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Growing up in a poor neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, Kirk Calhoun watched how the effects of concentrated poverty swallowed up other kids his age. Some turned to gangs. Many eventually landed in prison while others were sent to an early grave. …

Mother-daughter duo have much in common including beating cancer

Marilyn Hill and Tina Reed, of Longview, are like most mother-daughter duos in that they share similar characteristics. They both have a quiet demeanor, and they each exemplify strength and resilience. One distinction they didn’t anticipate sharing is cancer. But they're also survivors and thankful to enjoy a new chapter in their lives.

5 months after infection, man spreads Ebola via sex

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials now think Ebola survivors can spread the disease through unprotected sex nearly twice as long as previously believed. Scientists thought the Ebola virus could remain in semen for about three months. But a recent case in West Africa suggests infection through sex can happen more than five months later. Based on

Hospice of East Texas doc leads this week's walk

Dr. Tom Beets, with Hospice of East Texas, leads this week’s Walk with a Doc event on Thursday and will discuss palliative care. Walk With a Doc is a project of the Smith County Medical Society and is held at Rose Rudman Park at Copeland Road. Registration is at 5:45 p.m. with a brief health presentation at 6 p.m. followed by walking. For more

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  ETMC offers free seminar on cancer genetic testing ETMC will offer a free KnowledgeFirst Forum on cancer genetic testing with Dr. Michael Klouda, medical director of the ETMC Breast Care Center at noon Tuesday in the ETMC Pavilion, at…

02 May 2015 [10:39 PM]
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ETMC heart attack program recognized

The East Texas Medical Center Cardiovascular Institute was named a center of excellence by the Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication…

25 April 2015 [09:49 PM]
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Survivor returns to the fight

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third in a series of weekly columns about breast cancer survivors leading to the Race for the Cure…

25 April 2015 [09:37 PM]
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Free health fair set at Lake Palestine church Lake Palestine United Methodist Church in Chandler will host a free health fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 25, at 2889 Farm-to-Market Road 315 South. There will…

18 April 2015 [11:38 PM]
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Doctor talks cancer, medical testing

Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer at the American Cancer Society, is the keynote speaker at this year’s free Public Cancer Conference…

18 April 2015 [11:33 PM]
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Cancer survivor works to aid others

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of weekly columns about breast cancer survivors leading up to the Race for…

18 April 2015 [11:27 PM]
Sleep Medicine Institute of Texas doctor leads this week's walk

Dr. Raghavendra Ghuge, with Sleep Medicine Institute of Texas, leads this week’s Walk with a Doc event on Thursday and will discuss snoring, sleep apnea and hypertension. Walk With a Doc is a project of the Smith County Medical Society…

11 April 2015 [08:38 PM]
NET Health official recognized with credential

The National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) recently awarded its Certified Communicator in Public Health credential to 16 individuals from across the United States, including Stephanie Taylor, director of community outreach at Northeast Texas Public Health District (NET Health). Mrs.…

11 April 2015 [08:33 PM]
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Race for the Cure to step off on May 9

Susan G. Komen Tyler affiliate organizers who are planning this year’s Race for the Cure event will be shaking things up downtown.…

11 April 2015 [08:19 PM]
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