Yearly Archives: 2024

“Thank God for her:” Dr. Ashley Hendrix filled Cassandra’s journey to breast cancer survivorship with expert care and compassionate support

When Cassandra Brittmon was diagnosed with breast cancer, she was understandably anxious and scared. Regional One Health Cancer Care's Ashley Hendrix, MD, FACS, a breast surgical oncologist, helped her select the best treatment option for her needs and goals. Thanks to Dr. Hendrix's medical expertise and supportive style of care, Cassandra is back to her [...]

2024-06-17T11:43:18-06:00June 19th, 2024|

Drink up! Staying hydrated prevents medical emergencies and promotes overall health

A lot of people struggle with staying well hydrated, and Regional One Health's clinical nutrition team is here to help. Proper hydration helps the body feel, function and even look better, and prevents medical emergencies like heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Make sure you're drinking the appropriate amount of fluids for your body's needs, [...]

2024-05-15T10:57:18-06:00June 19th, 2024|

“He’s one of the best:” Dr. John Schorge and the multidisciplinary care at Regional One Health helped Jenna overcome a medical mystery

When Jenna Bostick experienced a medical emergency, she needed specialized expertise and resources to determine what was wrong and provide the care she needed. She found both with gynecologic oncologist and complex gynecologic surgeon Dr. John Schorge, Chief of the Regional One Health OB/GYN Service. Dr. Schorge led a multidisciplinary team that help Jenna overcome [...]

2024-06-17T11:43:58-06:00June 17th, 2024|

After Mario Reed survived a football injury that left him paralyzed at age 15, he found a new calling in helping other patients in similar circumstances

When a football injury left Mario Reed paralyzed at age 15, he survived thanks to his own strength of character and expert medical care at the Elvis Presley Trauma Center. The experience inspired Mario to give back to his community by creating the Mario Reed Foundation to help other paralyzed patients. Now, he wants to [...]

2024-06-04T11:04:56-06:00June 12th, 2024|

Ask the Experts: Easy, readily available screening helps men safeguard their health – here’s what you need to know

In order to stay healthy and active, men should stay on top of their health screenings for common conditions like heart disease, prostate problems and colorectal cancer. Screening is readily available and highly effective at catching problems early and even preventing serious illness. All men should talk to their health care provider to learn more [...]

2024-06-12T07:42:33-06:00June 12th, 2024|

“Delivering on the promise:” Regional One Health Cancer Care helps patients like Nathan McCormack get back to the life they love

When Nathan McCormack was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, he needed a complex surgical procedure that isn't available at all hospitals. As an academic medical center, Regional One Health Cancer Care was able to offer the care Nathan needed. Surgical oncologist Dr. Evan Glazer led a team that successfully operated on Nathan, [...]

2024-06-11T08:59:15-06:00June 11th, 2024|

Summer is here, and the heat is on – follow these expert tips from Regional One Health to prevent dangerous conditions like heatstroke

The high temperatures of a Mid-South summer can be dangerous if too much exposure leads to heatstroke or another heat-related illness. Our experts have advice that can help you and your loved ones stay safe. Make sure to wear loose clothing, stay hydrated, and take plenty of breaks to cool down, and to get [...]

2024-06-06T13:28:40-06:00June 11th, 2024|

Memphis Magazine honors Regional One Health providers on 2024 “Top Doctors” list

Memphis Magazine is honoring Regional One Health physicians in various specialties on its prestigious 2024 "Top Doctors" list. Our physicians provide lifesaving, life-changing care to our patients every day, allowing Regional One Health to advance access to world-class care in the Mid-South. At Regional One Health, physicians in a comprehensive list of specialties provide [...]

2024-06-10T07:55:04-06:00June 10th, 2024|

“It’s like night and day:” Hyperbaric therapy allowed Hector to embrace life rather than brace himself for pain and discomfort

After radiation treatment for prostate cancer, Hector Torres experienced painful bleeding in the bladder due to tissue damage. It kept him from enjoying travel, favorite hobbies and day-to-day activities - until he receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy at Regional One Health. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps patients grow new blood vessels, which promotes healing for radiation damage, [...]

2024-05-28T07:28:24-06:00June 4th, 2024|

A new type of healing, supported by Apple: Biotech startup SweetBio and VC firm VamosVentures receive funding through Apple’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative

SweetBio, a participant in the Center for Innovation, developed a Manuka Honey-based product for wound healing. Apple Stories chronicled the journey of brother-and-sister entrepreneurs Kayla Rodriguez Graff and Isaac Rodriguez and their goal of improving wound care for all patients. This article originally appeared as part of Apple Stories at in 2021. Startup [...]

2024-05-30T08:12:05-06:00May 30th, 2024|
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