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  • Sexual Assault Awareness: Why 96 hours is key

    Sexual Assault Awareness: Why 96 hours is key

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:07 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:07:23 GMT
    One in six women in this country will experience rape or attempted rape at sometime in their lives. That's not just a guess from the Department of Health and Human Services, we know sexual assault is
    One in six women in this country will experience rape or attempted rape at sometime in their lives.
  • CMN roadhouse luncheon

    CMN roadhouse luncheon

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:26:50 GMT
    Don't forget, here at KCBD, we hope you'll treat your special helper at work, to lunch at Texas Roadhouse tomorrow, April 23rd, on what is administrative assistant's day. The roadhouse opens for lunch
    Don't forget, here at KCBD, we hope you'll treat your special helper at work, to lunch at Texas Roadhouse tomorrow, April 23rd, on what is administrative assistant's day.
  • The ART of family

    The ART of family

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:22:28 GMT
    This is national infertility awareness week, as well as the 25th anniversary of the first test tube baby conceived at Texas Tech, which launched Texas Tech into an elite group of universities with that
    This is national infertility awareness week, as well as the 25th anniversary of the first test tube baby conceived at Texas Tech, which launched Texas Tech into an elite group of universities with that kind of success in the late 80s.
  • Money madness

    Money madness

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:16 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:16:41 GMT
    Who doesn't like a pocketful of cash to spend? Well, a new study finds those bills could be making you sick! Researchers at New York University found 3,000 types of bacteria on the dollar bills they
    Who doesn't like a pocketful of cash to spend? Well, a new study finds those bills could be making you sick!
  • Combination pain pill nixed by FDA

    Combination pain pill nixed by FDA

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:11:29 GMT
    Today an FDA advisory panel said a new pain drug that combines two powerful narcotics should not be approved by the agency. Advisors to the Food and Drug Administration voted 14 to zero against the approval
    Today an FDA advisory panel said a new pain drug that combines two powerful narcotics should not be approved by the agency.
  • Watch out for poisonous combinations as you do your Spring Cleaning

    Watch out for poisonous combinations as you do your Spring Cleaning

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:17:19 GMT
    This is the time of year for spring cleaning, and unfortunately, an increase in poisonings because of those clean-ups. Here are some tips from the Department of Health and Human Services: Keep cleaning
    This is the time of year for spring cleaning, and unfortunately, an increase in poisonings because of those clean-ups.
  • How much alcohol is too much?

    How much alcohol is too much?

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:13:39 GMT
    April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a good time to clear the confusion about what is recommended for good health, and what is not. What the experts say is safe, even heart healthy for some people, could
    April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a good time to clear the confusion about what is recommended for good health, and what is not.
  • Tiny lung coils offer new hope for emphysema patients

    Tiny lung coils offer new hope for emphysema patients

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:04:01 GMT
    There's a new treatment for emphysema, a disease that literally takes your breath away, a potential breakthrough that could make a huge difference for a lot of sufferers. The problem, especially for long
    There's a new treatment for emphysema, a disease that literally takes your breath away, a potential breakthrough that could make a huge difference for a lot of sufferers.
  • President's Rx: Dehydration

    President's Rx: Dehydration

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:00:12 GMT
    Although it is commonly believed caffeinated drinks like coffee can cause dehydration, a recent study by researchers from the University of Birmingham in the U.K. found moderate coffee consumption provides
    Although it is commonly believed caffeinated drinks like coffee can cause dehydration, a recent study by researchers from the University of Birmingham in the U.K. found moderate coffee consumption provides similar hydrating qualities to water. This week Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell explains why it's so important to keep yourself hydrated.
  • Bullying beyond childhood

    Bullying beyond childhood

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:30:38 GMT
    The repercussions of bullying extend long beyond childhood. That's according to a new British study that followed over 7,000 children from grade school up until age 50. They found those who were bullied
    The repercussions of bullying extend long beyond childhood.
  • Monitoring the flu: by wikipeida standards

    Monitoring the flu: by wikipeida standards

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:26:33 GMT
    Wikipedia may be a good way to monitor a flu outbreak. Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital learned that when flu cases climb, so do hits on Wikipedia for patients to learn more. They found that
    Wikipedia may be a good way to monitor a flu outbreak.
  • Watchful waiting: prostate precautions

    Watchful waiting: prostate precautions

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:22:02 GMT
    Many prostate cancer patients are told to take a "watchful waiting" approach, which means no surgery, radiation or chemotherapy. But, a new study of 150 men with the disease finds nearly 1/3 of the men
    Many prostate cancer patients are told to take a "watchful waiting" approach, which means no surgery, radiation or chemotherapy.
  • Cinemama app: a new way to remember your pregnancy

    Cinemama app: a new way to remember your pregnancy

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:13:24 GMT
    Whether your 40 weeks of pregnancy seem to drag on forever, or fly by way too fast, now there's a way to remember every moment forever, thanks to the March of Dimes. It's a new app called "cinemama."
    Whether your 40 weeks of pregnancy seem to drag on forever, or fly by way too fast, now there's a way to remember every moment forever, thanks to the March of Dimes.
  • Kids and their food: how to help them expand their healthy horizons

    Kids and their food: how to help them expand their healthy horizons

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-04-17 00:36:53 GMT
    We always teach our kids to say please and thank you, that's easy. It's much harder to teach them to try new foods. It helps if we set an example and eat healthy too, but Wendy Palmer, a registered dietitian,
    We always teach our kids to say please and thank you, that's easy. It's much harder to teach them to try new foods.
  • E-cigarettes: do they help, or cause harm?

