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Are You Washing Your Hands the Right Way?

Have you ever thought about when you learned to wash your hands? For most of...

4 Big Reasons You Need a Flu Shot This Year

In the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the flu has been a little overshadowed....

We Talk Health Ep. 108 – What does a Hospice Social Worker do?

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Stephanie Hill comes in to talk about...

We Talk Health Ep. 107 – What is Palliative Care?

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Dr. Bethany Lawrence and Jennifer Rice come...

We Talk Health Ep. 106 – What is the Role of a Hospice Nurse?

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Lisa Phillips comes in to talk about...

We Talk Health Ep. 105 – Child Health Month

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Abby Mays joins Will Kwasigroh to discuss...

We Talk Health Ep. 104 – Building Healthy Habits for Children

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Dr. Sarah Jane Camper comes in and...

The 411 About Gestational Diabetes

Whether you’re pregnant and don’t have a sweet tooth, or if you find your hand...

A Little (Incontinence) Leak Isn’t Something You Have to Live With

If you laughed really hard at a joke recently and felt a little urine escape,...

Is My Child’s Sore Throat Actually Strep Throat?

Your son wakes up with a slightly sore throat. Later in the day, he complains...

We Talk Health Ep. 103 – What are ACEs?

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh sits down with Elizabeth Courtner...

We Talk Health Ep. 102 – Coffee Conversations – Breast Health

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Tammy Hardee, Emily Muse, Carrie Ann Knox,...

Heart Disease…Heart failure. What is the Difference?

Heart disease affects a tremendous number of people in the United States. 11.7% of American...

How to Keep Your Lungs Healthy

We often don’t consider the vital role our lungs play in keeping us strong and...

We Talk Health Ep. 101 – Vaccinations for Children

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh interviews Dr. Michael Abdelmissah about...

We Talk Health Ep. 100 – Healthy Spanish Dish

    On this episode of We Talk Health, Hailey Archer comes talks with Will...

Healthy Spanish Dish

  Spanish Brown Rice Recipe Time Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 12 minutes Total Time: 32...

Back to Sleep: Protecting Your Baby From SIDS

When you bring home a new addition to your family, there’s a lot to consider....

We Talk Health Ep. 99 – Chickpea Masala

    On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh sits down with Hailey...

Chickpea Masala

    Ingredients: 1-2 tbsp Olive oil 1 tsp Whole Cumin or Cumin seeds 1...

The Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease Other Than Memory Loss

When you think about Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, memory loss may immediately...

We Talk Health Ep. 98 – Meet Autumn Ellis, NP!

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh interviews Autumn Ellis, NP. Autumn...

Immunizations 2021: Not Just for Kids

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

We Talk Health Ep. 97 – What is Routine Monitoring?

On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh travels to Dyersburg, TN to interview...

The Benefits of Breastfeeding You Might Not Know

Many medical experts, including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of...

Do I Really Need to Pay Attention to the Cholesterol in Foods?

Warnings against eating foods high in cholesterol have been a mainstay of dietary recommendations for...

5 Kids’ Health Issues to Keep an Eye on With School Back in Session

With school out for the summer, focusing on your kids’ health probably consisted of making...

4 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Your Mental Health

When you’re feeling under the weather, you probably call to schedule a visit with your...

We Talk Health Ep. 96 – What to look for in childhood development

On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh interviews Kelly Nye and Jim Nelson...

Covid-19 Infusion Information

  If you test positive for COVID-19, please talk to your provider to get your...

3 Steps to Help Your Kids Maintain a Healthy Weight

Logically, you want to keep your kids healthy and strong as they grow up. One...

Exercise & PCOS – What Women Should Know

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that affects up to 26 percent of...

We Talk Health Ep. 95 – What is the TAVR Procedure?

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh interviews Scott Sweat of the...

The Facts About Sodium & How Much Is Too Much

Our bodies need sodium to function optimally, but too much sodium can have a harmful...

