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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Commit to Quit in 2019

Posted on January 16, 2019

Cigarette smoking contributes to heart disease by choking off the heart’s supply of blood. The byproducts of smoking damage the linings of arteries and promote the buildup of blood vessel-clogging plaque. And these harmful effects extend beyond the heart’s large arteries into the network of tiny vessels that supply blood to most of the heart […]

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Aging with Independence is January Health Night Focus

Posted on January 15, 2019

The golden years are only golden if you’re healthy enough to truly enjoy them.   Injuries and decreased mobility can all lead to a loss of independence and quality of life.  But you can guard yourself against a slow decline by creating healthy habits now that will help keep you strong and active for years to […]

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