It was in 1978 that the National Hospice Organization was established. Its first national conference was held in Washington D.C. Jimmy Carter was President when the hospice movement took off and became a national discussion.
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.
Whether your family gathering will be large or small over the holidays, Dr. John Griswold, trauma surgeon and Texas Tech Physician, says two words could save a life or prevent a lifelong injury: slow down.
Earlier we told you that former Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach donated his organs after a fatal heart attack on Sunday. That was not just a decision by the family. Mike Leach made it known long ago that he was a big supporter of organ donation.
It was nearly 4 years ago that Lucrisha McCutcheon was treated for walking pneumonia. When that infection turned into sepsis, her organs began to fail and blood was not circulating to her extremities. After the Lubbock woman fell into a coma, doctors were forced to amputate both hands and feet to save her life.
It is estimated that more than 6 million people in this country are living with Alzheimer’s Disease and that number is expected to climb to 13 million by 2050. November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.
If you or someone you know is suffering from grief, Dr. Alan Wolfelt is coming to Lubbock next week to provide a free 2-day seminar. He has written more than 75 books on grief and healing and owns the Center for Loss out of Denver, Colorado.
There are a lot of places you can still get a covid test. But what was once free may be costly now, well over $100 if you’re not careful. You can still buy a rapid covid test from grocery stores and pharmacies for 10 or 20 dollars and test yourself at home. But the federal subsidies that helped clinics and pharmacies cut their costs have ended too.
With school starting next week, a lot of kids may be staying up late to celebrate these last few days of summer. However, a Lubbock pediatrician says it would be more helpful if parents would begin setting the alarm to get kids ready for that early wake up call.
Grace New is 97 years old, but she remembers every detail of her first job right out of college. She was Grace Robinson then, in 1946, and she was the first woman beat reporter in the Metroplex for WBAP radio.
We’ve all seen the commercials about women in a rush for the restroom because of an overactive bladder. Did you know that a lot of men have their eye on the bathroom, too? But for a different reason, an enlarged prostate.
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.