We Talk Health Ep. 94 – Back to School!

On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh sits down with Kathie Cothern of...

An Open Letter to the Community

Dear West Tennesseans, Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine....

We Talk Health Ep. 93 – Welcome Dr. Dina Ahmad!

    On this episode of We Talk Health, we welcome Dr. Dina Ahmad to...

We Talk Health Ep. 92. Happy Birthday Jackson General!

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh interviews Deann Thelen, CEO of...

RSV….Out of Season & On the Rise

West Tennessee Healthcare hospitals and clinics are seeing an unusually high number of children being...

We Talk Health Ep. 91 – The 100th Recorded Episode

On this very special episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh interviews James Ross, President...

We Talk Health Ep. 90 – Flu vs Covid Symptoms with Dr. Joshua Whitledge

On this episode of We Talk Health, Lori Smith sits down with Dr. Joshua Whitledge...

We Talk Health Ep. 89. – Obesity, Insulin Resistance and Fatty Liver

On this episode of We Talk Health, Lori Smith travels back to Martin, TN, and...

Is Sunscreen in My Makeup Enough to Protect Me?

We all know by now that we should be using sunscreen every day. And while...

Kids & Arthritis: Not Just an “Adult” Condition

According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, approximately 294,000 children...

When a Headache Keeps Going and Going and Going…

Feel like you woke up this morning with the same headache you had last night?...

We Talk Health Ep. 88 – Who is Dr. Kimberly Burch?

On this episode of We Talk Health, Lori Smith interviews Dr. Kimberly Burch about who...

We Talk Health Ep. 87. Vomiting and Diarrhea in Children

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Lori Smith travels back to Martin, TN...

We Talk Health Ep. 86 – The Hospice Home

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh interviews Donna Stines, Gina Myracle,...

We Talk Health Ep. 85 – Fever in Babies and Children

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Lori Smith travels to Martin, TN to...

West Tennessee Healthcare & Le Bonheur Pediatric Collaboration

Pediatric Collaboration West Tennessee Healthcare and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital have announced a new collaboration...

COVID-19 Resources

West Tennessee Healthcare Response to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing | What to Do | Visitor...

We Talk Health Ep. 84. What is a Nurse Midwife?

On this episode of We Talk Health, Lori Smith travels to Martin, TN to interview...

We Talk Health Ep. 83 – June Healthy Cooking Recipe – Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

      On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh interviews Chrystal Dickson...

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

  Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps   Turkey Tacos: -2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon Olive Oil...

We Talk Health Ep. 81. What Does the Thyroid Do?

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh travels to Dyersburg, TN to...

We Talk Health Ep. 81. All Things Volunteer Hospital With Kevin Decker, CEO

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Lori Smith has a conversation with Kevin...

What Could Be Causing My Child’s Headaches?

Your daughter has complained about her head hurting more often in the last few weeks....

Heart and Lung Care You Can Depend On

When it comes to heart and lung care in west Tennessee, a misconception still prevails:...

4 Types of Cancer Men Need to Watch For

Did you know? Men are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer—and they’re also more...

Exercise & Arthritis: A Great Match

It is no secret that exercise is good for you, but what if you have...

Boosting Your Bone Health

Strengthening your bones probably isn’t a big health priority and, although it might not necessarily...

Why You Need Regular Wellness Checks

When you’re under the weather, you visit the doctor. The same goes for when you’ve...

We Talk Health Ep. 80 – TN Breast and Cervical Cancer Grant Podcast

On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh interviews Adora Butler about the TN...

GERD & Heartburn: What’s the Difference?

You ate a heavy dinner an hour or so ago, and now you’re experiencing a...

We Talk Health Ep. 79 – Stroke Month Cooking Recipe – Greek Chicken Kebabs

On this episode of We Talk Health, Allison Haynes joins Will Kwasigroh in the studio...

