A blessing for body, mind and spirit

Posted on December 14, 2016

Over 18 months, Debra Hinson, 50, lost nearly 100 pounds. The Sevierville resident said she has revamped not only her body, but her mind and spirit as well. “I have been on every diet that you can possibly think of my whole life,” Hinson said. “I’ve tried cutting my food in half, diet plans and […]

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Go Ahead and Do It!

Posted on December 14, 2016

It’s not something you decide to do overnight. The decision to undergo weight loss surgery requires a lot of intentional consideration. “I changed my mind every other day,” says Jim Gilmore, 70. “It’s a whole lifestyle change, but it’s worth it many times over.” Gilmore is enjoying the benefits of bariatric surgery performed by Jonathan […]

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Shedding Weight and Worry

Posted on December 14, 2016

“My blood sugar this morning was 116, and it used to be 200 in the mornings,” says Jim Johnson, 67, Knoxville. “I’m on no diabetes medication, I’m not on any cholesterol medication, my blood pressure is 110 over 68 with a resting pulse rate of 65, and I’ve been off the CPAP for six months.” […]

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Bypassing Go

Posted on December 14, 2016

She never liked having pictures made, but after losing 279 pounds via bariatric surgery Robin Ayala of Cleveland, Tenn., might want to reconsider that one photo she loathes most – the one on her driver’s license. “I’ve had to show people my driver’s license and they won’t accept it!” Ayala said recently. “They don’t believe it’s […]

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A wise choice – New parents are grateful for team approach at Fort Sanders Regional

Posted on December 8, 2016

Wesley Minton sat in the waiting room at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center wondering if he would go home as part of a family, as a single parent, or all alone. His wife was 36 weeks pregnant, hospitalized, and unconscious following a seizure. There was nothing he could do but wait and pray. Read about […]

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Healthier holiday cooking made easy!

Posted on November 30, 2016

One way to cut your calorie intake and beef up beneficial nutrients during the holiday season is to modify traditional recipes. Try to increase the nutrition level of your holiday favorites with these ingredient substitutions and ideas: Healthy Baking Substitutes 1 cup of sugar = 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce 1 whole egg = 2 […]

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