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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Texas Tech and University Medical Center have partnered up to establish a Children’s Behavioral Health Clinic inside of UMC’s campus. The new clinic will offer individual, couple and family therapy on site and through teletherapy.
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.