Stroke Month Healthy Cooking Recipe – Greek Chicken Kebabs

  INGREDIENTS: TZATZIKI SAUCE: – 1 cup plain Greek yogurt – 1 cucumber, shredded –...

We Talk Health Ep. 78 – Giving Birth During a Pandemic

On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh interviews Dr. Chris Welsch about giving...

We Talk Health Ep. 77 – Holistic PT Approach to Women’s Health

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Megan Meyer Stovall and Cathy Sudbury come...

We Talk Health Ep. 76 – A New Mother’s Mental Health

  On this episode of We Talk Health, LeighAnn Sutton and Mary Beth Dunagan talk...

We Talk Health Ep. 75 – Coffee Conversations – All Things Women

On this episode of We Talk Health, Tammy Hardee, Carrie Ann Knox, Emily Muse, and...

The Facts About PAD & Protecting the Legs

If you’ve never heard of a condition called PAD, you aren’t alone. But it’s a...

We Talk Health Ep. 74 – The Neuro Team at LIFT Therapy

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh interviews the Neuro Team at...

Causes of Breast Lumps That Aren’t Breast Cancer

For women, noticing a mass in the breast can be frightening, with your mind naturally...

We Talk Health Ep. 73 – Sarcoidosis Awareness Month Cooking Recipe – Sesame Avocado Chicken Salad and Quinoa Salad

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh and Chrystal Dickson talk about...

Quinoa Salad

  Ingredients: 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained 2 cups water 1 can (15...

Why Self-Care is an Essential for Your Mental Health

The concept of self-care can be different from person to person, but on a fundamental...

Women and Heart Disease

Although heart disease is sometimes thought of as a “man’s disease” around the same number...

Spring Ahead of Seasonal Allergies

A runny nose. Itchy eyes. Lots of sneezing. For most of us, these symptoms of...

3 Things to Know When Your Child Has Asthma

Have you been told your child has asthma? For many parents, this can be a...

Sesame Avocado Chicken Salad Cooking Video

    Ingredients: 1 bag of Mixed Salad Greens or Romaine Lettuce 2 cups of...

We Talk Health Ep. 72 – We Are In Urgent Need for Blood Donations!

On this special episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh interviews Caitlin Roach with Lifeline...

Could Your Thyroid Be to Blame?

The odds are that you never really think about your thyroid. But if your thyroid...

How Lung Cancer Is Diagnosed & Treated

The numbers are pretty staggering. Every two and half minutes, someone in the United States...

When Is It an Emergency?

You aren’t feeling great, but your doctor’s office is closed for the day. Should you...

What Men Should Know About Testicular Cancer

When you think of men and cancer, prostate cancer probably comes to mind. But while...

We Talk Health Ep. 71 – What is an OT?

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh travels to Sports Plus Milan...

We Talk Health Ep. 70 – Direct Access with Sports Plus Rehab Centers

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh interviews Cathy Sudbury and LeAnn...

We Talk Health Ep. 69 – Sports Plus Brownsville Patient Testimonial – Ricky Reed

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh talks with Mr. Ricky Reed,...

We Talk Health Ep. 68 – Healthy Cooking Recipe – Spinach and Feta Quiche with a Sweet Potato Crust

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh and Hailey Archer talk about...

March Healthy Recipe – Spinach and Feta Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

  March Healthy Recipe – Spinach and Feta Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust   Ingredients...

We Talk Health Ep. 67 – The Trauma of Covid-19

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Jessica Barron joins Will Kwasigroh as they...

What to Know About Young Adults & Colorectal Cancer

In 2021, nearly 150,000 new cases of colorectal cancer are expected to be diagnosed among...

We Talk Health Ep. 66 – Cancer Screenings

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh interviews Gina Myracle and Dr....

How Much Sleep Your Child Really Needs

You know that not getting enough sleep at night makes your child grouchy the next...

Here’s Your Sign: Understanding Prediabetes

At your last appointment, your medical provider said you have something called “prediabetes.” But what...

