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Suicide and depression support group started in Rockwall

Suicide and depression support group started in Rockwall
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ROCKWALL – A support group for those struggling with thoughts of suicide and depression has been started the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7 pm at the First Christian Church, 3375 Ridge Rd. According to founder A. Davidson, Light Two Candles is not a replacement for medical or therapeutic help but can […]

Free mammograms given June 5 in mobile unit outside Belk store

Free mammograms given June 5 in mobile unit outside Belk store

ROCKWALL – Free mammogram screenings will be given June 5 to women age 40 and over with no breast concerns and who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months in the BelkGives on the Go mobile unit parked outside the Belk store at The Plaza at Rockwall, 1027 East I-30. Participants must […]

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD: High Cost of Missed Hypothyroid Diagnosis

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD: High Cost of Missed Hypothyroid Diagnosis

(Reprinted from NewsMax.com, by Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.) – Underactive thyroid function is becoming alarmingly common — and is horribly under-diagnosed. The good news is that once it is diagnosed, it can be very easy to treat, and treatment can save your life, in addition to making life worth living!The thyroid gland, located in the neck […]

Blue Bell recalls all its products at all 4 plants due to listeria concerns

Blue Bell recalls all its products at all 4 plants due to listeria concerns

BRENHAM TX – Blue Bell Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling all of its products currently on the market made at all four of its facilities including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections […]

Lake Pointe doctors teleconferencing so children need not be moved to other hospitals

Lake Pointe doctors teleconferencing so children need not be moved to other hospitals

ROWLETT – In the past, sick children and their families often experienced great hardships and increased stress when they were transferred to other hospitals which were better equipped to treat their critical needs. Now, using advanced teleconferencing technology, doctors at different hospitals can diagnose and treat sick children without having to move them. Lake Pointe […]

Comfort Dental offering free dental services Christmas Eve morning

Comfort Dental offering free dental services Christmas Eve morning

ROCKWALL – Comfort Dental is offering free dental exams, cleanings, x-rays, extractions and fillings for as many patients as the the four dentists in their Rockwall office can see on their annual “Care Day,” Dec. 24, from 7:30 – 11:30 am. Patients are helped on a first-come, first-served basis and all services are completely free, […]

Heath High counselor Vicky Foster’s battle with MS featured in Wall St. Journal

Heath High counselor Vicky Foster’s battle with MS featured in Wall St. Journal

HEATH – For years, Heath High School guidance counselor Vicky Foster has been battling Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a disease which include problems with muscle control, balance, vision and thinking, that affects 500,000 people in the U.S. and 2.3 million world-wide, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Her experiences and success are were recently chronicled […]

5 County residents now being monitored for Ebola virus

5 County residents now being monitored for Ebola virus

ROCKWALL – Five Rockwall County residents are now being monitored for the Ebola virus, according to a City of Rockwall email alert just received at 5 pm today. Four of the residents were on an airline flight this week with a person that has tested positive. They are said to be at low risk. News […]

Rockwall County health officials preparing for Ebola

Rockwall County health officials preparing for Ebola

ROCKWALL – After the first U.S. Ebola case was confirmed in Dallas Tuesday, Rockwall County Emergency Management and partner agencies met together to discuss preparedness actions that have already been and will continue to be taken, as well as precautionary measures that will be taken in the future should the need arise. The meeting was […]

Texas obesity rate swells to 30.9% of population; Latinos at 42.5%

Texas obesity rate swells to 30.9% of population; Latinos at 42.5%

WASHINGTON D.C. – Obesity in Texas swelled to 30.9 percent of the population last year after dropping to 29.2 percent in 2012. That’s according to a report released Thursday by Trust With America’s Health using federal and state data. But the estimates are probably conservative because they are self-reported by Texans randomly chosen in a […]

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