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Who is at Risk for GERD?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (often known as GERD) is a common gastrointestinal condition. It has an increasing prevalence in the United States, affecting about 18.1% to 27.8% of the adult population. Who is at risk?A person can develop GERD even if he/she doesn’t...

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UV Protection for Skin Cancer

July is UV Protection Safety Month. It is the best time to talk about the importance of protecting your skin from the sun. Whether you are outside for hours at a time or just a few minutes each day, the physicians of Premier Surgical caution that it’s important to...

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Cancer Surgeries at Premier

Today, we celebrate National Cancer Survivors' Day. It's a special day where we celebrate milestones with millions of cancer survivors across the country and the people who helped them along the way. Surviving CancerIn medicine, we use the term prognosis to pertain...

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Appendicitis Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

The physicians of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville and Cleveland, TN, want you to know that appendicitis is a medical emergency that could have serious consequences if left untreated. Your appendix looks like a small tube that’s attached to your colon on the...

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