KDBC | Local 4 News http://www.kdbc.com/feeds/health.rss en A local hospital is unveiling a new state of the art operating room http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/local-hospital-unveiling-new-state-art-operating-room <p>Sierra Medical Center is unveiling a new hybrid operating room.</p> <p> A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Monday at 11 a.m. for the new Magellan Robotic Endovascular System.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-mobile"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Promote to Mobile </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/local-hospital-unveiling-new-state-art-operating-room" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Local News Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:38:38 +0000 aloweree 40385 at http://www.kdbc.com Child obesity rates continue to rise http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/child-obesity-rates-continue-rise <p>It appears the childhood obesity problem is ballooning upward.</p> <p> A&nbsp;new study from Jama Pediatrics said the percentage of overweight and obese children in the U.S. has been rising over the past 15 years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-mobile"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/child-obesity-rates-continue-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health National News Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:30:24 +0000 aloweree 40160 at http://www.kdbc.com Lower Valley Health Fair this weekend http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/lower-valley-health-fair-weekend <p>The largest and longest-running health fair in our region is taking place this weekend.</p> <p> Every year the Lower Valley Health Fair in Socorro provides free information, services, and screenings to more than 4,000 attendees.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-mobile"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Promote to Mobile </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/lower-valley-health-fair-weekend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Local News Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:26:25 +0000 mgonzalez 40096 at http://www.kdbc.com Warning of Salmonella risk in baby chicks, other poultry http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/warning-salmonella-risk-baby-chicks-other-poultry <p>The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Livestock Board are again warning families that plan to purchase baby chicks or other baby birds this spring to use extreme caution in order to avoid Salmonella infection, especially if buy</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-mobile"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Promote to Mobile </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/warning-salmonella-risk-baby-chicks-other-poultry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Local News Statewide News Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:56:11 +0000 mgonzalez 39374 at http://www.kdbc.com Elderly man is El Paso's 18th flu-related death this season http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/elderly-man-el-pasos-18th-flu-related-death-season <p>The number of flu-related deaths in El Paso County has now reached 18 for this season.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-mobile"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Promote to Mobile </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/elderly-man-el-pasos-18th-flu-related-death-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Local News Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:49:52 +0000 alitton 38332 at http://www.kdbc.com As abortion clinics close, student creates travel fund http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/abortion-clinics-close-student-creates-travel-fund <p>Lenzi Sheible is well versed on Texas&#39; divisive abortion debate.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-mobile"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Promote to Mobile </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/abortion-clinics-close-student-creates-travel-fund" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Statewide News Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:18:11 +0000 alitton 38327 at http://www.kdbc.com UMC distingushed as Texas Ten Step hospital for breastfeding mothers http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/umc-distingushed-texas-ten-step-hospital-breastfeding-mothers <p>The University Medical Center of El Paso has once again been distinguished as a Texas Ten Step hospital for its efforts in encouraging young mothers to breastfeed their newborns and infants.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-mobile"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Promote to Mobile </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/umc-distingushed-texas-ten-step-hospital-breastfeding-mothers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Local News Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:51:16 +0000 alitton 37941 at http://www.kdbc.com Tobacco free kids day http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/tobacco-free-kids-day <p>Every day in the United States, more than 3,200 children under the age of 18 smoke their first cigarette and it is estimated that 5.6 million of these youth will die prematurely from a smoking-related illness.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-mobile"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Promote to Mobile </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/tobacco-free-kids-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Local News Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:19:09 +0000 mgonzalez 37938 at http://www.kdbc.com Community invited to attend local health fair http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/community-invited-attend-local-health-fair <p>You are invited to attend a health fair at Mesita Elementary School&nbsp;in West El Paso.</p> <p> There will be wellness screenings for allergies, cholesterol, blood glucose and more.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-mobile"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Promote to Mobile </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/community-invited-attend-local-health-fair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Local News Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:12:14 +0000 aloweree 37577 at http://www.kdbc.com Flu death toll in El Paso area reaches seventeen http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/flu-death-toll-el-paso-area-reaches-seventeen <p>The number of flu-related deaths in El Paso has now reached seventeen, which has now matched the number of death&#39;s related to the H1N1 virus in 2009&#39;s pandemic.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-mobile"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Promote to Mobile </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.kdbc.com/news/health/flu-death-toll-el-paso-area-reaches-seventeen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Local News Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:13:23 +0000 alitton 37550 at http://www.kdbc.com