the most important thing and as soon as you know you're pregnant, seeking medical care to help support yourself in the pregnancy."

  • Genetic test can determine risk for prostate cancer

    Genetic test can determine risk for prostate cancer

    Thursday, January 25 2018 10:24 PM EST2018-01-26 03:24:12 GMT
    Dr. Alan Haynes is a Urologist and Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Alan Haynes is a Urologist and Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)

    Did you know a genetic test can help a man determine his level of risk for prostate cancer?

    Did you know a genetic test can help a man determine his level of risk for prostate cancer?

  • New Brain Balance center opening to help children struggling in school

    New Brain Balance center opening to help children struggling in school

    Thursday, January 25 2018 4:32 PM EST2018-01-25 21:32:29 GMT
    Dr. Robert Melillo (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Robert Melillo (Source: KCBD Video)

    Dr. Robert Melillo is opening a new Brain Balance center on Wednesday, designed to help kids who may be struggling in school.

    Dr. Robert Melillo is opening a new Brain Balance center on Wednesday, designed to help kids who may be struggling in school.

  • Is your thyroid causing you trouble?

    Is your thyroid causing you trouble?

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 10:30 PM EST2018-01-25 03:30:19 GMT
    Dr. Shaili Felton, Endocrinologist at Covenant (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Shaili Felton, Endocrinologist at Covenant (Source: KCBD Video)

    January is Thyroid Awareness Month but thyroid cancer is the least common in a very long list of medical issues that can be blamed on an unhappy thyroid.

    January is Thyroid Awareness Month but thyroid cancer is the least common in a very long list of medical issues that can be blamed on an unhappy thyroid.

  • Inside Out Foundation providing self-esteem boost to cancer, burn patients

    Inside Out Foundation providing self-esteem boost to cancer, burn patients

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 10:10 PM EST2018-01-17 03:10:21 GMT
    Executive Director Alexis Arnold (Source: KCBD Video)Executive Director Alexis Arnold (Source: KCBD Video)

    The Inside Out Foundation provides wigs, makeup, breast forms and more to give disease and trauma victims a boost of self-esteem. Their 6th Annual Seminar for Women will be Saturday, Jan. 20.

    The Inside Out Foundation provides wigs, makeup, breast forms and more to give disease and trauma victims a boost of self-esteem. Their 6th Annual Seminar for Women will be Saturday, Jan. 20.

  • OTC help for managing bladder leakage

    OTC help for managing bladder leakage

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 11:34 PM EST2017-12-20 04:34:24 GMT
    (Source: KCBD Graphic)(Source: KCBD Graphic)

    It was a topic nobody ever talked about. But now, commercials are breaking the ice with women openly discussing LBL, or light bladder leakage.

    It was a topic nobody ever talked about. But now, commercials are breaking the ice with women openly discussing LBL, or light bladder leakage.

  • Protecting your heart, and your health, during cold weather

    Protecting your heart, and your health, during cold weather

    Thursday, December 7 2017 11:27 PM EST2017-12-08 04:27:07 GMT
    Dr. Scott Shurmur, Cardiologist and Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Scott Shurmur, Cardiologist and Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)

    With temperatures dipping down into the low 20s in the morning, you should know that cold weather can have a chilling effect on your heart.

    With temperatures dipping down into the low 20s in the morning, you should know that cold weather can have a chilling effect on your heart.

  • The Gift of Volunteering for Research

    The Gift of Volunteering for Research

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 7:44 PM EST2017-12-07 00:44:16 GMT
    Dr. Alan Pieris is director of the Texas Tech Clinical Research Institute (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Alan Pieris is director of the Texas Tech Clinical Research Institute (Source: KCBD Video)

    It is the season of giving. Often, we make time during the holidays to give blood to those who need it or to give toys to children who are without. But Dr. Alan Pieris has another idea, a gift that could help generations.

    It is the season of giving. Often, we make time during the holidays to give blood to those who need it or to give toys to children who are without. But Dr. Alan Pieris has another idea, a gift that could help generations.

  • Dealing with grief over the holidays

    Dealing with grief over the holidays

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 10:46 PM EST2017-12-06 03:46:06 GMT
    Doyle Patterson, Senior Chaplain of Palliative Medicine at Covenant Medical Center (Source: KCBD Video)Doyle Patterson, Senior Chaplain of Palliative Medicine at Covenant Medical Center (Source: KCBD Video)

    "For the person who's grieving, I would want them to remember to be patient with themselves. For others, one of the things you don't want to do is for them to feel isolated. Find creative ways to get them involved."

    "For the person who's grieving, I would want them to remember to be patient with themselves. For others, one of the things you don't want to do is for them to feel isolated. Find creative ways to get them involved."

  • No bones about it

    No bones about it

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 11:24 PM EST2017-11-30 04:24:38 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    Most dog owners know not to toss a turkey bone to the dog, because the bones are too brittle. Now, the Food and Drug Administration says the risk goes beyond that to include some bone 'treats' at the store.

    Most dog owners know not to toss a turkey bone to the dog, because the bones are too brittle. Now, the Food and Drug Administration says the risk goes beyond that to include some bone 'treats' at the store.

  • Warning about a rare red meat allergy

    Warning about a rare red meat allergy

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 9:57 PM EST2017-11-29 02:57:53 GMT
    (Source: KCBD Graphic)(Source: KCBD Graphic)

    Imagine waking up in the middle of the night with a severe allergic reaction, choking and gasping for air.

    Imagine waking up in the middle of the night with a severe allergic reaction, choking and gasping for air.

  • Fighting germs with your elbow

    Fighting germs with your elbow

    Thursday, November 23 2017 10:09 AM EST2017-11-23 15:09:53 GMT
    Dr. James Tarbox (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. James Tarbox (Source: KCBD Video)

    This is the season for sneezing with the cotton harvest and a common bug called rhinovirus on the rise right now.

    This is the season for sneezing with the cotton harvest and a common bug called rhinovirus on the rise right now.

Powered by Frankly