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Weighing In: Stress eating won't truly comfort you

Have you ever reached for a chocolate bar, a pint of ice cream or eaten an entire bag of chips after a stressful day at work or after an argument? I know you’ve heard of the phrase, “stressed is desserts…

26 July 2014 [04:32 PM]
Monday meeting to discuss mental health, drug abuse

The Texas Department of State Health Services is hosting a town-hall meeting Monday with Tyler leaders as part of the state’s new Speak Your Mind Texas campaign to prompt discussions and counter misconceptions about mental health and substance abuse. It…

26 July 2014 [04:09 PM]
Texas Oncology-Texas’ 2 decades advance cancer care

Cancer survivor Randy Childress joked that the disease was a great weight loss program when he was sick in the late ’90s, but 20 years of medical advances have continually improved the quality of life for survivors of the disease.…

20 July 2014 [10:50 PM]
People are talking about ... standard dosing, overweight firefighters

Health officials recommend using milliliter as the standard for liquid medicines. A new study published recently in the journal Pediatrics suggests that adopting the milliliter, as the only standard for administering medications to children would reduce dosage errors. In a…

19 July 2014 [06:07 PM]
Weighing In: Don't wait until it's a Monday

There’s a humungous new fitness center in Tyler and since it’s opening in late May, there have been crowds of folks eager to get in and exercise. At a low price and 24-hour access, Planet Fitness is a no-brainer for…

19 July 2014 [06:01 PM]
Fit City Coalition meeting Aug. 6

The public is invited to the next Fit City Challenge Coalition meeting, to be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at Brookshire’s Culinary Center, 200 Rice Road. The Fit City Challenge is a communitywide healthy living initiative that…

19 July 2014 [05:55 PM]
Fit City Success: Study links obesity with heat, humidity

If you struggle in the summer with exercising because the heat and humidity are just too much, you're not alone. A study from The University of Texas at Austin is linking obesity to temperature and humidity. When researchers crunched the…

12 July 2014 [05:50 PM]
Weighing In: Fight the food pushers

Weight loss is an ultimate test of discipline. As we know, our environment is more likely to change us than we are to change our environment. That is why it’s very easy to find yourself on a slippery slope to…

12 July 2014 [05:48 PM]
Heart hospital, doctor group to collaborate on patient care

Officials with Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital and Cardiovascular Associates of East Texas announced Tuesday that they’ve joined forces to coordinate care for heart patients in East Texas. The collaboration, which brings together more than 20 cardiologists, promises to…

08 July 2014 [10:14 PM]
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Cor-Fit celebrates first year

“Movement Begins Here” — that’s the motto at Cor-Fit in Tyler. Reagan Harris is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the training studio…

06 July 2014 [05:45 PM]
Weighing In: It's time to ignore the hype

Everyone needs support sometimes and also enjoys the advice of supposed health experts. After all, they’ve studied nutrition and/or human physiology and have years of experience consulting others. Too often, though, led by desperation, we rely too much on programs…

05 July 2014 [06:08 PM]
Health in brief: Mother Frances partnership, alliance

Mother Frances joins Texas Care Alliance Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics officials announced recently they joined the expanded Texas Care Alliance (TCA), a group of nine hospital systems throughout the state. In March 2013, the TCA was…

05 July 2014 [05:44 PM]
People are talking about ... pelvic exams

Doctors: Annual pelvic exams may not be necessary in healthy women. A panel appointed by the American College of Physicians developed a new guideline, which is published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, which states that pelvic exams may not…

05 July 2014 [05:11 PM]