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It's Not Too Late To Vaccinate!

Flu season is upon us! We’re well into it now, but it’s not too late to get vaccinated. The best way to avoid the flu, and its possible complications, is to get the annual flu vaccine! The strain of flu that is prevalent each year can vary, and the body’s immunities deteriorate over time, so it is important to get the shot yearly. Up to 26 million medical visits each season are because of the f...

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Keep Food Out of the "Danger Zone"

You just cooked dinner and set the food out for everyone to dig in. You sit down to eat, and after the family wants to turn on a movie. But first, should you put the food away? The movie is only a couple of hours long. The food should be good for that long, right?   Nope.   According to the FDA, food should never be left out of refrigeration for over two hours! When storing your leftovers, ...

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Rapid COVID-19 Testing Now at HCE!

Our HealthCARE Express locations in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas, now have rapid COVID-19 tests available! Rapid tests will be coming soon to Oklahoma.  If you or a loved one suspect you have COVID-19, you can head to your nearest HealthCARE Express location to get tested. During your visit, our providers will determine if you need to be tested and which type of COVID-19 test...

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Stay Safe Falling Back!

It’s that time of year again: the end of Daylight-Saving Time (DST). While we may rejoice at the idea of getting that blessed extra hour of sleep, the time change can have a big impact on our health! Changing our alarm clocks also forces our body’s internal clock, our circadian rhythm, to change too. Pushing our days an hour back can have an effect on both our bodies and minds.    You may not...

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End of Year Wellness Visits

The end of the year is fast approaching, so you should get in your wellness visits if you haven’t done them yet.           Some Examples of Wellness Visits Cancer screenings Women need to have breast cancer screenings done every one or two years after they turn 40, and men should have prostate cancer screenings every year after 45. People with a personal or family history of cancer are mo...

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Texarkana Hometown Hero: Gerry Stanford

We would like for you to meet this week’s Hometown Hero: Gerry Stanford! Gerry Stanford is the Executive Director of Athletics and Head Football Coach at Texarkana Independent School District. Gerry has been with TISD for three and a half years and is a member of the Texas High School Coaches Association and East Texas Football Coaches Association. His favorite thing about being a coach is h...

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Marshall Hometown Hero: Christina Anderson

We would like for you to meet this week’s Hometown Hero: Christina Anderson. Christina is a principal with the Anderson Foundation, which is a foundation co-founded by her and her husband, Richard Anderson. Christina has been involved with community volunteerism since she moved to Marshall 25 years ago. In her work as a volunteer in Marshall, Harrison County, and the region, Christina curre...

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Atlanta Hometown Hero: Robert Gamez

We would like for you to meet this week’s Hometown Hero: Robert “Bob” Gamez! Bob has worked for the city of Atlanta for two years! He maintains our lovely downtown area. Bob is also a member of the Men’s Golf Association at Indian Hills Country Club. Often, he and his wife help out with the Girl Scouts of America in support of their twins. Bob’s favorite thing about Atlanta is that he knows...

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Watch Out for Those Itsy Bitsy Spiders!

Is that spider a helpful housemate or a venomous villain?

The itsy bitsy spiders (and the not so itsy bitsy ones) are soon going to be creepy crawling into your home, trying to find shelter from the cold. “Spider season” starts in the fall, with its height happening in September and October. The weather starts getting colder so they’re trying to seek shelter to protect themselves from it. And where better to do that than inside a warm house? But wha...

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Blanchard Hometown Hero: Bryan Roppolo

We would like for you to meet this week’s Hometown Hero: Bryan Roppolo. Bryan is the owner of Roppolo’s Insulation and the co-founder of the Giving Bak Foundation. He has lived in South Shreveport his whole life, and he has done so much to try to help improve the city. Bryan consistently gives back to the community through service in several organizations and disaster relief through Operatio...

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