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  • Covenant offering mobile mammography sessions

    Covenant offering mobile mammography sessions

    Monday, March 27 2017 5:57 PM EDT2017-03-27 21:57:12 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    Mammograms don't prevent cancer, but they can save lives by finding it early. Covenant Health System is making the process a little easier by moving mammography from the clinic to the community.

    Mammograms don't prevent cancer, but they can save lives by finding it early. Covenant Health System is making the process a little easier by moving mammography from the clinic to the community.

  • Poison Prevention Points to Colorful Problem

    Poison Prevention Points to Colorful Problem

    Thursday, March 23 2017 4:10 PM EDT2017-03-23 20:10:37 GMT
    Poison Help number (Source: Facebook Graphic)Poison Help number (Source: Facebook Graphic)

    This week is poison prevention week, timed to coincide with the start of spring to remind families of the hazards that can sneak into spring cleaning and other projects. 

    This week is poison prevention week, timed to coincide with the start of spring to remind families of the hazards that can sneak into spring cleaning and other projects. 

  • New Songs to Sing through CPR

    New Songs to Sing through CPR

    Monday, March 20 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-03-21 03:13:28 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    You've probably heard that 'hands-only CPR' is recommended to the beat of the hit song "Staying Alive" to get the right rhythm for that life-saving effort. But what if you never liked that Bee Gees song or even heard of it? Now, New York Presbyterian Hospital has compiled a list of songs for every generation to help yo through hands-only CPR including "rock your body" by Justin Timberlake. 

    You've probably heard that 'hands-only CPR' is recommended to the beat of the hit song "Staying Alive" to get the right rhythm for that life-saving effort. But what if you never liked that Bee Gees song or even heard of it? Now, New York Presbyterian Hospital has compiled a list of songs for every generation to help yo through hands-only CPR including "rock your body" by Justin Timberlake. 

  • Obesity blamed for more frequent hip and knee replacements

    Obesity blamed for more frequent hip and knee replacements

    Friday, March 17 2017 1:34 PM EDT2017-03-17 17:34:26 GMT
    Dr. Jordan Simpson (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Jordan Simpson (Source: KCBD Video)

    Just as our cars run down and need replacement parts, so do hip and knee replacement parts.

    Just as our cars run down and need replacement parts, so do hip and knee replacement parts.

  • Dr. Richard Lampe offers tips to avoid travel sickness

    Dr. Richard Lampe offers tips to avoid travel sickness

    Friday, March 10 2017 12:21 AM EST2017-03-10 05:21:44 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    With Spring Break coming up next week, you may be packing for a road trip and hoping that someone in the family doesn't get car sick.

    With Spring Break coming up next week, you may be packing for a road trip and hoping that someone in the family doesn't get car sick.

  • Lingering smoke from Panhandle fires may pose health risk

    Lingering smoke from Panhandle fires may pose health risk

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 6:01 PM EST2017-03-07 23:01:16 GMT

    As smoke continues to linger here in Lubbock and across the South Plains, so does the chance for adverse health effects for those breathing it in. 

    As smoke continues to linger here in Lubbock and across the South Plains, so does the chance for adverse health effects for those breathing it in. 

  • Narcolepsy, not what you see in movies

    Narcolepsy, not what you see in movies

    Monday, March 6 2017 10:31 PM EST2017-03-07 03:31:33 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    Narcolepsy is a chemical imbalance in the brain that can make someone fall asleep when it's inappropriate. Movies can make it look funny, but it's a debilitating condition that can affect jobs and relationships.

    Narcolepsy is a chemical imbalance in the brain that can make someone fall asleep when it's inappropriate. Movies can make it look funny, but it's a debilitating condition that can affect jobs and relationships.

  • HEALTHWISE: A new treatment for dust allergies

    HEALTHWISE: A new treatment for dust allergies

    Thursday, March 2 2017 11:36 PM EST2017-03-03 04:36:25 GMT
    Dr. James Tarbox (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. James Tarbox (Source: KCBD Video)

    About 20 million Americans are allergic to dust mites. Those annoying little critters collect in the home, especially in mattresses and bedding, because they feed off the skin we shed.

    About 20 million Americans are allergic to dust mites. Those annoying little critters collect in the home, especially in mattresses and bedding, because they feed off the skin we shed.

  • Noon Notebook: Free health fair this weekend

    Noon Notebook: Free health fair this weekend

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 10:15 PM EST2017-03-02 03:15:23 GMT
    Free health fair (Source: Texas Tech University Sciences Center)Free health fair (Source: Texas Tech University Sciences Center)

    A free health fair for all ages will kick off on Saturday.

