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UT Health Tyler emergency staff quickly cared for the victims of a deadly house fire

Dr. Paul Detwiler was so inspired by the team of UT Health Tyler emergency room nurses who responded to patients brought into the ER from a fatal house fire that he created a special Grace Under Pressure award that he presented to them at the hospital’s management conference this month.

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Confidence, or self-esteem, is a mental state that can affect every layer of our lives. The state of your self-esteem can affect personal and professional relationships, successes and mental health.  “Self-esteem is one’s confidence in the ability to navigate and cope with life’s challenges and the confidence that one is worthy of love, accomplishment, success, joy and happiness,” says Dr. Crystal Frazier, psychologist at UT Health East Texas.

“Low self-esteem occurs when an individual feels unprepared to... Read More »

UT Health EMS Earns Reaccreditation

UT Health East Texas EMS has earned a fourth consecutive, three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services for its compliance with national standards of excellence. UT Health East Texas EMS is one of only 180 ambulance services in the country to successfully complete the voluntary review process which, included completion of a comprehensive application and on-site review by national experts in emergency medical services (EMS). With this achievement, UT Health East Texas EMS continues to be the only accredited ambulance service in East Texas.

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Poisons can be found throughout every household. In fact, medication in our medicine cabinets pose one of the biggest potential risks for poisoning. Even if medication is prescribed to you, there are still possible dangers.

 

To keep yourself and everyone in your home safe, follow these tips by UT Health’s Dr. Scott Holland.

 

Check the Label

After you grab your bag from the pharmacy, don’t leave before checking out the medication for yourself. Both pharmacists and... Read More »

geriatric home safety tips for living independently and preventing accidents  from UT Health East Texas

Living independently is a luxury many of us enjoy even into our later years. Of course the freedom of living at home does come with several possible risks, which are even more pronounced as we age. However, there are many ways to add safety features to your home and to prepare for any potential accidents.

If you are a senior living at home or have a loved one who is, follow these tips to create a safe environment throughout the whole home.

 

 

Light it Up

Keeping rooms and walkways well-lit is a big part of home safety. For rooms,... Read More »

UT Health's Dr. Julian Deese discusses the top myths surrounding colon cancer

Dr. Julian Deese, board-certified gastroenterologist at UT Health Pittsburg, has heard a thousand patient questions and noticed a lot of misinformation floats around when it comes to colon cancer. Since having accurate information can significantly impact your health journey, Dr. Deese has compiled a list of the top colon cancer myths so you can make the best choices for you and your family.

 

Myth #1

Colon cancer is not preventable.

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Dr. Emad Shoukry details the issue of insomnia in the geriatric community

Getting a good night’s rest is connected to a person’s overall health and well-being, which is why insomnia can be so disruptive. One group that is hit especially hard by this condition is the geriatric population. Dr. Emad Shoukry, gerontologist at the UT Health North Campus Tyler, shares more about this issue and ways to treat insomnia.

 

 

Insomnia is a common problem in the geriatric population (people ages 65 and older). Its assessment requires getting a detailed history, usually from the... Read More »

Dr Tiffany Hill explains how sleep impacts a child's overall health and wellbeing

What do koalas and human infants have in common? They all sleep up to 17 hours per day. As children grow older they don’t need quite as much sleep as Australia’s favorite animal, but it still plays a critical role in their development.

 

The Importance of Children Catching Those Zs

It’s true that both children and adults need to get enough sleep or else it can have a negative ripple effect on their health, but for children the need is even more pronounced. “Infants, children and teens need more sleep because of their increased mental and physical growth,”... Read More »

Dr. Sarah Kuruvilla teaches you how simple lifestyle swaps can prevent chronic conditions

Nutrition can play a big role in preventing chronic conditions such as type two diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. “Several chronic conditions are related to diet,” says Dr. Sarah Kuruvilla, Assistant Professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. “Common conditions include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and gout. When uncontrolled, some of these diseases can cause an increased risk of heart attacks or strokes.” While some risk factors such as gender and ethnicity are... Read More »

UT Health pulmonologist Tashfeen Mahmood on Sleep Apnea for Sleep Awareness Week

Loud snoring and daytime fatigue may not seem like a big issue, but these could be indicators that someone is suffering from sleep apnea. “Sleep apnea is a condition in which air flow to the lungs is either partially or completely compromised during one’s sleep due to either narrow or completely closed airways,” says Dr. Tashfeen Mahmood, UT Health North Campus Tyler pulmonologist. “In the United States, about 20-30% men and 10-15% woman are estimated to have sleep apnea, which is a huge portion of our population... Read More »