Could My Symptoms Be Endometriosis?

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. How much do you know about this common condition? For...

65. What to Know about Cancer and Genetic Testing

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh interviews Dr. Archie Wright and...

What Exactly Is Robotic Surgery?

You need to undergo a surgical procedure, and your surgeon tells you that robotic surgery...

We Talk Health Ep. 64 – AFIB and the Heart Rhythm Clinic

    On this episode of We Talk Health, Enja Holland and Kirsten Siler are...

We Talk Health Ep. 63 – Pacemakers

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh interviews Enja Holland and Kirsten...

We Talk Health Ep. 62 – Heart Month Healthy Recipe – Chicken Avocado Pasta

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh and Allison Haynes talk about...

Heart Month Recipe – Chicken Avocado Pasta

      Ingredients: Whole grain pasta ½- ¾ cup Extra virgin olive oil 1...

Never Missing a Beat, Keeping Your Heart in Rhythm

The heart is the organ that pumps blood to the rest of the body. It...

5 Health Habits That Help Prevent Cancer

Cancer affects millions of Americans each year. But the good news is that you can...

We Talk Health Ep. 61 – Navigating the Sports World During Covid-19

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh interviews Sabrina Clark, Travis Livingston,...

Heart Disease: Not Just a Men’s Health Issue

Think about it: The stereotypical heart attack patient on TV is male, right? While that’s...

Make Heart Health a Family Affair

You probably know that heart disease is the leading cause of death among Americans. But...

Going From Weekend Warrior to Regular Exercise

For many Americans, “get more exercise” is a resolution nearly every year. But how can...

We Talk Health Ep. 60 – CrossFit – Progress Not Perfection

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh interviews Blake Butler and Chelsea...

We Talk Health Ep. 59 – What Does Baby-Friendly Mean?

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh interviews Lynda Snider, Tammie Geary,...

We Talk Health Ep. 58 – Music Therapy at West Tennessee Healthcare

      On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh interviews Chrissy Watson...

We Talk Health Ep. 57 – 2021 Goals for Butterfly’s Embrace

      On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh talks with Mary...

We Talk Health Ep. 56. The Value of an Athletic Trainer

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh interviews Brad Royer and Clayton...

The Facts About Cervical Cancer

For most women, a Pap smear or HPV test as part of an annual checkup...

A Primary Care Provider = Your Health’s Quarterback

You go to the cardiologist for care related to your heart, and visit the dermatologist...

What Exactly Are Growing Pains?

For parents, “growing pains” can be a sore subject, literally and figuratively. Growing pains are...

4 Health Resolutions You Didn’t Think About

A new year often signifies a fresh start for many people. For some, this means...

We Talk Health Ep. 55 – Robotic Surgery

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Lori Smith travels to West Tennessee Medical...

Hearts Afire!!! – Madison Cupples and Clayton Byrd

  “Is it true?  Could I really be dying?  How could I possibly be dying – I...

Hearts Afire!!! – Marilyn Jones

  The doctor at Primary Care Bolivar was concerned about his patient.  She need referrals...

We Talk Health Ep. 54 – Recovery During the Holidays

      On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh discusses recovery during...

Dealing with the Holiday Blues

There is always an uptick in depression during the holiday season. Donna Townsend, Pathways Behavioral...

CAUGHT at Our Best – Amber Majors

Recently we had a patient from out of state who transferred to the Jackson General...

We Talk Health Ep. 53 – Hormone Replacement Therapy

    On this episode of We Talk Health, Lori Smith travels to WTMG GYN...

CAUGHT At Our Best – Candace Cook and Jeremy Manley

      The wife of a patient recently called to tell us: “I am...

CAUGHT At Our Best -Jason Ballard

  “We would like to praise Jason Ballard of Patient Transportation.  Jason is a great...

CAUGHT At Our Best – Roger Baker

  It was one of the first cold nights of the season when Roger Baker,...

