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We Talk Health Ep. 40 – Benefits of Physical Therapy for Cancer Patients

On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh talks with Felicia Ingram and Cathy...

Hearts Afire! – Cammie Thompson

  Camille Thompson’s workday at West Tennessee Medical Group Primary Care Halls was over. She...

We Talk Health Ep. 39 – CrossFit LWC is bringing big things to LiFT

  On this very special episode of We Talk Health, we are officially announcing that...

Hospital Preparedness at West Tennessee Healthcare

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) September 8, 2020 Effective Tuesday, September 8, 2020, Jackson-Madison County General...

We Talk Health Ep. 38 – The Role of an Athletic Trainer

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh and Cathy Sudbury interview Travis...

The Fountain of Youth? 5 Basics for Healthy Aging

We often think of aging as being filled with many negatives for our health. And...

Prevent the Itch–What to Know About Head Lice

For those attending in-person class this fall, additional space between students may help prevent another...

On the Verge of Burnout: How to Take a Step Back

In the last few years, the word “burnout” has been in the news—with people in...

2020 Health Challenge Month 9: Build an Emergency Kit

Injuries can happen anytime and anywhere. First aid kits are a must-have for every home...

Hearts Afire! – Dr. Franz and Dr. Georgiou

       Gregory B. Franz, MD                                                    Anastasios L. Georgiou, MD Kirkland Cancer Center                                                 ...

Hearts Afire! – Angie Barker

    Where are they?” an elderly patient wondered, getting more and more nervous.  It...

We Talk Health Ep. 37 – MAT and Recovery+ with Pathways

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwaisgroh interviews the Recovery+ Team at...

We Talk Health Ep. 36 – Is Dizziness A Permanent Thing?

On this episode of We Talk Health, we travel to the Dizziness and Balance clinic...

2020 Health Challenge Month 8: Get the Quality Sleep You Need

Are you getting enough sleep at night? According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH),...

Sprains, Strains & Fractures–Understanding the Difference

It’s happened to the best of us – you take a tumble, step off the...

We Talk Health Ep. 35 – The Adaptive Driving Program at Work Plus Rehab Center

On this episode of We Talk Health, we travel to Work Plus Rehab Center in...

2020 DOCTOR OF THE YEAR – Gregory E. Mitchell, M.D.

We are very proud to announce that Gregory E. Mitchell, M.D. has received the 2020 Doctor of...

We Talk Health Ep. 34 – Covid-19 and Mental Health

On this episode of We Talk Health, Donald Jordan and Mara Johnson are on talking...

Back-to-school Basics, Health Edition 2020

Each year when your kids go back to school provides an opportunity for a fresh...

Immunizations: Not Just for Kids

If you’re a parent, you’re probably familiar with the immunization schedule for kids. It outlines...

Understanding the HPV Vaccine: What Is It & Who Needs It?

If there was a medical condition that affected nearly 80 percent of all Americans at...

We Talk Health Ep. 33 – Covid-19 Update from the Frontlines

On this very special episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh has a very raw...

We Talk Health Ep. 32 – Breastfeeding – The Best Start

On this episode of We Talk Health, Tammy Hardee and Tammy McClendon join Will Kwasigroh,...

Hearts Afire – Dr. Armie Walker

  Sometimes it takes a village to ensure that patients get the medical care they...

Employee of the Month – June – Maranda Jones

Maranda Jones has been an employee at West Tennessee Healthcare for 11 years. According to...

Caught At Our Best – Kim Parker

Recently a gentleman came to the Emergency Department at Bolivar General Hospital.  He was in...

Caught At Our Best – Bethany Holt

A patient called to tell us:  “I was recently a patient at Jackson General and...

Caught At Our Best – Brent Blankenship and Kristie Robertson

  A patient recently wrote to tell us: I recently had a CT Scan at...

We Talk Health Ep. 31 – Community Involvement with the Butterfly’s Embrace Program

On this week’s episode of We Talk Health, we are joined by the Butterfly’s Embrace...

