Marking the 20th Anniversary of First Endo AAA Repair

TWENTY YEARS LATER WE REMEMBER DECEMBER 3RD, 1999, AS THE LAUNCH OF THE NEW ERA OF ENDOVASCULAR ANEURYSM REPAIR IN EAST TENNESSEE. Open surgical repair was the standard method of aneurysm repair for five decades. Dr. Juan Parodi, Dr. Julio  Palmaz and Dr. Nicholas  Volodos are recognized as pioneers of endovascular aneurysm repair.  Dr. Parodi […]

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Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate. In the United States alone, over 30 million Americans have diabetes. And over 7 million have it but are unaware of it. What is diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a medical condition that occurs when blood glucose (also known as blood sugar) is too high. Blood glucose is the […]

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Breast Cancer Care at Premier

Breast cancer is still one of the most common types of cancer affecting Americans. Although more common in women, breast cancer can also affect men. With substantial support for breast cancer awareness and increased funding for research, the breast cancer survival rate has dramatically improved for the past decade.  Medical experts still agree that early […]

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September is PAD Awareness Month

September is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month. PAD is a condition that affects about 18 million Americans, about 160 to 180,000 of that are predicted to have a limb amputated this year.  What is PAD and what causes it? PAD occurs when there is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries such as those serving […]

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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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