Nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant is alerting the public today – World Blood Donor Day – to help reverse a critical blood shortage by making an appointment to give in the coming days and weeks. Donors of all blood types are needed.
May 19 is National Stop the Bleed day. Dr. Brittany Bankhead, a trauma surgeon and Texas Tech Physician, says “With or without medical training, if you have this Stop the Bleed training, you have the ability to stop a bleed.”
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 search is on for the newest Gerber baby. But this year’s contest is more important than ever, healthwise. Until Thursday, April 14th, Gerber is taking your nominations. All you do is submit a photo or video of your cute little smiling baby.
Dr. Wade Redman is Chairman of the Department of Lab Sciences at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. He says the first thing you should do before using this test is read the directions and look at the diagrams carefully.
Bob Saget, the beloved dad on ‘Full House’, was found dead in a Florida hotel room a month ago caused by head trauma. We asked Dr. John Norbury with the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center what to know and look out for if you experience a head injury.
In very simple terms, when a newborn enters the world and takes its first breath, the hole between the two chambers of the heart closes to stop the blood from bypassing the lungs and allow the baby to finally breathe on its own. That’s the way it is supposed to work. In one in four people, the hole doesn’t close.
Dr. Bergeson with the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center says you have to understand first that an alcohol addiction is a brain disorder with triggers. When you can determine what those triggers are, you can learn how to avoid them and take control of your life.
Dr. Kelly Bennett, a Texas Tech Physician in Family Medicine, says when the days shorten and it gets dark earlier, you are setting yourself up for a real condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD if you don't make yourself go outside and enjoy the sunlight for a few minutes every day.
Dr. Steven Berk, Dean of the Medical School, says that is evident by the overall number of physicians - including those in training - who have already rolled up a sleeve for the covid vaccine. He says, “There are very few of our physicians that are refusing the vaccine. About 410 out of 420 physicians are going to be vaccinated.”
This month is No Shave November or 'Movember', when men are encouraged to quit shaving for the month. It’s an effort to bring attention to men’s health issues, especially cancers that can sneak up on men.
Dr. Catherine Jones, an Oncologist and Texas Tech Physician, says mammograms are a good screening tool, but it’s up to all of us to know our bodies and recognize when something looks or feels different.
The hope is that the Consumer Product Safety Commission will develop stricter standards in manufacturing button batteries. Last year alone, nearly 8,000 children were treated in emergency rooms after swallowing a battery that could get lodged and damage the lining of the esophagus within a half hour.
During the city’s covid news conference today, we mostly heard about the need to vaccinate. But there was another strong message from that panel today, that if you get sick, there is treatment if you act early.
As Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, Texas Tech Physician Dr. Sarah Wakefield wants people to remember that one thing always stays the same: The easiest and cheapest way to fight anxiety and depression is exercise.