New Powerful Peanut Protection - Coming Soon to Lubbock

The FDA has just approved a new drug, the first of its kind, and it could open the door to a whole new generation of protection that we never thought we could have.

  Man Feels Blessed Despite Stolen Wheelchair

  Techniques to Promote Sleep

  Healthwise: Minimed 600 series insulin pumps recalled

Doctor charged with public intoxication in ER, medical license suspended

FDA recalls MiniMed 600 series insulin pumps following malfunction death

Buckner Lubbock hosting teen pregnancy conference, Feb. 8

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  Wolffarth Elementary students get to be “Doctors for a Day”

Lubbock Health Department takes preventative measures against coronavirus

Results negative for Baylor student tested for Coronavirus

Texas A&M student at center of Coronavirus investigation

Gabbard sues Clinton for defamation over ‘Russian asset’ comment

Flu causes Brownfield to cancel school

Health agencies to assess wells near Reese Technology Center

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry will begin an exposure assessment of drinking water in wells near Reese Technology Center.

  Protect your New Year’s Resolution Beyond Quitter’s Day

Dr. Michael Gomez, Ph.D., a physchologist and Texas Tech Physician, says we often set goals but are not really focused on that goal. So, it’s easy to relapse. Mindfulness, he says, is a way to remember what is truly important so the effort is more likely to stick.

Miracle baby born after transplant from deceased donor

For only the third time in the world, a healthy baby has been delivered from a uterus that was transplanted from a deceased donor.

Texas health officials warn consumers of mercury in skin cream from Mexico

A Texas woman was hospitalized after a pharmacy in Mexico mixed face cream for her, apparently adding mercury to a name brand product.

UMC hosts blood drive amid donation shortage

Lubbockite appointed to state Kidney task force

  Eat well, live well with the 80/20 diet plan

Texas judge tells Fort Worth hospital it can remove baby from life support

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America tips for healthy aging as a New Year’s resolution

  Study looks at intermittent fasting as weight loss option for the New Year

  Medication Mistakes When you Travel

Dr. Charles Seifert is the Regional Dean of the Texas Tech School of Pharmacy. He says packing your prescriptions in luggage or even a carry-on is one of the biggest mistakes people make when they travel.

  Randy Christian and the Reason - Why Me?

In an earlier report, we told you that Lubbock City Councilman Randy Christian told the others on the council that he is facing cancer for the third time. after surviving colon cancer twice, and newly diagnosed with stomach cancer, Randy knows now he can blame it all on Lynch Syndrome.

  DNA Test Kits – What you Need to Know

It's estimated that more than 26 million people have taken an at home ancestry test. And with millions more purchased on Black Friday, there could be one for you waiting under the tree.

Six Texas children have died from flu-related causes this season

The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed that six children have died in Texas of flu-related causes since the flu season started at the end of September.

  Holidays may be the perfect time to discuss end of life decisions

The holidays are a time for family gatherings and as awkward as it may seem, this is also the perfect time to make your end of life wishes known.

  Coping with holiday parties during recovery

The holiday season means festive parties and an overindulgence of food and alcohol.

Covenant offering mobile mammography screening to help fight breast cancer

Early detection is the key to surviving breast cancer, and if you live outside Lubbock, you don't have to drive over here to get screened.

2nd pediatric flu death reported in Texas

The Wichita County Public Health District has seen a reported case of an influenza-associated pediatric death in Wichita County.

Lubbock doctor talks about preventing the spread of flu, illnesses during holidays

The CDC reports flu activity is increasing across the United States and right here on the South Plains.

  Lubbock doctors care for vaping patients

There are many people who vape with no ill effects... But as one Lubbock doctor told us, it is a gamble.

  Health experts concerned vaping could cause widespread health issues

Health experts say they are concerned that vaping could cause long-term, widespread health issues.

  More than just vapor: Doctors weigh in on vaping THC vs. Nicotine

It’s a new phenomena that has health care experts and providers searching for answers - a recent surge in illness associated with e-cigarettes and vaping.

Possible Pill for Migraine Relief

An experimental drug is showing promise in the treatment of migraines.

N.C. man charged $2,300 for walking through ER doors for cat scratch

The man didn't even get the rabies vaccination that day, but if he did, the bill shows it would have been an extra $13,048 charged.