2020 Health Challenge Month 12: Snack Smarter

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

Keep the Holidays Merry, Bright & Safe

Holidays are meant to be merry and bright but all the added decorations and such...

How to Boost Your Willpower

Willpower is a response that comes from both the brain and the body, it gives...

Good Skin Care

Great skin is not simply a matter of DNA. Your daily habits have a big...

We Talk Health Ep. 52 – FOTOs with Sports Plus

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh and Cathy Sudbury head to...

We Talk Health Ep. 51 – Options for Contraception

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Lori Smith travels to WTMG GYN Specialists...

We Talk Health Ep. 50 – What Does LSVT Big and Loud Mean?

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh and Cathy Sudbury travel to...

Your Guide to Exercising With Diabetes

Did you know? More than 34.2 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, making it...

The Facts on Lung Cancer & Who’s at Risk

What’s the second most common type of cancer among both men and women, if skin...

We Talk Health Ep. 49 – What You Need To Know About Colorectal Screenings

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwaisgroh interviews Dr. Veronica Jarido and...

CAUGHT At Our Best! – Richard Hanna

  Richard Hanna clocked out and headed for the parking lot after a long day of working...

We Talk Health Ep. 48 – Colorectal Cancer Risk and Nutrition

    On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh sits down with Carrie...

CAUGHT at our Best! – Mary Catherine Currie

  The daughter of a former patient wrote to tell us: I want to give...

Good Skin Care

Great skin is not simply a matter of DNA. Your daily habits have a big...

What steps can you take to lower your risk for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the biggest concerns many of us have as we get...

The Facts About PCOS

Did you know? An estimated one in 10 American women of childbearing age—around 5 million...

We Talk Health Ep. 47 – Virtual Visitation Program

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh and Gina Ing discuss the...

What Are Tumor Markers & Why Does It Matter?

Did you know that the genetic mutations that cause cancer and direct its destructive path...

Innovating Cancer Care With Biosimilars

Over the past year, tremendous strides have been made to create new biosimilar medical products—also...

We Talk Health Ep. 46 – What is Safe Sleep?

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh interviews Dr. Vernessa Davis-Tharpe and...

We Talk Health Ep. 45 – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    On this episode of We Talk Health, Lori Smith interviews Amy White, the...

CAUGHT At Our Best – Erin Spann

  The son of a patient recently wrote to tell us what a difference nurse...

CAUGHT at Our Best! – Chad Robertson

  Chad Robertson’s patient arrived for a CT scan in a wheelchair.  She explained to...

We Talk Health Ep. 44 – Pediatrics Services at Sports Plus Dyersburg

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh travels back to Sports Plus...

We Talk Health Ep. 43 – Pediatric Speech Therapy

  On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh travels to Sports Plus Dyersburg...

When Your Child Is Dealing With Bullying…

Bullying isn’t a new phenomenon. It’s something that’s persistently been a problem among children and...

Comprehensive Rehabilitation Team–Who Are They & What Do They Do?

Comprehensive rehabilitation can offer patients care to maximize wellness, improve current daily living situations, or...

Team Approach to Pediatric Therapy

Sports Plus is a regional provider for pediatric services offering physical, occupational and speech therapy...

We Talk Health Ep. 42 – The Benefits of Aquatherapy

    On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh interviews Alissa Inman, Kathryn...

2020 Health Challenge Month 10: Improve Your Health Literacy

We live in a time when healthcare can be confusing and complicated even to the...

Making Sense of Breast Cancer Screenings

You’ve probably heard for years that women need regular mammograms after a certain age to...

Why Staying Active Is Key to Healthy Bones & Joints

Less than one in three Americans get the amount of exercise each week recommended for...

We Talk Health Ep. 41 – All About The MAC Club

On this episode of We Talk Health, Will Kwasigroh and Regina Smith talk all about...

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! – Camille 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

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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...