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News & Blog

Lesson for Life

Posted on February 9, 2017

Blevins suffered a stroke as she arrived at school that morning on Dec. 1. Within 38 minutes, she was at Fort Sanders, receiving the clot-busting drug, tPA.


A Brand New Baby for a Brand New Year

Posted on February 1, 2017

When Melanie Mullins found out she was pregnant, it came as a complete surprise.


Law & Aorta

Posted on January 25, 2017

Tests prior to his bypass surgery revealed a deadly secret – he also had an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).


Fourteen Functions to a Healthy Lifestyle in 2017

Posted on January 19, 2017

Check out these tips from our clinical dietitian to have a healthy and happy 2017! By: Kim E. Pryor, MS, RDN, LDN 1. A good night’s rest is the way to start the day. Adults should aim for 8 restful hours each night. Habitual sleep is good and necessary! 2. Plan your meals ahead of time. […]


The Gift of Healing

Posted on January 18, 2017

  Nine days before Christmas hospital chaplain Randy Tingle was checking his list – twice. After all, finding anything in his office at that time of year is next to impossible. Bags full of gifts were scattered all about, making it difficult to get behind his desk inside Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. The bags, […]


Room with a View

Posted on January 12, 2017

When interventional radiologist Keith Woodward, MD, repairs an aneurysm, Adam Hill stands beside him and hands him the instruments. But on a recent November afternoon, Adam, who works in the interventional radiology lab at Fort Sanders Regional’s Comprehensive Stroke Center, was in a different position. He was Dr. Woodward’s patient. A brain aneurysm in an artery […]