Breast Cancer Survivor has ‘A lot of living to do’

From Parkwest Health & Lifestyles Sara Forrester, 74, of Knoxville, is faithful about getting yearly mammograms. At five feet tall, the sprightly grandmother takes care of her health by walking regularly, and says she usually hits 10,000 steps on her pedometer every day. “I always get a screening every year. I try to go during […]

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Knoxville Medical Mission: Serving with Surgery

For more than two decades, Dr. Willard Campbell of Premier Surgical Associates has been a respected surgeon at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Dr. Campbell has cared for and performed general and vascular surgeries on thousands of patients in the Knoxville region over the years. He loves being a surgeon and serving the people of […]

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Appendectomy: Emergent or urgent?

When you think of someone in need of an appendectomy, you probably think of them being whisked off for emergency surgery as quickly as possible. For good reason: Appendectomies are the most common emergent surgical procedure performed worldwide. A study reported in the September issue of the Archives of Surgery may change that way of […]

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