Peripheral Arterial Disease

Posted on September 14, 2021

What is peripheral arterial disease? Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a slow and progressive disorder of the blood vessels. Narrowing, blockage, or spasms in a blood vessel can cause PAD. PAD may affect any blood vessel outside of the heart. This includes the arteries, veins, or lymphatic vessels. Organs supplied by these vessels, such as […]

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Heart Disease Prevention Starts in Childhood

Posted on September 8, 2021

You may think of heart disease as a problem for adults, not for your young children. But the CDC says obesity affects 1 out of every 5 U.S. children. Diet and exercise habits started in childhood can start a lifetime of heart health or a lifetime of heart damage. Some of the causes of adult […]

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Volunteer of the Month – Billy Helton

Posted on August 27, 2021

Meet Billy Helton, a dedicated volunteer being honored as volunteer of the month for August 2021. Billy will be celebrating 19 years of volunteer service next month. Learn more about him below: What area(s) do you volunteer? Day Surgery Why did you choose to volunteer at Morristown-Hamblen? To help people. I also enjoy meeting people. […]

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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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