Health Education is vital to the improvement of the health of individuals and communities. Covenant Women's and Children's strives to provide you with a factual education that can lead you to a stronger, healthier lifestyle.
Asthma is a life-long inflammatory disease that can make it hard for you to get air in and out of your lungs. An asthma attack can occur when you are exposed to things in the environment, such as pets, dust mites and tobacco smoke. These are called asthma triggers. Your asthma triggers make the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs contract making it difficult to breathe.
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Diabetes is a condition in which the body cannot use the carbohydrates consumed while eating. In diabetics, the body doesn't make or properly use a natural hormone, called insulin.When you eat, the carbohydrates in your food are broken down into sugar, which your body uses for energy. Insulin, which is produced in the pancreas, helps the cells throughout the body absorb sugar from the bloodstream.
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Child abuse is the physical, sexual or emotional mistreatment or neglect of a child or children. Child abuse can occur in a child's home, or in the organizations, schools or communities the child interacts with. For more information on child abuse, click here.
Bullying is a problem behavior based on power relationships in which a child or a group of children uses power aggressively to cause emotional or physical pain and distress to another child." Bullying experiences include not only physical aggression but also verbal aggression, including teasing and taunting, spreading rumors, or socially rejecting and isolating another child. Click here to learn more about the signs of bullying.
The Kohl's Healthy Heroes program is designed to educate and provide awareness to the community, including parents, families, and children of all ages, on childhood health and wellness. This education and awareness will provide easily learned behavior change techniques regarding health and wellness that can be incorporated into everyday living. Overall, a better educated pediatric Lubbock will emerge. The program provides education and awareness to the local community on health and wellness through events and education.
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Children need immunizations (shots) to protect them from certain dangerous childhood diseases. Without immunizations, your child can get these diseases — some of which have no cure.
When you get your children fully immunized, you are giving them the best protection against these diseases. Getting immunized also helps protect your community. Diseases spread more easily from person to person if the population is not up to date on all immunizations.
For more information about Immunizations, including an Immunizations Schedule, click here.
Newborn and Infant
Being a parent can be scary and overwhelming. While there are many times of joy, it is normal for you to also experience times of stress and worry. Covenant wants you to become the best parents you can be. Check our information on how to strengthen your knowledge of caring for your child.
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Trauma can happen to anyone. Fight the statistics of trauma by reading about different safety measures you can take in everyday life to keep you and your children safe from trauma injuries.
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Texas Poison Center Hotline: 1-800-222-1222
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)