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Keeping the Covenant
Richard Parks, President/CEO of Covenant Health discusses the idea of “Keeping the Covenant” and its meaning.
Doctor's Advice Most Often Ignored By Patients
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
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 ...
Susan Sayari, Director of Nursing, discusses the wooden crosses that Sister Martha Schwertner created for patients and caregivers.
5 Foods You Should Try Grilling
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
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
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?
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!
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?
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
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
"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
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%
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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 ...
Watch Your Wounds
If you or a loved one has a wound that does not heal well within about a month, you ought to think about seeing a specialist in wound care. Dr. Jesus Hidalgo, our advanced wound care specialist at Covenant ’s Center for Wound Care & ...
It Shouldn't Hurt to be a Child
The tiny baby suffered brutal injuries, including broken rib and bleeding in the brain. It didn’t take long for caregivers at Covenant Children’s to determine the infant had been severely abused. “I worked as a nurse in the ER and ...
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