    A free health fair for all ages will kick off on Saturday.

  • New grant helping TTUHSC fight childhood cancer

    New grant helping TTUHSC fight childhood cancer

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 12:14 AM EST2017-02-28 05:14:02 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    If your child has cancer you're going to be looking for any clinical trials that might offer the best treatment option, and a new grant at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center is offering help.

    If your child has cancer you're going to be looking for any clinical trials that might offer the best treatment option, and a new grant at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center is offering help.

  • New heart stent dissolves in 2 years

    New heart stent dissolves in 2 years

    Friday, February 17 2017 4:51 PM EST2017-02-17 21:51:00 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    For the estimated 13 million Americans with blood vessels that are blocked, there is a new option to open up those clogged vessels without surgery.

    For the estimated 13 million Americans with blood vessels that are blocked, there is a new option to open up those clogged vessels without surgery.

  • Zumwalt offers tips for a healthy heart

    Zumwalt offers tips for a healthy heart

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 10:31 PM EST2017-02-16 03:31:23 GMT
    Dr. Mimi Zumwalt, Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Mimi Zumwalt, Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)

    February is all about the heart and what can make it stronger.

    February is all about the heart and what can make it stronger.

  • Covenant offering free colonoscopy clinic

    Covenant offering free colonoscopy clinic

    Monday, February 13 2017 10:43 PM EST2017-02-14 03:43:41 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    Covenant Health System is planning a free Colonoscopy Clinic. More than a dozen local doctors are volunteering their time for this free screening, targeting those without access to medical care.

    Covenant Health System is planning a free Colonoscopy Clinic. More than a dozen local doctors are volunteering their time for this free screening, targeting those without access to medical care.

  • Not too late for a flu shot as illness sweeps through Lubbock schools

    Not too late for a flu shot as illness sweeps through Lubbock schools

    Thursday, February 9 2017 11:43 PM EST2017-02-10 04:43:56 GMT
    Dr. Fatma Levent, infectious disease specialist and Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Fatma Levent, infectious disease specialist and Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)

    Dr. Fatma Levent, an infectious disease specialist and Texas Tech Physician, says there are multiple viruses circulating right now, along with strep throat.

    Dr. Fatma Levent, an infectious disease specialist and Texas Tech Physician, says there are multiple viruses circulating right now, along with strep throat.

  • Treasured Times program provides care for dementia patients

    Treasured Times program provides care for dementia patients

    Thursday, February 9 2017 10:25 PM EST2017-02-10 03:25:25 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    Kim White has a million things to do and five hours to get it done, thanks to a group of people who volunteer their time every Wednesday to give Kim some time of her own.

    Kim White has a million things to do and five hours to get it done, thanks to a group of people who volunteer their time every Wednesday to give Kim some time of her own.

  • Learn to save a life this weekend with hands-only CPR

    Learn to save a life this weekend with hands-only CPR

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 11:28 PM EST2017-02-09 04:28:24 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    Since Heart Disease is the No. 1 killer of Texans with four out of five cardiac arrests occurring at home, you have an opportunity to learn how to save a life this weekend.

    Since Heart Disease is the No. 1 killer of Texans with four out of five cardiac arrests occurring at home, you have an opportunity to learn how to save a life this weekend.

  • Amigos hosting free health fair, Feb. 11

    Amigos hosting free health fair, Feb. 11

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 4:14 PM EST2017-02-08 21:14:26 GMT
    Provided by The United FamilyProvided by The United Family

    Amigos will host its semi-annual health fair at two stores in the Lubbock-area this Saturday, Feb. 11.

    Amigos will host its semi-annual health fair at two stores in the Lubbock-area this Saturday, Feb. 11.

  • The Isle at Raider Ranch hosting heart health seminar, Feb. 16

    The Isle at Raider Ranch hosting heart health seminar, Feb. 16

    Friday, February 3 2017 5:36 PM EST2017-02-03 22:36:42 GMT
    Source: FacebookSource: Facebook

    The luncheon/presentation will take place on Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Attendees will be instructed on seven tips for a healthy heart.

    The luncheon/presentation will take place on Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Attendees will be instructed on seven tips for a healthy heart.

  • Recognizing symptoms of a heart attack

    Recognizing symptoms of a heart attack

    Thursday, February 2 2017 10:12 PM EST2017-02-03 03:12:49 GMT
    Dr. Scott Shurmur, cardiologist and Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Scott Shurmur, cardiologist and Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)

    Dr. Scott Shurmur, a cardiologist and Texas Tech Physician, says there are several reasons why people delay getting emergency treatment for a heart attack. He says many mistake their symptoms for indigestion.

