What if your child was living with one of the rarest diseases in the world? KAMC News spoke with a local Lubbock family who has been personally impacted by a rare disease.
Lubbock Cooper High School held a pep rally and knock-out basketball game to educate their classmates about the importance of living a heart healthy life.
Drinking more than two alcoholic beverages daily in middle-age may raise stroke risk more than traditional factors, according to research in the American Heart Association journal "Stroke."
Researchers have found sitting all day at work is bad for your health.
A recent study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that a majority of heart attacks in young women could be prevented.
There is a new study from Harvard concerning the potential benefits of Yoga. Is it really all that good?
Believe it or not, there is a time to not go out and be physically active for better health.
In treating deadly conditions such as diabetes or the risk for heart attack, does the glycemic index make a difference? In other words can foods that raise blood sugar levels less than others improve risk factors for heart disease and diabetes?
Dr. Michael Roizen with the Cleveland Clinic has advice, especially during the holidays, for healthy habits that allow people to longer and healthier.
Ainsley Pircher, 4, will need a series of surgeries between now and the age of 18 because she sufferes Pfeiffer Syndrome. The condition caused the bones in Ainsley's skull to fuse prematurely.
Covenant Health announced that Covenant Medical Center recently has received five stars for the quality of certain procedures in orthopedics, neurosciences, pulmonary, gastrointestinal and appendectomy care from Healthgrades.
Normally we think of an obstruction in the heart as dangerous. But what if the coronary disease is not blocking blood flow? Is that dangerous?
Researchers have found a way to donate heart if the donor has recently died.
FAST is a way to remember the signs of stroke and get help fast.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Texas. The American Heart Association says following the "Simple 7" can lower your risk of heart attack
As you know, flu season is approaching. And with infectious diseases like Enterovirus and Ebola making headlines, doctors are expecting more traffic in emergency rooms from concerned patients.
A local cardiologist discusses the signs of heart disease.
A new device revolutionizing how doctors can treat heart disease and it's a Texas hospital that's leading the charge. Plus lots of events on the South Plains working to keep your family healthier. All of that in the Heartbeat for September 28th, 2014.
A rare condition may have taken away this Houston boy's eyesight but not his hope. Find out about his story in the heartbeat for September 21, 2014.
A little 7 year old girl diagnosed with ovarian cancer. A glimspe into the incredibly rare battle she's fighting in the Heartbeat for September 9, 2014.
Find out how one mother-daughter duo managed to save a man's life from 30,000 feet in the air in the Heartbeat for August 31, 2014.
How a Texas doctor miraculously beat a horrible disease. His story in the Heartbeat for August 24, 2014.
An experimental vaccine to prevent the mosquito-spread virus Chikungunya is showing promise.
Mike Williams depends on a device called a life vest and he'll tell you that it has saved his life.
In 2003, a boat accident left Melinda Spurgeon with little to no use of her left arm. Years later she was pregnant.
A group of doctors and nurses from Covenant Health System spent 10 days in June caring for people in the Philippines who would otherwise not get basic medical care.
James Powell worked as the children's chaplain at Covenant for 17 years.
The first sign of cancer for Matt Crow was a cough and a raspy voice.
Muscle cramps are a pain, so the best way to deal with them is to avoid them in the first place.
Covenant Dietitian Allison Jones shows us you don't have to break the bank to eat healthy.
What is the right way to handle most injuries from fireworks?
A few weeks before surgery James Braxton, 95, could not play the saxophone.After surgery he got his second wind.
Covenant Health System says Henry Wise and other patients benefit from a new multi-million-dollar operating room that allows for highly specialized heart surgery.
Pamra Culp was told as a teenager she might someday need a heart valve replacement. More recently she was told during a routine checkup something had changed.
How to protect your skin in the sun and treat sunburns
EMS technicians in West Texas go through special training for children and adults to save lives every day. Covenant Medical Center honors them during EMS Week
Summertime is Here, and that means going to the pool, getting outside; but the sun can be harmful if you aren't prepared.
E.M.S. technicians are always learning new tools to give you the best care.
Antibiotic resistant bacteria
We found it annoying as a kid but we all have that little voice, still reminding us of mom's best advice and that other voice that reminds us she knows a thing or two. The KAMC team talks about our mom's best health tips and why they work.
Urinary incontinence, or loss of bladder control, affects a lot of women.
You might not know it, but every time you walk into Covenant Women's and Children's Hospital, you have a responsibility.
For 25 years, folks across the South Plains have been eating beans and cornbread for a good cause.
THIS WEEK, COVENANT CHILDREN'S RECEIVED A BIG CHECK... THAT'S GOING TO MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE, FOR THE KIDDOS THERE AT THE HOSPITAL. AND IT'S SOMETHING -- TO BE ENJOYED, FOR YEARS TO COME.
This week marked CHD Awareness Week.
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month.