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Prostate Health Awareness Month

If you’re a man, you have a prostate, but you may not know what it does or how to stay on top of your health when it comes to this part of the body. The first step in staying healthy is learning about the prostate’s function, what’s normal and when you should see a physician.


What is a prostate?

The prostate is a small gland, roughly the size of a walnut in a young male, which sits just below the bladder. It surrounds part of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from your bladder and helps make some of the fluid in semen, which carries sperm from your... Read More »

Staying physically active is one of the best things you can do for your overall health, but that doesn’t mean you have to compete in a basketball league or run 10 miles every day. The best activity to choose is one that you enjoy doing, so you’ll look forward to every game or workout. Golf might not be the first sport that springs to mind when someone talks about getting fit, but UT Health East Texas Physicians Podiatrist, Dr. David Andreone, is a firm believer in the benefits of scheduling tee... Read More »

As school approaches, immunizations are on every parent’s mind. Keeping up with all the requirements and worrying about the possible fears of your children can be stressful, but there are several ways to take the worry out of an immunization visit. The first step to feeling at ease is to gather good information. 


Each year the Center for Disease Control (CDC) puts out an updated vaccination schedule. This list shows the vaccine along with how many doses are required for children 18 years and... Read More »

Breastmilk contains an abundant variety of nutrients that provides everything a baby needs for his/her first six months. In addition to taking care of the baby, a breastfeeding mom needs to keep up with her own health through smart eating habits to ensure both she and the baby are feeling great and getting everything they need!

There is no magic number of carrots to eat that will ensure milk flow, nor is there a secret smoothie that provides the perfect number of vitamins. Instead, a mom’s diet is about making healthy choices, eating in moderation and finding ways to pack nutrients... Read More »

Tyler, Texas (July 23, 2018) UT Health East Texas Air 1 revealed their new helicopter design and uniforms today, during a celebration at UT Health Tyler, along with new state-of-the-art technology that enables flight paramedics to transmit patient data to the hospital and a safety tracking system.

“The Outerlink Iris System is a next... Read More »

Healthcare and Fortune 500 business leader Brent McCombs will lead HR transformation, integration for newly formed 10-hospital health system.

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Tyler, TX (July 10, 2018) UT Health East Texas unveiled a new mobile mammography coach featuring 3-D technology, which significantly increases the detection of breast cancers.

“This is an exciting day for East Texas, as we will be able to travel throughout the region bringing the most advanced breast screenings available to local communities,” said Cody Boyd, division administrator of the UT Health East Texas Cancer Institute and CEO of UT North Campus Tyler.

The... Read More »

Carthage, TX (July 9, 2018) UT Health Carthage has added board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist Bruno Romeo, MD, to its medical staff. Dr. Romeo will offer expanded women’s health services in Panola County, including prenatal care in Carthage and delivery of babies at UT Health Henderson.

Dr. Romeo... Read More »

Jacksonville, TX (July 9, 2018) Jacksonville native DeLeigh Haley, RN, has been named CEO of UT Health Jacksonville.

Haley has been a registered nurse for 23 years and has senior-level management experience in hospitals, clinics and physician employment groups. She has been with UT Health East Texas since 2002, serving in a variety of roles including director of business development, regional director for UT Health East Texas Physicians and interim administrator for the former ETMC Trinity. Most recently, she served as interim CEO of UT Health Jacksonville. She is currently... Read More »

Tyler, TX (June 21, 2018) Three UT Health Jacksonville nurses received DAISY Awards recently for extraordinary care.