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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June 9, 2015

Fitness Fun

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by:  Katherine Geoghagan, RD, CDE Does the word exercise make you cringe?  Does going to a gym seem cold and uninviting?  We all know we need to move more to help with our weight, blood pressure, diabetes and overall good health.  But if you don’t like the “E” word, think outside the box.  Exercise doesn’t […]

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November 5, 2013

Dr. M’s Health Points Volume 1, Issue 3

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Point # 1 Recent review of multiple studies confirms that statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs) decrease the risk of cardiovascular events, including heart attacks, revascularization procedures and strokes by 20 – 35%.  High dose statins, however, may increase the risk of new onset diabetes by 6 – 8%, as opposed to low or intermediate dose.  This appears […]

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September 5, 2013

Dr. M’s Health Points Volume 1, Issue 2

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By: Gerald L. Mancebo, M.D., F.A.C.P. The U.S. Preventive Health Services Task Force has recommended against routine Vitamin D and Calcium supplementation in healthy postmenopausal women.  Research has shown that such supplementation may increase the risk of coronary heart disease and kidney stones in some people.  The new recommendations do not apply to people with […]

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August 19, 2013

Dr. M’s Health Points

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By:  Gerald L. Mancebo, M.D., FACP Daily sunscreen users are significantly less likely to show signs of skin aging, according to a recent randomized controlled trial performed on people younger than 55 in Australia.  After 4.5 years, daily sunscreen users were 24% less likely to show signs of aging.  More importantly, regular use of sunscreen […]

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June 25, 2013

What’s in Your Diet?

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By: Katherine Geoghagan, RD, CDE How many servings of fruit and vegetables do you eat in a day?  The Dietary Guidelines for Americans states we should try to include a minimum of 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day!  5 A DAY?  Yes,     5 A DAY.  It is easier than you may think.  For […]

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April 4, 2013

We all eat; therefore, we all have a diet.

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By:  Katherine Geoghagan, RD, CDE Dietary Guidelines With all the different “diets” out there it can get confusing to know what works and what doesn’t.  Diet is just a four letter word.  We all eat; therefore, we all have a diet!  Try to remember if it sounds too good to be true…it probably is! So, […]

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November 26, 2012

Seasonal allergies: part of life in East Tennessee Your IMA physician can help with testing and treatment

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By Dr. Stephen Lorino “We’re No. 1!” While we unfortunately can’t claim the ranking for the UT Vols football team, the people of East Tennessee have the dubious honor of being first when it comes to allergies. For four of the past five years, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has named our region […]

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August 22, 2012

Lifestyle changes may prevent metabolic syndrome’s long-term effects

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By Gerald Mancebo, MD, FACP Metabolic syndrome, formerly known as Syndrome X, is a relatively new name for a family of risk factors. Though metabolic syndrome is not by itself a disease, unless controlled these factors can lead to heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, heart attack and stroke.

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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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