    Dr. Scott Shurmur, a cardiologist and Texas Tech Physician, says there are several reasons why people delay getting emergency treatment for a heart attack. He says many mistake their symptoms for indigestion.

  • The right way, and wrong way to treat burn injuries

    The right way, and wrong way to treat burn injuries

    Thursday, February 2 2017 6:13 PM EST2017-02-02 23:13:22 GMT
    Dr. John Griswold, a burn surgeon and Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. John Griswold, a burn surgeon and Texas Tech Physician (Source: KCBD Video)

    Every time you check your smoke detector, that's a good time to remind everyone in the family of the best escape plan in case of fire.

    Every time you check your smoke detector, that's a good time to remind everyone in the family of the best escape plan in case of fire.

  • Using the eyes to treat traumatic stress

    Using the eyes to treat traumatic stress

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 8:28 PM EST2017-02-01 01:28:51 GMT
    Bob Howell (Source: KCBD Video)Bob Howell (Source: KCBD Video)

    EMDR is used to help in treat patients after military combat, rape, sexual trauma, even some who have witnessed a traffic accident and can not shake the images.

    EMDR is used to help in treat patients after military combat, rape, sexual trauma, even some who have witnessed a traffic accident and can not shake the images.

  • Beware of supplements promising thyroid boost

    Beware of supplements promising thyroid boost

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 4:44 PM EST2017-01-31 21:44:54 GMT
    Dr. Anupa Patel, an Endocrinologist at Covenant (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Anupa Patel, an Endocrinologist at Covenant (Source: KCBD Video)

    Dr. Anupa Patel, an Endocrinologist at Covenant, says it's important to consult your doctor first before taking any so-called thyroid boost.

    Dr. Anupa Patel, an Endocrinologist at Covenant, says it's important to consult your doctor first before taking any so-called thyroid boost.

  • Be Fast to prevent a stroke

    Be Fast to prevent a stroke

    Wednesday, January 25 2017 9:05 PM EST2017-01-26 02:05:46 GMT
    Source: FacebookSource: Facebook

    Memorize this new acronym and be ready to act fast if you see signs of a stroke. BE FAST!

    Memorize this new acronym and be ready to act fast if you see signs of a stroke. BE FAST!

  • LISD fighting to keep Norovirus out of classrooms

    LISD fighting to keep Norovirus out of classrooms

    Wednesday, January 25 2017 6:55 PM EST2017-01-25 23:55:14 GMT

    Right now, millions are facing Norovirus, a particularly miserable virus that is putting the flu to shame, with outbreaks happening across the country.

    Right now, millions are facing Norovirus, a particularly miserable virus that is putting the flu to shame, with outbreaks happening across the country.

  • Highway Hazard - Impaired by Medication

    Highway Hazard - Impaired by Medication

    Wednesday, January 25 2017 6:28 PM EST2017-01-25 23:28:36 GMT
    Dr. Jon Skelton (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Jon Skelton (Source: KCBD Video)

    Dr. Jon Skelton, an emergency room physician at Star ER, warns that a common reason for accidents on the road is unexpected reactions to medication.

    Dr. Jon Skelton, an emergency room physician at Star ER, warns that a common reason for accidents on the road is unexpected reactions to medication.

  • January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

    January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

    Monday, January 23 2017 8:16 PM EST2017-01-24 01:16:00 GMT
    (Source: KCBD Graphic)(Source: KCBD Graphic)

    January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, an effort to bring attention to this problem before it steals your vision.

    January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, an effort to bring attention to this problem before it steals your vision.

  • Easier dosage to protect against cervical cancer

    Easier dosage to protect against cervical cancer

    Friday, January 20 2017 1:12 AM EST2017-01-20 06:12:42 GMT
    Dr. Sarah Hosford, Gynecologic Oncologist and Texas Tech PhysicianDr. Sarah Hosford, Gynecologic Oncologist and Texas Tech Physician

    Cervical Cancer kills 4,000 women every year, but the disease can often be prevented with a vaccine that prevents HPV, the leading cause of cervical cancer and cancer of the head and neck tissues.

    Cervical Cancer kills 4,000 women every year, but the disease can often be prevented with a vaccine that prevents HPV, the leading cause of cervical cancer and cancer of the head and neck tissues.

