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Ask the Experts: Why is it so important to see a specialist for blood cancers?

During September's Blood Cancer Awareness Month, Regional One Health's medical oncology specialists are reaching out to educate the public about these complex diseases. They say blood cancers become more common as patients age, but advances in treatment mean people are living longer and better. It's important to see an oncologist who specializes in blood [...]

2021-09-17T11:15:03-06:00September 28th, 2021|

Breastmilk is lifesaving medicine for NICU babies – so Regional One Health is helping “donor warriors” provide mom-to-mom, woman-to-woman support

For hospitalized infants, breastmilk is more than nutrition - it can be lifesaving medicine.  Regional One Health's Milk Depot helps provide breastmilk for these vulnerable babies by making it easy for moms to donate their excess milk. Donors simply undergo a screening process and then contact the Milk Depot to drop off their donations. [...]

2021-05-19T11:55:25-06:00May 19th, 2021|

The heart of a lion: Samir Alniswan is conquering devastating injuries with courage and expert care at the Firefighters Burn Center

On the day he is discharged from the hospital, Samir Alniswan wears a black shirt emblazoned with the face of lion. It’s an image that conjures up many meanings: Power. Strength. Courage. After Samir Alniswan was burned over 60 percent of his body, Firefighters Burn Center specialists like Ram Velamuri, MD saved his [...]

2021-10-05T11:13:10-06:00February 22nd, 2021|

“If this works, it’s potentially transformative:” Regional One Health chosen as trial site for promising COVID-19 treatment

Regional One Health and University of Tennessee Health Science Center are taking part in trials for a therapy aimed at preventing coronavirus symptoms from getting worse. The treatment will also be tested on close contacts of coronavirus patients to see if it can prevent illness. Participants will receive a one-time IV infusion of the [...]

2021-04-27T15:41:50-06:00September 24th, 2020|

Ask the Experts: Postpartum manager Sharonda Taylor, RN, says not to believe these common breastfeeding myths

Breastfeeding can be intimidating for new moms due to worries about milk supply, the logistics of returning to work, dubious reactions from older relatives, etc. But health and bonding benefits for mom and baby making breastfeeding worth the effort, says Sharonda Taylor, RN, postpartum manager at Regional One Health. Taylor and her colleagues support [...]

2020-08-19T12:02:12-06:00August 26th, 2020|

Creating Change out of Challenge: Regional One Health brings childbirth classes online to serve new parents during pandemic

COVID-19 is presenting a number of challenges for our employees, and they are rising to the occasion by creating new and innovative ways to serve their patients. Jehan Ellis, our childbirth education program coordinator, led an effort to bring her classes online so new parents don't miss out on an opportunity for information and [...]

2021-08-20T08:19:34-06:00June 5th, 2020|

Regional One Health offers support for expectant moms by introducing online childbirth education classes starting May 5

Regional One Health is now offering childbirth education classes online due to social distancing associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The classes classes can be accessed on a smart phone, tablet or computer. Topics include healthy pregnancy, labor and delivery, postpartum issues and breastfeeding. Classes are offered free to patients, and are designed to empower [...]

2020-04-28T07:58:13-06:00April 28th, 2020|
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