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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Dr. Edwards Joins Premier Surgical

  Norma M. Edwards, MD, FACS, has joined Premier Surgical Associates as a general surgeon at the group’s location at Covenant Health’s Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Edwards to our team of surgeons,” says Kevin Burris, CEO of Premier Surgical Associates. “Her experience and expertise as a surgeon is […]

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