    E-cigarettes: do they help, or cause harm?

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-04-17 00:32:24 GMT
    Now that e-cigarettes have been around for nearly seven years, a new concern comes from the University of Maryland that instead of helping smokers quit; they are becoming so popular, that they could encourage
    Now that e-cigarettes have been around for nearly seven years, a new concern comes from the University of Maryland that instead of helping smokers quit; they are becoming so popular, that they could encourage others to start smoking.
  • Seniors and Sleep

    Seniors and Sleep

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-04-17 00:22:14 GMT
    Sounds simple enough, but it's a good reminder that seniors can make good decisions, if given the information they need. The study ‘Coms' from the Journal of the American Medical Association shows after
    Sounds simple enough, but it's a good reminder that seniors can make good decisions, if given the information they need.
  • A disturbing reason for you to buy bug spray

    A disturbing reason for you to buy bug spray

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:16 PM EDT2014-04-17 00:16:58 GMT
    Here's a disturbing new reason to buy bug spray, and it's called chikungunya. The CDC says this is a serious virus spread through mosquitoes. "The symptoms of chikungunya are a sudden onset of fever
    Here's a disturbing new reason to buy bug spray, and it's called chikungunya.
  • Oralair approval

    Oralair approval

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-04-16 01:32:07 GMT
    Recently we told you about a new pill on the horizon called Oralair, that some allergists are calling a breakthrough in allergy treatment, since it might even be able to replace shots for some patients.
    Recently we told you about a new pill on the horizon called Oralair, that some allergists are calling a breakthrough in allergy treatment, since it might even be able to replace shots for some patients.
  • How to deal with addiction when you're family of the addict

    How to deal with addiction when you're family of the addict

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-04-16 01:25:19 GMT
    A recent national survey on drug use estimates as many as 23 million Americans may be addicted to alcohol or some other drug. The experts will tell you the first step in recovery, is understanding that
    A recent national survey on drug use estimates as many as 23 million Americans may be addicted to alcohol or some other drug. The experts will tell you the first step in recovery, is understanding that addiction is a disease.
  • New study shows effects of marijuana on your brain

    New study shows effects of marijuana on your brain

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-04-16 01:11:13 GMT
    Even occasional recreational use of marijuana can have a permanent impact on the brain...which researchers at Northwestern University say they can see. Researchers there say they studied the brains of
    Even occasional recreational use of marijuana can have a permanent impact on the brain...which researchers at Northwestern University say they can see.
  • Hangry with your husband

    Hangry with your husband

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-04-15 01:32:14 GMT
    If your spouse is angry or yelling at you, you may want to get them a snack! In a new study from Ohio State University, 100 married couples measured their blood sugar for three weeks. Each participant
    If your spouse is angry or yelling at you, you may want to get them a snack!
  • Could your babies' blues be related to the TV?

    Could your babies' blues be related to the TV?

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-04-15 01:23:25 GMT
    Some babies are so easy, they hardly ever fuss. But, we all know some babies are just born a little more temperamental than others, right? Well, a new study at Boston Medical Center finds parents who
    Some babies are so easy, they hardly ever fuss. But, we all know some babies are just born a little more temperamental than others, right?
  • President's Rx: Migraines

    President's Rx: Migraines

    Monday, April 14 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-04-14 18:28:55 GMT
    According to the American Academy of Neurology, nearly one in five adult women gets migraines, compared with only one in 20 adult men. This week Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell talks about the connection between
    According to the American Academy of Neurology, nearly one in five adult women gets migraines, compared with only one in 20 adult men. This week Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell talks about the connection between hormones and headaches.
  • Facebook body image

    Facebook body image

    Thursday, April 10 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-04-11 01:08:27 GMT
    Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with friends near and far, but a new study finds too much of the social media site could have negative effects on young women. Researchers at Ohio University
    Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with friends near and far, but a new study finds too much of the social media site could have negative effects on young women.
  • There's an app for that...jet lag

    There's an app for that...jet lag

    Thursday, April 10 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-04-11 01:05:03 GMT
    A new app promises to cut the amount of time world travelers experience jet lag. Researchers at the University of Michigan used a mathematical model to determine when a traveler will be exposed to blue
    A new app promises to cut the amount of time world travelers experience jet lag.
  • "Tarceva" to help some with lung cancer

    "Tarceva" to help some with lung cancer

    Thursday, April 10 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-04-11 01:01:06 GMT
    For some patients, lung cancer is not blamed on smoking, but a gene mutation called EGFR. For that, scientists at Stanford are trying something new, a single pill, called Tarceva, taken once a day, to
    For some patients, lung cancer is not blamed on smoking, but a gene mutation called EGFR. For that, scientists at Stanford are trying something new, a single pill, called Tarceva, taken once a day, to shrink cancer tumors, without radiation or chemotherapy.
  • Paralyzed men now able to walk

