Official: 5 kids had contact with Ebola patient

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say five students who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas are being monitored but are showing no symptoms of the disease. Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles said Wednesday that the students were in school this week after possibly being in contact with the man over the weekend.…

VIDEO: Local hospitals equipped to deal with potential Ebola case, experts say

TYLER (KYTX) - There are no plans to move the Ebola patient in Dallas to another hospital for treatment. The Dallas hospital where he was admitted is capable of treating the virus.

Weight loss not complex, but we are

The year is almost gone, and I have to admit that I did not accomplish one fitness goal. Not one.

Pastors need support for mental illness

Each Sunday, they teach congregations, counsel families during tough times and serve as messengers of hope and faith. Men and women of the clergy represent a virtuous persona to which other Christians also aspire.

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Weight loss not complex, but we are

The year is almost gone, and I have to admit that I did not accomplish one fitness goal. Not one. In fact,…

28 September 2014 [09:04 AM]
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Pastors need support for mental illness

Each Sunday, they teach congregations, counsel families during tough times and serve as messengers of hope and faith. Men and women of…

28 September 2014 [09:00 AM]
Survey: Most protestant pastors don't address mental health issues

A Nashville-based evangelical research center released data Monday, which shows that while protestant pastors are aware of issues surrounding mental illness, most do not address it regularly. The survey also showed that nearly a quarter of pastors surveyed — 23…

22 September 2014 [08:48 PM]
Health in Brief: blood drive, parent symposium

Staff Reports Texas Farm Credit holds blood drive Carter BloodCare officials plan for another blood drive as they announce the community blood supply was well below the preferred level for the entire summer. Texas Farm Credit is holding…

20 September 2014 [06:00 PM]
Tyler ISD bans e-cigs

BY BETTY WATERS blw@tylerpaper.com Tyler ISD trustees Thursday followed the lead of Smith County officials and prohibited the use of electronic cigarettes or any other electronic vaporizing device on district property at all times. The school board voted without…

18 September 2014 [08:58 PM]
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Nursing all in the family

BY BETTY WATERS blw@tylerpaper.com Victor Posada was the first in the Posada family to study nursing at Tyler Junior College, followed…

15 September 2014 [05:19 PM]
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New owners revamp Magnuson Hotel

BY CASEY MURPHY cmurphy@tylerpaper.com Kevin and Susan Carlile dabbled in investing in residential real estate before buying the Magnuson Hotel in…

14 September 2014 [05:53 PM]
Conference to address topic of mental illness

Local attorney Doug McSwane believes now is the time to have a discussion about mental illness in Tyler. He said it’s crucial for religious communities, particularly its clergy, to acknowledge, understand and support people who are suffering from it. McSwane’s…

14 September 2014 [01:37 AM]
Fall filled with walks, runs

There are several opportunities to participate in walks and runs in Tyler this fall. In addition to promoting fitness, participants have a chance to donate to various causes. Walk With a Doc This is a weekly walk that begins Thursday.…

14 September 2014 [12:56 AM]
Fit City Success: Man hits gym 365 days in a row

A year ago, a Tyler dad set a lofty goal for himself. He wanted to exercise every single day for 365 days. What may surprise you even more about Philip Shinalt's accomplishment is he wasn't working out at all before…

13 September 2014 [07:07 PM]
Health in Brief: Plant-based potluck; cancer retreat

Plant-based nutrition group meets for monthly potluck Eat Healthy Tyler will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Green Acres Family Life Center in the Den. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Organizers of the event, which is open to…

13 September 2014 [07:06 PM]
Walk with a Doc steps off Thursday

Rotating local physicians will hit Rose Rudman Trail weekly beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday as they participate in Walk with a Doc. The Texas Medical Association and the Smith County Medical Society, in conjunction with Fit City Tyler, are promoting…

13 September 2014 [05:33 PM]
Walk with a Doc Q-and-A: Wound care

Dr. Li-Yu Huang Mitchell is a family medicine physician with ETMC First Physicians at South Broadway and also practices wound care at the ETMC Wound Healing Center. She is the first doctor to lead the upcoming discussion and walk during…

13 September 2014 [04:26 PM]
UT Health Northeast’s senior behavioral unit set to open

UT Health Northeast officials are ready to open the hospital’s senior behavioral health inpatient unit this week. Citing the region’s “serious shortage in behavioral health services,” hospital administrators Monday said seniors disproportionately suffer from depression and other mental health disorders.…

08 September 2014 [10:14 PM]