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Sally Rhodes, Hunt Regional Healthcare registered nutritionist, discusses summer nutrition needs for children, particularly those involved in sports.  She recommends a number of alternatives to fast food, and says water is generally better for hydration than sports drinks.  Sally also reflects on an article recommending that

Sarah Latham, Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent, discusses the "Friend to Friend" event from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Saturday (June 18) at the First Christian Church, 1101 Sycamore Street in Commerce.  The free event will include brunch, child care, a tour of Hunt Regional Healthcare's Tubby Adkission Mobile Mammography Unit.  The "Friend to Friend" event promotes awareness and prevention of breast cancer and cervical cancer.

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Hunt Regional Healthcare

Hunt Regional Healthcare registered nutritionist Sally Rhodes comments on a recent article about "juicing," a popular diet trend in which the dieter relies on juice for sustenance five out of every seven days.   While fruit and vegetable juices have their place, Sally doesn't recommend such a restricted diet.

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Hunt Regional Healthcare

Sally Rhodes, registered nutritionist with Hunt Regional Healthcare, reflects on recent research that shows less than 25 percent of people with prediabetes receive drugs or lifestyle modification from their primary care physicians.  About one-third of adults in the U.S. have prediabetes, which is defined as higher than normal blood glucose concentrations, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce Associate Professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks recently received a grant from Hunt Regional Healthcare that provides funding for a "quit smoking" support group that meets at 6 p.m. Thursdays in Room 120 of Binnion Hall on the A&M-Commerce campus.  All members of the community are welcome to attend.

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Hunt Regional Healthcare

The Hunt Regional Healthcare Emergency Center in Quinlan has opened, giving the southern part of Hunt County an emergency-care facility to go with the Commerce facility in the northern part of the county.  Kim Saenz will serve as the director of the Quinlan facility as well as the Commerce facility.  She says the new Quinlan emergency center is located at 736 E.

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Hunt Regional Healthcare

Sally Rhodes, registered dietician with the Hunt Regional Health Care system, says March is National Nutrition Month.  The theme this year is "Savor the Flavor of Eating Right."  The emphasis is on mindful eating, savoring the flavor and texture of food, and taking your time to fully enjoy it.  It is possible to schedule a visit with Sally and other nutritionists at the Hun

U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Hunt Regional Health Care Registered Dietician Sally Rhodes reflects on the new 2015-2020 federal nutrition guidelines, which were recently released.  The guidelines recommend no more than 10 percent of daily calories come from sugar.  But some observers were disappointed that a warning against excessive consumption of red meat was taken out of the guidelines.

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Alan Ajifo Flickr Creative Commons

A law passed by the Texas Legislature in 2015 will help repay the educational loans for people who train as psychiatrists or other mental health professionals and go to work in rural areas.  About 185 of the 254 counties in Texas do not have a psychiatrist.  Sherri Sheffield, program director of behavioral health with Hunt Regional Healthcare, discusses the situation in this program.

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Steven Depolo, Flickr, Creative Commons

Hunt Regional Healthcare System registered nutritionist Sally Rhodes offers some advice for enjoying the Christmas holidays.  Sally says it's fine to enjoy the good food, but try to limit yourself to one plate at a holiday event, and in general, be careful of portion sizes.  She says also be sure to have breakfast and other regular meals, so

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Kim Saenz, the director of the Hunt Regional Healthcare Emergency Center in Commerce, discusses reports that emergency room visits are increasing across the country because high insurance deductibles prevent people from seeing primary-care physicians.  Another factor, she says, is the rising cost of medication.

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Hunt Regional Healthcare Registered Nutritionist Sally Rhodes discusses the proposed new federal nutrition guidelines, which are in the final phase of review.  Controversy continues over the recommendations for dairy products, cholesterol and other foods.  The new guidelines will be adopted before the end of the year.

Bras for the Cause, Greenville, Texas
Bras for the Cause, Greenville, Texas

Pud Kearns of Housewarmers of Greenville and one of the leaders of Bras for the Cause says Monday and Tuesday are the days to submit the artfully and whimsically designed bras, with the annual fund raising event scheduled for Thursday evening, October 8, in downtown Greenville.  The money raised goes to help cancer patients in Hunt County, and this year the organization is hoping to fund a UV light sterilization unit for Hunt Regional

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Hunt Regional Healthcare

Kim Saenz, the emergency department director of the new Hunt Regional Medical Center at Commerce, says the new facility on Highway 50 has seen a 30% increase in patients over the previous Commerce hospital.  She says more patients are coming from nearby communities such as Campbell and Wolfe City, helping to take pressure off the emergency room at the Hunt Regional hospital in Greenville.

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Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says ground breaking should take place soon on a new CVS Pharmacy on State Highway 24/50 near Whitley Hall, the Texas A&M University-Commerce high-rise dormitory.  Already underway near the same location is construction of the new Hunt Regional Healthcare emergency-care facility.

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