East Texas moms and babies face higher risks than ever before. East Texas has one of the highest infant mortality rates in Texas, and Smith County has one of the highest infant mortality rates in East Texas. The preterm birth rate in the United States has worsened for a fourth year, from 9.6…
It’s about that time of the year! Leftover Halloween candy, Thanksgiving meals, holiday parties and sweets around every corner. The holidays can be a difficult time to manage our blood sugar and avoid overeating, but mindful eating can help you through this joyous season.
Local health professionals are emphasizing the flu shot and good hygiene to prevent the possibility of catching the flu virus. The Tyler-Longview area has been ranked fifth in the nation for its amount of flu activity so far.
UT Health East Texas Olympic Centers kicked off a food drive Friday benefiting the East Texas Food Bank.
There are several ways of thawing a turkey for your Thanksgiving meal. Thawing in the refrigerator, in cold water and in the microwave are the methods suggested most by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In terms of food safety and proper thawing habits, it is best to thaw turkey in the ref…
A team of students from the School of Nursing at the University of Texas at Tyler is studying and monitoring Parkinson’s disease patients participating in the new Rock Steady Boxing program at a local fitness center, where patients participate in boxing exercises.
At 71, Joyce Stanley appears a bit out of place with boxing gloves on her hands and jabbing a punching bag.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the simplest and safest protection against the influenza virus (the flu) is vaccination. Flu vaccines are updated every year to better match the strains of the flu virus expected to be in circulation across the United States.
Can there be anything more highly recommended and universally agreed upon than regular exercise and healthy nutrition for a sound mind and sound body? If there is, it’s the best-kept secret around. In short, diet and exercise are no-brainers, especially when it comes to the brain.
Long after the weather starts to cool, the effects of a hot, muggy summer wreak havoc for fall allergy sufferers. One reason is because, in many areas of the country, warmer periods mixed with precipitation create the perfect recipe for ragweed and mold spores — the leading culprits for fall…
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Former President Jimmy Carter is recovering at Emory University Hospital following surgery to relieve pressure on his brain from a subdural hematoma, The Carter Center said in a statement. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
Former President Jimmy Carter was admitted to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta ahead of a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, the Carter Center announced in a statement posted to Twitter.
Two midwives in New Mexico help empower Native American women who are navigating their maternal care options. Watch the full "Giving Birth in America: New Mexico" documentary produced by Every Mother Counts.
A New Mexico couple leans on a nearby midwife to help overcome their limited resources to experience a healthy home birth based on their values. Produced by Every Mother Counts.
In the "Strawberry Capital" of the US, an immigrant farmworker prepares for the birth of her third child while facing healthcare challenges and threats to immigration status. Produced by Every Mother Counts
As we continue to live longer, we're seeing an increase in illnesses like dementia. All over the world, innovative ways to care for our aging loved ones are on the rise.
Ten people at an Oklahoma assisted living facility were hospitalized after they were given insulin injections instead of the flu shot, according to police.
There are several well-known factors that contribute to aging: smoking, stress, sun exposure and genetics, among them. But what you may not realize is what you put on your plate can also cause you to look beyond your year.
Those in the Indiana, Pennsylvania, region hoping to lose weight, live healthier or get their nutrition in order after being diagnosed with a health condition such as diabetes or Celiac disease have a resource available at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
The Vietnam War ended in 1975. One decade later, Wes Wertz was born. Spoken word is how the vast majority of people on our planet express their wants and needs.
If you’ve ever been a pet parent, you know animals love to explore and taste just about everything in their path. Unfortunately, there are things at home that our furry friends shouldn’t eat. In fact, according to the ASPCA in 2018, the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) received an average of 1,200 calls daily and assisted 266,554 animals.
For the past 24 years, Arthur Dilg did some pretty fun things, including taking his wife, Marilyn, on multiple trips to Germany to visit family. The semi-retired Christ Episcopal Church clergyman also had a chance to be a part of some blessed events, including baptizing the majority of his nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren as well as countless others outside the family. He performed numerous weddings, and he and Marilyn were able to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary six years ago.
The World Health Organization is set to announce "gaming disorder" as a new mental health condition in its International Classification of Diseases. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.