Tylerite Dr. Joe Bates authors a fun book about mental stimulation

BETTY WATERS, news@tylerpaper.com No matter someone’s age, Dr. Joe Bates, of Tyler, says thinking, reasoning, memory and decision-making can improve through “brain cardio,” a workout for the brain similar to a workout at the gym for the body. The good part of exercising and challenging the brain is that thinking smarter is not the only…

Health Wise: Dr. Jennifer Saurette discusses immunizations

My Aunt Barbara is 63 years old. She is mentally handicapped and functions as a child. She is legally blind and deaf. All of this could have been prevented with a simple vaccination. My grandmother contracted rubella while pregnant with Aunt Barbara. Unfortunately the vaccine to protect against rubella wasn’t available until almost 10 years

Whitehouse ISD offers back-to-school immunization clinic Friday

Whitehouse ISD students on Friday can get the immunizations they'll need to head back to school next week.  The immunization clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 6 p.m. at Whitehouse ISD's annex building, located near the junior high.  Free to low cost immunizations will be available to any child who is eligible for the Vaccines For

Health Wise: Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell discusses the importance of public health

When I was in my early 20s my goal was to somehow make the world a better place. With the wisdom and realism that comes with age, I finally “settled” on trying to help society, one patient at a time. As a family physician, I have had the honor of attempting to do this in Tyler since 2002. But as physicians, we are more often called to treat

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NET Health to celebrate National Breastfeeding Month with multiple events

The Texas Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is celebrating the growing efforts in health care to put moms first as part of National Breastfeeding Month. This month's theme is Sustaining Breastfeeding Together.  Programs like the Texas…

12 August 2017 [03:28 PM]
CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances-Lindale to welcome back providers

Christus Trinity Mother Frances HealthPark - Lindale will welcome new providers Dr. Hayden Head, MD, and Dr. Carah Howe, MD, to serve the patients of their growing community practice at the beginning of August. “We are excited to add Dr.…

12 August 2017 [03:16 PM]
Excel ER in Tyler to close its doors

Excel ER, a freestanding emergency room that opened in Tyler in 2015, is shutting its doors Monday. The decision comes in the…

21 July 2017 [05:52 PM]
Making health a personal priority

JANET HURLEY, Health Wise One of the barriers I face in my current practice is the perspective from some patients that their health is not a priority. The erosion of this sense of personal responsibility for one’s health has…

20 July 2017 [06:08 PM]
Christus Trinity Clinic to receive patient care award

Christus Trinity Clinic will be awarded the Excellence in Patient Care Award –presented by Studer Group®, in August. Specifically, Christus Trinity Clinic organizations in Jacksonville, Winnsboro and Tyler are being recognized in the physician category for significant achievement across all…

14 July 2017 [04:18 PM]
Carter BloodCare teams with area groups to host blood drive

Vacations and summer fun can mean dip in frequent blood donations to Carter BloodCare. When someone gives blood, that person becomes a ‘first responder’ - preparing the blood supply before it might be needed. Donating blood is giving life and…

17 June 2017 [10:08 AM]
ETMC Athens re-designated Level IV trauma center

ETMC Athens has been re-designated as a Level IV trauma center by The Texas Department of State Health Services until 2020. The designation as a Level IV center means the hospital can treat seriously injured trauma patients, or stabilize and…

16 June 2017 [11:01 AM]
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