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General Surgery is a Family Affair for Two Knox Brothers

Growing up, brothers Dr. K. Robert Williams and Dr. Kristopher B. Williams of Knoxville, never imagined they would one day both be physicians, must less – that they would be General surgeons working in the same practice and occasionally in the same Operating Room. “When we were little kids, I was going to be a […]

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Verifying your Insurance Coverage for Bariatric Surgery

             Verifying your Insurance coverage for Bariatric Surgery What are some ways that you can help yourself get authorization for weight loss surgery? So that you are as informed as possible before you come for your first consultation with the bariatric surgeon, contact your insurance and make sure you have coverage for weight loss surgery. How […]

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Choosing Her Own Path

Leslie, a regulatory compliance specialist with ORNL Federal Credit Union — had been struggling with her weight for years. She’d lost and gained back the same 50 pounds time and again, and nothing seemed to work in the long term. “At 30, I weighed 318 pounds,” she says. “I had high blood pressure and was […]

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USDA Introduces New Food Icon

Since its introduction in 1992, the Food Guide Pyramid has been criticized for being too difficult to read and too hard to understand. The 2005 revision, MyPyramid, didn’t give much clarity. Foods were removed from the image, making it harder to teach especially to young children. In an effort to capture attention and increase public […]

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