  • Preventing COPD

    Preventing COPD

    Friday, January 13 2017 6:39 PM EST2017-01-13 23:39:02 GMT
    Dr. Gilbert Berdine, Pulmonologist and Texas Tech physician (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Gilbert Berdine, Pulmonologist and Texas Tech physician (Source: KCBD Video)

    It may sound like a condition for somebody else to worry about, until you realize it's not just a problem among smokers.

    It may sound like a condition for somebody else to worry about, until you realize it's not just a problem among smokers.

  • Test for Radon, Save a Life

    Test for Radon, Save a Life

    Tuesday, January 10 2017 10:14 PM EST2017-01-11 03:14:55 GMT
    EPA Logo (Source: Facebook)EPA Logo (Source: Facebook)

    The Environmental Protection Agency has named January National Radon Action Month. The slogan is: Time to test, fix and save a life.

    The Environmental Protection Agency has named January National Radon Action Month. The slogan is: Time to test, fix and save a life.

  • Contact Lubbock working to prevent teen suicide

    Contact Lubbock working to prevent teen suicide

    Tuesday, January 10 2017 9:36 PM EST2017-01-11 02:36:57 GMT
    Sharron Davis, Contact Lubbock (Source: KCBD Video)Sharron Davis, Contact Lubbock (Source: KCBD Video)

    In the two years that there has been a National Text-line to help anyone who is suicidal, more than 2 million people have made that text in a crisis. The number to text is 741741.

    In the two years that there has been a National Text-line to help anyone who is suicidal, more than 2 million people have made that text in a crisis. The number to text is 741741.

  • President's Prescription: New Year's Resolution

    President's Prescription: New Year's Resolution

    Monday, January 9 2017 5:26 PM EST2017-01-09 22:26:48 GMT
    Dr. Tedd MitchellDr. Tedd Mitchell

    If your New Year's Resolution is simply to live healthier, there are some easy alternatives we can make when it comes to food choices. 

    If your New Year's Resolution is simply to live healthier, there are some easy alternatives we can make when it comes to food choices. 

  • Device Reveals your Nutritional Score

    Device Reveals your Nutritional Score

    Friday, January 6 2017 9:13 AM EST2017-01-06 14:13:52 GMT

    Would you put your hand on a device that could tell you how many fruits and veggies you've eaten in the past two months? The device is called the S-3 Biophotonic Scanner. It works because after digestion, carotinoids or antioxidants, settle in the palm of your hand. 

    Would you put your hand on a device that could tell you how many fruits and veggies you've eaten in the past two months? The device is called the S-3 Biophotonic Scanner. It works because after digestion, carotinoids or antioxidants, settle in the palm of your hand. 

  • Understanding your drinking limits

    Understanding your drinking limits

    Thursday, January 5 2017 6:35 PM EST2017-01-05 23:35:27 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    A standard drink is something that contains 14 grams of alcohol. That equates to either 12 ounces of beer, or 5 ounces of wine, or an ounce and a half of liquor. Dr. Trotter, a psychologist at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, says that is how health officials determine the safe drinking limit for men and women.

    A standard drink is something that contains 14 grams of alcohol. That equates to either 12 ounces of beer, or 5 ounces of wine, or an ounce and a half of liquor. Dr. Trotter, a psychologist at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, says that is how health officials determine the safe drinking limit for men and women.

  • Fish oil recommended for healthy skin

    Fish oil recommended for healthy skin

    Tuesday, January 3 2017 11:27 PM EST2017-01-04 04:27:30 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    Americans spend thousands of dollars at the spa improving their skin, but that money could be better spent on following a good skin care program in the first place.

    Americans spend thousands of dollars at the spa improving their skin, but that money could be better spent on following a good skin care program in the first place.

  • President's Prescription: LASIK Eye Surgery

    President's Prescription: LASIK Eye Surgery

    Sunday, January 1 2017 8:17 PM EST2017-01-02 01:17:12 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    The No. 1 most sought after elective surgery in he country might surprise you.  

    The No. 1 most sought after elective surgery in he country might surprise you.  

  • Alcohol increases hypothermia danger

    Alcohol increases hypothermia danger

    Thursday, December 29 2016 9:58 PM EST2016-12-30 02:58:19 GMT
    Dr. Drew Payne (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Drew Payne (Source: KCBD Video)

    The CDC has found in all the deaths from hypothermia, alcohol was a factor in one in 10 cases.

    The CDC has found in all the deaths from hypothermia, alcohol was a factor in one in 10 cases.

