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When Chad Jackson told his wife he had a stomach bug, he had no idea that for the next three months he would be in and out of small community hospitals with a variety of ailments. Fortunately, he recovered, and his health improved greatly after three weeks of care and exercise at the UT Health East Texas Rehabilitation Center.

Jackson, 47, has been an over-the-road truck driver for more than 27 years, driving an estimated 2.7 million miles during that time. Still, he wasn’t prepared for the rough road ahead.

Multiple illnesses...

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As you get older, keeping up with your health becomes much more important. That’s why it’s vital to get the health screenings that can identify serious illnesses, perhaps long become they become severe cases.

For men, the most prevalent form of cancer is prostate cancer, with 3 million cases occurring in the U.S. every year. Fortunately, it can often be diagnosed early in men who undergo a prostate exam.

We’ve asked Dr. Clark Wilson, a board-certified urologist at UT Health East Texas in Tyler, to answer some of the more common questions about prostate cancer.


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Breast Reduction

What is Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery is a surgical procedure that removes fat, breast tissue and skin from the breast. This reduces breast cup size and weight, while at the same time lifting, reshaping and repositioning the nipple/areolar complex to a more youthful position.

While there is a large population of women that may want to augment their breast size by adding volume, there is an equally large number of women that want to reduce the size and weight of their breasts.

Reasons one may consider breast reduction surgery

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As I drop my children off for school, walk through an airport or look out into my office waiting room, I see people of all ages wearing various types of headphones and listening to their phones or tablets. As the surrounding environment becomes noisier and noisier, the volume of the device slowly increases to maintain the clarity of the sound. Currently, the CDC has shown that one out of 10 children aged 6 through 19 is experiencing some level of noise-induced hearing loss. This is why it is important to understand how loud noise exposure affects the inner ear, the ear signs of hearing...

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Breast Augmentation

Many women of, all ages, contemplate changing the size and or shape of their breasts. This may be to improve perceived beauty, femininity, sexuality or improve body proportions or correct asymmetries. The decision to have a breast augmentation is a very personal decision that only you can make for yourself. It’s about what you want and your quality of life.


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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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UT Health East Texas has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.

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Caregivers at UT Health Tyler recently celebrated the 250th TAVR procedure at the hospital

UT Health Tyler recently completed its 250th TAVR procedure, marking a milestone for the groundbreaking procedure.


Transcatheter aortic valve...

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Dr. Robert Carney and Dr. David Hector, board-certified cardiologists at Tyler Cardiovascular Consultants (CVC), have returned to Henderson to provide cardiology related services to the community in conjunction with the UT Health East Texas Heart and Vascular Institute.



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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common chronic sleep disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of complete or partial upper airway obstruction during sleep. This obstruction often is not perceived while we sleep, but results in oxygen desaturation (low oxygen), sleep fragmentation (interrupted sleep) and daytime sleepiness or non-restorative sleep.¹ Men with OSA also are more prone to suffering from associated complications like low libido,...

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