From the City of Lubbock:
Home for the holidays may not be the safest place to be if you are planning to travel. Doctors are concerned Christmas and New Year Travel will turn into super-spreader events.
Researchers around the world have been working at record speed to develop vaccines to combat COVID-19, and less than a year after the start of the pandemic that goal is now a reality. But many are still hesitant to take the vaccine due to myths and rumors about the long term effects of vaccine.
Channing Langner, a Lubbock 6-year-old, has Spinal Muscular Atrophy, or SMA, a neurodegenerative disorder that is inherited recessively. The disease affects the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord, weakening muscles, taking away the ability to walk, eat or breathe. Her mother, Roxanne Langn…
While researchers search for ways to stop COVID-19, some doctors say wearing a mask may do more than originally thought. Dr. Oz looks at the possibility it may be a much longer-lasting solution.
150 people are in a Lubbock hospital and positive for COVID-19, according the City of Lubbock COVID-19 dashboard. This is the most since the pandemic began.
Catholic Charities of Lubbock will pay for anyone's flu shot at the Health Department Saturday morning. It's part of the non-profit's work to provide immunization at no cost.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has provided an additional $20 million for the Health and Human Service Commission to invest into statewide mental health services.
President Trump was allowed to return to the White House Monday, after spending the weekend at Walter Reed. Dr. Oz looks at how the sickness has made the president more susceptible to "VIP Syndrome".
16-year-old Cassidy Griffin suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, which has led to two knee surgeries and two elbow surgeries. The cartilage behind her knee is dying, keeping her from activities like cheerleading and gymnastics.
District 5 Councilman Randy Christian says, after months, he is feeling better. Scans show no visible signs of cancer, after his third run with the disease.
The City of Lubbock health department reported another death attributed to COVID-19 among the county's residents Friday. There were 148 new cases confirmed, along with 318 recoveries.
Lubbock public health director Katherine Wells and public health authority Dr. Ron Cook both expressed concern at the recent trend of COVID-19 cases in Lubbock. They painted a less optimistic tone at the city's virtual news conference than what has been conveyed in previous updates.
The state's second attempt at reporting known COVID-19 cases among students and staff doesn't get much closer to helping the public understand how or whether infections are spreading in Texas public schools.
As doctors learn more about the long-term effects COVID-19 can have on our bodies, they are isolating particular problem areas. Dr. Oz has a personal connection to one patient.
Texas health officials announced Monday that they are changing the way the state reports a key metric used to evaluate the extent of coronavirus infection.
The Texas Tech Health Sciences Center is looking for people who have tested positive then recovered from COVID-19. They may have antibodies that can help other patients fight off the virus.
It's a term that many may not be familiar with "Super Bugs". They are a strain of bacteria, viruses and parasites that is resistant to most of the antibiotics and other medications commonly used to treat the infections they cause.
As the economy begins to reopen, tracing possible COVID-19 exposure could become more difficult. Dr. Oz tells us why having teams dedicated to tracking the virus is so crucial for the country going forward.
A single vaccine for the novel coronavirus may not be enough. Dr. Oz looks at how an evolving virus may require an evolving, long-term response. Watch in the video above.
Trying to create herd immunity, there have been reports of people gathering to catch COVID-19. Dr. Craig Rhyne with Covenant Health says this is a terrible idea.