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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 ...

Doctor's Advice Most Often Ignored By Patients
08.15.2017
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If you diligently heed your doctor’s advice, you may be surprised to learn you’re in the minority. According to CNN, patient noncompliance is an epidemic. It is estimated that 20 to 30 percent of short-term therapies, 50 to 60 percent of ...

Don't Let Temperatures Heat You Up
08.14.2017
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Back-to-school time brings youth back to daily football and other sports workouts, and musicians back for pre-season marching band practices. But Dr. Ron Skaria, sports medicine physician for Covenant Medical Group, warns to watch the heat index and ...

5 Foods You Should Try Grilling
07.27.2017
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Summertime is filled with family, friends, water activities, and of course, cookouts. Don't host a predictable cookout this year - spice up your gathering with these five surprising foods you can throw on the grill. 1. Grilled Watermelon ...

Prevention and First Aid for Summer Pests
07.26.2017
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With lots of outdoor activities on the calendar, you will likely encounter those bothersome summer pests – mosquitos, spiders, snakes and ticks. We visited with Annabelle Jordan, pediatrics nurse practitioner at Covenant Southwest Medical Park ...

Saving More Lives with 3D Mammography
07.24.2017
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Arrington Comprehensive Breast Center and Covenant in Levelland have newest technology. “Our goal is to decrease the rate of breast cancer and increase early detection to save lives. So the earlier we can find things, the more lives we’re ...

What is Social Wellness?
07.24.2017
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Ashlee Bost, marriage and family therapist associate at Covenant’s Horizons outpatient clinic, explains what social wellness is and its importance in our overall health. “Basically social wellness is the relationships you have and how you ...

Keep from Knockin' the Noggin!
07.10.2017
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Covenant Children’s has teamed up this summer with Kohl’s for the Lids for Kids bicycle helmet giveaway. The event will take place on Saturday, July 15th from 10 a.m. - noon at Safety City, located at 4500 Avenue U in Lubbock, Texas. ...

When is a Headache Not Just a Headache?
06.28.2017

June is Migraine Awareness Month, a good time for parents to know how common it is for kids to suffer. As many as one in 10 children end up with a migraine headache at some point before age 17. But that pain is often misdiagnosed in kids. Dr. KJ ...

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