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4 Positive Postures to Boost Your Mood
05.08.2018
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​Research has shown that your stance and posture affect more than just your back, they affect your mood too. Here are five active postures to help you start your day, and continue it, on a positive foot.

7 Foods Proven to Help Prevent Cancer
04.18.2018
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The causes of cancer are complex, but inflammation appears to be a primary culprit behind cancer growth, and part of the reason why tumors get started in the first place. Just as it is in heart disease, Alzheimer’s and diabetes, inflammation ...

Lift Yourself Out of Osteoporosis Pain? Weights Could Be the Answer For You!
04.04.2018
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When it comes to countering the effects of osteoporosis, there’s one tool that literally does a lot of heavy lifting. It’s a common barbell because, contrary to what you might think, putting weight on weakening bones is actually a good ...

What You Should Know About Superbugs, and 4 Ways to Protect Yourself
03.30.2018
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An infectious disease that can spread rapidly, potentially cause death and withstand treatment--that's been the plot point for many films, books and TV shows in which mankind suffers the frightening consequences of a viral or bacterial pandemic. ...

Obstacle Courses Take Running to the Next Level
03.28.2018
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If you're not daunted by a workout that includes challenges with names such as Goliath and Everest, have no problem getting muddy or jumping over a fire pit, and pushing yourself to physical and mental limits is your idea of a good time, then ...

Caffeine - How Much is in Your Favorite Drink?
03.27.2018
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Caffeine is known for giving you a jump start - but what can lift you up can also bring you down if you consume it in abundance. Too much caffeine in the evening can disrupt sleep, and too much caffeine, period, can lead to a dependency that can ...

6 Things to Make Colonoscopy Prep More Comfortable (Really!)
03.23.2018
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"Colonoscopies are crucial for detecting cancer and other gastrointestinal problems," says Houssam Al-Kharrat, MD, a gastroenterologist at Covenant Health Partners in Lubbock. "But many people are put off by the uncomfortable ...

Hidden Risks of Heart Failure
03.21.2018
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Your heart naturally loses some blood-pumping abilities with age. However, weakened heart muscles can eventually lead to heart failure, a condition that affects 5.7 million adult Americans and is a contributing cause to nearly one in 9 deaths in the ...

Preventing SIDS
02.07.2018
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Shannon Bates, nurse manager in Covenant Children’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) shares with us an update on SIDS. “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is a situation where an infant has an unsafe sleep environment that becomes ...

Birth Defect Prevention
01.15.2018
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In about 2-4 percent of all live births there will be a congenital malformation or a birth defect. A defect is considered any structural anomaly deviating from normal development. Some of them are as minor as an ear tag or an extra finger; and some ...

A New Year, A New You?
01.01.2018
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When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, we talk a good game. But when all is said and nothing’s done, we wonder where we went wrong. Dr. Shena Smith, licensed psychologist and director of Covenant Health’s Horizons outpatient ...

Managing Grief and Loss during the Holiday Season
12.13.2017
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The holiday season may not be merry and bright for everyone, especially those who have experienced the recent loss of a loved one, or if this is the first Christmas without a family member or friend. Doyle Patterson, senior chaplain of Palliative ...

Tis the Season... for Winter Weather Skin Care
12.13.2017
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With the potential for winter weather moving in, the holiday season is a great time to remember the importance of skin care. In his work as a dermatologist, Dr. Richard Hope with Covenant Health Partners and Lubbock Dermatology, has seen several ...

How to Prevent Just About Everything
11.29.2017

“Wash your hands!” You may hear your mother’s voice echoing in your head, but according to Covenant Health infection prevention educator Lacey Kovar, it really is the best way to prevent the spread of many diseases and illnesses. It ...

Nurse Practitioners: A growing and important group in healthcare
11.14.2017
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November 12-18, 2017 is recognized as National Nurse Practitioner week. There are more than 234,000 of them in the U.S. and an additional 23,000 Nurse Practitioner (NP) students graduating each year. There are more than 16,000 NPs in Texas, and the ...

Patient-Centered Care One of the Hallmarks of Covenant Health
10.30.2017
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October is Patient-Centered Care Awareness month, but for Covenant Health, it’s something the caregivers strive for daily. However, a group of volunteers works tirelessly to assure that families and patients are always heard. Covenant Health ...

Respiratory Care: Helping Patients Breathe Easier
10.24.2017
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Respiratory Care Week Begins October 22.​ Respiratory therapists are a highly educated group of health care professionals who take care of patients with chronic and acute conditions related to the cardio-pulmonary system. Those include, but ...

Flu Vaccine Not Only Protects You, but Your Family and the Community
10.18.2017
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According to the CDC, an estimated 310,000 Americans were admitted to the hospital for influenza during the 2015-2016 flu season. Annabelle Jordan, a family nurse practitioner at Covenant Medical Group’s Southwest Medical Park, says getting the ...

Arrington Comprehensive Breast Center Offers Latest Technology, Mobile Services
10.13.2017
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Availability of screenings gives women fewer excuses to not be checked.​ “We just want to encourage women to get in there and get your mammogram done,” says Lindsey Kennelly, manager of Covenant’s Arrington Comprehensive Breast ...

Sepsis: Save Lives by Knowing the Signs and Symptoms
09.27.2017
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Sepsis is a medical emergency that kills more than 250,000 Americans a year – one every two minutes – which is more than prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined. Jamie Roney, DNP, and regional sepsis coordinator for Covenant ...

School Backpacks: Pack it Light, Wear it Right!
09.20.2017
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As school gets underway across the country, the American Occupational Therapy Association celebrates National School Backpack Awareness Day annually on the third Wednesday of each September, this year on Sept. 20. Alison Chapa, occupational therapist ...

Alzheimer's: Making Progress against Progression
09.14.2017
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September is World Alzheimer’s Month Dr. Katie Hendley, a neurologist with Covenant Medical Group, tells us what Alzheimer’s is, what signs and symptoms to look for in yourself or loved ones, tips on helping to prevent the onset, and ...

Back to Normal: Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery Takes Time
09.06.2017
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A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is any injury to the brain which disrupts how the brain functions, usually caused by some outside force, such as a violent blow to the head, says Lee Ann Bryant, inpatient occupational therapist at Covenant Medical ...

Vaccinations: What to get when, and why they're important
08.23.2017
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“The takeaway message about vaccinations is that they’re very safe and effective, and we recommend all kids follow the immunization schedule that’s outlined by the American Academy of Pediatrics in conjunction with the CDC and ...

Finding the Perfect Balance
08.16.2017
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Dr. Chandra Lasley, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate for Covenant Health’s Horizons Outpatient Clinic says when considering the balance between your work life and life outside of work, it usually doesn’t mean an even ...

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