Author: Jennifer Long


March 16, 2020

COVID-19 FAQ

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What is COVID-19? Coronaviruses were identified in 1950s and generally cause symptoms similar to most viral illness including the cold and flu (cough, fever, and/or body aches). This is very similar to most viral illnesses including flu and the common cold. COVID-19 is a new coronavirus. Because this virus is new, testing has been limited; […]

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June 21, 2016

Making Decisions Today for PEACE of MIND Tomorrow

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  Advance Directives are written, legal instructions stating your preferences for medical care if you are unable to make decisions for yourself.  Advance directives aren’t just for older adults.  Unexpected, end-of-life situations can happen at any age, so it’s important for all adults to be prepared.  Even if you are in good health now, making healthcare plans for […]

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October 21, 2015

‘Joy in the journey: Quality of life palliative care’s purpose’ by Knoxville News Sentinel

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Palliative care is comfort care that helps relieve physical, emotional, social and spiritual distress arising from serious illness. Sunday’s Knoxville News Sentinel shared important stories and information about palliative care, local resources and doctors – including Dr. John Vannoy of Internal Medicine Associates – who are dedicated to providing patients with the best possible quality of life […]

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August 21, 2012

Headaches: most everyone gets them, but when they come frequently or are severe, consult your IMA physician

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Headaches come in many varieties, from merely bothersome to debilitating. Common causes are stress, lack of sleep, fatigue, hormonal changes, certain foods, alcohol or even changes in the weather. Over-the-counter medicines effectively treat many everyday-type headaches, but others can be signs of an underlying health problem or be severe enough to require medical attention. It’s […]

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August 20, 2012

Adults need their shots too!

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When it comes to vaccines, many adults are concerned only with their annual flu shot and the occasional tetanus booster. However, vaccines are not only recommended for children and adolescents. A number of newer vaccines, as well as heightened risks of some diseases, have raised the importance of adult vaccines. Talk to your IMA primary […]

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