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During the pandemic, dietitians are fueling patients’ recovery with healthy meals, nutrition support and encouragement

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our clinical nutrition team has been tasked with preparing meals that will help COVID-19 patients heal. They've also worked throughout the health care system to provide patients with a healthy diet and a sense of normal. Through it all, they've risen to the challenge of providing not only nutritional support, [...]

2021-01-15T11:05:04-06:00January 15th, 2021|

Ask the Experts: What are my treatment options if I have an intestinal blockage?

An intestinal obstruction is painful and potentially dangerous, and typically requires hospital care. However, you won't necessarily need surgery. Many blockages can be resolved with a non-invasive procedure, and patients often never have a recurrence. If you're having problems like stomach pain and an inability to pass bowel movements or gas, see your provider for [...]

2020-12-15T16:19:18-06:00January 12th, 2021|

Ask the Experts: What should I expect if I need an emergency appendectomy?

The idea of an emergency appendectomy is scary, but it's actually a very common surgery that about 1 in 20 Americans will have at some point in their life. The classic symptom of acute appendicitis is increasingly severe pain in the lower right stomach. Patients should seek medical care immediately. Fortunately, an appendectomy is [...]

2020-12-15T16:18:55-06:00December 29th, 2020|

Do you want to stick to a healthy diet over the holidays? It’s not “mission impossible” – take it from a clinical dietician

Small changes can make a big difference when it comes to eating healthy and avoiding weight gain over the holidays. By planning ahead, eating in moderation and making healthy choices, you can enjoy your traditional favorites without overdoing it. It's also important to prioritize exercise, such as going for walks or cleaning the house. [...]

2020-12-07T14:54:17-06:00December 23rd, 2020|

The holidays are different in 2020, just like everything else – but you can still have a safe, enjoyable celebration

One of the best gifts you can give this holiday season is the gift of health and safety. As coronavirus cases continue to increase, it is important to avoid unnecessary travel and gatherings and to continue wearing masks, socially distancing and practicing good hand hygiene. Take care of yourself and those you love this [...]

2020-12-02T09:56:43-06:00December 16th, 2020|

Ask the Experts: Can I do anything about gallbladder problems before they become an emergency?

Gallbladder problems can cause pain in the upper right side of your stomach, vomiting, fever and other unpleasant symptoms. Don't wait for your concerns to become an emergency! By talking to your provider early on, you can prevent more serious illness. If necessary, surgeons can even perform minimally invasive elective gallbladder removal, which has [...]

2020-11-18T09:31:45-06:00December 8th, 2020|

“I don’t want to be the last face anyone sees:” Regional One Health physicians, leaders urge masking and distancing to reverse COVID-19 spike

The holiday season is here - and so is a global pandemic that continues to put lives at risk. Regional One Health leaders are imploring everyone to play it safe: avoid travel and gathering with people outside your immediate household, wear facemasks and be vigilant about handwashing. Help protect yourself, your loved ones and [...]

2020-11-23T10:35:02-06:00November 23rd, 2020|

Now, more than ever, the outcome is in our hands

A volatile 2020 is rapidly drawing to a close, perhaps to our collective relief. Everyday acts of heroism and resilience have become inspiringly commonplace. But a succession of social and political challenges, coupled with the upheavals of the COVID-19 pandemic, have made us all feel like endurance runners on an endless trail of abrupt [...]

2020-11-16T17:32:54-06:00November 16th, 2020|

Wearing is Caring: By using a facemask, you can keep yourself and others healthy and help schools and businesses stay open

Since early October, COVID-19 cases have started to increase significantly in Tennessee, putting lives at risk and stressing health care capacity. But there's something easy all of us can do to reverse that trend: wear a facemask. Evidence shows coronavirus spread is slower in areas where masking is common, and experts say if everyone [...]

2020-11-10T09:28:53-06:00November 10th, 2020|
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