Hip to Pain…

Posted on April 27, 2017

Teacher’s diary shows pain-free days were few Andrea Anderson was hurting – she just didn’t know how much. But when orthopedic surgeon Paul Yau, MD, urged her to track her hip pain after a cortisone shot, she installed a diary application on her smartphone and began making almost daily notes. “When I look back, I […]

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Subtle Signs

Posted on April 20, 2017

     There was nothing unusual about that Wednesday in March. It was a typical workday for Karen Russell. There was no indication that anything extraordinary was about to happen, and certainly no indication that she was about to have a stroke.      Russell, 62, processes data at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, with the […]

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The Woman in the Mirror

Posted on March 29, 2017

Tiara-Lady Wilson is an energetic woman with an infectious laugh and a positive attitude. It’s the same attitude that has helped her succeed in life, even winning the title of Miss Tennessee State University in 1998.      It’s also the attitude that has sustained her through years of medical problems that caused her to gain 100 pounds. […]

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Cancer Can’t Choose

Posted on February 15, 2017

You hardly ever see her cry, but Carolyn Guffey wipes away tears as she sits at a picnic table in the park thinking about the sadness of the past, and the bright promise of the future. It’s a chilly day with a bright blue sky, and she joyfully savors every second of it. “I’m looking […]

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Fort Sanders Regional to Host Upcoming Clinical Job Fair

Posted on February 15, 2017

Clinical healthcare workers seeking new career opportunities are invited to attend a clinical job fair at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, February 28th from 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. Attendees are invited to talk with nursing leaders, hospital staff and members of administration about career opportunities in the hospital. Those wishing to attend should […]

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Lesson for Life

Posted on February 9, 2017

Within hours after a stroke had garbled her speech and paralyzed her right hand, West View Elementary School principal Beth Blevins was making plans to turn her nightmare into a learning experience. From her hospital bed in the Neuro-Intensive Care Unit at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Blevins was working to bring the hospital’s elementary […]

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