More talk of vitamin D deficiency as researchers study its role in health

These days you can’t read a health magazine or go to the doctor without learning about the importance of vitamin D - a nutrient activated in the skin by the sun-and the harms of a deficiency. While the vitamin is a buzzword right now, there isn’t really a consensus on the role it has on health. Some studies have not been conclusive, while…

How to grieve, cope with tragedy as horrific social media images, video play on repeat

COSHANDRA DILLARD, cdillard@tylerpaper.com Social media has a way of connecting us and providing countless hours of leisure and information. It also has the potential to impact us negatively. In a span of two weeks, there was a concentration of violence being displayed on social media platforms via videos and images of people being killed. 

Azalea Orthopedics to host free summer sports series on injury prevention

COSHANDRA DILLARD, cdillard@tylerpaper.com Azalea Orthopedics’ is hosting its first free Summer Sports Injury Prevention Seminar beginning Tuesday. Four orthopedics sports medicine surgeons will share up-to-date information for football, golf, weight lifting and cycling in four separate hourlong sessions, with the last ending on Aug. 11.

Feeling dehydrated? Get creative or monitor your drinking habits

In Texas, we can expect a scorching summer every year, with very warm temperatures even heading into early fall. We are usually more active during these months, enjoying the outdoors, traveling and getting more exercise. Since our body is comprised mostly of water - and without it, nothing would function - this is the perfect time to monitor

Recent News

New Provider Kyle Jackson, D.O.

Rbr Christus adds new endocrinolgist Christus Trinity Mother Clinic Endocrinology welcomes new provider Kyle Jackson, D.O., to serve the patients of their community practice. Dr. Jackson is a third-generation physician and earned his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University before…

23 July 2016 [10:55 AM]
Diet, schmiet: Stop stressing and just eat real food

Diets don’t work-not for the long-term, anyway. By diets, I mean special courses of food we eat temporarily then ditch after achieving desired results or giving up because it was too difficult to sustain. Those who get desired results are…

22 July 2016 [06:49 PM]
Aaron Ross Football Camp set for July 16

  The Aaron Ross Football Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium on July 16 for all area athletes, 8-17. The camp is free and all athletes will receive lunch and…

08 July 2016 [03:40 PM]
Sodium lurks in most foods we eat

Americans’ consumption of sodium has increasingly been on the radar not only of health professionals, but also federal government officials. A recent recommendation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration calls for food manufacturers to voluntarily reduce the amount of…

08 July 2016 [01:53 PM]
Wellness a priority when entering college

As recent high school graduates begin college for the first time, they may be bombarded with a course load, social activities, work and other responsibilities. What may get left out in a list of priorities is health. Health professionals note…

07 July 2016 [05:47 PM]
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