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

Hummus sold at stores nationwide being recalled due to possible bacteria contamination

3 area medical centers recognized by health organization as top 10 percent for patient experience

  Covenant Health shuttle service helps cancer patients with transportation issues

  Healthwise: The Zone asthma camp

  Nurse Manager Connie Gonzales caring for veterans at Covenant Health

Covenant offering mobile mammography screening to help fight breast cancer

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  Tech students learn to navigate downtown streets without sight

UMC’s new prostate cancer gel could reduce number of radiation visits for patients

  Lubbock doctors make a plan to ‘turn it off’

Baby formula sold at Walmart recalled nationwide for potentially containing metal

Would you know if your pet was having a heatstroke?

  Healthwise: Helping seniors understand their prescriptions

Susan G. Komen North Texas merges with West Texas branch

In addition to the original 75 counties served by the two branches, the new entity will add 16 new counties to their service area.

  Books donated to encourage reading and benefit Children’s Miracle Network

Happy State Bank donated books to one Lubbock preschool Monday morning, sending each child home with their own copy of Karin McCay's “Marvin and the Giant Bubble”

Walmart, Sam’s Club launch annual campaign for Children’s Miracle Network

From now until July 7, every time you shop at a Walmart or Sam’s Club the cashier will ask you if you want to donate one dollar to Children’s Miracle Network.

How you can help reduce the mosquito population

With the recent rains, the City of Lubbock Health Department (COLHD) is urging people to take steps to reduce mosquito populations.

  Healthwise: The dangers of synthetic marijuana

  HEALTH ALERT: Raccoon in Lubbock tests positive for rabies

  The School of Pharmacy: Good medicine for Texas Tech

  CMN raises over $1 million in 36th annual Children’s Miracle Network Celebration for UMC

  Robert ‘Bubba’ Johnson: ‘I want to be a doctor... because they help me’

  Will Jordan: UMC helps save leg after Scurry County crash

  Isaiah Lara: “I can get through anything now”

16-year-old Isaiah Lara began experiencing pain in his left leg in the fall of 2017.

  Makayla Pierson: Abernathy teen working against the odds

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.

  Nathaniel Tavarez: Victim of Roswell shooting gives graduation address

It was January, 2014, when a student at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell, New Mexico, opened fire with a shotgun in the school gym. 12-year-old Nathaniel Tavarez was critically wounded.

  Austyn Montgomery: Teen narrowly survives crash that kills her boyfriend, mom

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.

  Get moving for better health

Exercise guidelines from the American Heart Association and other groups recommend that people should walk 10,000 steps or more a day for better health.

Walk with a Doc Sunday, May 26

Parks and Recreation and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Family Medicine are partnering on a Walk With A Doc program beginning Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. at Richard Lopez Park.

Covenant to host emergency medical professionals appreciation breakfast May 22

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.

  Healthwise: The dangers of a ‘brain attack’

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.

Freebies and deals offered during Nurse Appreciation Week

May 6 through 12 is National Nurse Appreciation Week. Check here for a long list of freebies and discounts available to nurses this weekend.

TTUHSC to host free skin cancer screening

May is skin cancer awareness month. And according to the National Cancer Institute, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S.

  ‘Pick and Chews’ for better health

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.

  Nursing not the career it was years ago

As our growing population ages, there is a real concern that someday soon, we’re not going to have enough nurses to fill the need.

  Covenant to host free skin cancer screenings Monday

To spread the word about Skin Cancer Awareness Month, two doctors with Covenant Health will host a free skin cancer clinic from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, inside their offices.

Bowling for a good cause Saturday in Plainview

RADAR Foundations, a non-profit whose mission is to help the disabled and their families in rural areas, is planning a fundraiser at the Plainview Bowling Center this Saturday, May 4.

  Man with autism spectrum disorder finds joy in unusual job

The Autism Spectrum Disorder is a brain condition which impacts how we socialize with other people.

Covenant to host Mental Health First Aid training May 2

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.

StarCare teaching First Aid for Mental Health

StarCare is offering a class next week to help adults better understand how to help a young person who might be going through depression or any mental health issue or crisis.

Health Sciences Center hosting medication cleanout event Saturday

What's in your medicine cabinet? The TTUHSC School of Pharmacy would like to know. Bring your unused, expired or unnecessary medications to Medication Cleanout on April 27.

  Immunization encouraged during accelerated measles outbreak

"We consider you fully immunized against measles if you had your three vaccinations as a child. If people can’t prove that they’ve had the three vaccinations, some people choose to do a blood test."

  One loud noise can leave damage to your hearing

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.

