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UT Health Tyler celebrates NICU construction by donating nine trees

A group of UT Health Tyler leaders and medical staff gathered at Lindsey Park in March to help plant the nine trees UT Health Tyler donated to the city of Tyler Parks and Recreation Department. The trees represent the nine beds being added as part of the hospital’s NICU construction.

Tyler, Texas (April 12, 2020) — UT Health Tyler donated nine trees to the city of Tyler Parks and Recreation Department this spring to commemorate the groundbreaking for the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Since a traditional...

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Juan Garrido, MD is an internal medicine physician at UT Health East Texas Physicians at 5th Street.

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March is National Endometriosis Month! Teri Lynne Baumgartner, MD, board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist at UT Health East Texas Physicians Athens talks about Endometriosis: What Is It? For more information or to schedule an appointment call 903-596-DOCS (3627) or visit UTHealthEastTexasDoctors.com.

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Preventive care consists of measures taken for disease prevention. It is the most important step you can take to manage your health. Many of the highest risk factors leading to illness and early death are preventable. Examples of preventive healthcare include cancer screening, vaccinations, healthy eating and not smoking.

The opportunity to be healthy is not afforded to everyone, especially in communities of color, where chronic diseases occur at higher rates and severity. Language barriers, lack of insurance...

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Pediatrics, UT Health East Texas Physicians in Rusk

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Pamela J. McShane, MD
Pulmonary and Critical Care
UTHealth East Texas Physicians North Campus Tyler

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Every nine seconds, someone in the United States sustains a brain injury, and according to the Brain Injury Association of America, one in every 60 Americans is living with the long-term effects of brain injury. After a brain injury, patients may experience cognitive, psychological and physical deficits that have a profound effect on their day-to-day life. Access to quality rehabilitative care after brain injury is crucial. Rehabilitation removes as many barriers as possible between the individual and their recovery goals, including maintaining their independence,...

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Install paper lanterns on the UT Health Tyler skywalk

Irma Saldana (from left), quality projects coordinator, and Paulette Franklin, risk management coordinator, help install paper lanterns on the UT Health Tyler skywalk to represent...

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UT Health East Texas has administered more than 33,198 COVID-19 vaccines in the three months since the health system began giving vaccinations. More than 19,500 of those were first doses, with the remainder being second-dose vaccines, which occur three to four weeks after the first dose.

“We are pleased to be playing such a critical role in the vaccine rollout for East Texas,” said Dr. Tom Cummins, division chief medical officer for UT Health East Texas. “It was no small challenge to stand up a vaccine clinic during the height of the pandemic, with so many of our caregivers on the...

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UT Health East Texas will launch COVID-19 vaccine appointments by phone beginning Tuesday, March 16. Those who need help navigating online sign-up or who are without access to internet can now call 903-747-4VAC (4822) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to get an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Those who have internet access do not need to call in and should continue to sign up directly at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/ut. New appointments will continue to open at this link as we receive more...

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