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The Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Center at Commerce opened in 2015.
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In Commerce, an otherwise quiet Memorial Day weekend was clouded by anxiety about the possible closure of the Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Center at Commerce. The facility, located on the southwest side of the city at 2800 State Hwy. 24, is the only emergency center in Commerce. It is operated by Hunt Regional Healthcare, which also administers the Hunt Regional Medical Center, the hospital in Greenville.

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Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville and Bras for the Cause says the Hunt Regional Medical Center is using a robot provided by Bras for the Cause several years ago to sterilize personal protective equipment (PPE) each day.  The robot was originally provided to sterilize cancer-treatment facilities with ultraviolet light, but Hunt Regional realized it could also be used to sterilize valuable PPE in the coronavirus crisis.  Pud also says she believes m

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Kim Saenz, the director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Centers in Commerce and Quinlan, discusses the steps involved when a person is tested for the coronavirus.  She says Hunt Regional is now able to test individuals for antibodies.  Kim says all visitors to Hunt Regional facilities receive a brief medical check-up when entering the building to see if they may have coronavirus symptoms.

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Kim Saenz, director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Centers in Commerce and Quinlan, says more testing for the coronavirus is now available, through Hunt Regional Medical Center, the emergency centers, and local medical labs.  Hunt Regional is asking for retired health-care professionals to volunteer to help in the emergency.  Also, Hunt Regional has a link on its web page to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) self-checker for coronavirus.

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Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville, one of the organizers of Bras for the Cause, says the theme of the event scheduled for Thursday evening, October 10, in downtown Greeenville, is "Brallywood."  The artfully and humorously designed bras receive votes in the form of pledges from those who visit the numerous locations where the bras are displayed.  Proceeds from the event are helping to pay for a 4D Ct scanner used in cancer treatment by the Hunt Coun

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Kim Saenz, director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Centers in Commerce and Quinlan, comments on Hunt Regional's recent regognition for its 100 percent performance in the Hospital Preparedness Program conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Kim Saenz, director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Centers in Commerce and Quinlan, and Stacy Stevens, director of surgical services with the Hunt Regional Medical Center, discuss the new Mako robtic system for knee surgeries at the Greenville hospital.

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Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville, one of the leaders of the annual Bras for the Cause event, says the kickoff of the 2018 campaign, "Bras Rock," is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday (August 23) at Landon's Winery in downtown Greenville.

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Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville, and a leader of the annual "Bras for the Cause" campaign, says Monday and Tuesday are the days to submit the artfully (if not tastefully) designed bras for the fund-raising event.  They should be taken to Landon's Winery in downtown Greenville.  The theme this year is "Lifter Upper," a parody of the home-improvement TV show "Fixer Upper."  The event takes place Thursday evening, October 12 in downtown Greenvill

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Hunt Regional Healthcare registered nutritonist Sally Rhodes comments on a recent Washington Post article addressing the skepticism many people have about nutrition studies, such as the recent one that said drinking coffee may lead to a longer life.

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Kim Saenz, director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Centers in Commerce and Quinlan, discusses the recent re-opening of the cardiac catheterization lab at the Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville. With the new cath lab, Hunt Regional will be able to able to care for patients suffering a heart attack who otherwise would have to be taken to another facility. 

 

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Hunt Regional Healthcare registered nutritionist Sally Rhodes comments on an article that says many people are confused about nutrition, with so much seemingly conflicting information in circulation.

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Hunt Regional Healthcare registered nutritionist Sally Rhodes reflects on a recent article, "Six Brain Healthy Foods to Eat for a Mood Boost."  Among the foods given: dark chocolate.

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Kim Saenz, the director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Centers in Commerce and Quinlan, says March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer deaths.  But Kim says it is relatively easy to treat if it is found early. She says people with diets high in red meat and/or fried and broiled foods tend to be more at risk for colorectal cancer.

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Sally Rhodes, registered nutritionist with Hunt Regional Healthcare, likes the redesigned nutrition labels approved by the Food and Drug Administration.  The new label will include a much larger indication of calories and what Sally considers more realistic -- larger -- serving sizes.  The labels will begin appearing on food packages in July 2018.

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Hunt Regional Healthcare registered nutritionist Sally Rhodes reflects on a recent article detailing the "13 biggest nutrition discoveries on 2016."  Included are new insights into the Mediterranean and Japanese diets, honey and nuts.  Also, a suggestion that eating bugs can be good for you.

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Hunt Regional Healthcare registered dietician Sally Rhodes reflects on the Center for Science in the Public Interest report card on the American diet.  The best grade (B+) is for the consumption of milk, and the worst (D+) is in the two categories of beverages and meat, poultry and seafood.

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Kim Saenz, the director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Centers in Commerce and Quinlan, says vein finder finders make the task of taking blood from cancer patients and others much easier.  One of the objectives of the recent Bras for the Cause campaign was to provide one or more additional vein finders for Hunt Regional's Lou and Jack Finney Cancer Center.

Hunt Regional Home Care has earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  Kim Saenz, the director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Centers in Commerce and Quinlan, says less than two percent of home health agencies across the country earned the five-star rating.

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 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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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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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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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

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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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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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