News and Events2017-05-03T07:36:57-06:00

Sugar substitutes may sound like a sweet option, but they can actually hamper weight loss

By Theresa Woodard, MD, internal medicine practitioner at Harbor of Health The temptation to use artificial sweeteners is easy to understand: They have way fewer calories than sugar – in some cases zero calories – but still sweeten everything from your morning coffee to the baked goods, yogurts, diet sodas, etc. you buy at the store. Dr. Theresa Woodard at Harbor of Health encourages patients to find healthier alternatives to artificial sweeteners. [...]

April 19th, 2019|

ONE Night Gala Provides Support to Regional One Health

Regional One Health Foundation hosted the ONE Night gala Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. This year's ONE Night gala, organized by co-chairs Suzana Lightman and Jennifer Hobson, was a successful evening of fun and philanthropy. The gala, which is the foundation’s largest annual fundraiser, welcomed approximately 900 guests to a sold out evening of fun and philanthropy. Along with enjoying a gourmet dinner and unforgettable performances by [...]

April 18th, 2019|

Regional One Health is empowering patients in an underserved Memphis neighborhood to take charge of their well-being

In underserved neighborhoods across America, accessing health care can be an insurmountable challenge, compounding chronic conditions as patients put off doctor visits and skip medications. Regional One Health is taking the lead in addressing that reality in South Memphis, and patients are benefiting from not only convenient access to providers and medications, but relationships that put them in the driver’s seat of improving their own health. Regional One Health hosted an open house [...]

April 15th, 2019|

“They’re typical boys:” the Duncan family relishes the joys of normal life thanks to high-tech medical science

Gail Duncan remembers the procedure that saved her babies as something out of a sci-fi movie. The scary news. The rush to surgery. The parade of men and women in white lab coats. The laser aimed at her abdomen. Gail and Jeff Duncan are loving every minute with 4-year-old twins Gunner and Garrett, and they're grateful to Regional One Health for the boys' healthy start in life. While the lead-up felt otherworldly, [...]

April 12th, 2019|

Help Regional One Health better serve Shelby County by completing a community needs assessment survey

Regional One Health is seeking input from Shelby County residents age 18 and over to help us better serve our community’s health care needs. Regional One Health encourages Shelby County residents to participate in a survey that will identify community health care needs. Every three years, Regional One Health completes a comprehensive community health needs assessment (CHNA) to evaluate the health needs of individuals living in Shelby County. Our goal is to gain [...]

April 12th, 2019|

Leftovers don’t go to waste at Regional One Health – they’re helping feed the hungry

It’s never a good feeling to throw away perfectly good food, but doing so when you know other people are going hungry is heartbreaking. St. Vincent de Paul Volunteer Chip Sneed picks up donations from Regional One Health sous chef Vetrica Taylor, affectionately known as “Chef V.” That notion sparked a new community outreach program at Regional One Health to donate excess prepared food to help feed the hungry in underserved parts [...]

April 9th, 2019|

A small exposure to opioids can spark addiction – so Regional One Health is finding ways to treat pain without the risk

When a public health crisis emerges, it’s the emergency room physicians of American’s major urban hospitals who find themselves on the frontline. How they react can be crucial to saving lives and addressing the problem. That challenging work is underway at Regional One Health with the Opioid Light program after emergency medicine physician Chantay Smartt, MD started noticing an alarming trend in 2016. Chantay Smartt, MD and Justin Griner, PharmD are spearheading Opioid [...]

April 1st, 2019|

Regional One Health hosts seminar aimed at helping therapists improve care for patients with hemiplegia

Regional One Health will host a Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association (NDTA) seminar to help practitioners improve care for patients who suffer from hemiplegia. Managing Adults with Hemiplegia: An NDT Approach, an introductory/intermediate level class, will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28 at Regional One Health’s downtown campus. Lisa Mantaro, Regional One Health’s manager of post-acute therapy, said the seminar is aimed at physical, occupational and speech pathology therapists. Regional One Health [...]

March 28th, 2019|
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