Daily JMCGH COVID-19 Update

“In an effort to simplify reporting and to provide comparative data from one month ago,...

We Talk Health Ep. 30 – The Butterfly’s Embrace Vision

On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh and the Butterfly’s Embrace team talk...

We Talk Health Ep. 29 – What is Bereavement Care?

On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh talks with the Butterfly’s Embrace Team...

We Talk Health Ep. 28 – Meet the Butterfly’s Embrace Team

On this episode of We Talk Health, we introduce you to the Butterfly’s Embrace Team....

What to Know About Hepatitis

Millions of Americans have some form of hepatitis, and many of them don’t even know...

What UV Rays Are—and How to Choose Sunscreen to Protect Your Skin

When the temps warm-up and the days get longer, we’re naturally drawn outside. But before...

4 Steps to Get the Kids Ready to Head Back to School

With COVID-19 still in the picture, no one quite knows yet what the first day...

2020 Health Challenge Month 7: Mix in Some Strength Training

Did you resolve to lose weight or become a healthier version of yourself this year?...

We Talk Health Ep. 27 – HMR Testimony with Dr. Adam Smith

On this week’s episode of We Talk Health, we talk all about the HMR program...

We Talk Health Ep. 26 – All About Alzheimer’s

On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh sits down with Regina Smith and...

Could Those Aches & Pains Be Arthritis?

You might think of arthritis as an “old person’s disease,” but the reality is that...

Are You in the Know About Water Safety Basics?

The temperatures are on the rise, and another gorgeous—and hot—Tennessee summer is underway. While it’s...

We Talk Health Ep. 25 – A Father’s Grief

On this week’s episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh and LeighAnn Sutton talk with...

We Talk Health Ep. 24 – What is Manual Therapy?

On this week’s episode of We Talk Health, we are at LIFT Therapy in Downtown...

CAUGHT At Our Best – Rand Martindale

Rand Martindale, RN Emergency Department Jackson-Madison County General Hospital My mother was admitted through the...

Heart’s Afire – Katrina Ing, Dr. Gregg Mitchell and Kelli Nanney

A family had lost their weeks-old infant daughter to SIDS.  Still dealing with fresh grief...

CAUGHT At Our Best – Victoria Lambert

Victoria Lambert, RN A7 Jackson-Madison County General Hospital   A patient’s son wrote to tell...

CAUGHT At Out Best – Rochelle Boyd

  Recently I was providing lunch for the staff and physicians at the Wound Management Center...

CAUGHT At Our Best! – Belinda Horton

  I recently had the opportunity to hear Belinda Horton, Discharge Advocate, go over discharge...

4 Easy Ways to Increase Your Family Fitness

You know you need to exercise regularly, but it can be hard to find the...

Time for a Tune-Up: A Look at Men’s Health

More than three-fourths of men prefer to clean the bathroom rather than to visit the...

2020 Health Challenge Month 6: Examine Your Screen Time

When you planned out your resolutions for the year, the odds are you never imagined...

We Talk Health Ep. 23 – ACL Injury and Prevention

Did you know that female athletes are four to six times more likely to experience...

We Talk Health Ep. 22 – Women’s Health Month

On this week’s episode of We Talk Health, Dr. Jeff Ball, Amy White, and Lori...

We Talk Health Ep. 21 – WTMG GYN Specialists

Women want to feel there is a focus on them as an individual, and the...

Not Just Sunscreen: What to Know About Sun Safety

The sun’s out, the temperature’s warming and you want to head outdoors. It’s only natural,...

2020 Health Challenge Month 5: A Checkup for Your Health

The last couple months have been a little surreal. That makes it the perfect opportunity...

We Talk Health Ep. 20 – Sports Plus Trenton Patient Testimony – Jeremy Tate

Jeremy Tate is the band director at Gibson County High School in Dyer, TN. On...

Gynecologic Surgery: Understanding the Options

While nonsurgical treatments are usually the first line of defense against most medical conditions, in...

