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Tyler, Texas (August 24, 2020) — UT Health East Texas EMS deployed two ambulances to assist statewide efforts to respond to Tropical Storms Marco and Laura.

Five EMS members departed Sunday as part of a state strike team, which also included Hopkins County and Titus Regional EMS, to respond in areas that could be impacted by the storms. The teams were staging in San Antonio before deploying to targeted locations once the storms’ paths are better known.

Roy Langford, regional director for UT Health EMS, said the strike teams respond to all weather situations...

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Belly rubs, head scratches and smiles were in abundance during a recent shift change at UT Health Tyler, as caregivers coming on or off duty stopped to interact with Therapet dogs, who lined the hallway of the hospital's skywalk.

"Nowadays it's really stressful, so it's great to see dogs," said Ashley Meador, occupational therapy assistant, as she stopped to pet one of the therapy dogs after her shift ended. "I really want a dog, so it made all the difference."

Therapet partners with UT Health East Texas to serve patients on a regular basis. However, when those visits...

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Shenna Rougely’s cell phone has been her lifeline the past few months, capturing heartbreak and triumph in the span of a few short weeks.

It is how she and her two siblings stayed in touch with doctors and nurses while both parents battled COVID-19, how she said goodbye to her father before he succumbed to the virus and how she documented her mother’s return home after 101 days at UT Health Tyler.

Scrolling back through her phone presents a brief timeline of the highs and lows. Rougely has a video from early March showing the joy of her parents, Raymond and Vearline Rougely...

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Hello, I am Dee Ann Pascoe, and I'm the lactation consultant (LC) at UT Health Tyler. The lactation consultant is a specialist trained to focus on the needs and concerns of the breastfeeding mother-baby pair. The LC is an extender of maternal-child services and assists to prevent, recognize and solve breastfeeding difficulties. As an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, I am committed to helping breastfeeding families reach their goals and support a positive experience.

Most of our population agrees that exclusive breastfeeding is the gold standard of...

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Chris Nolan, community paramedic with UT Health East Texas Mobile Integrated Health (MIH), monitors Patricia Daker’s vital signs during a home visit. The UT Health MIH program is a free...
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Tyler, Texas (July 23, 2020) - After months of long and challenging shifts on the COVID-19 unit, nurse Dionne Martin has a plan for re-energizing when she’s able to finally take a break — a trip to sandy shores and sparkling blue water. The beach has always been Martin’s go-to spot when she needs rest and...

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Pictured L-R: Greg LaMay, UT Health East Texas EMS Clinical Director; Dr. Yagnesh Desai, UT Health East Texas EMS/AIR 1 Medical Director; John Smith, CEO of UT Health East Texas EMS/Air 1; Jimmy Zednick, UT Health East Texas EMS Director of Operations.

Tyler, Texas (June 30, 2020) -UT Health...

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Tyler, Texas (June 27, 2020) - UT Health East Texas has a new clinic offering primary and acute care for adults. Located at 1100 E. Lake St., Suite 160, the clinic is open 8 a.m. to noon Monday to Friday.

Adult patients can receive routine care or sick visits, physicals, vaccines, chronic disease management and more. Please call 903-877-5400 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins also are welcome.

About UT Health East Texas

UT Health East Texas provides care to thousands of patients each year through an extensive...

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On November 28, 2011, Cody Chandler went to the emergency room at UT Health Tyler with what he thought was pneumonia. He had no idea the reality of what he was about to face. Not only did he have pneumonia in both lungs, he also was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).

“This is a very aggressive malignancy of the white blood cells of the bone marrow,” Dr. Bob Droder,...

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After recently spending 10 days at UT Health Tyler, Jim Simon had a new appreciation for the dedicated team of health professionals who work at the hospital on a daily basis.

Wondering how he could give back to those who took care of him, Jim turned to what he knows best – tacos.

Jim, managing partner of Torchy's Tacos in Tyler, hand-delivered fresh tacos to caregivers Thursday as a way to say thanks. It was the second delivery he's brought to caregivers since being released a few weeks ago.

"I wanted to do it again as a goodwill gesture," Simon said. "Those people...

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