Author: East Texas Review

CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Spreads Awareness About Diabetes

CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center – Longview joins the efforts of the American Diabetes Association to communicate the seriousness of diabetes and help support people to make lifestyle changes. As estimated by the American Diabetes Association, nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States – 8.3% of the population – have diabetes, and approximately 86 million Americans have prediabetes. “Diabetes is a disease in which the body has a shortage of insulin, a decreased ability to use insulin, or both,” explained Longview CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Endocrinologist, Dr. Noman Saif. “Insulin is important because it allows glucose (sugar)...

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Election Day is Tuesday

Election Day in Smith County is Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The election includes a Smith County Bond for road and bridge projects, elections for the cities of Arp and Whitehouse, and several statewide Constitutional Amendments. There were 1,517 ballots cast during Early Voting, which ran from October 23 through November 3. On Election Day — 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday — Smith County residents will be able to vote at any of the 34 polling locations in Smith County. (Polling locations are listed below.) For sample ballots, polling locations or more information on the local elections, visit...

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2018 Downtown Tyler Film Festival now accepting entries

The Downtown Tyler Film Festival (DTFF) is pleased to announce that the 2018 online submission cycle is open! Filmmakers can submit their entry online at www.TylerFilmFest.com. A celebration of storytelling through film, DTFF has grown to be an international film festival comprised of short films from around the world. Representatives from eight different countries have been accepted into past festivals, including England, Spain and Iran. The festival also seeks to grow local independent filmmaking and encourages Texas, and especially East Texas, filmmakers to submit their work. “We just wrapped the 2017 festival,” said Adriana Rodriguez, downtown operations coordinator for...

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Miracles happen at the League

By Joycelyne Fadojutimi Miracle League officially opened its fields today after many years of hard work and fund raising. Chris Stuckey, president of the Miracle League Board called it a miracle. According to Stuckey, it has not been an easy road. He thanked all board members both past and present for their contributions made Miracle League a reality. Stuckey was very excited about the grand opening. “This has been over 5 years in the making. It has been a difficult process but today made all the hard work worth it,” he said. “Miracle League will give kids the opportunity...

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The University of Texas at Tyler Longview University Center to Host TNA Training Event

Speakers to Discuss Recent Legislative Changes Affecting Health Care in Texas The Texas Nurses Association District 19 fall meeting will be held on Nov. 17 at The University of Texas at Tyler Longview University Center. More than 100 nurses and nursing students have indicated they plan to attend the session. “We are honored to host this meeting at the Longview campus,” Dr. Helene Hakim, assistant professor and coordinator of Longview nursing programs, said. “The event will provide one hour of continuing nursing education credit for practicing nurses and networking opportunities for our nursing students.” Mr. Andrew Cates, General Council...

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