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Swimming spots not as clean as you think

Mon Jul 6, 2015 9:35 am

Swimming spots not as clean as you think KYTX CBS 19's Dana Hughey and Clint Yeatts have the story.…


Dual diagnosis: tackling substance abuse and mental illness

Sun Jul 5, 2015 12:26 am

By COSHANDRA DILLARD, cdillard@tylerpaper.com
Substance abuse is often linked to mental illness. It’s a complex problem, as drugs and alcohol are used to self-medicate and could worsen an underlying mental health problem.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, nearly one-third…


East Texas counties have higher suicide rates than other areas of state

Sun Jul 5, 2015 12:26 am

East Texas counties have higher suicide rates than other areas of state By COSHANDRA DILLARD, cdillard@tylerpaper.com
With suicide rates nearly double that of more urban counties, mental health workers and advocates are shining a light on the state…


UT Health NE providers merge mental health care, primary care

Sun Jul 5, 2015 12:26 am

UT Health NE providers merge mental health care, primary care By COSHANDRA DILLARD, cdillard@tylerpaper.com
On a recent Thursday morning, Dr. Ryan Menard’s first patient admitted having suicidal thoughts.

A counselor spent time with the patient and…


Waist trainers: Effective, but dangerous in the long tern

Sat Jul 4, 2015 11:11 pm

By COSHANDRA DILLARD
No matter how many times we are reminded that a healthy diet and exercise are the solutions to losing weight and keeping…


Urgent care clinic at Lake Palestine opens Monday

Sat Jul 4, 2015 9:54 pm

ETMC First Physicians will open an urgent care clinic on Monday at its Lake Palestine location at the corner of Farm-to-Market Road 344 and Highway 155 in Flint. Clinic hours will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday…


Holiday weekend prime for injuries, hazards

Thu Jul 2, 2015 2:03 pm

By COSHANDRA DILLARD, cdillard@tylerpaper.com
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…


Study: Blue-eyed people have higher risk of alcoholism

Thu Jul 2, 2015 9:59 am

Study: Blue-eyed people have higher risk of alcoholism Is it mere coincidence, or do people with blue eyes really run a higher risk of being alcoholics? A new study out…


CDC warns of parasite outbreak affecting swimming pools

Thu Jul 2, 2015 9:07 am

CDC warns of parasite outbreak affecting swimming pools AUSTIN (KVUE via KYTX) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning about a chlorine-resistant parasite in contaminated water that…


Mother Frances launches new iCARE initiative

Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:17 pm

Mother Frances launches new iCARE initiative By Coshandra Dillard, cdillard@tylerpaper.com
Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics on Tuesday officially launched its iCARE initiative — a set of tools and techniques designed to…


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