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Friendsville Mom Loses 175 Lbs After Weight Loss Surgery

News From Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Health & Lifestyles Tracy Shelton is a business owner and mom of two teenagers who leads a busy lifestyle. Four years ago, she underwent bariatric surgery at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and has since lost 175...

What to do About Hemorrhoids When You’re Pregnant

They itch and they burn – hemorrhoids are just one of the things many pregnant women face as a result of their hormonal and body changes. What are hemorrhoids?Hemorrhoids are enlarged veins inside or outside of your anus. Also known as piles, hemorrhoids can...

Early Detection is Key for All Kinds of Cancer

The survival rate of cancer varies depending on the type of cancer. For example, from the years 2011-2017, the survival rate of breast cancer was 90 percent and pancreatic cancer was 10 percent. When it comes to all cancers, one key similarity among them is the result...

Gallbladder Disease: Signs and Symptoms and When to Get it Removed

Gallbladder disease is very common. It refers to a number of conditions that affect your gallbladder. Your gallbladder is that small pouch that sits just under your liver. This small organ stores bile, the liquid produced and released by the liver for digesting fats....

Physician Teamwork Scores a Win for Former Pro Baseball Star

From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles After a rewarding career in professional baseball, Ty Taubenheim, 38, was ready to step off the pitcher’s mound and follow a new path. He chose the field of nursing and began his career with his first job as an...