    Paralyzed men now able to walk

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:15:21 GMT
    There is a major advancement today for people with spinal cord injuries. Researchers at the University of Louisville say four paralyzed men are now able to move certain muscles in their legs. Doctors
    There is a major advancement today for people with spinal cord injuries. Researchers at the University of Louisville say four paralyzed men are now able to move certain muscles in their legs.
  • Milk knees

    Milk knees

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-04-09 00:57:11 GMT
    Here's some good news, and a new reason to drink your milk, at least if it's fat free or low fat. A study from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found drinking fat-free or low-fat milk may help
    Here's some good news, and a new reason to drink your milk, at least if it's fat free or low fat.
  • Why beans might help you and your cholesterol

    Why beans might help you and your cholesterol

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-04-09 00:52:16 GMT
    Here's a new reason to eat your beans, a new study links them with lower cholesterol. A team of researchers pooled data from 26 studies that included more than 1,000 people. They found that eating at
    Here's a new reason to eat your beans, a new study links them with lower cholesterol.
  • Prom Pressure

    Prom Pressure

    Monday, April 7 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-04-08 01:40:45 GMT
    Prom could present the perfect opportunity to teach healthy habits to your kids. That's the theory from some experts who say parents can turn some of the pressures into a positive when it comes to that
    Prom could present the perfect opportunity to teach healthy habits to your kids. That's the theory from some experts who say parents can turn some of the pressures into a positive when it comes to that event.
  • Sickle Cell Screenings

    Sickle Cell Screenings

    Monday, April 7 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-04-08 00:45:31 GMT
    One more event to put on your calendar…this Wednesday at the Texas Tech free clinic, there will be a free screening for sickle cell disease. That potentially fatal blood disorder is most common among
    One more event to put on your calendar…this Wednesday at the Texas Tech free clinic, there will be a free screening for sickle cell disease.
  • LISD giving students the opportunity for inexpensive physicals

    LISD giving students the opportunity for inexpensive physicals

    Monday, April 7 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-04-08 00:41:03 GMT
    The Community Health Center is teaming up with LISD to make all those required sports physicals more affordable and much more convenient. Medical professionals will visit each LISD middle school and high
    The Community Health Center is teaming up with LISD to make all those required sports physicals more affordable and much more convenient.
  • President's Rx: the sitting disease

    President's Rx: the sitting disease

    Sunday, April 6 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-04-07 01:00:14 GMT
    Most Americans these days spend most of the time sitting. But, did you know standing a little more each day can help improve balance, discourage mindless snacking and even decrease the risk of blood clots
    Most Americans these days spend most of the time sitting. But, did you know standing a little more each day can help improve balance, discourage mindless snacking and even decrease the risk of blood clots in the legs by working calf, ankle and foot muscles?
  • What researchers are linking lack of sleep at an early age to

    What researchers are linking lack of sleep at an early age to

    Friday, April 4 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-04-05 00:18:23 GMT
    People who suffer from chronic insomnia may have a higher risk for stroke. Researchers in Taiwan studied the medical records of thousands of patients with insomnia over a four year period, and found
    People who suffer from chronic insomnia may have a higher risk for stroke.
  • A seriously salty shake up

    A seriously salty shake up

    Friday, April 4 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-04-05 00:13:16 GMT
    Talk about a shake-up, and this one comes with your salt shaker. After years of hearing we should cut back on salt, a new study suggests we may be able to safely double or even triple the amount of salt
    After years of hearing we should cut back on salt, a new study suggests we may be able to safely double or even triple the amount of salt that is currently recommended, which is about what most Americans do already.
  • Participants wanted for Texas Tech study

    Participants wanted for Texas Tech study

    Thursday, April 3 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-04-04 00:11:02 GMT
    We know osteoporosis is a condition that threatens to make our bones brittle and easier to break as we age. Now, Texas Tech is launching a study of its own, to determine if Vitamin E can help prevent bone
    We know osteoporosis is a condition that threatens to make our bones brittle and easier to break as we age. Now, Texas Tech is launching a study of its own, to determine if Vitamin E can help prevent bone loss in post-menopausal women.
  • E-cigarette poisonings, you might be surprised to see who is suffering

    E-cigarette poisonings, you might be surprised to see who is suffering

    Thursday, April 3 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-04-04 00:02:28 GMT
    You wouldn't think it would be a problem, after all, who would swallow liquid nicotine? But, the CDC says an increasing number of people, especially kids, are facing injury after swallowing, or just touching
    You wouldn't think it would be a problem, after all, who would swallow liquid nicotine? But, the CDC says an increasing number of people, especially kids, are facing injury after swallowing, or just touching the liquid nicotine found inside e-cigarettes.

President's Prescription

Every Sunday night during HealthWise, Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell, President of the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, makes a house call to bring you medical tips and advice.
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