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Dancing for EB awareness Video included

TYLER (KYTX) - Imagine your skin breaking out into blisters from even the slightest touch. A 12-year-old East Texas boy is living with a rare skin disease that causes this to happen. His skin is so fragile, his father has never even been able to pick him up under the arms. Davion Breaux was diagnosed with EB at birth. It's short for Epidermolysis Bullosa.  More>>

Special Report: Prescription Description Video included

TYLER (KYTX) - Nearly half of all Americans take at least one prescription drug every month. And, that can can get expensive, which is why many people choose to buy generic drugs-or your insurance provider may require generics when available. But, do they work just as well? Local health experts break down whether all drugs are created equal.  More>>

Learn the ABCs of skin cancer this summer Video included

TYLER (KYTX) - We could all use a refresher on our ABCs this summer, but we're not talking about the song you learned when you were little. These are the ABCs of skin cancer, and dermatologists say they could save your life.  More>>

Spray-on sunscreen warning in kids Video included

(CBS) - Don't spray your kids with sunscreen, at least for now. That's the word from Consumer Reports. The magazine is warning parents against spray-ons, saying they could put children at risk for asthma or allergy attacks. The July warning comes after the Food and Drug Administration announced it is studying whether these sunscreens can be harmful if children inhale them.  More>>

Electronics disrupting quality sleep

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(CNN)-- National Sleep Foundation polls show approximately 95% of Americans use an electronic device within an hour of going to sleep. More>>

East Texas woman loses more than 60 lbs, drops from size 18 to 8 Video included

An inspiring Fit City update. Two years ago we spotlighted Goodwill for helping their employees get healthy paying them by the pound to lose weight. One of those employees is down from a size 18 to a size 8. Shannon Carter shares her secret to success. More>>

After a bicycle crash with a truck, ETX man finds Fit City Success Video included

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It's been almost 10 years since a bike ride changed an East Texas man's life forever. Terry Howlett was hit by a truck while he was riding on Highway 64 west, not far from Tyler Pounds Regional Airport.  Check out how he fought his way back to Fit City Success.






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Tyler American Cancer Society recruits for Cancer Prevention Study

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The American Cancer Society and Tyler area hospitals are recruiting for a nationwide Cancer Prevention Study. More>>

Better flu vaccine on the horizon

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During the heat of summer, people tend to forget about the flu. Yet as high temperatures begin to decline, we're reminded that influenza, a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death, will soon return. More>>

Study: CDC's $54M Tips From Former Smokers graphic ads led 100,000 to quit

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You may have seen the graphic "Tips From Former Smokers" television and web ads, such as the 2012 public service announcement depicting a cancer survivor named Terrie putting on her wig and voice box to get ready for the day. More>>

More North Texans sick with cyclospora infection

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The number of North Texans sick with cyclospora, a rare infection spread through raw fruits and vegetables, is growing. More>>

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  • Where to save and splurge on your beauty dollars

    Where to save and splurge on your beauty dollars

    Thursday, March 20 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-03-20 16:59:36 GMT
    TYLER (KYTX) - Keeping our skin looking young and our hair looking good, can get expensive. It seems like there's always a new product that promises amazing results. Many women are tempted to buy theMore >>
    Keeping our skin looking young and our hair looking good, can get expensive.  It seems like there's always a new product that promises amazing results. CBS 19's Dana Hughey takes some of the work out of beauty.  She shows us how we can save money on all those hair, face and body products, without sacrificing quality in "Best in Beauty" a CBS 19 Special Report.More >>
  • Intense workouts help woman with MS find Fit City Success

    Intense workouts help woman with MS find Fit City Success

    Thursday, March 20 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-03-20 16:59:27 GMT
    TYLER (KYTX) - Exercise is crucial for people living with multiple sclerosis. Studies have proven working out helps manage MS symptoms. An East Texas woman diagnosed with MS 10 years is finding Fit CityMore >>
    Exercise is crucial for people living with multiple sclerosis.  Studies have proven working out helps manage MS symptoms. An East Texas woman diagnosed with MS 10 years is finding Fit City Success at a morning boot campMore >>
  • Seniors line dancing their way to Fit City Success

