Category: Internal Medicine


July 2, 2024

July is UV Awareness Month

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With sweltering summer weather already here in East Tennessee, the month of July is UV safety awareness month. This is fitting as many of us already know over exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays most commonly occur during the hot summer months. Exposure can lead to sunburn, cataracts, macular degeneration, and skin cancer. What are ultraviolet […]

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June 4, 2024

Do I need an Annual Check up?

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With the demands we all have on our time, do you really need to take time to see your doctor each year? I would argue that the answer is a definite yes! So how does a simple annual exam keep you healthy? First, your doctor will take a history of your current and past problems. […]

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May 14, 2024

May Healthcare Awareness Topics

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May awareness month includes physical fitness, mental health, older adults, and women’s health. All these topics are important to healthcare and your personal health. My aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of each topic. We are all aware of the benefits of physical activity. It helps us physically, mentally, and emotionally. […]

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April 29, 2024

National Stress Awareness Month

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Don’t worry, be happy! April is recognized as National Stress Awareness month to bring attention to the negative impact of stress.  The World Health Organization defines stress as a state of worry or mental tension caused by a difficult situation.  Stress is a natural human response that prompts us to address challenges and threats in […]

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March 4, 2024

Understanding Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Simple Guide

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Colorectal cancer screening can save lives by catching cancer early.  Let’s explore why it’s important, who should get screened, and the different screening methods. Colorectal cancer starts in the colon or rectum, usually from polyps.  Screening helps find these polyps before they turn into cancer. Who Should Get Screened: Most people should start screening around […]

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December 26, 2023

Dr. Brandon Morris Discusses Medication Safety on WATE Living East Tennessee

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October 9, 2023

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a good time to check with your primary care physician to see if you are a candidate for screening. Perhaps you are wondering, “How do I know if I am a candidate?” There are many societies that help physicians determine when our patients are ready for screening.  Factors […]

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August 28, 2023

Immunization Awareness Month

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August is national immunization awareness month.  The CDC recognizes national immunization awareness month specifically in August to highlight the importance of routine vaccinations for all people.  Healthy people 2030 focuses on preventing infectious diseases by increasing vaccination rates.  There are various vaccines depending on the age group for instance infants and children’s usually get the […]

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June 20, 2023

Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

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June is Migraine and Headache awareness month. It is no wonder that we need a whole month for awareness. It is thought that 12% of adults suffer from migraines. While many with migraines do not have life altering symptoms, there is certainly at best a temporary limitation that comes with even infrequent migraines. Why do […]

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February 7, 2023

American Heart Month

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February is designated American Heart Month to raise awareness of heart disease. Why it is important to protect your heart? Your heart beats over 100,000 times per day. Your heart pumps about 1.5 gallons of blood every minute. Over the course of a day, that adds up to over 2,000 gallons. The adult heart is […]

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