Obesity is a Chronic Disease

According to data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a third of adults in the United States are obese. Obesity is a condition characterized by having too much fat in the body. Using the Body Mass Index (BMI), a person with a BMI of 30 and above is considered obese. Factors Leading […]

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5 Facts About Kidney Disease

The kidneys are among the most vital organs in the body. They help filter waste products from the blood and play a role in regulating blood pressure, maintaining electrolyte balance, and in the production of red blood cells. When kidneys fail, waste products can build up and there can be excessive fluid retention leading to […]

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Health Screenings Guide

Most medical conditions have a better chance of successful treatment if they are found and diagnosed early on. This is why medical screenings are very important. Medical screenings are tests, or physical exams, that aim to detect diseases often before any symptoms appear. For adults, the following health screenings are recommended: Breast Cancer Screening Breast […]

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Pregnancy and Hemorrhoids

Pregnancy is a wonderful stage of a woman’s life. Although, the changes that your body undergoes during this stage places you at a higher risk of developing hemorrhoids. Pregnancy and Hemorrhoids There are several reasons why a woman is at risk of developing hemorrhoids while pregnant. Her growing uterus can put pressure on her pelvic […]

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that May is National Skin Cancer Awareness month? According to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer not only in the United States, but globally as well. If you discover unusual skin spots but are not sure if they’re normal or not, it may be […]

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Hernia and Workman’s Comp

An abdominal wall hernia  develops when there is a weakness or hole in the abdominal muscles, allowing  a person’s organs or tissues to protrude. Contents of the abdominal cavity, such as segments of the intestine or abdominal fatty tissue may bulge out. There are different types of abdominal hernias. The inguinal hernia is the most […]

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Vascular Treatment Eases Knox Lady’s Leg Pain

Inflicted by severe leg pain for years, 58-year old Rhonda of Knoxville could barely make it through her work day. “I’m a bookkeeper, but also work at a donut shop. During a busy day I’m on the floor from 7 am to 3:30 pm. By the time I got off work, all I could stand […]

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Men and Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anus and the lower rectum. They can become painful when there’s an increased pressure against the connective tissues that keep these vascular structures in place.  Hemorrhoids can affect both men and women, though they may develop for different reasons. Two common causes of hemorrhoids in men are a result […]

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Suffering from Acid Reflux?

If you experience burning pain or discomfort in your stomach or chest after meals, hoarseness of voice, or dry cough, then you may be suffering from acid reflux. It is a common condition in which acid from the stomach comes up through the esophagus, and sometimes even up to the throat. Acid reflux can be […]

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Diabetes and Kidney Disease

Premier Surgical’s Access Center helps patients suffering from Kidney Disease. Diabetes mellitus is a lifelong disease that has been growing at an epidemic rate in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 30 million Americans have diabetes. There are two basic types of diabetes; classified as type 1 […]

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