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Athens, Texas (December 7, 2022) — Babies born at UT Health Athens this month are going home with a special gift during the holiday season. UT Health East Texas is presenting all new mothers with hand-sewn stockings embroidered with the UT Health East Texas logo.

Skhi Lyrik Bowman, who was born to Jessica Bowman, received a stocking after her arrival at 6:19 a.m. Dec. 5. She weighed...

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Jacksonville, Texas (December 7, 2022) — Babies born at UT Health Jacksonville this month are going home with a special gift this holiday season. UT Health East Texas is presenting all new mothers with hand-sewn stockings embroidered with the UT Health East Texas logo.

Blakelee Axell Tabb, who was born to Cindy Scott and father Dalton Tabb, received a stocking after arriving at 8:01...

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Henderson, Texas (December 7, 2022) — Babies born at UT Health Henderson this month are going home with a special gift this holiday season. UT Health East Texas is presenting all new mothers with hand-sewn stockings embroidered with the UT Health East Texas logo.

Journi Dre’Ann Falk, who was born to Ashley Falk, received a stocking after her arrival on Dec. 3. Journi weighed in at 5...

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Tyler, Texas (December 7, 2022) — UT Health East Texas Heart and Vascular Institute announced a new treatment option for patients with severely calcified coronary artery disease living in East Texas. The new technology is a novel application of lithotripsy, an approach that uses sonic pressure waves to safely break up kidney stones. It’s now available to treat problematic calcium in the coronary arteries that can reduce blood flow in the heart.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Each year, more than 600,000 people in the United States die of...

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Tyler, Texas (December 6, 2022) — Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, UT Health North Campus Tyler was named a Top Teaching Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is bestowed by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers widely acknowledged as the toughest standard-setters for...

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Carthage, Texas (December 6, 2022) — Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, UT Health Carthage was named a Top Rural Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is bestowed by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers widely acknowledged as the toughest standard-setters for healthcare...

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Pittsburg, Texas (December 6, 2022) — Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, UT Health Pittsburg was named a Top Rural Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is bestowed by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers widely acknowledged as the toughest standard-setters for...

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Tyler, Texas (November 29, 2022) — Ollie Flores always had a calling for helping others, knowing he wanted to work in healthcare from a young age. But after a challenging few years working as a traveling nurse during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, he was facing burnout and had started to think about leaving the profession altogether.

But then his son, Teddy, was born requiring immediate care in the UT Health Tyler neonatal intensive care unit. Witnessing the NICU team’s skilled, compassionate care for his son and their enduring teamwork reignited his passion for the...

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By Marci Wright, diabetes educator with UT Health East Texas

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, a time to learn more about diabetes risk factors, diabetes prevention and preventing diabetes-related complications. Here are a few fast facts to get you started. For more information, visit the American Diabetes Association website, www.diabetes.org.

  1. About 37 million people in this country have diabetes – 13% of the population – according to the CDC.
  2. Diabetes can be prevented and treated. Making healthy...
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Doug Delano became an Olympic Center member in July 2017 after moving to the area from Bandera, Texas. Doug decided to make the Olympic Center his health and fitness home due to the convenient location, friendly and professional staff always attentive to member needs, and the facility equipment and indoor pool.

Doug had a knee replacement in January of 2019 and received his physical therapy at the Hideaway Lake Olympic Center through May of that year. Doug was able to observe the quality of the physical therapy firsthand for several years prior to his bi-lateral knee replacement...

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