Millions of Americans experience acid reflux every day. Most don’t know that in the worst cases it can increase the risk of esophageal cancer.
William Emert, who had years of reflux, found out the hard way.
Its congratulations times two for our MRI department! MRI techs Kim Reneau and Richard Shipley were joint recipients of a FLAME Award after a patient took the time to stop one of our other employees to tell them what a remarkable experience she’d had.
Daniel Willis is a licensed emergency medical professional and volunteer firefighter who was on the receiving end of emergency medical care when aching jaw pain turned out to be a heart attack. Thanks to quick action and excellent care, Willis is recovering from his heart attack through cardiac rehabilitation at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.
Fort Sanders Regional is pleased to announce the addition of a robotic-assisted bronchoscopy platform for minimally invasive lung biopsies. This technology is first of its kind in East Tennessee and will allow physicians to obtain tissue samples in deep regions of the lung, where many early stage tumors are found.
“I had no idea what pulmonary hypertension was, but I knew I didn’t want it,” says Jimmy Grea. By the time he was 20, not one, not two, but three of his close family members had died from the incurable disorder.
What’s special to Michelle Irons is having her family together, no matter what they’re doing or where they may be. She carries with her the knowledge that one child is absent, which causes her to hold the others more closely to her heart.