Health

  East Texas nurses share what job means to them during appreciation week

Nurses interviewed explain what it means to them to be a nurse in East Texas, especially through the last year during the pandemic.

State vaccine call center to connect organizations, businesses with mobile vaccine teams

“Vaccines are the most effective tool in Texas’ fight against COVID-19, and we are committed to making COVID-19 vaccines even more widely available to Texans across the state,” said Governor Abbott.

‘COVID has impacted students differently’: East Texas school leaders discuss lost learning amid pandemic

East Texas school district leaders are working to figure out how to help students after a turbulent and unprecedented year.

  NET Health changing COVID-19 vaccine distribution methods as surplus builds

“Really all of the low hanging fruit has been picked,” said Russell Hopkins with NET Health.

  WebXtra: CVS now offering COVID-19 vaccine shots without appointment

Customers can now simply walk into a CVS location and receive a COVID-19 vaccine shot, no appointment necessary.

East Texas shelter director warns of homeless mental health issues

An East Texas women's shelter director is voicing concern at a continuing problem of homeless women suffering mental illness, who need care and shelter she can't give them. Director says she has seen numerous cases of homeless women with mental disabiliti

  UT Health East Texas opens COVID-19 recovery clinic to help patients with lingering problems

Clinic will also participate in research studies designed to combat post COVID-19 syndrome.

  Dr. Ed discusses the future of COVID-19, mutations, vaccines

Among the various topics discussed, Dr. Ed gave his thoughts on the future of COVID-19 and if it is something that will stick around as a seasonal illness or go the way of exterminated diseases.

State reports more than 2,600 COVID-19 cases in Texas public schools for week

The Texas Department of State Health Services reported more than 2,600 cases of COVID-19 on public school campuses in last week’s reports.

UT Health East Texas introduces COVID-19 recovery clinic

UT Health East Texas Physicians on Monday will open a COVID-19 Recovery Clinic at UT Health North Campus Tyler that is designed to treat patients who have recovered from COVID-19 but continue to experience lingering health issues.

Nacogdoches ISD in early planning stages to offer voluntary COVID-19 vaccines to high school students

Nacogdoches ISD Superintendent Dr. Gabriel Trujillo said the district is in the early coordinating and planning stages to offer voluntary COVID-19 vaccines for students 16 years and older.

  ‘Stand Up to Stigma’ to help provide mental health services to East Texas students

Jessica Richardson, the director of Next Step Community Solutions, joined East Texas Now to tell us about her organization and the fundraiser happening this Friday in Tyler.

Texas’ medical marijuana program is one of the most restrictive in the country. Advocates hope the Legislature will change that.

Industry experts say Texas’ narrowly designed program is also hindering a market that could help drive Texas’ economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

  Huntington student born with spina bifida takes first steps, thanks to new braces

A Huntington Elementary School student who was unable to walk due to a medical condition was able to take her first steps thanks to new braces.

  Hispanic Business Alliance holds vaccine clinic to serve Tyler’s Hispanic community

In an effort to reach Tyler’s Hispanic community, several organizations came together today to host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

What we know about the 1,359 active cases of COVID-19 in East Texas

The latest on COVID-19 cases across East Texas.

  Medicaid waiver expiration could impact East Texas healthcare services

Burke and other mental health services in Texas are still reeling from news that a major funding source will be ending, if negotiations don’t resolve the matter soon.

CHRISTUS Health, Texas Oncology break ground on Northeast Texas Cancer and Research Center

The weather held out Friday as CHRISTUS Health and Texas Oncology broke ground on the 85,000-square-foot Northeast Texas Cancer and Research Center.

NET Health announces upcoming COVID vaccine clinics in Anderson. Smith, Wood counties

Starting next week, NET Health will provide First Dose COVID vaccines in Wood County and in Anderson County, as well as continuing our COVID vaccination hub in Tyler.

  UT Health East Texas partners with TheraNow to bring virtual physical therapy

A new opportunity is now being offered to UT Health East Texas patients as the hospital has partnered with ‘TheraNow to offer their patients virtual physical therapy.

State reports nearly 3,000 COVID-19 cases in Texas public schools for week

The Texas Department of State Health Services reported nearly 3,000 cases of COVID-19 on public school campuses in last week’s reports.

Pollen Count From UT Health and KLTV 7

Here is the latest Pollen Count From UT Health and KLTV 7.

  Belly fat increases risk for heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high cholesterol, report says

Researchers say a protruding tummy may be a sign of visceral fat – a dangerous form of fat that wraps itself around organs deep inside the body.

  WATCH: Dr. Ed, Dr. Patton discuss fatigue after COVID-19 and more

Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Ed Dominguez and OBGYB Dr. Theresa Patton once again joined East Texas Now on Friday.

  WATCH: Dr. Ashwini Mehta says liver disease is prevalent, gives tips to prevent it

Dr. Mehta explains the important role your liver plays and helps shed light on fatty liver prevention, diagnosing, and treatment.

  WATCH: Dr. Ed Dominguez discusses COVID-19 challenge trials

nfectious disease specialist Dr. Ed Dominguez joined us live in our studio today.

  ETN: Dr. Ashwini Mehta explains fatty liver disease prevention

Hepatologist Dr. Ashwini Mehta

Gummy vitamins recalled for possible metallic mesh

The recalled Vitafusion products include Kids Melatonin, Melatonin, Fiber Well, SleepWell and MultiVites.

Pandemic Hair Loss – a Doctor’s Advice

We’ve heard a lot about brain fog, fatigue, even heart and lung issues as long term side affects after COVID-19, but now, Dermatologists are hearing one more common complaint- hair loss and not just among those who had a severe case of the virus.

  Marion County vaccine clinic closes one week after opening

A vaccination in clinic in Marion county has stopped administrating COVID-19 vaccines just only a week after it started due to low turnout.