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  • Social Wellness - A Prescription for Seniors

    Social Wellness - A Prescription for Seniors

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:51 PM EDT2017-07-21 03:51:09 GMT
    Dr. John Culberson (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. John Culberson (Source: KCBD Video)

    A study at Brigham Young University found that people who stay connected with strong social relationships live 50 percent longer.

    A study at Brigham Young University found that people who stay connected with strong social relationships live 50 percent longer.

  • What not to say to a grieving mother

    What not to say to a grieving mother

    Lucille Neely is a certified grief counselor at Covenant Health System (Source: KCBD Video)Lucille Neely is a certified grief counselor at Covenant Health System (Source: KCBD Video)

    Whether it is a miscarriage or a stillbirth, the grief that comes from the loss can be overwhelming.

    Whether it is a miscarriage or a stillbirth, the grief that comes from the loss can be overwhelming.

  • Avoid summer burns when temperatures rise

    Avoid summer burns when temperatures rise

    Thursday, July 13 2017 10:22 PM EDT2017-07-14 02:22:48 GMT
    Dr. John Griswold is the Medical Director of the Timothy J. Harner Burn Unit at UMC (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. John Griswold is the Medical Director of the Timothy J. Harner Burn Unit at UMC (Source: KCBD Video)

    Don't be fooled by "cooler weather" when our triple-digit temperatures fall back into the low 90s. The summer heat can still leave serious burn marks, especially on unsuspecting children.

    Don't be fooled by "cooler weather" when our triple-digit temperatures fall back into the low 90s. The summer heat can still leave serious burn marks, especially on unsuspecting children.

  • Protection from Summer Eye Injuries

    Protection from Summer Eye Injuries

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 12:07 PM EDT2017-07-11 16:07:03 GMT
    Source: KCBDSource: KCBD

    Do you wear sunglasses to shade your eyes or to protect them from the sun? Dr. David Boothe, an Opthalmologist with Covenant Health Partners, says the difference is significant. Because, for true protection from the sun, you need to know that your sunglasses were made with a certain level of UV or ultraviolet protection.

    Do you wear sunglasses to shade your eyes or to protect them from the sun? Dr. David Boothe, an Opthalmologist with Covenant Health Partners, says the difference is significant. Because, for true protection from the sun, you need to know that your sunglasses were made with a certain level of UV or ultraviolet protection.

  • The Truth About Vitamin D

    The Truth About Vitamin D

    Friday, July 7 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-07-07 22:43:46 GMT
    (Source: KCBD Graphic)(Source: KCBD Graphic)

    We can get lots of vitamin D from the sun to help the body absorb calcium and to reduce inflammation among other things.

    We can get lots of vitamin D from the sun to help the body absorb calcium and to reduce inflammation among other things.

  • Gene Therapy at TTU Linking Help for Diabetes and Heart Disease

    Gene Therapy at TTU Linking Help for Diabetes and Heart Disease

    Thursday, July 6 2017 10:49 PM EDT2017-07-07 02:49:51 GMT
    (Source: KCBD Graphic)(Source: KCBD Graphic)

    A research team at Texas Tech is working on a new theory that could ultimately change the way diabetes is treated and could in the process pave the way for better treatment of heart disease as well.

    A research team at Texas Tech is working on a new theory that could ultimately change the way diabetes is treated and could in the process pave the way for better treatment of heart disease as well.

  • Covenant offering mobile mammography sessions

    Covenant offering mobile mammography sessions

    Thursday, July 6 2017 5:15 PM EDT2017-07-06 21:15:56 GMT
    Covenant Mobile Mammography (Source: Covenant)Covenant Mobile Mammography (Source: Covenant)

    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.

  • Smart Pill Bottle can help patients take their meds on time

    Smart Pill Bottle can help patients take their meds on time

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 8:17 PM EDT2017-06-21 00:17:51 GMT
    Provided by AdheretechProvided by Adheretech

    One of the biggest challenges for health care providers today is getting patients to take the right medication and the right dose at the right time.

    One of the biggest challenges for health care providers today is getting patients to take the right medication and the right dose at the right time.

  • Early diagnosis and treatment for children with migraines

    Early diagnosis and treatment for children with migraines

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 12:03 AM EDT2017-06-14 04:03:06 GMT
    Dr. K.J. Oommen, Neurologist with Covenant Medical Group (Source: KCBD Video)Dr. K.J. Oommen, Neurologist with Covenant Medical Group (Source: KCBD Video)

    As many as one in 10 children end up with a migraine headache at some point before age 17.

    As many as one in 10 children end up with a migraine headache at some point before age 17.

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