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There are 30 million people in the United States living with diabetes, but one in four do not know they are living with this condition. In addition to those millions, another 84 million adults, teenagers and children have prediabetes, but 90% are unaware. These numbers are what motivate UT Health East Texas Certified Diabetes Educators Audrey Hall and Lara Dove to bring awareness to diabetes and clear up any myths that surround this condition.

Read Hall and Dove’s responses to the most common diabetes myths below.

 

First, a brief...

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UT Health East Texas Olympic Centers hosting holiday food drive

Tyler, TX (October 30, 2019) UT Health East Texas Olympic Centers on Friday will kick off a food drive benefitting the East Texas Food Bank.

Throughout the month of November, donation barrels from the East Texas Food Bank will be placed at Olympic Center locations in Tyler, Lake Palestine,...

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Learn about the causes and symptoms of early and premature menopause

Around the time the candles on the 50th birthday cake are blown out, women can expect to soon go through menopause. This is a natural stage in life that every woman shares. However, for some women, that stage can come earlier than expected.  In the United States 5% of women will go through early menopause and 1% through premature menopause.

Early menopause is when you reach this stage before the age of 45. Premature menopause is before the age of 40. In both cases women having gone through early or premature menopause cannot get pregnant.

Since this change...

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Tyler, Texas (October 25, 2019) - Becker's Healthcare recognized two UT Health East Texas leaders as rising stars in the industry. Tracy O'Daniel, division director of quality, risk and patient safety at UT Health East Texas, and Patrick Swindle, CEO of UT Health Quitman and UT Health Pittsburg, were...

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Sugar may taste sweet, but the long-lasting impact it leaves on your health is not. Consuming high amounts of sugar can lead to increased risk of developing stroke, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, high blood cholesterol and cavities.

Many foods in American diets contain added sugars. Added sugars are present in candy, soft drinks, cakes, fruit drinks, milk products, cookies and pies, as well as other types of foods such as dairy and milk products and other grains. It isn’t always easy to tell if a product has added sugar. Read the ingredient labels on products you are...

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Health First's Best Places to Work

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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