UT Health, MD Anderson partner for cancer care

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct an error. People seem to heal better when they are closer to the comforts of home. That’s one of the driving motivations behind a new partnership between UT Health Northeast and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston - sister institutions that plan to work together on…

Individuals, communities can join in fitness, weight loss challenges

BETTY WATERS, blw@tylerpaper.com The 2017 Lighten Up East Texas regional weight loss challenge will kick off Jan. 2 partnering with another statewide health competition called It’s Time Texas Community Challenge, that will begin Jan. 9. Both are free. Individuals over age 18 who live in the 35-county East Texas region can participate in

Life expectancy for Americans declines for the first time since 1993

For the first time in more than two decades, life expectancy for Americans declined last year - a troubling development linked to a panoply of worsening health problems in the United States. Rising fatalities from heart disease and stroke, diabetes, drug overdoses, accidents and other conditions caused the lower life expectancy revealed in a

Cancer care options could soon expand, announcement coming

Officials with UT Health Northeast, MD Anderson Cancer Center and The University of Texas System are expected to make a special announcement Thursday regarding new choices for cancer care in northeast Texas. Details about the various care options and how to achieve them are the expected topics for a morning news conference planned at UT Health

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