Healthwise

  United Blood Serves gets new name after 65 years

United Blood Services is changing its name after 65 years.

Colonoscopy Helps Later Generations

Colorectal cancer is diagnosed in 1 in every 23 Americans. The irony is that it is often preventable through colonoscopy screening.

TTUHSC School of Medicine announces $20.5 million in new 2018 research grants

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center announced Thursday that more than $20 million in research grants have been awarded to the medical school.

Second grade class helps 7-year-old celebrate clear cancer scan

Pink balloons filled part of the Lubbock sky on Wednesday as some local second graders released balloons to celebrate some very good news.

Man recovering after snake bite thanks medical staff and phone app

One local family spent their Labor Day weekend at a Lubbock hospital after a man was bitten by a rattlesnake.

Tips to avoid back to school germs

School just started, and students are coming home with more than knowledge. Some are coming home with germs and are getting sick.

ACS provides grant for transportation of cancer patients

The UMC Foundation was awarded a Community Transportation Grant in the amount of $5,000 for the Southwest Cancer Center to utilize for patient transportation.

Back to School: Beware of Athlete’s Foot

We all know that frequent hand washing can prevent the spread of illness, but what about your feet?

Allergy season hits West Texas early

The smoke from wildfires and pollutants are heavy in the air right now, but what is really causing sneezes and sniffles across West Texas?

Covenant, UMC celebrating neonatal designations

Both Covenant and UMC have been bumped up to a Level 4 in their neonatal intensive care units.

  Training to be a Mental Health Hero

Similar to 'First Aid' and CPR, there is something called 'Youth Mental Health First Aid'. It teaches you how to help young people who might be going through a crisis.

New program to help first responders deal with emotional stress

The Critical Incident Stress Management Team with University Medical Center EMS is reaching out to the region to help their colleagues deal with the emotional stress leading to an increasing number of suicides among first responders.

Protecting your child from Meningitis and other back to school bugs

Going off to college means a new lifestyle and new living quarters. With that, comes a new risk for meningitis, particularly among college students living in small spaces and sharing drinks.

Unresolved back pain could lead to bigger issues

You may think back pain is just a fact of life, but when it can't be controlled with over the counter pain relievers, then what?

Dr. Dalton’s personal plea for vaccinations

Dr. Jeremy Dalton, another Lubbock pediatrician talked to the media on Wednesday to emphasize the same back to school assignment for families.

Save your jaw, find oral cancer early

If you're concerned about something in your mouth, especially if it's causing pain, see your doctor.

Lubbock Air Force veteran shows off his new smile

Charles Martin is showing off a new smile thanks to the Smiles for Soldiers program and Dr. Robert Ioppolo of Hill & Ioppolo Oral and Facial Surgeons of Lubbock.

Man shrinks after doctors remove 50 pound kidneys

An average kidney is the size of your fist, which is why doctors at the Mayo Clinic say they believe they have removed the largest kidneys in the world.