    Seniors line dancing their way to Fit City Success

    Thursday, March 20 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-03-20 16:59:24 GMT
    WHITEHOUSE (KYTX) - Line dancing is now the third most popular extracurricular activity in the world for people over 50. The TASCA Triple Steppers perform all over East Texas for nursing homes and retirementMore >>
    WHITEHOUSE (KYTX) - A lot of people who dance don't think of it as a workout, but research shows it can improve your heart health, physical fitness, weight and your memory. There are so many types ofMore >>
  • Fit City Success: Tyler woman gets relief from auto-immune disease

    Fit City Success: Tyler woman gets relief from auto-immune disease

    Thursday, March 20 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-03-20 16:59:23 GMT
    TYLER (KYTX) - Starting a new workout isn't always about losing weight. For some people, it's about finding better health. That's exactly what brought a Tyler woman to a local boot camp where she foundMore >>
    Starting a new workout isn't always about losing weight.  For some people, it's about finding better health.  That's exactly what brought a Tyler woman to a local boot camp where she found Fit City Success.More >>
  • Home schooled kids find Fit City Success at Patriot Academy

    Home schooled kids find Fit City Success at Patriot Academy

    Thursday, March 20 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-03-20 16:59:21 GMT
    TYLER (KYTX) - Home-schooled children in East Texas are learning an appreciation for exercise in a special program at UT Tyler. It's called the Patriot Academy for Physical Activity. In this week's FitMore >>
    Home-schooled children in East Texas are learning an appreciation for exercise in a special program at UT Tyler.  It's called the Patriot Academy for Physical Activity.  In this week's Fit City Success story, his program is promoting active lifestyles one child at a time.More >>
  • Hepatitis A scare at NYC restaurant prompts 239 to get vaccinated

    Hepatitis A scare at NYC restaurant prompts 239 to get vaccinated

    Monday, April 8 2013 9:29 AM EDT2013-04-08 13:29:35 GMT
    New York (CNN) -- More than 200 people received hepatitis A vaccinations over the weekend after learning that a Manhattan restaurant employee handling sweets was infected with the virus, according toMore >>
    More than 200 people received hepatitis A vaccinations over the weekend after learning that a Manhattan restaurant employee handling sweets was infected with the virus, according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.More >>
  • America's wildest food habits, revealed

    America's wildest food habits, revealed

    Monday, March 25 2013 5:28 PM EDT2013-03-25 21:28:05 GMT
    (Health.com) -- With all the hand sanitizer America bought last year ($190 million worth, to be exact), you'd think that our germphobia might have made us safer cooks. But as a Health.com poll of someMore >>
    With all the hand sanitizer America bought last year ($190 million worth, to be exact), you'd think that our germphobia might have made us safer cooks.More >>
  • Sugary drinks linked to 180,000 deaths worldwide

    Sugary drinks linked to 180,000 deaths worldwide

    Tuesday, March 19 2013 4:59 PM EDT2013-03-19 20:59:08 GMT
    (CNN) -- Sugar-sweetened beverages are linked to more than 180,000 obesity-related deaths worldwide each year, according to new research presented this week at an American Heart Association conference. "ThisMore >>
    Sugar-sweetened beverages are linked to more than 180,000 obesity-related deaths worldwide each year, according to new research presented this week at an American Heart Association conference.More >>
  • Are we over-diagnosing mental illness?

    Are we over-diagnosing mental illness?

    Monday, March 18 2013 10:03 AM EDT2013-03-18 14:03:24 GMT
    (CNN) -- To ease the heartache of her first child's stillbirth, Kelli Montgomery chose rigorous exercise, yoga and meditation over the antidepressants and sleeping pills that her physicians immediatelyMore >>
    To ease the heartache of her first child's stillbirth, Kelli Montgomery chose rigorous exercise, yoga and meditation over the antidepressants and sleeping pills that her physicians immediately suggested.More >>
  • CDC: Man died of rabies from kidney transplant

    CDC: Man died of rabies from kidney transplant

    Friday, March 15 2013 1:12 PM EDT2013-03-15 17:12:48 GMT
    (CNN) -- A Maryland man recently died of rabies that he contracted from a tainted kidney he received in a transplant operation a year and a half ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saidMore >>
    A Maryland man recently died of rabies that he contracted from a tainted kidney he received in a transplant operation a year and a half ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.More >>
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