  • President's Prescription: Remember family health for the holidays

    President's Prescription: Remember family health for the holidays

    Friday, December 23 2016 10:06 PM EST2016-12-24 03:06:10 GMT
    Dr. Tedd MitchellDr. Tedd Mitchell

    Whether you completed most of your holiday shopping in June or plan to do it at the last minute, you may want to consider your family's health when checking your list twice.

    Whether you completed most of your holiday shopping in June or plan to do it at the last minute, you may want to consider your family's health when checking your list twice.

  • Exercise tips for seniors suffering from arthritis

    Exercise tips for seniors suffering from arthritis

    Wednesday, December 21 2016 9:43 PM EST2016-12-22 02:43:22 GMT
    Dr. Mimi Zumwalt is a Texas Tech physician (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Mimi Zumwalt is a Texas Tech physician (Source: KCBD Video)

    If you're trying to find the perfect gift idea for a senior in your house, here's something that would actually be a good gift for any age - yoga classes.

    If you're trying to find the perfect gift idea for a senior in your house, here's something that would actually be a good gift for any age - yoga classes.

  • Seeking Medical Attention for a Hand Injury

    Seeking Medical Attention for a Hand Injury

    Wednesday, December 14 2016 12:14 AM EST2016-12-14 05:14:37 GMT
    (Source: KCBD)(Source: KCBD)

    With Red Raider Quarterback Patrick Mahomes undergoing hand surgery Monday, we are reminded how easy it is to break one of the 27 bones in the hand. Dr. Desirae McKee is a surgeon at UMC's Orthopaedic Hand Center. She has this advice to parents: If your child has a hand injury, it's important to get it checked because she says a broken bone in the hand or wrist is easy to miss in a child.

    With Red Raider Quarterback Patrick Mahomes undergoing hand surgery Monday, we are reminded how easy it is to break one of the 27 bones in the hand. Dr. Desirae McKee is a surgeon at UMC's Orthopaedic Hand Center. She has this advice to parents: If your child has a hand injury, it's important to get it checked because she says a broken bone in the hand or wrist is easy to miss in a child.

  • Treating upper respiratory infections without antibiotics

    Treating upper respiratory infections without antibiotics

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 7:46 PM EST2016-12-08 00:46:07 GMT
    Dr. Patty May (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Patty May (Source: KCBD Video)

    The nation's doctors are basically getting their hands slapped by the CDC with those new guidelines on how to treat upper respiratory infections.

    The nation's doctors are basically getting their hands slapped by the CDC with those new guidelines on how to treat upper respiratory infections.

  • Supervised Nocturnal Dialysis available for Lubbock patients

    Supervised Nocturnal Dialysis available for Lubbock patients

    Monday, December 5 2016 10:35 PM EST2016-12-06 03:35:31 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    For the first time in West Texas, dialysis patients can get life-saving treatment overnight, sleeping in a bed instead of a chair inside a dialysis center three times a week.

    For the first time in West Texas, dialysis patients can get life-saving treatment overnight, sleeping in a bed instead of a chair inside a dialysis center three times a week.

  • President's Prescription: Safety with space heaters

    President's Prescription: Safety with space heaters

    Sunday, December 4 2016 11:35 PM EST2016-12-05 04:35:55 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    Whether we have snow or not, is this cold winter weather leaving you with cold feet? 

    Whether we have snow or not, is this cold winter weather leaving you with cold feet? 

  • Which apples are best? Red or yellow?

    Which apples are best? Red or yellow?

    Thursday, December 1 2016 9:01 PM EST2016-12-02 02:01:14 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    You've heard an apple a day keeps the doctor away.

    You've heard an apple a day keeps the doctor away.

  • New procedure promises permanent relief for patients with acid reflux

    New procedure promises permanent relief for patients with acid reflux

    Tuesday, November 29 2016 9:47 PM EST2016-11-30 02:47:21 GMT
    Dr. Travis Eggl and Dr. Timothy Miller (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Travis Eggl and Dr. Timothy Miller (Source: KCBD Video)

    If you're one of the millions of Americans suffering from chronic heartburn, there is a new treatment option in Lubbock that could bring permanent relief.

    If you're one of the millions of Americans suffering from chronic heartburn, there is a new treatment option in Lubbock that could bring permanent relief.

  • Proper fentanyl administration 'safe', 'effective'

    Proper fentanyl administration 'safe', 'effective'

    Wednesday, November 2 2016 7:30 AM EDT2016-11-02 11:30:12 GMT
    (Source: KCBD)(Source: KCBD)

    Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid painkiller many degrees of magnitude more potent than morphine, was found to be the main focus of last week's raid. And while the powerful substance is currently under serious scrutiny, physicians stress that with fentanyl and many other prescription drugs, the danger lies in the drug getting in the wrong hands.

    Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid painkiller many degrees of magnitude more potent than morphine, was found to be the main focus of last week's raid. And while the powerful substance is currently under serious scrutiny, physicians stress that with fentanyl and many other prescription drugs, the danger lies in the drug getting in the wrong hands.

  • President's Prescription: high glycemic foods

    President's Prescription: high glycemic foods

    Monday, November 28 2016 7:01 AM EST2016-11-28 12:01:04 GMT
    Food high in tryptophan tend to make people sleepy (Source: KCBD video)Food high in tryptophan tend to make people sleepy (Source: KCBD video)

    With the holiday season upon us, a lot of folks will take the annual turkey nap as part of the highlight of their day. 

    With the holiday season upon us, a lot of folks will take the annual turkey nap as part of the highlight of their day. 

  • Experimenting with fentanyl like playing with fire

    Experimenting with fentanyl like playing with fire

    Tuesday, November 22 2016 9:48 PM EST2016-11-23 02:48:31 GMT
    Bob Howell (Source: KCBD Video)Bob Howell (Source: KCBD Video)

    For years we've heard about cocaine and heroin addiction. Now, the drug fentanyl is becoming a familiar name because of recent drug busts.

    For years we've heard about cocaine and heroin addiction. Now, the drug fentanyl is becoming a familiar name because of recent drug busts.

  • Controlling diabetes over the holidays

    Controlling diabetes over the holidays

    Monday, November 21 2016 11:25 PM EST2016-11-22 04:25:25 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    The temptation of holiday meals can be especially hard for patients with diabetes.

    The temptation of holiday meals can be especially hard for patients with diabetes.

  • President's Prescription: Alcohol and Holidays

    President's Prescription: Alcohol and Holidays

    Monday, November 21 2016 12:03 AM EST2016-11-21 05:03:30 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    Many holiday celebrations and engagements include alcohol and, while some people use drinking at parties to loosen them up, it always comes at a cost.  

    Many holiday celebrations and engagements include alcohol and, while some people use drinking at parties to loosen them up, it always comes at a cost.  

  • Turning back the clock with an eyelid lift

    Turning back the clock with an eyelid lift

    Friday, November 18 2016 12:48 AM EST2016-11-18 05:48:35 GMT
    (Source: KCBD)(Source: KCBD)

    Would you like to get rid of excess skin around the eyes? Lift up those droopy eyelids?

    Would you like to get rid of excess skin around the eyes? Lift up those droopy eyelids?

  • Reversing My Diabetes - How to Get Help

    Reversing My Diabetes - How to Get Help

    Friday, November 18 2016 12:46 AM EST2016-11-18 05:46:48 GMT
    Dr. Justin Anderson (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Justin Anderson (Source: KCBD Video)

    We know from the American Diabetes Association that every 10 seconds, a patient dies of a diabetes complication. So, if you are a patient, or have been diagnosed with borderline diabetes, you have an opportunity for a medical doctor to lead you through an event this Saturday called "Reversing my Diabetes".

    We know from the American Diabetes Association that every 10 seconds, a patient dies of a diabetes complication. So, if you are a patient, or have been diagnosed with borderline diabetes, you have an opportunity for a medical doctor to lead you through an event this Saturday called "Reversing my Diabetes".

  • Change your life in the Great American Smokeout

    Change your life in the Great American Smokeout

    Wednesday, November 16 2016 10:20 PM EST2016-11-17 03:20:30 GMT
    Dr. Gilbert Berdine (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Gilbert Berdine (Source: KCBD Video)

    Thursday is the Great American Smokeout. That's when the American Cancer Society asks the estimated 40 million smokers in this country to put down their cigarettes for just one day, hoping that will last a lifetime.

    Thursday is the Great American Smokeout. That's when the American Cancer Society asks the estimated 40 million smokers in this country to put down their cigarettes for just one day, hoping that will last a lifetime.

  • Help Project Linus provide blankets to kids in need

    Help Project Linus provide blankets to kids in need

    Tuesday, November 15 2016 6:38 PM EST2016-11-15 23:38:58 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    You are invited to join the Project Linus project to make blankets that provide comfort and security for local kids.

    You are invited to join the Project Linus project to make blankets that provide comfort and security for local kids.

