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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.”
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.
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.
A portion of the proceeds from your breakfast at the Lions Club Pancake Festival this weekend will go to help fund the Great Plains Lions Eye Bank. That bank is supported by the Lion’s Club and affiliated with the Department of Ophthalmology at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
Luke Gamez is a happy, active 4 year old today. But when he was born, he weighed just 1 pound 12 ounces. His story was featured at the kickoff for the March for Babies, the largest fundraiser for the March of Dimes.
Most of us take it for granted that we have a car to get us where we want to go. Not the folks at Wrench it Forward. That’s kind of a Fairy Godmother company, if you ask one woman whose dream came true Friday without even asking.
January is national blood donor month because blood centers always predict there will be a shortage of blood donors right after the holidays. But now, we are well into January and another problem is surfacing.
It was an impressive gift from the Lubbock County Medical Society that will allow Texas Tech Medical students to continue their gift to the community by operating a free health clinic every Wednesday night at Lubbock Impact.
The nearly 7,000 employees at Covenant Health depend on a strong volunteer force to help with patient dismissals, flower and newspaper deliveries, greeting folks and answering phones, just to name a few.