We Talk Health Ep. 19 – Sports Plus Brownsville Patient Testimony – Larry Washington

On this week’s episode of We Talk Health, Cathy Sudbury and Torry Patrick talk with...

When You Might Need Occupational Therapy…

One of our recent blogs talked about the benefits of occupational therapy and what this...

The 411 on ACL Tears

If you’ve ever watched any type of sporting event, you are probably familiar with the...

Payton Downey and Toni Powell – Hearts Afire!

Nurse Payton Downey was walking down the hall in the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital ER....

We Talk Health Ep. 18 – Exercise is Medicine

On this episode of We Talk Health, Fred Sesti, Miki Martin and Jessica Driggers sit...

The ABCs of Food Allergies

We hear so much about food allergies today that it may be hard to believe...

Stroke Education for Patients and Families

Every 45 seconds, someone in America has a stroke. A stroke occurs when the blood...

Healthy Heart Living Education

Below are daily things you can do to keep your heart in check:   WEIGH...

We Talk Health Ep. 17 – Telehealth for all West Tennessee Healthcare Clinics

Dr. Pirtle and Will Kwasigroh discuss the new Telehealth option that is now available at...

April 2020 Employee of the Month – Karen Harris

  Karen Harris has been an employee with West Tennessee Healthcare for over 11 years....

Jerry “Zbo” Zeigler – Caught At Our Best!

    I would like to recognize Jerry “Zbo” Zeigler for his kindness and compassion.  Recently I...

What to Do When a Stomach Bug Strikes

Tummy trouble. A stomachache. Feeling sick to your stomach. The stomach flu. Those are lots...

We Talk Health Ep. 16 – What is a Hospitalist?

Dr. Mike Revelle and Dr. Fielding Randolph discuss what exactly a Hospitalist is, the difference...

The Skinny on Fats

When you think of dietary fat, it may bring a negative image to mind. But...

2020 Health Challenge Month 4: Watch Your Alcohol Intake

Most of us resolved to be a healthier version of ourselves in 2020. But that...

The 4 Health Benefits of Friendship

Life can be busy. You may feel pulled in a million directions, with little time...

We Talk Health Ep. 15 – Perinatal Mental Health

Mary Beth Dunagan and LeighAnn Sutton talk about what perinatal mental health is, some symptoms...

What Exactly Is Occupational Therapy?

You’ve probably read before that rehabilitation services typically include a combination of therapy types, including...

The Facts About Parkinson’s Disease

If you’ve been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or know someone who has, you likely know...

Lynn Jones – Hearts Afire!

    Lynn Jones was cleaning in the MICU one day and noticed one of...

Boutique-Inspired Care for Women’s Health

When you think of women’s health services, a boutique probably isn’t the first thing that...

We Talk Health Ep. 14 – Making Healthier Food Choices

Chrystal Dickson and Will Kwasigroh sit down and discuss different food options that you can...

2020 Health Challenge Month 3: Boost Your Eating Habits

While the phrase, “You are what you eat,” isn’t exactly true, your eating habits do...

Do You Know the Important Health Numbers?

When you’re trying to live a healthy life, one important piece of the puzzle is...

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for You?

You may have heard it called “the change,” but no matter what it’s called, menopause...

We Talk Health Ep. 13 – Eating Healthy on a Budget

Chrystal Dickson and Will Kwasigroh take a look into food options you have that are...

Ann Maxwell – Hearts Afire!

  The nurses at the Kirkland Cancer Center discovered that one of their long-time patients...

Cheyanne Dunivan – Hearts Afire!

    A call came to the Cardiac Cath Lab.  A patient was refusing to...

Shaye Rice – Hearts Afire!

Shaye Rice, RN Emergency Department Jackson-Madison County General Hospital Shaye Rice arrived at 7AM to...

Stephanie Young – Hearts Afire!

  How frightening to be over a thousand miles from home, pulled over by the...

