Uncomplicating Life: Grandma Thrives After Complex Hernia Repair

From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles An overhang of vines on the deck of Norma Griffin’s Dandridge home provides shade on a sunny day. It’s a peaceful place for Griffin to recover from successful hernia surgery at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center – and peace is welcome after several years of medical chaos. “I […]

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Meet Dr. Bradley

Joel F. “Trey” Bradley earned his BS and MD at the University of Memphis, Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He did his General Surgery residency at the University of South Carolina, and completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte. Dr. Bradley is Board Certified in General Surgery by the […]

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Let’s Talk About Your Thyroid

The thyroid gland is the small, butterfly-shaped organ found at the base of the neck. It is part of the endocrine system responsible for releasing hormones that control the body’s metabolism. It is an important part of how the body processes energy. The hormones produced by the gland play a vital role in several functions […]

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Diagnosing Gallbladder Disease

Diagnosing gallbladder disease can be confusing at times. Many of the symptoms of the disease such as nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain are also clinical manifestations of other medical conditions like a, an ulcer, gastroenteritis, or even heart attack. Understanding Gallbladder Disease The term gallbladder disease can refer to any condition that affects the gallbladder. […]

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Tips for Better Colon Health

Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be over 90,000 new cases of colon cancer and over 39,000 new cases of rectal cancer in the United States this year. There are certain lifestyle factors that have been attributed to colon […]

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Over-the-counter medications not working?

When living with hemorrhoids, you may complain of anal itching, pain when sitting, pain during bowel movements, tender lumps near the anus, and bright red blood in your stool. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anus or in the lower part of the rectum that result from the increased pressure on the anus. This may […]

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Hernia Awareness Month

A hernia repair is one of the most common surgical procedures in the United States. It is a surgical procedure done for those suffering from a hernia. A hernia is a medical condition which may be present at birth or may develop over time as a result of weakness within the muscular wall. It occurs […]

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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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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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