Are you SAD?

Feeling down this season? You may have SAD. Sometimes people get busy during the holiday season and fail to take care of themselves. It’s easy to be overwhelmed with daily tasks while also preparing for family get-togethers, Christmas parties and shopping. We are reminded by health professionals to continue eating healthy most of the ti…

New health program targets women

Access to primary care, or having a medical home, is critical in preventing or managing chronic illness. Preventive care has been the focus of health professionals as the country faces doctor shortages and more than 11 million people go without health insurance.

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Are you SAD?

Feeling down this season? You may have SAD. Sometimes people get busy during the holiday season and fail to take care of…

20 December 2014 [09:44 PM]
What to wear when running

It’s that time of year when you can’t just head out of the house for a run without checking the temperature first. How cold it is will make a big difference in your running gear. In this week’s Fit City,…

20 December 2014 [09:11 PM]
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New health program targets women

Access to primary care, or having a medical home, is critical in preventing or managing chronic illness. Preventive care has been the…

20 December 2014 [09:07 PM]
FDA OKs Cubist antibiotic for serious infections

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medicine to fight complex infections in the abdomen and urinary tract, the fourth antibiotic the agency has approved since May. Zerbaxa is approved to treat bacteria that…

19 December 2014 [07:18 PM]
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Sentinels of health: Inside the CDC

I cite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in news stories quite often, for good reason. The government-funded agency and component…

13 December 2014 [08:07 PM]
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Diabetes comes with a high price tag

When Willie Campbell, 68, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1997, the damage was already done. He’d consulted with a diabetes…

13 December 2014 [08:05 PM]
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Obama health adviser apologizes for 'glib' remarks

CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats charged Tuesday that Republicans are seizing on a health adviser's self-described "thoughtless" and…

09 December 2014 [10:29 AM]
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Religious nonprofits challenge health law

DENVER (AP) — In the latest religious challenge to the federal health care law, faith-based organizations that object to covering birth control…

08 December 2014 [02:41 PM]
Health meetings open to the public

Next Fit City Coalition meeting slated for Monday The public is invited to attend the next general meeting of the Fit City Tyler coalition, set for 3 p.m. Monday. It will be held at Brookshire's Culinary Center, 200 Rice Road.…

06 December 2014 [09:19 PM]
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KEEP CALM AND PREPARE FOR FLU SEASON

My sons thought I was stressing needlessly Tuesday night when I took my temperature several times and started drinking tea with raw…

06 December 2014 [08:23 PM]
Women helping women shape up

Hiring a personal trainer is a financial investment. It's a good one for your health, but not everyone can afford it. That's how Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp started in 2009. The Texas Fit Chicks believe every woman should have…

06 December 2014 [08:00 PM]
Planned Parenthood drops Kansas abortion lawsuit

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Planned Parenthood on Friday dropped a federal lawsuit challenging a requirement in Kansas for abortion providers to have a link on their websites' home pages to state materials about fetal development and terminating pregnancies. U.S. District…

06 December 2014 [07:18 AM]
Appeals court hears challenge to health care law

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Opponents of President Obama's health care overhaul law say Democrats used an unconstitutional amendment process to get it through Congress. Health care law opponents told a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on…

02 December 2014 [04:01 PM]
Races coming to Tyler next weekend

   The 17th annual Tyler YMCA Reindeer Run will be held at 9:30 a.m. with a half-mile Family Fun Run beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at 225 S. Vine Ave. The first 250 participants registered will receive a free race…

29 November 2014 [09:01 PM]
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Battle of the lunches

With the exception of sloppy joes and soy-based burgers, most of my memories of school lunches weren’t horrible. However, I’m almost certain…

29 November 2014 [08:58 PM]
East Texans among those living, working, fighting AIDS and HIV

Three decades ago, HIV/AIDS was a mystery and few drugs were available to combat the virus. Today, awareness and advances in medicine have improved the lives of those who have the autoimmune disease.  They are like Tyler resident, Joy. She…

29 November 2014 [08:57 PM]