Common Sports Injuries

May 13, 2024

by Julianna Atchley | May 13, 2024 | Family Health Common Sports Injuries With the arrival of spring, the call of outdoor activities becomes irresistible. From spirited soccer matches to invigorating runs, the season teems with opportunities for adventure. Yet, amid the excitement, it’s essential to recognize and prepare for the common injuries that can accompany these pursuits. In this guide, we’ll explore prevalent springtime sports injuries and equip you with strategies to prevent them ...

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Is It the Stomach Bug or Something New?

April 27, 2024

by Julianna Atchley | Apr 28, 2024 | Walk In Clinic Is It the Stomach Bug or Something New? As you prepare for your annual family picnic, memories of last summer’s unfortunate event linger in your mind. Half of your extended family fell ill, and though the culprit was never identified, suspicions of foodborne illness, particularly norovirus, were rampant. This year, extra precautions are in place: more shade, personal coolers, and a commitment to proper food ...

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Can Babies Have Seasonal Allergies?

April 13, 2024

by Julianna Atchley | Apr 14, 2024 | Family Health Can Babies Have Seasonal Allergies? Spring has sprung and the warmer air for which you have been longing has finally arrived! Your family celebrated the warmth and sunshine with a trip to historic Marble Springs a few days ago and opening the windows and doors in the mornings has become a favorite ritual. You have noticed that the baby seems less content and more congested, making you ...

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Do I Have GERD?

March 27, 2024

Do I Have GERD? As you embark on your culinary adventures, from savoring Cajun delights to relishing spicy barbeque, you may encounter an unwelcome companion—heartburn. However, it’s essential to discern whether your discomfort is merely heartburn or indicative of a more serious condition: gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Let’s delve into understanding the signs and symptoms to determine if GERD might be the culprit. What is Heartburn? Heartburn, often mistaken for GERD, is ...

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Can You Become Lactose Intolerant Later In Life?

March 9, 2024

If you are a food truck fan, then you are likely no stranger to our awesome local food truck parks where you can indulge in everything from Latin American food, Philly cheese steaks, to loaded fries, topping it all off with a couple of scoops of your favorite cold dairy treat—all within a matter steps. Your stomach, however, might wish you’d skip all that cheese and gelato you love so much. If your ...

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Do I Have Allergies or COVID-19?

March 9, 2024

Do I Have Allergies or COVID-19? As the warmth and colors of spring begin to emerge, so do familiar seasonal afflictions —sneezing, watery eyes, and runny noses. These can be particularly bothersome if you are one of the many who enjoy cycling through the many ridges and valleys in the Knoxville area and prefer to keep both hands firmly on your handlebars rather than constantly fishing in your pack for yet another tissue. Sometimes, confusion ...

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What Should I Know About Kidney Stones?

February 6, 2024

What Should I Know About Kidney Stones? If you think kidney stones are an issue only for those aged 40 or older, think again. While it’s true that white men in their 30s and 40s are the most likely to get kidney stones, they can affect anyone at any age. It is important to be aware of what they are and how they can be prevented. Read on to learn more from our AFC ...

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Is Salmonella Dangerous for Pregnant Women?

January 25, 2024

What Happens if I Get Salmonella While Pregnant? If you are an expecting mother, you are likely doing everything you can to ensure a healthy pregnancy. The Fountain City area offers a wealth of opportunities to support your health and well-being from exercise options to healthy food and drink options. If you’re trying to stay active while pregnant Fit4Mom is a great resource for pre- and post-natal fitness with locations all over Knoxville. Cutting ...

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Why Are My Lungs Burning?

January 23, 2024

by Social Joey | Jan 17, 2024 | Health Care, Urgent Care Clinic, Walk In Clinic Why Are My Lungs and Chest Burning? A burning sensation in your lungs can be alarming, especially if it’s accompanied by other symptoms like coughing or difficulty breathing. While it can be caused by something as simple as exercising on a cold day, it can also be a sign of a more serious underlying condition like bronchitis. Understanding the Burn ...

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How to Manage Seasonal Affective Disorder

December 26, 2023

Managing Seasonal Affective Disorder this Winter with Vitamin D Are you happier when it’s sunnier? If the answer is yes, there’s a reasonable explanation for why sunny days tend to make people happier. Sunlight is a natural source of Vitamin D, which our bodies need to maintain health. When the days are shorter and the weather is colder, many people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), commonly referred to as seasonal depression. If ...

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