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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 […]


A Wise Choice

Posted on December 8, 2016

New parents are grateful for team approach at Fort Sanders Regional


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 […]


Enjoy the holiday season – and the food – without overdoing it.

Posted on November 30, 2016

As the holidays arrive, so too does the crunch of shopping, family and tempting food. But there’s a way to avoid a dieting disaster and keep your waistline in check for next year. Here are some strategies from Fort Sanders Regional Registered Dietician, Beth Booker, for having a tasty, terrific holiday.  Rise and Shine. Start […]


Face of F.A.S.T.

Posted on November 9, 2016

When Kathy Jennings looked in the mirror, the face looking back at her reminded her of the woman on the stroke posters inside the elevators at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. It was a face that frightened her because, like the lady in the poster, Jennings’ face was drooping – evidence that she too was […]


Voice of Experience

Posted on October 26, 2016

Catlett says, ‘Don’t wait. Have a mammogram.’ It had been three years since Stacey Catlett’s last mammogram. That came as a surprise to her. “Time gets away,” the Pigeon Forge native says. “I didn’t realize three years had passed so fast.” Stacey, who is in treatment for invasive ductal carcinoma, acknowledges that she would have […]