Suicide was the second-leading cause of death among children ages 10-14 in 2022, according to the Children’s Hospital Association of Texas. Pediatricians hope lawmakers will invest in reaching more of Texas’ at-risk youth.
While the professionals at Arrington took care of his medical needs, the family received some much-needed moral support from superheroes in town, whether they came from the comic books or the basketball court.
The City of Lubbock Public Health Department has both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines available for young children and will begin providing them to the community on Thursday, June 23. Vaccines for this age group are also available at many local pediatric clinics. Please reach out to those offices for information on their vaccine availability.
Alice Gillepsie was born six weeks early from a birth defect. At 7 years old, she's now had more birthdays than brain surgeries. During one of her hospital stays, her mom learned about March of Dimes and signed up for her first March for Babies.
At a time when Texas Roadhouse would typically be closed, doors were open Wednesday as administrative professionals from Lubbock were welcomed by UMC employees and KCBD’s on-air staff, raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network.
The city of Lubbock and Lubbock county urge everyone to stand against rampant child abuse in our area. City and county leaders joined with the Chamber of Commerce to kick off the “Go Blue Lubbock,” a movement focused on wearing or displaying the color blue to open the discussion about abuse and neglect.
One of Lubbock's hospitals have set up its memorial for the victims of child abuse in our region. UMC Children's Hospital is holding its "Pinwheels for Prevention" event to raise awareness of child abuse in April. Each of these children's toys symbolizes a victim.
Almost 97% of the students at Brown Elementary live in poverty, with many of the students being food insecure. For the fourteenth year in a row, UMC, with the help of UMC EMS, will deliver 120 food bags to Brown Elementary School this Friday, March 11 between 11:00 a.m. and noon.