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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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Tyler, Texas (October 7, 2019) Urology Center of East Texas, PA, in Athens is now part of UT Health East Texas Physicians.

"The practice will continue to operate with the same providers in the same locations with the same telephone numbers, said, G. Todd Hill, CEO of UT Health East Texas Physicians.

Urology Center of East Texas, PA, was founded in 1986 by Ruben...

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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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Supplements and multivitamins are taken by more than 100 million Americans, from women in their 20s to men in their 70s. Despite the popularity of these pills, studies have found that it’s best to get essential vitamins and nutrients from the foods we eat.

Most people who maintain a healthy diet with a variety of fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fish and lean meat are getting the nutrients they need. However, there are some circumstances in which increased levels of some vitamins and minerals are needed. The first step in determining what supplements are right for you is...

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Worries are common in the weeks leading up to starting back to school. Depending on the age and personality of the child, you might see temper tantrums, clinging, headaches or stomach aches, withdrawal/isolation, pleading, bargaining, even anger or flat refusal to go to school. It is important for the parent or caregiver to NOT give in.

Reasons children may worry can center around the following questions: “Who will my new teacher be/is the teacher going to be mean? Who will I sit with at school? Will I look OK? What if I miss the bus? What if I do poorly in math?” Even though it...

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