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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 ...

Don't Get Caught Red, White & Burned
06.26.2017
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Dr. Michael Chamales, medical director for both Covenant Medical Center and Covenant Children’s emergency departments, discusses how to avoid injuries from fireworks, particularly burns, eye injuries and hand injuries, which are the most ...

4 Optical Problems Diabetics Should Keep an Eye On
06.21.2017
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"Blurry vision, seeing spots or experiencing pressure or pain in the eye are all symptoms of problems diabetics may be prone to," says William David Boothe, MD, an ophthalmologist at Covenant Health. "However, because these symptoms ...

Keep Your Cool This Summer
06.20.2017
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With the temperatures already spiking, we asked Dr. Stan Garrett, family medicine and medical director at Covenant's Northwest Clinic, for three tips to beat the heat when it comes to your kids this summer. Stay hydrated. Children already need ...

Tra'Shun Fights Sickle Cell 100%
06.18.2017
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Sickle cell trait (SCT) is an inherited blood disorder that affects approximately 8 percent of African-Americans; about 1 in 13 African-American babies are born with the trait. According to the CDC, sickle cell disease (SCD) affects approximately ...

Take Care of Your Hearing
06.05.2017
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Millions of Americans have some degree of hearing loss and to mark Better Hearing and Speech month in May, Dr. David Cuthbertson, a physician with Covenant Heath Partners, sat down with HealthCalling to discuss what you need to know about protecting ...

What to Eat Before Working Out
05.31.2017
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It’s a good idea to eat before a workout – but you need to know what and when to get the needed benefit and avoid problems. “About every two weeks we need to stop someone from finishing their workout because they are feeling ...

Quit Smoking Today With the Right Help
05.24.2017
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The benefits of quitting smoking start within 20 minutes of your last cigarette as your blood pressure and heart rate begin to recover. Within 24 hours, your chance of having a heart attack decreases. Within 48 hours, your nerve endings start to ...

Here Comes the Sun
05.22.2017
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Having a sun-kissed look or bronze glow has long been a symbol of health and vigor in some cultures. In fact, many studies show suntanned people are rated as more attractive than their paler counterparts. But at what cost? Dr. Jehanzeb Riaz, a ...

Meeting Patient Needs in Crisis
05.21.2017
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To mark the 43 rd -annual National EMS Week, Health Calling talked to Lisa Hogue, paramedic supervisor for Covenant Ambulance Service to learn what they do to serve Covenant Health patients. How is Covenant Ambulance Service different from other area ...

5 Common Questions About Celiac Disease
05.20.2017
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Celiac Disease is hereditary, easy to treat with a gluten-free diet, but not common or easy to diagnose. Dr. Timothy Miller, a Covenant Health Partners gastroenterologist, discussed the sometimes baffling disease this month as May is National Celiac ...

Can't Stop Sneezing?
05.17.2017
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May is recognized as Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, although allergy and asthma sufferers are usually painfully aware of their condition. There is no cure for allergies or asthma but they can be controlled. Dr. Goutam Shome is a board-certified ...

6 Truths About Lupus You Should Know
05.08.2017
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About 1.5 million Americans have lupus, with 16,000 cases diagnosed each year. Approximately 5 million people worldwide have a form of lupus. There is very little public awareness about lupus; in fact, the only thing many people know about the ...

Open Channel of Communication, Key to Child's Mental Health
05.07.2017
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Dr. Chandra Lasley, mental health counselor at Covenant Health 's Horizons outpatient clinic, is emphatic about the importance of a week dedicated to bringing awareness to children’s mental health. “It reminds us that children are ...

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