UT Health EMS brings in service dog to help employees with work stress
Updated: Jan. 22, 2023 at 9:51 AM CST
Apollo will roam around in the classrooms and offices throughout the building. Crew members will even stop by Wiggins’ office after a tough day.
“When they’re ready they get up and leave and a lot of them will comment at the end, ‘I just needed this before I went home to my family.’ So it’s really calming for them.”
A new report from the Hibbs Institute at the University of Texas at Tyler shows just how much poor health outcomes in rural counties can affect the entire region. The latest Hibbs Health Index was created by examining factors like smoking, obesity, and premature death rates.
“One day we each had four (participants), so that was kind of overwhelming, but it was so much fun. They interact with each other and it just works out everyday,” Johnson said. To volunteer or donate meals you can all the alliance at 903-509-8323.
Dr. Patel said commotio cordis is rare, but occurs when a blunt, non-penetrating chest trauma occurs to the interior portion of the chest.
“It doesn’t lead to any structural damage to the heart itself. It’s basically an arrhythmic, which means it’s related to the electrical disturbance of the heart,” he said.