Health

  Longview ministry to hold first meeting in mission to help addicts, their families

Life After Meth Ministries is a group dedicated to faith-based counseling of those who struggle with addiction.

  Tyler medical center awarded $750,000 grant to increase mental health access in rural areas

Northeast Texas is vastly under-served in terms of access to mental health resources, officials say.

  7 Investigates: Health officials confirm three cases of infant botulism in East Texas

Health officials have now confirmed three cases of infant botulism in East Texas, and a possible fourth case is under investigation.

A healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk for Alzheimer’s

People with high genetic risk and poor health habits were about three times more likely to develop dementia versus those with low genetic risk and good habits, researchers reported Sunday.

  UT Tyler hosts grand opening of mobile healthcare unit

The INTUNE Mobile Healthcare Unit is a collaboration between the University of Texas at Tyler and Special Health Resources for Texas.

  Small glass of juice or soda a day linked to increased risk of cancer, study finds

A new study links the consumption of sugary drinks – even small amounts – to an increased risk of cancer.

  Dr. Ed: CDC warns doctors to remain vigilant for cases of AFM

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1st baby in US born from dead donor’s transplanted womb

These transplants were pioneered by a Swedish doctor who did the first successful one five years ago.

  Dr. Ed: Prostate cancer testing

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  Veggie Kids Club benefits kids and farmers alike

The Veggie Kids Club at the Rose City Farmer's Market allows kids to purchase their own produce.

  Dr. Ed: ADHD and Autism

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  Dr. Ed: Cardiovascular disease

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  32nd annual Cattle Barons’ Gala hosts supporters and cancer survivors alike

The 2019 Tyler Cattle Barons' Gala saw beautiful dresses, plenty of boots and lots of fun.

  Dr. Ed: 3D mammograms

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Health officials offering free HIV testing in Longview Thursday

Texas Health and Human Services officials recommend that everyone be screened for the HIV virus at least once in their lives as part of their routine health care, and they are working to make that an easily-affordable possibility

  Dr. Ed joins us for this today's Med Team Report

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  Dr. Ed joins us for this week's Med Team Report

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  East Texas infant treated for rare case of infant botulism

The warning signs include poor feeding, decreased moment, breathing problems, and a weak cry. Fewer than 100 cases of botulism happen in the United States each year.

  Dr. Ed joins us to talk about the link between red meat and the risk of death

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  Summer camp is newest front in battle with measles outbreak

Vaccinations have been made mandatory this summer for campers and staff in several counties north of New York City that annually fill up with kids from the Orthodox Jewish communities that have been hit hardest by measles.

  Church hosts concert to benefit 11 year old with glioma

A concert benefiting an 11 year old boy with Glioma is tomorrow night at the Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church, in Gilmer.

  New law ensures firefighters and EMTs with certain cancers can receive worker’s compensation

A new law ensures worker's compensation for firefighters and EMTs with certain cancers.

Eating more red meat could mean shortening your life, study says

A new study published this week found an increase in total red meat consumption is associated with higher overall death rates.

  Sam’s Law will benefit students across the state; give parents peace of mind

Sam's Law will benefit students across the state who suffer from seizures.

  More than 1 million STDs contracted every day, World Health Organization says

The figures were collected worldwide from men and women between the ages of 15 and 49. They show more than 1 million new cases of four STDs – chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis and syphilis – are contracted every day.

Family medical clinic in Alto to host free community health fair

The fair offers the community one-on-one time to discuss with medical professionals and free servces.

  US measles count surpasses 1,000

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the count Wednesday, saying 1,001 illnesses have been reported since the beginning of the year.

Red meat? White meat? Study says it really doesn’t matter

A new study published this week in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows red and white meats are equally bad for cholesterol.

  25 cups of coffee a day are as safe for your heart as 1 cup, new study says

Coffee fans have been getting mixed messages about their favorite drink for years, including previous studies that suggest coffee is bad for your heart.

Thanks to surgery in the womb, newborn avoids devastating birth defect

The in-utero surgery to repair the baby’s spine came with serious risks, especially for the mom.