Dr. William C. Barrow – Caught At Our Best

William C. Barrow, M.D. West Tennessee Neurosciences Recently I was on B6 initiating a Bedside...

Heather Jones – Caught At Our Best

Heather Jones, Radiology Tech III Nuclear Medicine West Tennessee Healthcare A Patient Recently Wrote To...

Mike Williams – Caught At Our Best

Mike Williams is a class act.  I was so impressed at the “can do” willingness...

We Talk Health Ep. 10 – Do Trending Diets Work?

Chrystal Dickson and Will Kwasigroh discuss several different kinds of trending diets, if they are...

Visitor Entrance Screening

We are taking precautions to prevent the spread of illness to our patients and healthcare...

We Talk Health Ep. 12 – What Does A Healthy Diet Look Like?

Chrystal Dickson and Will Kwasigroh dive into what a healthy diet looks like and how...

We Talk Health Ep. 11 – Coronavirus Update as of March 10, 2020

This is a very special episode of We Talk Health all about Coronavirus (COVID-19). Dr....

We Talk Health Ep. 9 – Cardiac Patient Experience

Susie Tucker, RRT Nick Archer, RN Logan Campbell, RN Stacey Davis, RN, and Heather Sedberry,...

Slow & Steady Wins the Weight Loss Race

When you’re trying to lose weight, taking off the pounds quickly can seem super appealing....

What You Should Know About Diabetes

Nearly 35 million Americans have diabetes, making it incredibly common. But if you aren’t affected,...

We Talk Health Ep. 8 – Society of Thoracic Surgeons 3 Star Rating (This is huge!)

Emily Garner, RN, Dr. Eric Sievers, Clay Cox, RNFA and Steve Diamond discuss the recent...

We Talk Health Ep. 7 – Heart Surgery Patient Care

Susie Tucker, RRT, Nicole Conaway, CEP, Chrystal Dickson, RDN, Jennifer Mealer, Physical Therapist Assistant, and...

We Talk Health Ep. 6 – What to Expect After Open Heart Surgery

Susie Tucker, RN,  Miranda Anthony, BSN, RN, Bonna Gollihugh, FNP, and Hannah Fish, RN, discuss...

The Mediterranean Diet & Heart Health—What’s the Connection?

When it comes to keeping your heart healthy, what you eat is important. But knowing...

3 Lessons to Teach Your Kids About Dental Health

You’ve probably heard that it’s easier to stick with healthy habits if we learn them...

We Talk Health Ep. 5 – Cardiac Rehab Heart Camp

On this week’s episode of We Talk Health, Laura Guidi, RN, Dr. Eric Sievers, Bonna...

We Talk Health Ep. 2 – Atrial Fibulation (AFIB)

Dr. Wright explains what AFIB is, what the heart experiences during AFIB, survival rates and...

We Talk Health Ep. 1 – Types of Diabetes

Dr. Claude Pirtle and Fred Sesti talk about symptoms of Diabetes, who’s at risk and...

We Talk Health Ep. 4 – ER Visit vs. Urgent Care Visit

Dr. Mike Revelle, West Tennessee Healthcare’s Medical Director of Emergency Services, and David Kerns, ER...

We Talk Health Ep. 3 – What is Sepsis?

Dr. Mike Revelle, West Tennessee Healthcare’s Medical Director of Emergency Services, and David Kerns, ER...

What to Expect After a Knee Replacement

Undergoing any type of joint replacement, including a knee replacement, isn’t a decision people enter...

Love Yourself With a Dose of Self-Care

Odds are, if you’ve picked up a magazine or turned on a news program in...

2020 Health Challenge Month 2: Say Goodbye to Smoking

It’s a fact: Smoking is the single most preventable cause of death. If you’re a...

When Your Thyroid Is Out of Whack…

You probably never even think about your thyroid. Like most parts of our body, we...

Cold and Flu Season: Keeping Your Family Healthy When Someone Is Sick

Cold and flu season is running rampant in Tennessee. This brings to mind a common...

