Nurse-Family Partnership program provides free home visits, education to first time mothers in Smith, Anderson and Cherokee Counties

Franchesca Williams was in disbelief when several pregnancy tests confirmed she was pregnant. She was in the process of changing careers, enrolled in her first semester of Respiratory Care at Tyler Junior College. “I was pregnant taking finals,” Williams said. “I didn’t know the first thing about being a mom. It was scary for me.” The…

US scientists try 1st gene editing inside the body

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to cure a disease. The experiment was done Monday in California on 44-year-old Brian Madeux. Through an IV, he received billions of copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to cut his DNA in a

Texas man with eyesight issues hopes gene therapy can help

DALLAS (AP) - When he was 9, Mason Two Crow learned he could be legally blind before he turned 18. A few years later, his doctors told him something else: Researchers were working on a treatment that could save his vision. But the therapy would have to arrive before Mason lost his eyesight. The Dallas Morning News reports Two Crow, now 22,

NET Health Vital Statistics Department

RECOGNITION For the 11th consecutive year, the NET Health Vital Statistics Department is being recognized as a Local Registrar Five Star Service Award Winner. In addition, the NET Health Vital Statistics Department is only one of 26 registrars across the state who was also observed as an Exemplary Registrar. “I’m so pleased to know the hard

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Carter BloodCare teams with area groups to host blood drive

Vacations and summer fun can mean dip in frequent blood donations to Carter BloodCare. When someone gives blood, that person becomes a ‘first responder’ - preparing the blood supply before it might be needed. Donating blood is giving life and…

17 June 2017 [10:08 AM]
ETMC Athens re-designated Level IV trauma center

ETMC Athens has been re-designated as a Level IV trauma center by The Texas Department of State Health Services until 2020. The designation as a Level IV center means the hospital can treat seriously injured trauma patients, or stabilize and…

16 June 2017 [11:01 AM]
Kids in the kitchen classes scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday

A cooking class for kids is being hosted by the Chandler Adventist Fellowship at the Chandler Community Center, 811B Highway 31 East, Chandler. Professional chef, Sualua Tupolo, will be giving a free cooking class for anyone from 8 to 12…

14 June 2017 [06:16 PM]
Christus 30 years

The 30th Annual Children's Miracle Network Celebration! Telethon wrapped up Sunday with a grand total of $1,265,839.47 raised in support of the pediatric services at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System. The event was broadcast Sunday on KYTX CBS-19 Television…

09 June 2017 [11:57 AM]
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