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Casting for Recovery Casting for Recovery was founded in 1996 in Manchester, Vermont, by a breast reconstruction surgeon and professional fly fisher. Awarded 501(c)(3) non-profit status in 1998, Casting for Recovery’s innovative program focuses on improving quality of life for women with breast cancer, and has garnered endorsements from medical and psychosocial experts nationwide. The […]

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If you have difficulty breathing or catching your breath, your first instinct is to avoid exercise and exertion. But did you know, exercise is actually good for you? While it sounds counterintuitive, people who have trouble breathing, including those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), can benefit significantly from exercise. Exercise can break the debilitating […]

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March is National Nutrition Month, a time to focus on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Whether it’s starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast or fueling before an athletic event, the foods you choose can make a difference. Nutrition facts are needed to make […]

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While many people have heard of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, you may not be aware that researchers have identified a third type of diabetes – type 3c. Diabetes type 3 is not completely understood. Diagnosis and treatments remain in the early stages. Furthermore, additional studies are needed to help better treat and fully […]

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There is a lot of information out there about breast cancer. So, what’s true and what’s not. Let’s debunk seven common myths.   MYTH 1: Only women with a family history of breast cancer are at risk. FACT: Only about 13 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer have a first-degree female relative (mother, sister […]

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Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times. This means the brain — and rest of the body — may not get enough oxygen. Types of sleep apnea There are two […]

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  Delivering the absolute best patient experience anywhere is a guiding light for the Knoxville Hospital & Clinics (KHC). Every moment of every day, employees strive to deliver a little more than what our customers might expect. Some people tell us it’s our welcoming spirit and friendly people. Others say it’s about the way they […]

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First in Iowa Knoxville Hospital & Clinics (KHC) is marking a milestone this month by being the first medical facility in Iowa to offer total knee replacement surgery using NAVIO robotics-assisted technology. The pioneering approach just received final clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration. KHC began performing partial knee replacements using the NAVIO […]

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These are the top four signs you may need orthotics for your feet. Foot pain. You may think this one is obvious, but you would be surprised how many people allow themselves to suffer unnecessarily with foot pain. Worn out shoes. Look at your shoes. Are you wearing the soles on one side more than […]

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Suffering from seasonal allergies? You’re not alone. How common are seasonal allergies? Seasonal allergies affect nearly 30 percent of the population. For most of us, this translates to red, itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing, and in some cases, wheezing and difficulty breathing. Even if you’ve never had allergies in the past, they can strike suddenly at […]

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