  New support group for ALS: Nice Guys Disease

"ALS is not a death sentence. It's a call to live our life."

  TTUHSC Supports November Awareness for Alzheimer’s

At the time November was designated as Alzheimer's Awareness Month in 1983, there were fewer than 2 million people with the disease. Today, it’s estimated there are nearly 6 million Americans living with Alzheimers and that number is growing.

  A Forever Home for Tedd and Janet Mitchell

This is a big week for Texas Tech, the first week for Dr. Tedd Mitchell to turn all of his attention to his duties as Chancellor of the University System after stepping down as President of the Texas Tech Health sciences center.

Vaping, e-cigarettes aren’t a ‘gateway’ to teen smoking, study says

The study found teens who experiment with vaping are more likely to try cigarettes but vaping first does not increase their odds of becoming smokers.

UMC partners with Susan G. Komen for free mammograms during October

University Medical Center has partnered with the Susan G. Komen Foundation in Lubbock to offer free mammograms every Wednesday during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Anxiety, panic disorder medication recalled over potential foreign substance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting the public about a recall of one lot of Alprazolam Tablets. The medication is being recalled due to the potential presence of a foreign substance.

Don’t Use a Chainsaw to Carve a Pumpkin

It is a fun tradition to buy a big pumpkin for Halloween and carve it into a crazy character to sit on your front porch. But a Lubbock doctor says you’d be surprised how often that family fun can turn into a trip to the emergency room.

  Frog says Blue Halloween Buckets Mean Something

The McGavock frog, Brandon Buzzank, wanted to bring awareness to Autism since he has been diagnosed with ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, so Brandon brought treats to the newsroom in a blue bucket.

Humid, windy days are worse for pain, study says

The new study says humid and windy days are worse for pain.

  Texas Tech HSC Doctor gets flu shot on TV

As Halloween approaches, the scariest thing might be the flu virus if it hits your family.

Lubbock oral surgeon to give veteran $50k smile makeover

Dr. Robert Ioppolo of Hill & Ioppolo Oral & Facial Surgery launches his third annual Smiles For Soldiers program that will provide a veteran or active soldier in the Lubbock community with a brand-new smile through the full-arch restoration treatment, a $50,000 procedure, completely free of charge.

Lubbock health department reports increase in Shigellosis cases

The City of Lubbock Health Department has reported an increase in cases of shigellosis, a diarrheal illness that can last from four to seven days.

  Majesty Caballero continues fearless fight against cancer

Most people would never guess that behind her smile is a girl who has battled liver cancer since she was a teenager and waited on the transplant list for years.

  Texas Tech Physicians hosting drug drop-off Saturday, Oct. 12

It's time again for a Medicine Clean-Out, thanks to the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.

City screening confirms first case of mosquito-borne St. Louis Encephalitis Virus

The City of Lubbock Health Department has confirmed the first-ever case of the mosquito-borne St. Louis Encephalitis Virus.

  Recovery – Something to Celebrate!

Dr. Zack Sneed, Ph.D., is Program Director in Addiction Counseling at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Health Professions. He says the first thing people need to understand is that there is a big difference between Recovery and Sobriety.

  Lubbock nurses reunite with former patients at Covenant Children’s annual NICU reunion

Covenant Children’s held its annual Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Reunion on Saturday, a chance for families who had their babies in the NICU to reunite with the nurses who helped them.

  National Recovery Month Needs Many Supporters

The CDC explains addiction is a complex disease, estimating that 40 million Americans age 12 and older are addicted to nicotine, alcohol or some other substance. That’s one in seven.

  James Braxton thankful for 5 more years to reach 100

Happy Birthday to James Braxton. He is 100 years old today and grateful for five extra years, thanks to Dr. Marc Levine, a Lubbock Interventional Cardiologist.

  Lubbock Woman Loves Life, Despite Loss of Hands and Feet

September is Sepsis Awareness Month. Sepsis is an infection that gets out of control, a medical emergency that kills more than 250,000 Americans every year.

  Healthwise: September is for Sepsis Awareness

Sepsis is a very scary diagnosis that can be life threatening in an instant, shutting down every organ. It kills more than 250 thousand Americans every year, according to the group, Sepsis Alliance.

