August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month

Posted on August 7, 2018

From time to time, we all get an occasional stomach ache. But if it goes on for a long time, you will want to see your doctor. One possible condition is gastroparesis, a chronic stomach disorder that occurs when your stomach takes too long to empty out food. Sometimes, this can be a complication of […]

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When Taking Medicine, Good Timing Makes a Difference

Posted on August 3, 2018

If you’re on daily medication, you know that you need to take it every day—but is there a best time to take it? Often, the answer is yes, depending on the type of medicine as well as your symptoms and preferences. In some cases, you may be able to time your daily dose to make […]

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“I Wish I Had Never Started Smoking”

Posted on July 24, 2018

After overcoming lung cancer, Sevier County resident Karen Coleman warns others about the dangers of smoking.

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LeConte Medical Center’s Scott Byrd Receives NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award

Posted on July 13, 2018

LeConte Medical Center’s Scott Byrd has been selected as one of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 2018 Athletic Trainer Service Award recipients.

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LeConte Recognizes Cheryl Fisher, LPN, as First DAISY Award Winner

Posted on July 9, 2018

The DAISY Award is an international nurse recognition program that celebrates the compassion and skills nurses bring to patients and families every day.

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Guidelines for Fireworks Safety

Posted on July 3, 2018

Thousands of Americans, many of them children, are injured each year in incidents associated with fireworks, according to the National Council of Fireworks Safety. Most of these injuries occur during the Fourth of July holiday and include serious burns, loss of fingers, and blindness. Though the most disabling injuries occur with illegal firecrackers, the majority […]

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