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UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler to host spring health fair

TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The University of Texas at Tyler and UT Health East Texas are partnering to host “Spring into Good Health,” a springtime health fair to help the community.

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According to a release, the health fair will be on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at UT Health East Texas Physicians Clinic at 1000 E. 5th St. UT Health said that the goal of the event is to raise health awareness and literacy in the community.

“Spring into Good Health is an amazing opportunity for our community to access vital health
information,” Kim Bush, UT Tyler director of the Center for Community & Rural Health
Education, said. “We’re thankful that our partnership with UT Health East Texas is making this possible and to all of the vendors who are coming to show their support for East Texas.”

According to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services, the leading causes of death in Texas are heart disease, cancer and stroke. For this reason, the health fair will reportedly offer services such as blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose checks as well as breast and cervical cancer assessments.

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“At UT Health East Texas, we are dedicated to raising awareness of the dire health needs within our region,” Leah Dixon, chief operating officer for UT Health East Texas Physicians, said. “We look forward to future collaborations with UT Tyler to enhance the health and well-being of our community.”

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