Just a week away from the Fourth of July, KCBD is celebrating some of our local heroes. Connie Gonzales is a nurse manager at Covenant Health and also serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves.
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.
$1,066,216, that’s how much was raised as of 5:30 Sunday afternoon as the 36th Annual Children’s Miracle Network Telethon ended. They’re accepting donations until midnight. This was the 36th year for KCBD’s Karin McCay and Abner Euresti to host the event.
Thanks to UMC doctors, his daily routine has been changed, for the better. "Yeah it changed his life," says his mom. "Like he can play sports and everything. He can do normal life things now and play and he's a happy kid."
Makayla Pierson has never been afraid of a challenge. A multi-sport athlete all through high school, she’s used to working against the odds; but her senior year at Abernathy High School would come with the biggest challenge yet.
The Montgomery family started their Sunday morning bright and early. Les and Nova Montgomery and their 16-year-old daughter, Austyn woke up around 5 a.m. for breakfast with Austyn’s boyrfiend, 18-year-old Brayden Sizenbach.
First responders and emergency medical professionals alike are invited to join Covenant Health on May 22 in the Lubbock, Levelland and Plainview campuses for its emergency medical professionals appreciation breakfast.
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.
Covenant Health will host its annual Mental Health First Aid training session from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 2 inside the Knipling Education Conference Center at 21st Street and Louisville Avenue on the sixth floor of the west parking garage on the Covenant Health campus.
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.
The popular Lubbock restaurant Teddy Jack’s Hub City Grill is partnering for a good cause next month. On Thursday, the restaurants owners announced they will again team with the Lubbock Lupus Group on awareness and fundraising.
According to the website 24/7 Wall St., the Gallup organization recently surveyed people in 189 communities across the country on their eating habits. From those results, Lubbock topped the list for cities with the worst diets.
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
Covenant Children’s has installed 43 high-definition web cameras called NicView cameras to allow family members and friends to see babies in NICU through a livestream. This allows families to see their babies while away from the hospital.
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.”
A new American Cancer Society initiative is aiming to bring businesses and their customers together in the common goal of fighting cancer. Together vs. Cancer convenes companies across the country to make it easier for customers to donate while they’re shopping and doing business every day.
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.
An agreement between Lubbock Christian University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center will allow for LCU honors students to apply early to the HSC’s medical school, granting pre-admission and exemption from a medical entrance exam.
John says in his letter that four physicians including his gastroenterologist told him he was still a year away from his next colonoscopy… even though they all knew his sister and a great aunt had died of colon cancer with many other cancers in the family.
Friday, 170 Texas Tech Health Science Center’s (TTUHSC) School Of Medicine students participated in match day. Each student was given a sealed envelope with a letter inside. This letter told the student where they will complete their residency. Going along with a national tradition celebrated for mo
The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation reports that every day, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer. Researchers at the Texas Tech University School of Medicine are working hard to bring down that statistic.
As the Texas Tech School of Medicine celebrates 50 years in Lubbock, we are learning more about each of the 5 schools there. One is the School of Biomedical Sciences where you find complicated classes like Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics. But it’s also the school that is going to help all of u
A State Representative from the Fort Worth area says he is supporting a bill in Texas to make it easier for parents to opt out of vaccines. That decision has a lot of health professionals up in arms, including the chairman of Pediatrics at the Texas Tech School of Medicine.