Mobile Asthma Clinic Schedule for April, May, June 2018


Mobile Asthma Clinic Schedule for April, May, June 2018

The Breath of Life Mobile is a large, custom-built clinic on wheels that is equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Our team of asthma specialists travels to different schools throughout Northeast Texas to test and treat asthma. To talk to someone about our mobile asthma clinic, call (903) 877-8925.

The information regarding the Breath of Life Mobile Asthma Clinic is located here:

Here is the schedule for the mobile asthma clinic for April, May, and June 2018.


4/24-Martins Mill ISD

4/25-Ware Elem./Longview ISD

4/26-Dixie Elem./Tyler ISD

4/27-Winona ISD


5/1-Kilgore Primary

5/2-Ramey Elem./Tyler ISD

5/3-Ore City MS

5/4-St. Pauls Children’s Clinic

5/8-Jackson Elem./Chapel Hill ISD

5/9-Boulter MS/Tyler ISD

5/18-Springhill Intermediate

5/23-Chapel Hill MS/Chapel Hill ISD

5/24-Overton ISD

5/25-St. Paul’s Children’s Clinic

5/29-Moore MS/Tyler ISD


6/5-Sabine Elem./Sabine ISD

6/6-Clarkston Elem./Tyler ISD

6/7-Jack Elem./Tyler ISD

6/8-New Summerfield ISD

6/12-South Ward Elem./Tyler ISD

BOR-vote-1024x576 Ardent Health Services And The University of Texas System Announce New Name for 10-hospital System

Amy Shaw Thomas, JD, Vice Chancellor for Academic and Health Affairs for the UT System looks on as UT Health Science Center President, Dr. Kirk Calhoun, addresses the UT System Board of Regents Thursday.

TYLER, Texas (February 16, 2018) – Ardent Health Services and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UT Health Science Center) today announced the newly formed 10-hospital health system created by the purchase of East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System (ETMC) will be named UT Health East Texas. The sale is projected to close March 1.

Read the News Release

Grey Literature

CDC Stacks A database featuring various collection of CDC publications including guidelines and recommendations, early MMWR reports, and information on topics ranging from reproductive health to influenza surveillance.

NTRL-National Technical Reports Literature NTRL provides access to a large collection of historical and current authenticated government technical reports in a wide range of subject areas, including health care, environmental pollution, medicine, biology, engineering and more.  The database includes over 2 million titles with links to over 700,000 full-text reports.  1964-present

PopLine Indexes literature in fields of reproductive health, family planning, and population policy for all countries, and covers related topics such as AIDS, maternal and child health, and demography for developing countries.

PubMed Health PubMed Health provides information for consumers and clinicians on prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions. PubMed Health specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports. Clinical effectiveness research finds answers to the question “What works?” in medical and health care.

Google Custom Search: Think Tanks Search across 300 of the most important US and international think tanks.

Google Custom Search: Non-Governmental Organizations Searches non-governmental organizations via the Google Search engine.

New York Academy of Medicine’s Grey Literature Report Look for the canned searches on the right side of the page

Open Grey Grey literature for Europe

PH Partners Compiles reports from U.S. Government and public health agencies

HSRProj (Health Services Research Projects in Progress) Information about ongoing health services research and public health projects


Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) This open access database searches theses and dissertations worldwide.

AACODS Checklist AACODS checklist is designed to enable evaluation and critical appraisal of grey literature. Stands for: Authority; Accuracy; Coverage; Objectivity; Date; Significance.

Grey Matters: a practical tool for searching health-related grey literature (CADTH) From CADTH, the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, Grey Matters is a practical tool for searching health-related grey literature. The MS Word document covers a grey literature checklist, including national and international health technology assessment (HTA) web sites, drug and device regulatory agencies, clinical trial registries, health economics resources, Canadian health prevalence or incidence databases, and drug formulary web sites.

The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System today approved $30 million in Permanent University Funds for construction of a three-story building on the campus of UT Health Science Center for the School of Community and Rural Health. It will be located south of the Academic Center and will take approximately 18 months to complete. Groundbreaking is expected to take place in spring 2017.

The building is in the design phase, but current estimates place the square footage between 81,000 and 90,000 square feet and will include space for classrooms, offices, and administration. Smith Group of Dallas is the architectural firm. They also designed UT Tyler’s School of Pharmacy building.

“This is the first free-standing, academic building on our campus. It will support our current and future educational needs,” said Kirk A. Calhoun, MD, president, UT Health Science Center. “Northeast Texas has many public health challenges and disparities. This building will be a model for wellness in the community, promoting a healthy lifestyle and educating the community on the core areas of public health. My thanks to the Board of Regents for their support of the School of Community and Rural Health, which will provide career opportunities for students and community educational outreach to help improve the health of everyone in East Texas.”

Beginning in January, the UT Health Science Center School of Community and Rural Health will offer a Master of Public Health degree. The school is accepting applications through December 9. Scholarships and sponsorships are available.

Classes will be held in existing buildings on the campus until the new facility is complete. When finished, the building will also accommodate educational space for occupational and environmental health, community health, policy and management, biostatistics and epidemiology, academic affairs, and open space for future growth.

For more information on UT Health Science Center, visit


Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) is a series of six, free 2-hour seminars on risk factors, complications, nutrition, and physical activity related to diabetes.

The seminars will be held on Tuesday nights starting at 6 pm, beginning October 6 at St. James CME Church, located at 408 North Border in Tyler.

Participants receive instruction on the use of glucose meters, guidance on accessing community resources, and building partnerships with a diabetes health care team. DEEP is based on national diabetes care and diabetes self-management education recommendations and guidelines.

Participants will:

          Learn how diabetes affects the body

          Better understand blood sugar numbers

          Meet others who have diabetes

          Have fun learning in a small group through games, activities and support conversations

The remaining seminars will take place on subsequent Tuesdays – October 13, 20, 27, and November 3 and 10.

The seminars are free, but registration is recommended. Reservations are available at (903) 877-7491 or emailing


UT Health Science Center Welcomes Plastic Surgeon Dr. James Motlagh

UT Health Science Center is proud to welcome Dr. James Motlagh, who is board certified in plastic surgery. Dr. Motlagh performs a wide range of cosmetic procedures, including facelifts, tummy tucks, breast augmentations, and more. He also offers reconstructive procedures including facial trauma.

He recently joined UT Health Science Center after being in private practice since 2002.

Dr. Motlagh graduated from Rutgers University with a major in biology and a minor in religion, and attended New Jersey Medical School to earn his M.D. degree. He did six years of general surgery residency at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston New Jersey, then moved to Chapel Hill North Carolina to do a plastic surgery residency for an additional two years at the University of North Carolina. He did an additional year of plastic surgery fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale Ariz. to gain additional experience in advanced reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.

For more information on scheduling an appointment, call Lenee Sikes at 903-877-5391.