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Geriatric Jeopardy

We hear a lot of talk about the aging of the American population and how it will bankrupt the Social Security System and Medicare, but not enough is said about the opportunities an aging population offers.
December 26, 2013

Yama Yoga Wellness Spa Begins New Era With More Services, Programs

For yoga instructor Summer Smith and her Yama Yoga Wellness Spa in Canton, 2013 raced to an exciting and expansive close.
December 26, 2013

Bee Healthy

The Texas climate can be rough and varied as the landscape. In the winter months, temperate sun-soaked mornings can swiftly turn inclement, leaving many folks with a bad case of the sniffles.
December 26, 2013

Creating a Path for Those in Need

Twenty-eight years ago in the neighborhoods of Tyler, one woman’s vision came together to create one of the strongest non-profit assistance charities in East Texas. People Attempting To Help (PATH) was founded by Gertrude Windsor, whose charitable heart marked everything she did in the Tyler community.
December 26, 2013

Knowing What To Do When A Friend is Suicidal

The University of Texas at Austin Counseling and Mental Health Center recently completed a very successful Suicide Prevention Week campaign.
October 31, 2013

City Folks Just Don’t Get It

You may have seen or heard of the on-line dating service named FarmersOnly.com. They have TV commercials. Lots on RFD-TV. You know, with Ma and Pa holding the pitchfork?
October 31, 2013

Tis the Season... To Combat Stress

The holidays are rapidly approaching, it is time to take a big, deep breath and come up with a game plan to help bring true peace and joy to the remainder of your year. I would like to say that I have a magical cure for eliminating the stress that comes along with such a busy season, but the best I can do is share some reflective observations that I have made over the years.
October 31, 2013

This is a 71 Year Old Male

I have before me the report describing an upper GI endoscopy I recently underwent. It’s quite informative and even entertaining. It is narrated in surprisingly human terms. It turns out I was coughing throughout the procedure which made it “more difficult,” the doctor reported
October 31, 2013

The Poverty Conference

The City of Longview, Partners in Prevention, along with Great Longview United Way, East Texas Council of Governments, Region 7 Education Service Center, Workforce Solutions of East Texas and Longview Nonprofit Coalition is sponsoring The Poverty Conference from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. October 15 at Maude Cobb Convention Center, 100 Grand Blvd. in Longview
September 30, 2013

BBB Warns of New Scams That May Target Medicare

The Better Business Bureau Serving Central East Texas warns elderly and disabled residents to beware of unsolicited phone calls from unscrupulous people looking to obtain Medicare or Medicaid information.
August 29, 2013

Family Helps Find Guitars For Students, Sick Children

Longview businessman Ken Chinn is giving away guitars because his teenage daughter, Tara, gave him “the look.” The guitars are for sick and needy children who want to play but whose families can’t afford to buy guitars for them.
August 29, 2013

Lillie’s Law Program in Tatum Helps Teens Break Habit

For many Texas communities and families, the death of even one child is life changing. Many deaths and injuries to teen drivers can be avoided by simply changing one dangerous habit: texting.
August 29, 2013