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GERD Awareness Week

GERD Awareness Week November 20th marks the beginning of GERD Awareness Week. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects up to 40 percent of American adults. Here’s what the physicians of Premier Surgical Associates would like you to know about this common...

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Catching Cancer Early

News from Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles Amber Henry, 34, has struggled with gallbladder issues for years. Henry, her partner and their children live in Crossville where they enjoy playing outside and caring for their chickens. In 2020, Henry was...

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Hemorrhoid Awareness Month

Hemorrhoid Awareness Month November is Hemorrhoid Awareness Month. It is the ideal time to consider seeking medical treatment if you have pain and discomfort in the anal area. Hemorrhoids are common, with about 1 in every 20 adults in the U.S. suffering from them....

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Treatment Options for Thyroid Cancer

Treatment Options for Thyroid Cancer The thyroid is an organ that produces hormones that play a role in the various functions of your body. Your thyroid can help control how fast your heart beats, how your metabolism functions, and how digestion works. This organ,...

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Premier Parkwest Welcomes Dr. Beierle

General Surgeon Shannon Beierle, MD, FACS, has joined the Premier Surgical Associates office at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Dr. Beierle has been a  partner physician with the Premier Surgical office in Cleveland, TN, since 2019. Dr. Beierle will serve as a...

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Liver Cancer: Risk Factors, Screenings and More

Liver Cancer: Risk Factors, Screenings and More Each year in the United States, about 36,000 Americans are diagnosed with liver cancer. What is liver cancer? When cancer starts in the liver, it is called liver cancer. Located in the upper right side of the abdominal...

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Recovering from Hemorrhoid Treatment

Recovering from Hemorrhoid Treatment While hemorrhoids are a common problem, this doesn’t make them any less problematic for patients who experience pain and discomfort caused by their hemorrhoids. Fortunately, procedures are available to shrink and kill the...

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