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Texas Zika illness linked to Miami travel

Texas Zika illness linked to Miami travel

A Texas resident who recently traveled to an area of Miami with local Zika transmission has tested positive for the virus. The traveler, an El Paso County resident, recently returned from the area and sought testing after becoming ill. This is the first Texas case to be linked to travel within...

08/16/2016 by eparisextra.com
What's your ideal weight?

What's your ideal weight?

Question:  I am a 42 year old healthy woman. For my height (5 ft 4 in), how much should I weigh? Answer:   This is a very common question that is asked. And there is no easy answer. To determine how much you should weigh, several factors need to be considered. These include age, sex, height,...

08/14/2016 by eparisextra.com
Health District offers free Chronic Disease Workshop

Health District offers free Chronic Disease Workshop

The Paris-Lamar County Health District will be offering Living Well with a Chronic Condition workshop to help people with chronic conditions find effective ways of coping and managing their health.  They are for anyone with an ongoing condition – diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure,...

08/04/2016 by eparisextra.com
Women’s and Children’s Hospital at Paris Regional Medical Center achieves Texas Ten Step Designation

Women’s and Children’s Hospital at Paris Regional Medical Center achieves Texas Ten Step Designation

Paris Regional Medical Center Women’s and Children’s Hospital has been awarded the designation as a Texas Ten Step Facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services. “I’m extremely proud of the Women’s and Children’s staff for achieving such an honor as obtaining this well...

07/29/2016 by eparisextra.com
General Mills flour recall consumer information

General Mills flour recall consumer information

General Mills has recalled several types of flour due to E. coli illnesses the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have linked to eating uncooked dough and batter made with raw flour. All products included in this recall are listed below. Illnesses...

07/27/2016 by eparisextra.com
USDA announces additional efforts to make school environments healthier

USDA announces additional efforts to make school environments healthier

The Obama Administration is announcing four final rules that implement important provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) building on the progress schools across the country have already made in the improved nutritional quality of meals served in schools.  As a key component of...

07/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lamar National Bank, Paris Regional Medical Center North Campus and Paris Honda Yamaha Harley-Davidson to host blood drives starting today

Lamar National Bank, Paris Regional Medical Center North Campus and Paris Honda Yamaha Harley-Davidson to host blood drives starting today

Summer is in full swing.  It is a great time for barbeque with friends and family, for taking a road trip to grandma’s house, and for taking a dip in the lake or pool.  But Carter BloodCare sees a different kind of dip during summer months: blood collections typically are lower in the...

07/13/2016 by eparisextra.com
USDA FoodKeeper App to feature new food safety tools - Spanish and Portuguese functionality

USDA FoodKeeper App to feature new food safety tools - Spanish and Portuguese functionality

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced new updates to its popular FoodKeeper application, which will increase the app’s food safety features while empowering more consumers help reduce food waste in the U.S. The app has been updated to include information in Spanish and...

07/09/2016 by eparisextra.com
Protect your skin from the sun

Protect your skin from the sun

    Bright sunshine, lounging by the pool or at the beach, soaking up the sun, getting a tan, that’s what summer is all about, isn’t it?  We all think we have it figured out, lather sunscreen on, and we are all set. But do we really understand the danger that the sun poses,...

07/02/2016 by eparisextra.com
Updated health inspection report - June 24, 2016

Updated health inspection report - June 24, 2016

These are the current updated food establishment grades for those establishments whose inspection is due or updates from a previous grade.  The Paris-Lamar County Health District updates this report each Thursday and eParisExtra will update you each Friday. Click the link to see the new...

06/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
Updated food establishment grades - June 10, 2016

Updated food establishment grades - June 10, 2016

These are the current updated food establishment grades for those establishments whose inspection is due or updates from a previous grade.  The Paris-Lamar County Health District updates this report each Thursday and eParisExtra will update you each Friday. Click the link to see report...

06/10/2016 by eparisextra.com
CDC has activated a level 1 response to the Zika virus

CDC has activated a level 1 response to the Zika virus

CDC’s Emergency Operations Center is activated at Level 1, its highest level, to respond to the Zika outbreak. The CDC is working with public health partners and with state health departments to alert healthcare providers and the public about Zika by incorporating the following: Post travel...

06/10/2016 by eparisextra.com
How well is your favorite restaurant doing? - Paris-Lamar County Restaurant Health Grades Here

How well is your favorite restaurant doing? - Paris-Lamar County Restaurant Health Grades Here

All food establishments must go through a routine heath inspection.  The Paris-Lamar County Health District Environmental Health Section is responsible for improving and protecting the public health, welfare, and environment through inspection programs, educational outreach projects, and as a...

06/07/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris Slow Roll tomorrow

Paris Slow Roll tomorrow

The Slow Roll is an exciting and easy bike ride throughout Paris. (6 mile route/1 mile route) The Slow Roll group rides together and it is fun for the whole family! The ride will start at Record Park located at 454 W. Henderson St. at 6:15. For more information click here:...

06/05/2016 by eparisextra.com
Solis Mammography Opens in Paris, Texas

Solis Mammography Opens in Paris, Texas

Solis Mammography, the nation’s largest independent provider of screening and diagnostics for breast health, recently finalized its acquisition of Digital Mammography of Northeast Texas (DMNT).  As a result, the center will now be owned and operated as Solis Mammography of Paris. This is the...

06/02/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lamar County Chamber to present Employer Roundtable tomorrow

Lamar County Chamber to present Employer Roundtable tomorrow

The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce will present an Employer Roundtable tomorrow, June 1, 2016 hosted by Paris Regional Medical Center. The event is open and free to HR departments, Safety and Wellness personnel as well as those in leadership roles. From 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Lewis Hall,...

05/31/2016 by eparisextra.com
Save Your Skin Color Run tomorrow

Save Your Skin Color Run tomorrow

  Save Your Skin Color Run is a community project dedicated to increasing skin cancer awareness. This is the third year for the 5K run to promote Melanoma awareness. Race time begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Trail de Paris, and all proceeds raised will go towards local skin cancer...

05/27/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris Pregnancy Center to host first Glow Run June 17

Paris Pregnancy Center to host first Glow Run June 17

The Paris Pregnancy Center is hosting their first Glow Run on June 17, 2016. Races will begin at North Lamar High School (approx. 8:30) and will end at the high school.  There will be a 5K, 3K, & 1 mile Run, Roll, or Stroll.  All ages and abilities welcome. Pre- registration has been...

05/18/2016 by eparisextra.com
Belk's Mammography Center to visit Paris store on May 27, 2016

Belk's Mammography Center to visit Paris store on May 27, 2016

Belk’s Mobile Mammography Center will be visiting Paris on Friday, May 27,  2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center, a 39-foot-long, state-of-the-art screening center on wheels, will stop at the Belk stores in McKinney, Rockwall, Waxahachie, Sherman...

05/16/2016 by eparisextra.com
Why is CPR important?

Why is CPR important?

I always seemed to wonder why CPR was important and why people spent time on dummies to practice.  I got my awakening call very recently as CPR saved my 1 year-old Baby Girl Maya ‘s life. It was Sunday, March 27, Easter morning 2016 around 4:30 a.m. Maya, woke up from her sleep and was...

05/15/2016 by eparisextra.com