Tyler doctor first in Alzheimer's research Video

(UPDATED March 25, 2015 at 5:36 pm CT) -- TYLER (KYTX)- Dr. Benjamin Tseng from the the Department of Health and Kinesiology at University of Texas at Tyler is testing out a one-of-a-kind experiment to advance Alzheimer's Disease research.…

How to hula-hoop your way to health Video

(KYTX) -- It's being called a Hula Hoop revival. The goal is more than just fun. People are using the toy from their childhood to help transform their bodies. "Fun is what it's about!" says Nancy Halloway. Nancy's been taking a class at the Nelson-Atkins Museum. Instructor Allysha Woodson uses hula hoops to make exercise fun.

Barber shop site of colon cancer program, free screening

It’s not everyday that you walk into a barbershop to learn about the risks of colon cancer while also having an opportunity to get a free preventive screening. That’s what happened Monday night as part of a UT Health Northeast population health initiative, made possible through a $1.23 million grant. The hospital enlisted a community

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Smith County fares well in annual health report

(UPDATED March 25, 2015 at 1:10 pm CT) -- Comparing 237 Texas counties, Smith County ranks 79th for its health outcomes and 32nd for its health factors, according to the County Health Rankings report released on Wednesday. It’s not far…

25 March 2015 [01:11 PM]
18th Tyler Breast Cancer Conference opens Friday

Nationally renowned experts will join local physicians for a free community forum and lecture at the Harvey Convention Center on Friday. Organizers said the 18 th Annual Tyler Breast Cancer Conference will showcase medical breakthroughs, advancements in prevention, and promising…

25 March 2015 [11:49 AM]
Fit City Coalition meeting today open to public

Fit City Tyler will host its quarterly coalition meeting at 3 p.m. today at ETMC Pavilion, 801 Clinic Drive. The meeting is free and open to the public. Featured speakers include Mayor Martin Heines, who will lead the Downtown Tyler…

25 March 2015 [11:47 AM]
Grant for colon cancer screenings topic of talk tonight

A community outreach team at UT Health Northeast is working to get residents to sign up for colorectal cancer screenings—particularly those who do not have health insurance. It’s part of a grant through the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of…

23 March 2015 [03:24 PM]
Physician to lead this week's walk

Dr. Daniel Glass, a physician at ENT Associates of East Texas, leads this week’s Walk with a Doc event on Thursday and will discuss sinusitis. Walk With a Doc is a project of the Smith County Medical Society and is…

21 March 2015 [09:42 PM]
UT Health Northeast to close Gladewater, Longview clinics

UT Health Northeast officials recently announced that two of its clinics—in Longview and Gladewater—would close at the end of April, citing a low census and limited resources. UT Health Northeast officials declined an interview about the clinics’ closings, but released…

18 March 2015 [01:16 PM]
National Poison Prevention Week begins Monday

Staff Reports The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) joins poison centers across the country to observe National Poison Prevention Week beginning Monday. Since it was established in 1962, health officials hope to raise awareness about the dangers of…

14 March 2015 [09:53 PM]
March blood donations set

Carter Bloodcare is kicking off their March blood donation drive. Organizations throughout Tyler will be hosting blood drives, including: Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics is hosting a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m.  Tuesday, March 17 at 800…

14 March 2015 [09:50 PM]
Buckner holding health fair Thursday

Staff Reports Buckner Westminster Place is hosting Making Minds Bloom, a luau-themed free health fair on Thursday, March 19 at 9 a.m. The focus of the fair will be educating the public about prevention and coping methods when dealing with…

14 March 2015 [09:47 PM]
Health Northeast cancer center gets its accreditation

The UT Health Northeast Cancer Treatment and Prevention Center has received a three-year accreditation with commendations from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). The commendations include: clinical trial accrual, recruiting patients into clinical trials;…

14 March 2015 [09:40 PM]
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Rabies risk high in East Texas

Over the past month, the Northeast Texas Public Health District (NET Health) has received an increased number of cases involving pet animal…

10 March 2015 [03:27 PM]
Nutrition carnival introduces healthy food, recipes

Nutrition is the key component to living healthy. Regardless of physical activity, health experts say it still matters what you feed the body. It only takes small, incremental changes to begin living a better quality of life. Northeast Texas Health…

10 March 2015 [02:02 PM]
Palestine hospital bringing healthcare into the 21st century

PALESTINE -- For centuries, healthcare has made advances in diagnosing and treating the various injuries and maladies people are subjected to. But for all the advances in the technology that is used inside the hospital, the technology used to run…

09 March 2015 [01:15 PM]
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Skipping vaccines rises, ET included

A growing number of Texas public school parents are requesting an immunization exemption for their children, raising concerns among health officials and…

07 March 2015 [10:28 PM]
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