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Vicki Briggs speaks at UT Health Tyler

Tyler, Texas (July 24, 2019) — UT Health East Texas Long-Term Acute Care celebrated 25 years of service to the...

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Breastfeeding tips, support and recognition of the struggle

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Breastfeeding can be a great experience for both mom and baby, but that doesn’t mean it’s not hard work that comes with a set of big difficulties. Every mom is bombarded with articles that explain the benefits of breastfeeding and, while they are largely correct, it can put more pressure on a very personal situation. We want all mothers and families to feel they are supported and that they can come to us with any questions or concerns.

If you are a new mom or a mom with several children, you probably already know how chaotic, complicated and wonderful parenthood can...

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Learn lifesaving tips on how to keep children safe in cars

No one believes they will be the one to leave their child in a hot car, but every year the parents of more than 30 children are wrong. These tragedies can happen to the best, most loving parents, which is why it’s important for all moms, dads and caregivers to learn about the dangers of heat stroke and develop safety routines to prevent such a tragedy from happening. This is especially true in Texas, where more children than in any other state die due to heat stroke from being left in hot cars.

 

The Danger of Heat

Your car acts like a greenhouse, with...

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Congratulations to Chris Fugate on being named the UT Health East Texas EMS | AIR 1 Caregiver of the Month! Chris was nominated by his coworkers because of his devotion to helping people.

Chris’s nomination read:

“Chris Fugate works as a swing medic in all of our service regions. Chris, along with Vanessa Sanches, was assigned to a diabetic call. Afterwards, the patient called to thank UT Health EMS for the compassionate and professional employees we had working for us. He spoke of his Chris’ approach quickly placed him at ease and gained his trust. This allowed Chris to...

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Today, more than 7.7 million Americans have PTSD.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious condition that develops in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. The symptoms of PTSD can have a negative impact on your mental and physical health, work and relationships.

PTSD recovery can be received through community resources and PTSD support groups. Led by a UT...

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Lee Tidnall is a UT Health East Texas EMS Transport driver and the recipient of the UT Health EMS | AIR 1 Caregiver of the Month Award for June for his commitment to people and community. Thank you for all you do for UT Health East Texas EMS, Lee.

 
Lee’s nomination read:
 
“Lee caught up to us to trade out trucks. As we were moving equipment, Lee noticed a young man that had a flat on his car. The young man told Lee he was unable to get it fixed. The man also was attempting to sell a tire iron for a few dollars for fuel to make it home. Lee...
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Getting hurt in athletics can mean more than just a strain or a sprain. Sports hernias are another common injury among athletes.

A sports hernia, also known as athletic pubalgia, is a strain or tear of any soft tissue (muscle, tendon, ligament) in the lower abdomen or groin area.

Unlike traditional inguinal hernias, sports hernias do not cause a visible bulge. The pain associated with sports hernias are caused by torn tendons that attach to the pelvis. Symptoms may include sharp pain in the lower abdomen, groin or in the testicle (males).

This type of injury is most...

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It all started 21 years ago at ETMC Tyler on 6 south, the oncology floor. Kristi Key and Kim Rogers, both new nurses, began their long journey of friendship. One year later Carol Hancock joined this friendship when she too began to work on 6 south. Through eight-16 hour shifts, working evenings and nights, to full time and part time along with some day shifts, with marriages and babies their friendships grew.

All three eventually moved over to work for former Tyler Hematology Oncology, now Hope Cancer Center in the early 2000s, where a long tenure of 15-17 years began. More babies...

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UT Health East Texas Wound Healing Center treats chronic wounds that affect 6.7 million Americans

The UT Health East Texas Wound Healing Center is celebrating Wound Care Awareness Week while raising the awareness of chronic wounds and the advanced wound care available in East Texas. Today, 6.7 million Americans live with chronic wounds, 25 percent of people with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer and one in four families has at least one family member with a chronic wound.

 

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The UT Health East Texas EMS training of how to handle stroke victims

Strokes are a disease that can be fatal or life-altering and are, unfortunately, very common. It is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of disability. Fortunately, UT Health East Texas EMS|AIR1 has a robust team of caregivers who are trained in treating stroke patients. Dr. Yagnesh Desai, Medical Director for UT Health East Texas EMS|AIR1, oversees these teams and shares how they handle these critical patients every day.

 

Every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke. There are many individuals in East Texas who either...

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