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“Healthy skin is a reflection of overall wellness.” –Dr. Howard Murad

With thousands of skin products on the market, it can be difficult to figure out what’s the best way to take care of your skin. Skin care is beyond topical treatments, it’s a combination of what you put into your body and what you put on your body.

Different internal and external lifestyle factors can affect the appearance of your skin. For example, cold weather could trigger eczema, while warmer weather could trigger acne. Too much sun exposure could lead to pigmentation and accelerate aging skin.

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COPD Disease Facts and Treatments

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, commonly referred to as COPD, is a term used to describe several different lung diseases that affect the lung functionality of over 16 million Americans. Even more suffer from COPD without being diagnosed. Although there is no cure, this disease progresses slowly and patients who seek out help can be prescribed treatments that will slow the disease and make it easier to breathe.

UT Health East Texas North Campus Pulmonary Clinic has many physicians with expert knowledge and experience in treating COPD. These pulmonary experts share their... Read More »

Some people ask, “is gluten-free just a fad?” Maurica Wright, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator at UT Health Tyler, explains public health education efforts have improved awareness of gluten sensitivity and celiac disease. “Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and products containing those ingredients,” she shares. “Most people find they have developed a gluten sensitivity after experiencing digestive problems such as abdominal pain, swelling, diarrhea and constipation.” The term “gluten-free”... Read More »

Olympic Center weight loss program story

We’ve all tried a fad diet and had periods of time where a new fitness program seemed like it could magically transform our lives, only to quickly stop and slip back into our old habits. The Lite-4-Life Weight Management program isn’t like one of those flashy concepts being sold on TV, rather, it’s a comprehensive approach to weight management. It aims at changing your lifestyle and modifying those behaviors that have always prevented you from reaching your goals. This type of program is meant for those who are ready to make lasting changes that will benefit your whole life. One woman who... Read More »

Chelsea Dillard was planning to have her daughter, Devinity, at UT Health Jacksonville just like she’d had Devinity’s older brother three years earlier, in one of the hospital’s comfortable labor and delivery rooms. 

Devinity had other plans, deciding to make her entrance into the world earlier than expected – in the back of an ambulance just a few short minutes from the hospital. 

Dillard was taking a bath at her home in Rusk on Halloween night when her water broke. Realizing the baby was coming quicker than anticipated, she called an ambulance. 
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Nurse at UT Health East Texas Finds a Family

Working at UT Health East Texas is all in the family for Serena Corbett, clinical nurse manager of the perianesthesia unit at the Tyler hospital.

Corbett has worked at the Tyler hospital for 17 of the 18 years that she has been a registered nurse, and she recruited both her mother and sister to the hospital after falling in love with her work environment.

Not only does her actual family work at the Tyler hospital, Corbett said she also considers her coworkers family.

“This is my family that I work with and we have worked really hard to make a solid team of people... Read More »

Patient Recovery Story

When Shawn Gonter called his boss to let him know he’d been in an accident and would be late for work, he didn’t realize he wouldn’t be returning to work for another six months.

Gonter was on his way to work March 13 when he was in a motorcycle accident at Troup Highway and Magnolia Drive that resulted in multiple injuries, including a broken back and the amputation of his right leg.

He was at UT Health Tyler for a month following the accident and he and his wife, Alicia, a radiology technician at the hospital, recently hosted an ice cream party to say thanks to everyone... Read More »

Paul Oster

Working at UT Health East Texas' Tyler hospital is not just a job for Paul Oster, it’s a calling.


Oster, the nuclear medicine coordinator and radiation safety officer, has worked at the hospital since 1995, and many of his coworkers in the nuclear medicine department have been there 10 years or more. 


“I think that says a lot. I think they value their job, they like their coworkers and they like what they’re doing,” Oster said.


Oster said he finds fulfillment in helping patients through what can sometimes be anxiety-inducing procedures, such... Read More »

Inside the mobile mammography unit

A few steps across the parking lot is all it took to get a screening that might save a life.

Friday marks National Mammography Day, but employees of Southside Bank on Thursday were able to celebrate the benefits of mammography by taking advantage of the UT Health East Texas mobile mammography coach parked at the bank’s South Beckham location.

The brand new coach started operating in September with 3D technology, which combines multiple breast X-rays to create a three-dimensional picture of the breast.

“Screening mammography can find something sometimes up to five... Read More »

RN Career at UT Health East Texas

Sandra Nash started her career as a registered nurse at what is now UT Health East Texas fresh out of nursing school five years ago. Since then, she's worked her way up to become a specialty clinical nurse focusing on education and was promoted to a clinical manager position in the Tyler hospital, overseeing up to 20 employees and the patients on her floor. 


“Professional accountability and professional growth is really important,” Nash said. “You have to be proud of what you’re doing.”


Nash has found that sense of pride at UT Health East Texas, which she... Read More »