Thyroid Cancer Awareness

The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be over 50,000 new cases of thyroid cancer and over 2,000 deaths from this cancer this year.  What is thyroid cancer? Thyroid cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is the butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the […]

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PAD Awareness Month

September is P.A.D. Awareness Month. About 8.5 million Americans age 40 and older suffer from this condition. What is P.A.D? P.A.D. stands for Peripheral Artery Disease. It’s a circulatory problem characterized by the narrowing of the arteries. This doesn’t only cause a reduction of blood flow into the extremities, but can also affect blood flow […]

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Don’t be Ashamed of Your Hemorrhoids!

Hemorrhoids are very common. In fact, about 1 in 20 Americans suffer from them. Despite this figure, many are still hesitant to seek help because they feel embarrassed about their hemorrhoids.  Don’t be ashamed of your hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are not a result of poor hygiene. They develop because of the added pressure into your rectal […]

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Man’s 3rd Hernia Repair is Easiest, Thanks to Robotic Assistance

Surgical techniques have improved drastically over the last 60 years, and no one knows that better than Frank Hamner, 76, of Knoxville. Hamner has undergone three different hernia repairs over the years as a result of an inguinal (groin) hernia. This type of hernia occurs when the abdominal wall is weak and begins to separate […]

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We are the Gallbladder Experts!

Your gallbladder may be small but it plays a large role in your body. Located on the right side of your belly, just below your liver is the gallbladder. The gallbladder plays a role in digestion. It stores and concentrates bile, the yellow-brown enzyme produced by the liver.  Bile helps in the digestive process by […]

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