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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Class Act: Preparing New Nursing Graduates for Success

Posted on January 14, 2019

Helping support newly graduated nurses as they transition from an educational setting to a fast-paced hospital environment is the mission of Covenant Health’s nurse residency program.   In 2016, Covenant created a Nurse Residency Program, designed to empower new nurses with increased competence, more confident decision making, stronger leadership and critical-thinking skills, and greater satisfaction. Hospitals […]

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A Piece of Cake …. and a Piece of History

Posted on November 19, 2018

A celebration honoring Methodist’s 75th anniversary took an extra sweet turn during a special birthday cake delivery to patients. During lunch last Friday, members of Methodist’s administrative and nursing teams went room to room to personally deliver cards and custom petit fours to patients and guests. While getting his photo taken with Jeremy Biggs, Methodist’s […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Topic of October’s Health Night

Posted on October 29, 2018

Approximately 266,120 women (and 2,550 men) in the U.S. will be told they have invasive breast cancer in 2018. Breast cancer ranks second as a cause of cancer death in women, and the risk of a woman having breast cancer increases as she gets older. Understanding your risk factors, such as age, is important and this month’s Health […]

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