VIDEO: Mental, spiritual health focus at conference

Editor's note: This is the second story in a series on mental health and the church. See the related link for more on the Peace of Mind Tyler Conference's keynote speaker, Kay Warren, co-founder of Saddleback Church and wife of renowned megachurch pastor Rick Warren.

Effects of domestic violence ripple through lives

Domestic abuse is a multifaceted public health issue that has gained much attention in the past few weeks as the National Football League addresses some of its players’ violence charges. Health organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have emphasized the need to implement violence prevention programs and polic

Walk With A Doc Q-and-A: testosterone replacement

Dr. Leonard DeCarlo is a urologist at Urology Tyler, PA. He will be the health topic and walk leader at the Walk with a Doc program, which steps off at 6 p.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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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

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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.…

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Walmart opening Care Clinic in Tyler

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Weighing In: Don't forget the other illnesses

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Obesity rates remain high

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Brook Hill trying new approach to fitness

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