  • Recognizing the signs of epilepsy

    Recognizing the signs of epilepsy

    Monday, November 14 2016 10:29 PM EST2016-11-15 03:29:59 GMT
    Dr. K.J. Oommen is a neurologist at Covenant (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. K.J. Oommen is a neurologist at Covenant (Source: KCBD Video)

    Did you know there are 17 new seizure medications on the market today to treat a wide range of symptoms from a full body seizure to a blank stare?

    Did you know there are 17 new seizure medications on the market today to treat a wide range of symptoms from a full body seizure to a blank stare?

  • President's Prescription: Hip fractures

    President's Prescription: Hip fractures

    Monday, November 14 2016 12:16 AM EST2016-11-14 05:16:47 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    Most people take for granted something as simple as walking down stairs, but, for some seniors that can be a real threat. H

    Most people take for granted something as simple as walking down stairs, but, for some seniors that can be a real threat. H

  • Snowflake Babies - an Adoption Option

    Snowflake Babies - an Adoption Option

    Wednesday, November 9 2016 11:27 PM EST2016-11-10 04:27:43 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    Did you know that nearly 500 Snowflake Babies have been born to adoptive parents?

    Did you know that nearly 500 Snowflake Babies have been born to adoptive parents?

  • President's Prescription: Dementia

    President's Prescription: Dementia

    Sunday, November 6 2016 8:10 PM EST2016-11-07 01:10:08 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    There are a few things that we know happen as we get older. We tend to walk a little slower, we tend to listen a little closer. and our brains can get a little foggy. 

    There are a few things that we know happen as we get older. We tend to walk a little slower, we tend to listen a little closer. and our brains can get a little foggy. 

  • Queue for the Cause to help special needs kids this weekend

    Queue for the Cause to help special needs kids this weekend

    Wednesday, November 2 2016 10:24 PM EDT2016-11-03 02:24:55 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    Sponsored by the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Advocates for Special Needs Athletes, the annual fundraiser is expected to bring in about $7,000 to benefit High Point Village and the Texas Tech Therapeutic Riding center.

    Sponsored by the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Advocates for Special Needs Athletes, the annual fundraiser is expected to bring in about $7,000 to benefit High Point Village and the Texas Tech Therapeutic Riding center.

  • President's Prescription: Zombie Apocalypse

    President's Prescription: Zombie Apocalypse

    Sunday, October 30 2016 9:26 PM EDT2016-10-31 01:26:04 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    It’s that time of year where monsters of all kinds are around. But, what about the kind of monster some people speculate could actually exist. This week, we offer medical insight about a potential zombie apocalypse. 

    It’s that time of year where monsters of all kinds are around. But, what about the kind of monster some people speculate could actually exist. This week, we offer medical insight about a potential zombie apocalypse. 

  • Protecting your kids during Halloween

    Protecting your kids during Halloween

    Thursday, October 27 2016 10:10 PM EDT2016-10-28 02:10:52 GMT
    Dr. John Griswold (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. John Griswold (Source: KCBD Video)

    For many kids, Halloween is the most wonderful holiday. But it is also very scary that more children are injured or killed in accidents on Halloween than any other day of the year.

    For many kids, Halloween is the most wonderful holiday. But it is also very scary that more children are injured or killed in accidents on Halloween than any other day of the year.

  • President's Prescription: HPV

    President's Prescription: HPV

    Sunday, October 23 2016 6:44 PM EDT2016-10-23 22:44:34 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    Human papilloma virus, or HPV, is the most common form of a sexually transmitted disease. 

    Human papilloma virus, or HPV, is the most common form of a sexually transmitted disease. 

  • United Pharmacies tackle flu shot myths

    United Pharmacies tackle flu shot myths

    Wednesday, October 19 2016 4:41 PM EDT2016-10-19 20:41:46 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    Many times flu shot myths keep people from being responsible and protecting themselves and their families, which is why it's important to educate yourself before falling for these tales.

    Many times flu shot myths keep people from being responsible and protecting themselves and their families, which is why it's important to educate yourself before falling for these tales.

  • Wear your favorites on Miracle Jeans Day, Wednesday, Oct. 19

    Wear your favorites on Miracle Jeans Day, Wednesday, Oct. 19

    Tuesday, October 18 2016 9:37 PM EDT2016-10-19 01:37:58 GMT
    Miracle Jeans Day 2016Miracle Jeans Day 2016

    Don't be surprised if your banker, your attorney, or the teachers at school are wearing jeans on Wednesday.

    Don't be surprised if your banker, your attorney, or the teachers at school are wearing jeans on Wednesday.

