Study: Blue-eyed people have higher risk of alcoholism Video

Is it mere coincidence, or do people with blue eyes really run a higher risk of being alcoholics? A new study out of the University of Vermont suggests that the link not only exists, but it appears to be a genetic one. Yahoo news reports that researchers find that among European-Americans, those with light-colored eyes — described as ones that are green, gray, and brown in the center — have higher rates of alcohol dependency than Euro-Americans with dark brown eyes; that link is strongest in blue-eyed people.…

CDC warns of parasite outbreak affecting swimming pools Video

AUSTIN (KVUE via KYTX) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning about a chlorine-resistant parasite in contaminated water that can cause cramping, diarrhea, nausea and a lack of appetite. Cryptosporidium is a single-cell organism found in swimming pools and other water bodies contaminated with fecal matter.

Mother Frances launches new iCARE initiative

Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics on Tuesday officially launched its iCARE initiative — a set of tools and techniques designed to improve communication between health care workers and patients. They also aim to strengthen emotional ties between health care workers and their patients.

Man overcomes challenges to meet weight-loss goals

Dan West, 42, is one of this year’s proud participants of Lighten Up East Texas, losing 34 pounds during the contest, which ended in May, and at least 42 pounds since he began his weight-loss journey in January. As a quality control supervisor at Brookshire Grocery Company’s ice cream plant in Tyler, West’s job is to analyze ice cream.

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Holiday weekend prime for injuries, hazards

With the Fourth of July holiday approaching, health officials remind people to take precautions to avoid injuries and illness. The most obvious precaution is the safe handling of fireworks, as an average of 230 people show up every day in…

02 July 2015 [02:03 PM]
Mother Frances, GI physician group unites to improve services

Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics and Digestive Health Specialists of Tyler announced Monday they’ve teamed up to provide gastroenterology and endoscopy services to East Texas patients. The two entities signed an affiliation agreement, which creates the new Trinity Mother…

30 June 2015 [04:00 PM]
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Bethel Baptist Church to host blood drive   Bethel Baptist Church of Tyler is hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at 13108 State Highway 64 East on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or…

27 June 2015 [09:16 PM]
Local, state and national officials weigh in on Obamacare ruling

Local, state and national health officials and politicos responded to the Supreme Court’s 6-3 ruling Thursday, upholding the Afordable Care Act. In King vs. Burrell, the suit challenged the legality of subsidies set up in federal government-run health insurance exchanges…

25 June 2015 [06:22 PM]
ETMC Health System conducting survey

The East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System is conducting a survey to identify the health needs of the communities it serves. ETMC asks community members 18 and older to complete a short, online survey with questions about access…

20 June 2015 [09:59 PM]
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Carter BloodCare offers more opportunities to give blood Outdoor activities can increase the number of accidents. That’s why Carter BloodCare…

13 June 2015 [07:35 PM]
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It's never too late for fitness

Recent images of 92-year-old cancer survivor Harriette Thompson triumphantly crossing the finish line at a San Diego marathon recently were…

13 June 2015 [07:28 PM]
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Oncology symposium offered for medical professionals The East Texas Medical Center Cancer Institute and Tyler Hematology Oncology will host Tyler’s first Gastrointestinal…

06 June 2015 [08:35 PM]
Gastroenterologist to lead 'Walk' event

Dr. John Bienvenu, a gastroenterologist, leads this week’s Walk with a Doc event on Thursday and will discuss gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. Bienvenu will highlight causes, complications and treatment options. Walk With a Doc is a project of the…

06 June 2015 [08:33 PM]
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