Can Family Medical History Increase Your Risk of Certain Diseases?

Many of us know that to stay healthy and prevent diseases, we should be eating a well-balanced diet, quitting or not smoking at all, and incorporating regular exercise. What many of us are unaware of is that there’s one factor that can impact our chances of getting diseases. And that is our family medical history. […]

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Premier has a convenient Patient Portal

Looking for your recent lab results? Forgot when your next appointment will be? Premier Surgical has got you covered.  Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville and Cleveland provides a very convenient way for our patients to access their medical records, request an appointment, and more.  Utilizing MyHealthRecord.com, Premier Surgical Associates patients can have access to their […]

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Colon Cancer Survivor Admits: I Dodged a Bullet

From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles Fort Sanders Regional Patient Promotes Early Detection When it came to health screenings, one word described Karen Russell: vigilant. A stroke survivor who worked at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center for years, she was always faithful about scheduling check-ups at her doctor’s office. Except for one. Every year, […]

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Hernia Month

Hernia is a common medical condition. It occurs when an organ or body tissue pushes itself through a weak spot in a surrounding muscle or connective tissue.  Hernias are very common in the abdominal area but they can also develop in other areas such as the belly button, groin, and upper thigh. What causes a […]

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Cancer Survivors Day

Cancer is one of the major causes of death in the United States. Based on statistics, it is estimated that cancer deaths are 164 per 100,000. The number of deaths is usually higher in women than in men. Can cancer be prevented? Although there are certain factors in cancer development that you can’t control (e.g. […]

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Hemorrhoids & Heat

It is estimated that about 1 in every 20 people have hemorrhoids. About 50 percent of this figure occurs in people over the age of 50. Diagnosing and Treating Hemorrhoids If you have external hemorrhoids, a doctor can easily detect them through inspection alone. However, if you have internal hemorrhoids, you may need a physician […]

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3 Pre-Surgery Prep Tips

Many of us think that the success of the surgery depends largely on the surgeon. While your surgical team definitely plays a central role, your part is just as vital as theirs. As a patient, it’s very important to know things you can do to prepare before and after surgery to be prepared can help […]

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Premier Surgical Welcomes Surgical Associates of Cleveland

Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville is pleased to announce a merger with Surgical Associates of Cleveland, TN. As of June 1, 2019, the Cleveland based-practice is changing it’s name to Premier Surgical Cleveland, but the office’s location and contact information will stay the same. The group’s three general surgeons, Eston K. Wenger, MD, FACS; Jason […]

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High Blood Pressure Education Month

High blood pressure or hypertension puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke, the leading causes of death in the United States. According to the CDC, about 75 million American adults or 1 in every 3 have hypertension. What causes hypertension? There is no identifiable cause for most cases of primary or essential hypertension. […]

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Melanoma Detection and Prevention Month

During warmer weather, it’s natural for many of us to go outside to enjoy it. While being outside can be beneficial to your health, being exposed to the sun for too long without any form of protection can be dangerous. It can put you at risk for skin cancer. About Skin Cancer Skin cancer (the […]

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