Breastfeeding: Getting Started

Posted on July 26, 2021

Breastfeeding your child Breastmilk is the perfect food for your baby. It gives your baby many advantages compared with formula. Your milk contains just the right amount of nutrients. And it is gentle on your baby’s developing stomach, intestines, and other body systems.  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) strongly advises exclusive breastfeeding for at least 6 […]

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Childhood Immunizations

Posted on July 26, 2021

The importance of vaccines Vaccines are key to preventing disease. Vaccines benefit both the people who get them and the vulnerable, unvaccinated people around them. That’s because the infection can no longer spread through the community if most people are immunized. Plus, vaccines reduce the number of deaths and disability from infections like measles, whooping […]

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World Lung Cancer Day

Posted on July 19, 2021

Lung Cancer: Risk Factors What is a risk factor? A risk factor is anything that may increase your chance of having a disease. Risk factors for a certain type of cancer might include smoking, diet, family history, or many other things. The exact cause of someone’s cancer may not be known. But risk factors can […]

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Kidney Stones and Urology Health

Posted on July 14, 2021

What is a kidney stone? A kidney stone is a hard, pebble-like deposit that forms in one or both kidneys. It may travel down through the urinary tract. The stones may be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a pearl. Rarely, they can be as big as golf balls. A […]

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Maple Award Recipient – Mike Wilcox

Posted on July 6, 2021

At Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System (MHHS), we honor our staff who provide extraordinary care with The MAPLE Award, a locally created recognition program that celebrates the compassion and skills our staff bring to patients and families every day. Mike Wilcox was our June Maple Award recipient.  Mike works in our maintenance department as a Senior Maintenance […]

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Prevention Guidelines for Men 50-64

Posted on June 7, 2021

Here are the screening tests and immunizations that most men ages 50 to 64 need. A screening test is done to find possible disorders or diseases in people who don’t have any symptoms. The goal is to find a disease early so lifestyle changes can be made and you can be watched more closely to […]

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Prostate Cancer: Early Detection

Posted on May 28, 2021

Screening means checking for a health problem before a person has symptoms. This can sometimes find diseases like certain cancers early, which can lead to early treatment. This may improve the chance that treatment will work better. But it is not clear exactly how helpful screening is for prostate cancer. Screening tests for prostate cancer Two […]

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Maple Award Recipient – Rhonda Trent

Posted on May 27, 2021

At Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System (MHHS), we honor our staff who provide extraordinary care with The MAPLE Award, a locally created recognition program that celebrates the compassion and skills our staff bring to patients and families every day. Rhonda Trent was our April Maple Award recipient.  Rhonda works in our food services department as a cook […]

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