Health

Santa honors boy’s Christmas wish by bringing $1,200 for cancer research

After an 8-year-old asked Santa to borrow money for kids with cancer, word spread quickly among family friends and colleagues, and the boy found $1,200 under the tree Christmas morning.

  Lufkin doctor: Kids who don’t get flu shots at greater risk of complications

3 East Texas counties among Texas counties with reported West Nile Virus cases

How East Texan pre-schoolers stay active as new federal guidelines go into effect

Colored contacts can become hazardous for consumers

East Texas health officials say get your flu shot

Flu season begins with reports of positive cases in East Texas

Continued Coverage

Study: Meditation, prayer can lead to less stress, anxiety

Restaurant Report - Nacogdoches - 09/20/18

Restaurant Report - Angelina County - 09/13/18

GRAPHIC: ‘Black, hairy tongue’: Yes, this really happens

Restaurant Report - Nacogdoches - 09/06/18

Yogis in Nacogdoches experience drums and yoga

  A brush with death prompts Nacogdoches friends to stress importance of learning CPR

August 1 started out as a normal day at the gym for 75-year-old Bob Palm of Nacogdoches.

Nacogdoches expert says back-to-school routine can be stressful to parents

We're a few weeks into the school year and doctors said students might not be the only one suffering from stress.

  Big sister praised for helping little sister during severe asthma attack in Nacogdoches

A 10-year old Nacogdoches girl is being credited for rescuing her little sister as she was having a severe asthma attack.

Lufkin veterans' auxiliary group helps raise diabetes awareness through garage sale

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs nearly one in four veterans has diabetes and it's estimated that over 70 percent of veterans receive care for diabetes. In East Texas, the Lufkin Memorial VFW Post 1836 Auxiliary group is hoping to turn those stats around by raising awareness.

Garrison man dies while trying to put fire out

Move It - PE Changes

U.S. Government Posts Its Diagnosis Of Hospitals Across The Nation

Saddle Up Trail Ride

A Saddle Up Event To Raise Funds For St. Jude Chrildren's Research Hospital

Waist Management: Focus on Inches, Not Pounds

Dr. Rima Kittley to Speak in Tyler on August 16th

Dr. Rima will speak on the topic, "Feeling sick and tired?  Maybe food is the cause!" The public is invited to this free seminar in Tyler on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. Click here for more details!

AGE INTERVENTION EYELASH

What do you have to lose by getting older.....your eyelashes!

Jaw Line

The jaw line is one of the most common facial areas where aging becomes apparent.

Chin

Re-shaping and contouring to create a more defined chin is an easy in-office procedure.

Cheeks

Some people are born with naturally beautiful cheekbones – many of us aren’t.

Nose

Do you want to improve the appearance of your nose without undergoing major rhinoplasty surgery?

Marionette Lines

Radiesse™ allows you to carefully augment these small lines with only local anesthesia - with immediate results.

Smile Lines

Up until now, filler treatment for this area of the face was short-lived. Now, the nasolabial folds can be successfully treated with Radiesse™ injected into the deep dermis, with much longer lasting results.

Why Radiesse™ is the better choice

Used to restore and reshape obvious signs of facial aging, Radiesse does more than other fillers that simply chase wrinkles. Its unique contouring ability allows physicians to treat large areas of the face in one procedure.

What is Radiesse?

Radiesse is the newest non-surgical facial contouring filler that delivers an immediate, longer lasting result.

PIGMENT PEEL PLUS

This very effective peel will help reduce the signs of aging due to pigmentation and will help promote clearer skin in acne patients. ( view before & after )

BIOMEDIC MICROPEEL

The micropeel is a three step process that removes the micro-thin top layer of skin. ( view before & after )

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a condition that produces chronic pain of the soft tissues that may include the muscles, ligaments and tendons.

Our Mission Statement

Our goal and policy is to treat our patients and family members as we would treat our own families.

Our Practice

We realize that you have a choice in choosing your family physician and we understand that it can be challenging developing new relationships. We would like to let you know a few details about our practice and what to expect.

Dr. Alexander Orlov, D.O., P.A.

Dr. Orlov is a physician with over 12 years experience practicing medicine. He received his medical degree in 1992 from the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center, and obtained post-graduate training in surgical specialties at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii.

Pain Management

We treat chronic pain through conventional medical therapies as well as complementary therapies such as chiropractic, manual, massage, and naturopathy.

What About Fibromyalgia Treatment?

Since the severity of the condition varies from person to person and day to day, the treatment plan focuses on the determination of the underlying causes and an effective regimen to alleviate the symptoms

Fibromyalgia Causes and Diagnosis

Currently, diagnosis is based on patient history and tender point sensitivity.

Technology May Help People With No Medical Background Operate On Save A Life.

Technology may help people with no medical background operate on save a a life.

Research Into Why Some Cancer Drugs Work Only Sometimes Reveals A Possible New Way To Treat Cancer

Research into why some two new cancer drugs work better with lung cancer patients who are nonsmokers has revealed a possible new way to attack cancer.

New Research May Have Discovered The Cause Of Lou Gehrig's Disease

New research may have helped doctors discover the cause of Lou Gehrig's Disease.

A New Radiation Therapy Is Helping Treat And Prevent Breast Cancer.

A new radiation therapy is helping treating and prevent breast cancer.

Creatine Supplement Is Putting Muscle Into The Cosmetics Industry

Creatine supplement is putting muscle into the cosmetics industry.

Some College Students Are Abusing Prescription Drugs To Make The Grade

Some college students are abusing prescription drugs, like Adderral, to make the grade.

Studies Show Exercise Pumps Up Immunity In The Elderly And Full-Body X-Rays May Be Dangerous

New studies show that exercise pumps up immunity in the elderly and full-body x-rays may be dangerous for patients trying to catch diseases.

