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Learn about the causes and symptoms of early and premature menopause

Around the time the candles on the 50th birthday cake are blown out, women can expect to soon go through menopause. This is a natural stage in life that every woman shares. However, for some women, that stage can come earlier than expected.  In the United States 5% of women will go through early menopause and 1% through premature menopause.

Early menopause is when you reach this stage before the age of 45. Premature menopause is before the age of 40. In both cases women having gone through early or premature menopause cannot get pregnant.

Since this change...

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Tyler, Texas (October 25, 2019) - Becker's Healthcare recognized two UT Health East Texas leaders as rising stars in the industry. Tracy O'Daniel, division director of quality, risk and patient safety at UT Health East Texas, and Patrick Swindle, CEO of UT Health Quitman and UT Health Pittsburg, were...

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Sugar may taste sweet, but the long-lasting impact it leaves on your health is not. Consuming high amounts of sugar can lead to increased risk of developing stroke, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, high blood cholesterol and cavities.

Many foods in American diets contain added sugars. Added sugars are present in candy, soft drinks, cakes, fruit drinks, milk products, cookies and pies, as well as other types of foods such as dairy and milk products and other grains. It isn’t always easy to tell if a product has added sugar. Read the ingredient labels on products you are...

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Health First's Best Places to Work

DALLAS, Texas — HealthFirst TPA in Tyler was ranked 43 on Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare. This is the first year HealthFirst appeared on the list and rankings were announced last Friday at a banquet in Dallas.

"We are extremely honored to make this year's list of Best...

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Jacksonville raises awareness about domestic violence

Jacksonville, Texas (October 22, 2019) - UT Health Jacksonville is proud to partner with the Crisis Center of Anderson and Cherokee Counties as the latest stop for a mobile exhibit designed to bring awareness to domestic violence.

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the...

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Athens, TX (October 9, 2019) - On Oct 14, UT Health Athens will expand its services to include outpatient IV infusion therapy, allowing patients to receive important treatment close to home. For those battling multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease and other conditions, this addition...

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Your family members share with you more than just the same color eyes or the same kind of hair. While many features you have inherited from your family members may be easy to recognize, one thing that is not easy to immediately recognize is family medical history.

Being aware of your family medical history is important because you may be at increased risk for developing medical conditions if they run in your family. Sharing your family medical history with your doctor can help you to keep an eye on any symptoms you may be having that could be an indicator of a medical condition...

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Tyler, Texas (September 27, 2019) — UT Health Tyler has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Stroke Association's Heart-Check mark for Comprehensive Stroke Certification.

UT Health Tyler underwent a rigorous, onsite review. During the visit, a team of Joint...

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year, 48 million people get sick from a foodborne illness. September is nationally recognized as Food Safety Awareness Month, highlighting the need to put into practice food safety measures when preparing and serving food. We’ve put together some tips for being conscious of food safety.

Before preparing your meal, begin by washing your hands and surfaces in your kitchen with soap and hot water. You never know what types of bacteria can be lurking on your kitchen counter tops or on your hands, as we come in...

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Parents should help their children conquer stress to avoid long term health effects

Children can become stressed just like adults. The sources can be external, such as homework load, tests, problems at home or overwhelming schedule. Triggers can also be internal, such as pressures from parents or friends. Also like adults, a little stress is normal, but prolonged stress can have a negative impact on health, contributing to issues such as high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. That’s why it’s important to recognize the signs of a stressed child and help them work through it.

Here are some ways to tell if your child is stressed above normal bounds and ways you...

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