Lubbock restaurant raising funds for Lupus research

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.

Lubbock tops nationwide list for worst diets

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.

  The fidget spinner still serves a purpose

If you think your child may have a sensory processing disorder, there are many tools that can help kids clean out the clutter, even a fidget spinner.

  Screenagers: Growing up in the digital age

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

New Covenant webcams allow family, friends to watch NICU babies

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.

Three positive cases of rabies found in Hale County

A pair of skunks and a calf in Hale County have each tested positive for rabies, the Plainview/Hale County Health Department announced Monday evening.

  New careers as a health professional

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.

New support for suicide loss in Lubbock

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.

  Emergency Room visits double for children exhibiting suicidal behavior; Texas counselor weighs in

A new JAMA report that looked at data from a CDC survey revealed that the number of children visiting emergency rooms due to suicide attempts or suicidal behavior have doubled since 2007.

Exciting Games can be Too Much for the Heart

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.”

Cavender’s joins American Cancer Society ‘Together vs. Cancer’

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.

  Addiction: A Brain Disease

Nobody starts out with a plan to get addicted to something, but it happens to about 23 million Americans, nearly 1 in 10.

  Autism: Looking for Clues

It's estimated that one in every 68 children has an Autism Disorder.

Covenant to break ground on new short-stay hospital in southwest Lubbock

Covenant Health in Lubbock is soon to break ground on a new three-story, 32 bed, short-stay surgical hospital that will be at the corner of 82nd Street and the Marsha Sharp Freeway.

  TTUHSC wound study breaks through the bacteria bunker

Every 20 seconds globally, someone has an amputation because of a diabetic foot ulcer that has been infected and can not be healed.

Compassionate Friends for those grieving the loss of a child

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.

  Healthwise: City council makes plea to help save lives

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.

  Cancer team at TTUHSC finding ‘Light Switch’ for estrogen

We continue our focus on this 50th anniversary of the Texas Tech School of Medicine with another look at the science that is evolving over there.

Castro County Hospital District to hold grand opening of new senior living facility

The Castro County Hospital District is hosting a grand opening for its new senior living facility, Country View Living, on Tuesday.

  LCU signs medical school agreement with Tech Health Sciences Center

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.

  Doctors miss colon cancer because too soon for screening

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.

  Daily aspirin no longer recommended as heart attack preventative for healthy older adults

Daily low-dose aspirin is no longer recommended as a preventative for older adults who don’t have a high risk of heart disease or existing heart disease.

Best Buddies Friendship Walk to raise awareness for kids with intellectual or developmental disabilities

Best Buddies Texas and Best Buddies of Lubbock is asking area residents with a passion for inclusion to register for the city’s first Best Buddies Friendship Walk this May.

  170 Texas Tech medical students participate in national “Match Day”

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

  TTU: Moving bacteria from gut to gut to change disease

It's estimated that more than 3 million Americans and about 100 thousand children suffer from Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis, the two most common of the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.

  The good and bad in fighting cancer in kids

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.

  Covenant to host free colonoscopy screenings March 23

Covenant Health will offer free colonoscopies on Saturday, March 23 inside the Covenant Endoscopy Center at 3610 21st St., as part of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

  TTUHSC research finds vaccines promote life

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

  Have bad breath? You could be making it worse. Here’s how.

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, up to 80 million people suffer from halitosis, or chronic bad breath.

GRAPHIC: FDA warns against using ‘vampire plasma’ to reverse aging

The movement to look and feel younger continues to be big business – but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cracking down.

Lilly to sell cheaper version of top-selling insulin Humalog

Eli Lilly is offering a half-price version of its top-selling insulin Humalog

  Healthwise: lawmaker discussion of vaccine opt-out concerns pediatricians

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.

  Healthwise: A personal reminder about the importance of regular heart check-ups

One KCBD reporter tells her personal story of why regular check-ups are so important for your heart.

Adults vaccinated as kids may not be protected against the measles now

If you were born between 1957 and the early 70s, you may not be protected from the measles.

Scientists discover how to make immune cells better at killing cancer

Scientists have discovered by fixing a defect in 'killer T cells,' they could actual help the fight against cancer.

Spain is the world’s healthiest country – the U.S. did not make the top 20

The U.S. dropped a spot because of deaths due to drug overdoses.

  Healthwise: Dr. Thomas Tenner on dangers of vaping

As vaping becomes more and more popular among teens even in middle school, Dr.Thomas Tenner says studies continue at Texas Tech to learn more about the dangers.

  New way to stay Covered during surgery

Look what's new to help ease the anxiety that comes with surgery for those who feel uncomfortable about being naked and asleep in an operating room.