A New Study Says Systolic Hypertension May Be Under Treated In The United States

A new study says systolic hypertension, a type of high blood pressure, may be under-treated in the United States.

A New Government Survey Says The Number of Americans With Hypertension Has Soared 30 Percent In The Last Decade

A new government survey says the number of Americans with hypertension has soared 30 percent in the last decade.

An Increasing Number Of Doctors Are Bringing Back The Practice Of Making House Calls

An increasing number of doctors are bringing back the age-old practice of making house calls.

Millions of Men And Women In America Are Fighting Hair Loss

More than 80 million men and women in the United States are fighting hair loss.

A New Study Looks At The Best Method Of Treatment For Depressed Teenagers

A new study says the best method of treating depressed teenagers is a combination of counseling and medication.

The FDA Approves A Revolutionary New Treatment For Victims of Stroke

The FDA approves a revolutionary new treatment for removing blood clots in stroke victims.

There's A Possible Explanation For Why Fewer Black Women Get Breast Cancer Than White women.

There's a possible explanation for why fewer black women get breast cancer than white women. And, the new medicare prescription drug law is expected to have an impact on the presidential election.

Saving Money Through Medicare Drug Card Discount Programs Might Cost You A Bit of Frustration

Sometimes Lillie Simmons feels like she's slowly going insane. In the past two months, she's spent hours trying to figure out which of more than two dozen medicare discount cards will help reduce her

Cholesterol Guidelines May Lower Even More In The U.S.

Cholesterol guidelines may lower even more in the U.S.

A New Study Shows That A Visual Aid I Helping Breast Cancer Patients Make the Treatment Decision For Their Cancer

A new study shows that a visual aid, known as a decision board, help breast cancer patients make the best decision treatment for their cancer.

The FDA Approves A Drug To Treat Chronic Constipation

The FDA approves the prescription drug, Zelnorm, to treat chronic constipation. The drug is already approved to treat women with irritable bowl syndrome.

A Drug Commonly Used On Alzheimer's Patients May Also Temporarily Delay the Onset of the Disease

A drug commonly used on Alzheimer's patients may also temporarily delay the onset of the disease.

Lunch Substitutions

The following dishes may be substituted for any lunch.

Establish Your Meal Plan

Choose 2 meals and a snack from the below list, or keep daily calorie intake between 1200 and 1400 CALORIES per day and FAT grams below 30 grams per day.

Walking - The Best Exercise

We consider walking to be the best transitional exercise.  Walking not only satisfies the criteria for increased activity and movement, but also serves as a safe introduction to the more demanding pulse-rated exercise later on.

Physical Activity

Some form of daily physical activity is highly recommended during the course of your Weight Reduction Phase.

An On-Line Poll Suggests The Low Carb Craze May Be Cooling

An on-line poll shows the low carb craze may be coolling.

A New Study Looks at an Innovative HIV Prevention Program Aimed at African American Girls

A new study looks at an innovative HIV prevention program aimed at African American girls and shows that self-esteem may be the best prevention.

A New Study Ranks Seafood as the Most Common Food Allergen in the Nation

A new study ranks seafood as the most common food allergen in the nation.

A New Symptom Panel Approved By the FDA Is Helping Shortness of Breath Sufferers Breath Easier

A new symptom panel approved by the FDA is helping people who suffer from shortness of breath breathe easier.

A New Technology That Is Being Developed to Help Astronauts Get To Mars May Launch Safer Tests For Expectant Mothers

A new technology that's being developed to help astronauts get to Mars may launch safer tests for expectant mothers

A Single New Pill I Available for Treating Both High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol

A single new pill is available for treating both high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Little Girls Who Show Signs of Being Overweight by Age Five Are Likely To Have Future Weight Problems and Fake Viagra Pill Have Been Found in California Pharmacies

Girls who show signs of being overweight by age five are likely to have weight problems before they reach the teenage years and fake Viagra pill have been found in two pharmacies in California.

Rob Lowe Helps Cancer Patients

Actor Rob Lowe remembers the struggles he and his family went through when his father was diagnosed with cancer.  Now, in an effort to help people in the same situation, he has started a series of town meetings he hopes will build a greater understanding of chemotherapy, its side effects, and how to make informed decisions about cancer treatment.

New Hearing Device comes to Wilson McKewen Rehabilitation Center

The Wilson McKewen Rehabilitation Center gets a new hearing device that will detect hearing loss in infants.

Cardio Study Aids Prevention Tactics

Dr. William P. Casteli describes heart problems during a presentation about Prevention and Treatment of Heart Desease.

Hyperbaric treatment in wound care center enhances treatment

A hyperbaric chamber at Memorial Health System of East Texas helps diabetics and many more.

Memorial Gets New Marketing Director/Administrative Assistant

Memorial Health System of East Texas has named Shelli Clark Marketing Director/Administrative Assistant.

Memorial Health System of Livingston gets Trauma IV Designation

Memorial Medical Center - Livingston has been designated as a Level IV Trauma Center by the Texas Department of Health.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Some of the soldiers who were fighting in the war with Iraq will come home with visible wounds. Others will not.  And whether they have visible injuries or not, many of them could come home with one wound that cannot be seen from the outside.  It's called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and a new study shows it may be treatable.

Recommendations for Achieving a Healthy Weight

If you are having trouble reaching your weight loss goal perhaps you're setting your standards too high. Read the following recommendations to learn what is involved in effective weight loss and why. It may be simpler than you think!

Kids & Eyesight

Only 14% of children under the age of six have had a comprehensive eye exam.  And that could be a big problem, because during these crucial years, doctors can detect eye problems that could otherwise lead to blindness.