Health

Gardening is more effective exercise than going to the gym: burns...
In addition to enhancing life skills and boosting food security, there is another major benefit of gardening, researchers have found: fitness. Long-time gardeners have...
Meals on Wheels April 19 - 25
Wednesday: Meatloaf with tomato gravy, boiled potatoes, okra and tomatoes, wheat roll, banana pudding with wafers, milk Thursday: BBQ pork riblet on bun, corn O’Brien,...
Alto and Wells 1st Graders receive Prevent Tooth Decay Kits
All first graders at Alto and Wells Elementary Schools were recently given free prevent tooth decay kits through the Fantastic Teeth Fan Club. Members of Terrell Masonic...
April 3 - 9 is Public Health Week
Cherokee County Judge, Chris Davis signed a proclamation in the honor of National Public Health Week, which runs April 3 - 9, and reads: WHEREAS, Governor Abbott has...
Texas takes a stand against obesity: Statewide weight-loss contest...
An exciting new contest in Texas is encouraging both individual residents and entire employee groups statewide to lose weight, get healthy and win huge cash prizes for...
Christus Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler named one of the nation’s...
Christus Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler has again been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, part of the IBM Watson HealthTM business....
Meals on Wheels March 29 - 31
Wednesday: Sante Fe chicken, Mexicorn grits, pinto beans, wheat roll, vanilla pudding, milk Thursday: Lemon pepper pollock, rotini pasta blend, rosy pears, wheat...
Medicare’s hospice benefit helps people cope with final stages of...
Choosing hospice care isn’t about giving up. It’s about making every day count. Terminally ill people who make the choice receive care for their physical, emotional,...
Texas Families-Especially Texas Children-Need a Healthy Medicaid...
Medicaid is an efficient and effective health coverage program for Texas children, and federal and state governments should continue to stabilize and improve the program’s...
Texas AgriLife announces Walk Across Texas
It’s time to get up and get moving, Cherokee County. It’s time for everyone to get healthy. \ As the Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent for Cherokee County,...
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension announces Food Handlers Class
Texas Department of State Health Services accredited food handlers program is now being offered here at the Cherokee County Courthouse Annex 165 East 6th St. #104, Rusk....
Ross Breast Center Mobilizes State-of-the-Art Women’s Health Care...
The CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System Ross Breast Center unveiled its new, state-of-the-art Mobile Mammography Unit during the Toast of East Texas Fundraising...
High school and college students invited to participate in UT...
Area high school and college students who are interested in learning more about medicine and scientific research are invited to apply for a month-long biomedical science...
Local author demonstrates canning and dehydrating on Channel 56
Local author, Lurlene Bowden will be appearing on Channel 56 KETK from 11 a.m. - noon, Friday, March 3, with the Manager of Longview Natural Grocers. They will be...
ETMC Cardiovascular Institute to host women's heart health luncheon...
The ETMC Cardiovascular Institute will host “Matters from the Heart: A Woman’s Journey,” a luncheon addressing women’s heart health, on Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Crosswalk...