  • President's Prescription: Ear infections

    President's Prescription: Ear infections

    Sunday, October 16 2016 7:35 PM EDT2016-10-16 23:35:12 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

  • New concern about calcium supplements

    New concern about calcium supplements

    Tuesday, October 11 2016 11:24 PM EDT2016-10-12 03:24:41 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    Are you one of the millions of men and women taking calcium supplements?

    Are you one of the millions of men and women taking calcium supplements?

  • Setting Boundaries and saying no to kids

    Setting Boundaries and saying no to kids

    Tuesday, October 11 2016 10:58 PM EDT2016-10-12 02:58:18 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    Bob Howell, a private counselor and hypnotherapist at the Ranch at Dove Tree, says "No" is a good word for parents to use.

    Bob Howell, a private counselor and hypnotherapist at the Ranch at Dove Tree, says "No" is a good word for parents to use.

  • President's Prescription: Getting your Vitamin D

    President's Prescription: Getting your Vitamin D

    Our lives are busy, and with technology being what it is, the fact of the matter is, most of us spend our time indoors. 

    Our lives are busy, and with technology being what it is, the fact of the matter is, most of us spend our time indoors.

  • Think Beyond Pink raising money to fight Metastatic Breast Cancer

    Think Beyond Pink raising money to fight Metastatic Breast Cancer

    Friday, October 7 2016 11:41 PM EDT2016-10-08 03:41:13 GMT
    Courtney Ivy (Source: KCBD Video)Courtney Ivy (Source: KCBD Video)

    Courtney Ivy is a registered nurse who is helping coordinate an event called "Think Beyond Pink."

    Courtney Ivy is a registered nurse who is helping coordinate an event called "Think Beyond Pink."

  • TTUHSC Chairman of Pediatrics gets flu shot on live TV

    TTUHSC Chairman of Pediatrics gets flu shot on live TV

    Friday, October 7 2016 7:53 PM EDT2016-10-07 23:53:04 GMT
    Dr. Richard Lampe (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Richard Lampe (Source: KCBD Video)

    It's becoming a tradition that we begin flu season with Dr. Richard Lampe, Chairman of Pediatrics at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, getting his flu shot here in our studio.

    It's becoming a tradition that we begin flu season with Dr. Richard Lampe, Chairman of Pediatrics at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, getting his flu shot here in our studio.

  • Tablet under the tongue fights ragweed and more

    Tablet under the tongue fights ragweed and more

    Wednesday, October 5 2016 10:50 PM EDT2016-10-06 02:50:00 GMT
    Dr. James Tarbox (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. James Tarbox (Source: KCBD Video)

    If fall allergies are making you miserable and you've tried all sorts of options at the pharmacy, there may be a new treatment option.

    If fall allergies are making you miserable and you've tried all sorts of options at the pharmacy, there may be a new treatment option.

  • Covenant Health Unit awarded Palliative Care Certification from Joint Commission

    Covenant Health Unit awarded Palliative Care Certification from Joint Commission

    Wednesday, October 5 2016 4:49 PM EDT2016-10-05 20:49:57 GMT

    Covenant Medical Center's (CMC) Palliative Medicine unit has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Palliative Care Certification.

    Covenant Medical Center's (CMC) Palliative Medicine unit has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Palliative Care Certification.

  • Sleep Paralysis, a Terrifying Reality

    Sleep Paralysis, a Terrifying Reality

    Monday, October 3 2016 10:26 PM EDT2016-10-04 02:26:58 GMT
    Dr. Bhupesh Dihenia is a neurologist at Grace Clinic (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. Bhupesh Dihenia is a neurologist at Grace Clinic (Source: KCBD Video)

    Sleep Paralysis is an event that comes when the body is in between sleep stages.

    Sleep Paralysis is an event that comes when the body is in between sleep stages.

  • Legally blind girl brings home Blue Ribbon at South Plains Fair art exhibit

    Legally blind girl brings home Blue Ribbon at South Plains Fair art exhibit

    Thursday, September 29 2016 11:26 PM EDT2016-09-30 03:26:36 GMT
    Source: KCBD VideoSource: KCBD Video

    It was no ordinary day at the Panhandle South Plains Fair for the Sonnenberg family.

    It was no ordinary day at the Panhandle South Plains Fair for the Sonnenberg family.

  • President's Prescription: Tips for camping

    President's Prescription: Tips for camping

    Monday, August 29 2016 12:10 AM EDT2016-08-29 04:10:28 GMT
    Source: KCBDSource: KCBD

    No matter what time of year camping is a great way to see nature and spend time together outdoors. 

    No matter what time of year camping is a great way to see nature and spend time together outdoors. 

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