Cardiac Rehabilitation – A Total Eclipse of the Heart

Posted on August 21, 2017

Cardiac rehabilitation programs aim to help people who have had a heart attack or other cardiac event make the changes they need for a healthy lifestyle. In a rehab program, health professionals will work with you to show you how to watch your blood pressure, help you stop smoking, alter your diet, and set up […]

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Service and Valor – Methodist Honors WWII Navy Veteran

Posted on August 21, 2017

Surrounded by family, fellow veterans and hospital personnel, 91-year old Estis Woods, a WWII Navy vet­eran, was celebrated with a long overdue honor – an of­ficial awards ceremony and United States Flag presenta­tion. Nearly 40 people attend­ed a special reception held at Methodist on July 22 to witness Mr. Woods being recognized for his service […]

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Get Back in the Game! Joint replacement surgery often helps “baby boomers” stay active.

Posted on August 15, 2017

These days, many people born between 1946 and 1964, the “baby boom” years, may identify less with a “boom” and more with the “creak” of stiffening joints, or maybe the “crunch” of bone-on-bone, where cartilage has worn away in aging knees or hips. Millions struggle with pain and loss of motion because of joint damage. […]

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Ice, Ice Baby! Community Comes Out to Support Breastfeeding at Ice Cream Social

Posted on August 7, 2017

A warm summer evening, a shady tree grove, and cool, deliciously drippy ice cream… it was just the right combination for a successful and fun celebration of World Breastfeeding Month, held August 3 in Oak Ridge. More than 50 moms, dads, kids and friends came out for the Baby’s Best Fest celebration to show their […]

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Welcome H. Frank Todd, MD

Posted on July 21, 2017

H. Frank Todd, MD joins East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group and Covenant Health, the region’s top-performing healthcare network.

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MMCer, Mary Lou Hammer, becomes ordained health care chaplain

Posted on July 17, 2017

Congratulations to Methodist Medical Center’s Mary Lou Hammer for receiving her congregational endorsement from the United Church of Oak Ridge (Chapel on the Hill) as an ordained health care chaplain. As MMC’s customer service coordinator, Mary Lou interacts with patients and guests on a daily basis; however, since the January retirement of Chaplain Jack Sills, […]

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Baby’s Best Fest – A Celebration of World Breastfeeding Month!

Posted on July 13, 2017

Save the Date!  Thursday, August 3 from 6-7 p.m. When it comes to baby’s nutrition, breast is best and Baby’s Best Fest (and the Big Latch On)  is a cel­ebration held in partner­ship with La Leche League and the Anderson County Health Department dur­ing World Breastfeeding Month. Show your support for breastfeeding and all its […]

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Summer of Service – Spotlight on Methodist’s Junior Volunteers

Posted on July 12, 2017

When school is out for the summer, many teens look forward to sleeping in, hanging out with friends and enjoying the freedom of a few unscheduled weeks. But at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, a group of teens used the summer to give back to their community rather than spending hours in front of […]

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