The 411 on How Many Fruits & Veggies You Need

Was one of your 2020 resolutions to change your eating habits? Fruits & veggies play...

2020 Health Challenge Month 1: Kick Up Your Step Count

If you’re like many Americans, you may have resolved to become a healthier version of...

Is Your Desk Setup a Friend or Foe to Your Health?

It’s a reality in America today—we spend a lot of time sitting. For most American...

What’s Causing Your Back Pain?

Do you have back pain? Is your back keeping you from doing everyday things that...

OB Hospitalist Program Means Increased Level of Care Close to home

Pregnant moms have a lot to think about as it is and where to go...

What to Do If You Think It’s the Flu

You’re sailing through the week’s to-do list when all of a sudden you feel achy...

Getting a Jumpstart on Healthy Resolutions for 2020

Already thinking of ways to improve your health and wellness in 2020? No need to...

Healthy Holiday Recipes

If you’re craving holiday sweets but trying to maintain a healthy diet, try out some...

A User’s Guide to Managing Stress

Stress is tough to handle at any time of the year, but the added pressures...

What Kind of Headache Is This?

Dealing with a headache today? You aren’t alone! In fact, in any given calendar year,...

Healthy Eating: How to Pack a Lunch With a Healthy Punch

When you think of “healthy eating,” it can be easy to begin feeling overwhelmed. But...

Physical Therapy: Not Just for Treating an Injury

You may have been prescribed physical therapy in the past to overcome the effects of...

Not Just the Flu Shot: Other Ways to Avoid the Flu

Each year, up to 20% of all Americans get the flu. And if you’ve ever...

Brain Boosters for Your Kids

Whether your little one is toddling around in your home or spending days in elementary...

How to Fight Back Against the Lower Back Pain Blues

If you’ve woken up with a twinge in your lower back or felt something “pull”...

7 Totally Doable Ways to Improve Your Health and Wellness

When we think about improving our health and wellness, “big picture” ideas often take centerstage—getting...

What Bit Me? A Look at Bug Bites & Stings

You might think that since fall has officially arrived, bug bites are on the way...

Achoo…What to Do About Fall Allergies

You might think that seasonal allergies only come around in the spring. But that’s not...

5 Steps to a Healthier Brain

Everyone knows that regular exercise and a healthy diet improve the health of your body....

What You Need to Know About Vaping

If you’ve turned on the news recently, you’ve heard some scary reports about vaping. Vaping,...

Back-to-school Basics, Health Edition

You might think that the back-to-school season has already come and gone. After all, we’re...

Would You Recognize the Signs of Opioid Abuse?

Seemingly everywhere we turn these days, opioid abuse is in the news. And for good...

The Importance of Sleep & Why You’re Not Getting Enough

You didn’t get enough sleep last night and find yourself in the worst mood this...

Distracted Driving 101

Each day in the United States, this type of driving causes more than 1,000 injuries...

Striking the Right Balance of Exercise

You know you need to exercise regularly in order to stay in your best health....

Medical Minute – The Importance of Sleep

As an adult, are you getting enough sleep? Studies show that adults need at least...

We Talk Health Podcast – Ep. 1 – Human Resources – Velma Pledge

We are incredibly excited to begin our “We Talk Health” Podcast!   This episode features...

Don’t Skip a Beat

September in the South means football, lots of football. It is also Atrial Fibrillation Awareness...

When Chest Pain Strikes, Every Minute Matters

When it comes to a heart attack, there is a saying that ‘time is muscle’...

‘Big City’ Care in the Heart of West Tennessee

The signs of a heart attack can be very different for men and women. One...

A Few Good Reasons Guys Should Pick Up a Good Habit.

Men’s Health Exercise is an important daily health activity for all individuals. The American College...

You Have the Power to Prevent Strokes

And it’s as easy as making a few good choices. Stroke remains the second leading...

Statewide Experts Address Infant and Maternal Concerns

A unique, wide-ranging group of national and state-level stakeholders met to highlight the statewide progress...