Most E. Texas hospitals seeing drop in infection rates

When someone is admitted into the hospital, the patient counts on personnel to help them get well. However, there is always a chance they can contract an infection while at the hospital. Most infections can be treated successfully while others may be life-threatening. About 75,000 people die each year…

Group weight loss, fitness challenges key to success

If you Google “weight loss challenge,” or scroll through Pinterest, you’ll come across dozens of programs designed to pump you up for what seems to be our most elusive task. With warmer weather, a lot of us may be scrambling to find the right program to help us reach our goals. The concept of

Internist to lead next 'Walk'

Katie Root, an internist at East Texas Medical Center, leads this week’s Walk with a Doc event Thursday and will discuss obesity management. 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

New blood tests, liquid biopsies, may transform cancer care

  A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care. The tests, called liquid biopsies, capture cancer cells or DNA that tumors shed into the blood, instead of taking tissue from the tumor itself. A lot is still unknown about the value of

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Health Briefs 5-24

Stroke event held Tuesday at rehab hospital Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital will host a communitywide stroke awareness event at noon Tuesday at 3131 Troup Highway. The event is in recognition of the American Stroke Association’s Stroke Awareness Month. It…

23 May 2015 [10:26 PM]
Internist to lead next 'Walk'

Katie Root, an internist at East Texas Medical Center, leads this week’s Walk with a Doc event Thursday and will discuss obesity…

23 May 2015 [09:27 PM]
UT: 3rd student diagnosed with mumps

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas says three students have tested positive for mumps, and officials are trying to notify classmates and guests at a fraternity party one of them attended last weekend. The U.S. Centers…

16 May 2015 [08:21 PM]
African heritage cooking classes set

A Taste of African Heritage cooking classes will return to Tyler at 6 p.m. June 15. The six-part weekly series covers the African Heritage Diet Pyramid, recipes, shopping tips and more. Kalae Whitman, of Sankofa Natural Hair, will teach the…

16 May 2015 [08:20 PM]
PBS probe highlights salmonella dangers

Last week, a Frontline documentary, “The Trouble with Chicken,” examined the poultry industry, which they say produces more chicken with the potentially…

16 May 2015 [08:14 PM]
6 vital screenings for every woman

One health focus this month has been breast cancer, as the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure kicks off on Mother’s…

09 May 2015 [09:01 PM]
Flea infestation in East Texas Video

TYLER (KYTX) - Right now East Texas is dealing with a bad flea infestation because of all the rain we have been…

06 May 2015 [09:05 AM]
Health Briefs 5-3

  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]
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]
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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