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Preventing SIDS

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 ...

How to Prevent Just About Everything

“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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

School Backpacks: Pack it Light, Wear it Right!

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Heroes Helping Children Cope in the Hospital

Covenant Children’s is the only hospital in the region built just for kids. It should be no surprise that its Child Life Department is perhaps the driving force helping it to be kid-friendly. March is Child Life Month, so let's take a look ...

Is Spring Cleaning Poisonous?

It's National Poison Prevention Week! This week coincides with the start of spring to remind families of the hazards that can sneak into spring cleaning and other projects. Dr. Samuel Herrera, one of Covenant Children’s emergency medicine ...

Napping, Narcolepsy and all the ZzZzZ's

The week leading up to the second Sunday in March (the spring time change, or "Spring Forward") is recognized as Sleep Awareness Week. The change twice each year to and from Daylight Saving Time brings light to sleep issues and sleep ...

Interpreter Services at Covenant Health

“As soon as they hear their own language, there are visible signs of relief.” Rafael Marin, Covenant Health ’s Interpretive Services lead, stressed the impact of someone being able to communicate to health care personnel in their ...

The Mighty Thyroid

Dr. Stan Garrett, family medicine physician at Covenant’s Northwest Clinic, reached for his throat. “They thyroid is kind of … here, below where your voice box is. Most people don’t know it’s there, because it’s ...

Covenant Children's Provides Best-Care for Children in the ER

Covenant Children’s is a designated Level II Pediatric Trauma center, a distinction its Emergency Department has held for 13 years. Covenant Children’s also has the only emergency room dedicated specifically to children and youth. Aijalon ...

Birth Defects Prevention Month

According to Dr. Kevin Worley, one of Covenant Health ’s maternal-fetal medicine experts, about 3 percent of all births have some type of birth defect, which makes them fairly common when you take them in aggregate. Worley says cardiac defects ...

January is National Blood Donor Month

An abundant and safe blood supply is critical for hospitals to do their healing work. That is why Covenant Health makes it convenient for employees to give the gift of life, a donation of blood, something that cannot be replicated or synthetically ...

16 Years of Generosity

For the 16 th consecutive year, the Callaway family from Dexter, N.M. delivered new toys to Covenant Children’s. The Callaway family became part of the Covenant Children’s family when their daughter Lindsey was diagnosed with a malignant ...

Hand Hygiene Made Easy

There are so many things in life that are hard, but hand hygiene is not one of those things. This week is National Handwashing Awareness Week and Covenant Health 's Regional Manager of Infection Prevention, Charlotte Wheeler, has four simple ...

5-Second Rule: Fact or Myth?

The next time you’re ready to invoke the “five-second rule” for dropped food, a Covenant expert says you may want to reconsider – no matter how good or expensive the tasty morsel. “Scientific literature has shown the ...

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