  Doctor starts non-profit for cleft lip repair

According to the March of Dimes, nearly 7,000 babies are born every year in this country with a birth defect in the lip or tongue. Dr. Joshua Demke is a facial plastic surgeon and Texas Tech Physician with a passion for repairing a cleft lip or cleft palate.

UMC establishes first symptom management clinic for cancer patients

University Medical Center has established the Adult Oncology Symptom Management Clinic, the region’s first after-hours clinic designed to help its cancer patients manage symptoms during cancer treatments.

Covenant, Trustpoint introduce robot technology to help patients re-learn to walk

Covenant Health and Trustpoint Rehabilitation have introduced a new specialized piece of robotic equipment, called the Lokomat Pro, designed to help patients who must relearn to walk.

Texas Tech researcher develops method to prevent, even reverse obesity

Obesity is a growing problem in the United States. According to the latest estimates from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than one-third of American adults are obese, and that rate has been rising steadily for decades.

  Amigos Health Fair - More than FREE Screenings

Knowing your cholesterol, your blood pressure and glucose levels can help you stay in control of your health. That’s why United Supermarkets is holding a free health fair this weekend at all of its Amigo stores.

  Stop a bully: Say the Right Things

With a growing effort to spot bullying and stop it before it becomes dangerous, this 3 day weekend ahead of us is a great time for parents to talk to kids and get their reaction to school and what's going on socially.

  Dry needling for pain – does it work?

We've all heard of acupuncture, using tiny needles to alleviate pain and other problems. But there is something similar to that called dry needling.

Anxiety in School: What to look for in your child

How do you know when a healthy dose of the jitters becomes an overwhelming anxiety?

Covenant Children’s opens new pediatric urgent care center

Covenant Children’s has opened Lubbock’s first pediatric urgent care center at 5202 82nd St.

City’s Health Department hosts walk-in immunization clinic

The Lubbock Health Department is hosting a walk-in immunization clinic for those whose children need immunizations before school starts this week and next.

  TTU Health Sciences Center Free Clinic celebrates 10 Years

Ten years of free medical care for the underprivileged. That was something to celebrate tonight at the Merket Alumni Center.

Covenant Health announces new hospital in Hobbs

Covenant Health has announced it will open a new, 105,000-square-foot, hospital in Hobbs, New Mexico.

FDA is Tracking E-cigs and Seizures

Government investigators started tracking the cases in April when they realized there had been 35 cases in the previous 10 years.

UMC’s EMS receives award from American Heart Association for heart attack treatment

University Medical Center’s EMS team has been recognized by the American Heart Association for its efforts in treating patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

Vaccines Protect Adults Too

A strong reminder coming from the American College of Physicians, especially now because August is National Immunization Awareness Month.

Medication disposal box installed at Wolfforth PD headquarters

The Wolfforth Police Department and StarCare Specialty Health System’s Lubbock VOICES Community Coalition — VOICES — have established a place for residents to dispose of unused and expired medications.

UMC re-verified as Level 1 Trauma Center

An ad-hoc committee that is part of the American College of Surgeons has re-verified University Medical Center as a Level 1 Trauma Center.

Covenant Health Plainview to host free stroke education class

Covenant Health Plainview will host a free community education class that will help people learn signs and treatment of strokes at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday inside the Max Gabriel Room of Covenant Health Plainview, 2601 Dimmitt Rd.

Covenant partners up with Fort Worth pediatric hospital

Cook Children’s Health Care System in Fort Worth has recently announced a partnership with Covenant Health that will keep young pediatric cardiology patients in Lubbock.

  Shallowater DNL League welcomes special needs kids

There is something great happening in Shallowater. A group called DNL meets 5 times in the spring and 5 times in the fall.

  Petersburg woman walks hundreds of miles to fight cancer

It was the talk of the town in Petersburg when Mrs. Horn, a High School English teacher, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, but what she did three years later made the paper.

  UMC, Texas Tech University team up to open Children’s Behavioral Health Clinic in Lubbock

There’s a new clinic in town aimed at helping kids and their families following medical treatment. UMC and Texas Tech University teamed up to start The Children’s Behavioral Health Clinic-- an effort to provide long term

  HEALTHWISE: Robotic surgery – safe and steady

It is not unusual to find a robot helping a surgeon in the operating room these days. But it may come as a shock to you if you are the patient rolling into the O.R.