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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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Tune in as Kurtis Kostan, MD, board-certified internal medicine physician with UT Health East Texas Physicians Clinic on Three Lakes Parkway in Tyler discusses Type 2 Diabetes.

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Tyler, Texas (November 10, 2021) — UT Health Tyler and UT Health North Campus Tyler maintained an ‘A’ rating and UT Health Henderson received its first ‘A’ in the fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the hospitals’ achievements protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.

This is the third consecutive A rating of UT Health Tyler and the seventh consecutive A rating for UT Health North Campus Tyler.

“UT Health East Texas has been on a journey toward high reliability...

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Information provided by Gina Baxter, UT Health East Texas Olympic Center Tyler Operations Manager.

 

Regardless of the type of diabetes you have, exercise and physical activity are important for overall health and wellness. Regular exercise...

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Tyler, Texas (November 4, 2021) — Following the CDC’s approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, UT Health East Texas is prepared to begin administering vaccines to children starting Friday, Nov. 5.

“Vaccinating children is an important next step in bringing this deadly virus under control,” said Dr. Tom Cummins, division chief medical officer for UT Health East Texas. “The vaccine is safe and effective for this age range and I encourage parents to protect their children through vaccination.”

Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines will be offered without an...

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John Perkins recently received care through our intensive cardiac rehabilitation program in Tyler, using Pritikin ICR. Unlike the 36 exercise sessions offered through a traditional cardiac rehabilitation program, Pritikin offers...

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UT Health Rehabilitation Center Administrator Laurie Lehnhof-Watts (from left) is presented with a 25-year tenure award by Corey Cotton, Texas Hospital Association member ambassador for the North Texas Region.

Tyler, Texas (October 21, 2021) — UT Health East Texas Rehabilitation Center was recognized for 25 years of membership in the Texas Hospital Association.

UT Health Rehabilitation Center Administrator Laurie Lehnhof-Watts, MSN, RN, said the employees who have worked at the facility since its inception are crucial to UT Health Rehabilitation Center’s 25 years of service to the community. “It is a testament to our wonderful team and sense of belonging that many employees feel,” she said.

The center offers a wide range of services to help individuals reach their highest...

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ARBOR, MI, October 20, 2021 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce that UT Health East Texas acute care and ambulatory facilities have both earned 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a...

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Tune in as Augustine U. Njoku, MD, MHA, FACC, FSCAI, board-certified interventional cardiologist at Tyler Cardiovascular Consultants discusses peripheral artery disease. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 903-595-5514.

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Understanding concussions and what they mean for your student athlete's health can be hard. But we want to help! Watch our panel of experts as they cover the common signs of concussion and when to seek medical treatment.

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