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Saima Zafar, MD, MBA, is a board-certified cardiologist who sees patients at UT Health East Texas Physicians Athens. “I was always very fascinated with the heart and the many ways it can be impacted with different ailments, whether it is an abnormal heart rhythm, a blocked artery, weak heart muscle or malfunctioning valves. There is so much satisfaction in helping people with heart disease.”

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Tyler, Texas (June 11, 2021) — Janice Reid was just coming onto her shift as a nursing assistant when she saw the harp in the second floor skywalk of UT Health Tyler.    

“I’ve waited all my life for this, to get close to this instrument,” Reid said as she captured video on her phone. “I have always been fascinated with this instrument since I was a small child, the looks, the sound, everything about it. It made my day, it created a sense of serenity and peace and joy and fulfillment.”

From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, East Texas Symphony Orchestra musician Janel Hector...

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Having high blood sugar over months and years can damage your blood vessels and nerves, leading to heart disease, kidney disease, eye disease and foot problems. Another complication of diabetes - which affects about 50 percent of men with diabetes - is impotence. Physical, hormonal and emotional factors contribute to impotence, also called erectile dysfunction.

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Dr. Carla Wang-Kocik MD, board-certified in pulmonary disease, critical care and sleep medicine at UT Health East Texas Pulmonary Institute discusses facts about sleep.

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Dr. Halle Ross-Young, psychologist at UT Health East Texas Behavioral Health, discusses Stress Management and Self-Care in the time of COVID-19.

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Katrina Glover, MD, board-certified oncologist at UT Health East Texas HOPE Cancer Center talks about Colorectal Cancer Awareness.

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In August 2020, Meagan Doran got the news that no one wants to hear, “You have cancer.” Meagan was only 36 years old and a mother of two young children. She had a significant family history of cancer, so she knew there was a chance she could experience it one day, but hearing those words is something you can never prepare for.

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Tyler, Texas (June 1, 2021) — Brandi Yowell, RN, with UT Health East Rehabilitation Hospital, recently was selected as a DAISY Award winner.

“This award is for nurses who provide compassionate care to patients,” Rehabilitation Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Shawna Pippin said. “Many nurses provide exceptional care to their patients but Daisy is for those that really form a bond and go above and beyond in their practice. These nurses truly shine as examples of nursing care.”

Nurses may be nominated by patients, families and colleagues, and the award recipient is...

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Tyler, Texas (May 21, 2021) — Mandy Stutsman, RN, with UT Health East Texas Long-Term Acute Care (LTAC), recently was selected as a DAISY Award winner.

“This award is for nurses who provide compassionate care to patients,” LTAC Chief Nursing Officer Shawna Pippin said. “Many nurses provide exceptional care to their patients but DAISY is for those that really form a bond and go above and beyond in their practice. These nurses truly shine as examples of nursing care.”

Nurses may be nominated by patients, families and colleagues, and the award recipient is chosen by a...

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Tyler, Texas (May 21, 2021) The UT Health East Texas Heart and Vascular Institute provides East Texans with an extensive array of cardiac and cardiothoracic services. Along with the development of the Heart and Vascular Institute, UT Health East Texas has renewed its long-standing partnership with Tyler Cardiovascular Consults (CVC).

“This partnership brings two well-recognized organizations together that are committed to providing quality and outstanding cardiology-related services to the patients and communities they serve,” said Donna Bowers, divisional director...

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