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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.” […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


A Heart for the Wilderness

Posted on September 14, 2016

Bill Gober is well aware that he doesn’t look like the stereotypical heart patient. He doesn’t act like one, either.