October 3, 2022

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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As this year passes by quickly, it is hard to believe it is already October.  As many of you may be aware, October is breast cancer awareness month.  Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women, but it is very diagnosable and treatable.  Over the years, there has been significant improvement in […]

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August 11, 2022

Weight Loss

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Weight loss journeys look different to everyone- perhaps it’s a total overhaul on lifestyle, or small changes that help you reach your goal. I wanted to take this time to open the conversation about weight loss, and healthy lifestyle changes. Many people find themselves initially motivated, but then lose steam with family gatherings, vacation, celebrations, […]

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July 19, 2022

The Latest on Covid-19 Pandemic in the US as of July 1, 2022

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2022 has been a significant year for Covid illness thus far.  2021 proved deadly with spread of the delta variant of Covid.  At the start of last winter, new mutations of the virus became more prevalent and were given the name Omicron.  December 2021 and January 2022 had high numbers of cases.  Fortunately, severity of […]

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December 20, 2021

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

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This past month was Lung Cancer Awareness Month.  This takes place each November.  Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in our country.  The most common cause of lung cancer is smoking.  In fact, 90% of lung cancer cases are caused by smoking.  Other causes of lung cancer include genetics and environmental exposures.  […]

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September 20, 2021

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate Cancer is one of the most common cancers in men. It is very treatable and curable. The key is finding it early so that you can get curative treatment. We would like to encourage all men age 50 -75 to get an annual PSA ( Prostate Specific Antigen) […]

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August 31, 2021

Letter from Summit Medical Group Board Chairman Concerning COVID-19

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We are sharing the letter below with permission from Dr. Nick Thornton, Chairman of the Board of Summit Medical Group, because it contains important information and compelling facts.  We want to encourage our patients and their loved ones who are eligible to seriously consider getting vaccinated if you haven’t already.  If you have questions about […]

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June 8, 2021

Blood Donation

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated Monday June 14, 2021, as world blood donor day.  In the East Tennessee Region our regional blood supplier is MEDIC. Medic services 22 counties in East Tennessee and almost 1.5 million people. Blood donation is a selfless act that truly can save someone’s life. At MEDIC there are […]

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May 20, 2021

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month.  With the beautiful weather we are having, everyone is excited to get out and enjoy the sunshine and warmer temperatures.  Be sure to take steps to protect yourself and loved ones from the sun’s damaging rays.  Get the facts about skin cancer, and learn how to protect your skin […]

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March 18, 2021

National Nutrition Month

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Every year The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sets March aside as National Nutrition Month.  This year celebrates how to personalize YOUR plate.  Everyone has different goals, health concerns and tastes. Every week this month focus on a different area of healthy eating and lifestyle. Week one: Eat a variety of nutritious foods every day.  […]

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January 28, 2021

Dr. Christopher White on Thyroid Disorders – WBIR TV10

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