Karin is a Texas Tech graduate who has been co-anchoring the 6 and 10 p.m. news with Abner Euresti since 1980. The two have paired up to host the Children's Miracle Network Telethon since 1984 and, with your help, have raised more than $17 million for the Children's Hospital at UMC. Karin is the most recognized health reporter on the South Plains. She is a 17-time Anson Jones Award winner, selected by the Texas Medical Association. She has won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award four times and earned an Emmy for her documentary on the first South Plains Honor Flight. You can see Karin's contribution to the news on every newscast: health content in Daybreak Today, HealthWise @ 5, and the award-winning HealthWise at 10. Karin is married to Lubbock County Commissioner Bill McCay. They have two children. Jacob and his wife, McKenzie, live in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a certified loan officer and she is in law school. Morgan was a realtor in Lubbock but now lives in Cologne, Germany, with her husband Daniel Olivier, an Agronomist for Bayer Crop Science. Karin is also called "Kiki", especially by her grandchildren Retief and Leizyl. Karin has published a series of children's books called Magic Mommy Stories. Each book began as a gift to her grandchildren, a story in a notebook mailed to them in Germany. Today, Retief keeps all the colorful notebooks on a shelf in his room, each an adventure in the Magic Mommy series. (Click here) to e-mail Karin.
You’ve heard doctors say screen time should be limited among young children. Well now, some Lubbock doctors are taking a stand. The Lubbock County Medical Society wants everyone to know the facts, that too much screen time at any age is taking its toll on families.
We know that the senior age group is more likely to take multiple medications. But they are learning at the Texas Tech School of Pharmacy that as much as 12 percent of dementia could be blamed on too many prescriptions, some that may not even be needed anymore.
We all know what it means to have a heart attack. The National Stroke Association wants people to become just as familiar with a brain attack. That’s what happens when blood flow to the brain is disrupted.
Obesity has become an epidemic in this country. The latest numbers from the CDC indicate that 1 in 5 young people are obese between the ages of 12 and 18.That statistic is motivating some Texas Tech nursing students to make a difference.
Dr. Lee Ann Reel with Texas Tech's School of Health Professionals says noise induced hearing loss can show up at any age because it only takes one time for a loud noise to trigger permanent hearing loss.
It’s not easy for parents to cut back on screen time when technology is exploding with Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and hundreds of other apps that appeal to kids and teens. But a documentary gives parents the ammunition to better manage screen time by offering good reasons - backed by science –wit
With an increasing concern about mental health in this country, the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center is stepping up with a program that aims to provide more mental health and addiction counselors to people who need those services, particularly in rural areas like West Texas.
It is estimated that each person who dies by suicide leaves behind at least 6 people who struggle to deal with that loss. A group in Lubbock called Compassionate Friends is now organizing a support group for those survivors.
Dr. Juan Fitz, and Emergency Room Physician at Covenant Health says, "Unfortunately, the faster your heart rate goes up and you have a cardiac history, then you do have a higher chance of having a heart attack or a stroke.”
When a child dies, the whole family suffers. That’s why a group called Compassionate Friends is opening its doors to help families through this grief journey with newsletters and a support system that meets monthly. The next meeting is Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m.
It was an emotional City Council meeting Tuesday when Mayor Dan Pope turned the mic over to city councilmen Juan Chadis and councilman Randy Christian, both colon cancer survivors, to let them explain why Lubbock is observing March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month with a proclamation.