March Health Night: Menopause and the Menopause Transition

Posted on March 15, 2019

Menopause and the transitional years leading up menopause are normal parts of a woman’s life.  But the symptoms sometimes associated with these changes – hot flashes, mood swings, trouble sleeping – can feel anything but normal.  So how can a woman cope? “Understanding the factors and effects of perimenopause and menopause, along with the treatments […]

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Get Your Game On!

Posted on February 25, 2019

Game On Against Cancer Benefits Patients at Thompson Cancer Survival Center Game-lovers can bring out their competitive spirit for a good cause at the 8th annual Game On Against Cancer on Friday, March 1. The popular evening of games, music, food, beverages, and a silent auction benefits patients in need at Thompson Cancer Survival Center. […]

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A Pattern of Giving – Quilters Guild Donates to Hospitality House Guests

Posted on February 20, 2019

The Hospitality Houses of Methodist Medical Center have been a refuge for thousands of visitors as they travel to the hospital for treatment.  The houses provide a welcoming, home-like atmosphere for their guests, often cancer patients and their families, who may need to stay at the houses while receiving chemotherapy or radiation treatments.  Labor of […]

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February Health Night: Device Therapy for Arrhythmias

Posted on February 19, 2019

The heart is, in the simplest terms, a pump made up of muscle tissue. The heart’s pumping action is regulated by an electrical conduction system that coordinates the contraction of the filling and pumping chambers of the heart. Irregular Heart Beat The term “arrhythmia” refers to any change from the normal sequence of electrical impulses […]

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Methodist named one of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in Nation

Posted on February 14, 2019

Methodist Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM.  Two Covenant Health hospitals – Methodist Medical Center and Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville – were named to the  2019 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals list. They were the only two hospitals in Tennessee to be […]

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Take Control and Take on Cancer …. Together

Posted on January 31, 2019

When fighting cancer, you are never alone. Thompson Cancer Survival Center at Methodist and the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee (CSC), have partnered to bring a series of day and evening classes to support cancer patients and caregivers.  These free programs will include a light meal, informative presentation, opportunity for questions and answers, and […]

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Old-Fashioned Fitness for the New Year

Posted on January 23, 2019

Surprisingly, some of today’s devices might be hampering your commitment to fitness.  Stroll down the aisles of any department store these days, and your eye will be drawn to an appealing col­lection of labor-saving gad­gets. These can include ev­erything from snow blowers and electric hedge trimmers to remote controls for the TV and DVD player. […]

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Wound Warning System

Posted on January 17, 2019

The Methodist Wound Treatment Center wants to remind people with diabetes that they are at a higher risk for non-healing foot wounds – and therefore amputations – than most Americans, and that a wound healing center can provide guidance for prevention and treatment. For most Americans, a blister or cut on the foot is a […]

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