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Heartache often is a part of life. Brent and Donna Holt of Palestine have experienced heartaches, but not the kind you might think. Both have experienced heart valve disease, but like many loving couples, they pulled together to conquer it.

Brent’s journey started in February 2018 when he was diagnosed with myelodysplastic...

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Did you know…

  • Cardiovascular disease is the most common complication of diabetes?
  • People with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have cardiovascular disease?
  • 65 percent of those with diabetes die of a heart attack or stroke?

The good news is that complications of diabetes, including cardiovascular complications, are preventable by seeing your primary care provider for regular check-ups and living a healthy lifestyle. The diabetes treatment plan includes a healthy way of eating, regular physical activity, taking medications as...

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Mistie Williams, a healthy, 42-year-old wife and mother of two, was at her parents’ home in Gun Barrel City with her family and friends on Aug. 31. It was her daughter’s first weekend home from college, and they were enjoying their Labor Day weekend together. Without warning, everything changed.

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Tyler, Texas (February 4, 2020) — Tracy O'Daniel has been promoted to UT Health East Texas' Division Vice President of Quality. This promotion recognizes the work she has led in the areas of quality, risk, performance improvement and patient safety.

Since she started in August 2018 as division director of quality, risk and patient safety, O'Daniel has been responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of projects across quality, safety, performance, outcomes and care for UT Health East Texas, which...

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MitraClip Post Procedure Graphic

Tyler, Texas (February 3, 2020) — The cardiology team at UT Health Tyler has successfully performed its first mitral valve repair using the innovative MitraClip® procedure — a minimally invasive treatment option for people with a severe leak in the mitral valve who are too high-risk for traditional open heart surgery. The condition, called mitral regurgitation, is the most common heart valve disease. UT Health Tyler is the first in Tyler to perform this procedure.

"The MitraClip is a novel option for patients with...

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Tyler, Texas (February 3, 2020) — UT Health East Texas will offer a free Lunch and Learn seminar, titled Understanding Pain Management, on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the UT Health Tyler Pavilion, 801 Clinic Drive.

Pain Management Physician Dr. Mark Hackbarth will discuss topics including understanding pain management, the key factors and treatment options for pain.

Register online at UTHealthTylerHospital.com/pain or call 903-747-4749. Seating is limited and reservations are required...

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Pittsburg, Texas (Januaray 2020) — UT Health Pittsburg recently hosted a Stroke Awareness Day to provide information to caregivers and patients.

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Tyler, Texas (January 23, 2020) — UT Health East Texas, a 10-hospital, 53 clinic academic health system, recently announced changes in key leadership positions.

Donald Baker was named as the division’s COO and CFO, relocating from Hillcrest HealthCare System (HHS) in Oklahoma, another division of Ardent Health Services. Baker worked at Hillcrest for 27 years and was instrumental in leading that division’s operational turnaround when Ardent purchased the system in 2004. He is one of the most highly regarded leaders in the company and as such has...

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DAISY Award: Mary Harwell, RN

Tyler, Texas (January 7, 2020) — Mary Harwell, RN,...

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Mt. Pleasant ENT Clinic

Mt. Pleasant, Texas (January 6, 2020) — UT Health East Texas Physicians will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new clinic in Mt. Pleasant at 10 a.m...

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