No More Mr. Big Guy: Rocky Top Man Loses 400 Lbs.

Fort Sanders Health & Lifestyles John Dougherty was the big man in town. “There could be guys over 6 feet tall in the room, but I was always ‘the big guy’ because I weighed 625 pounds and was 5-foot-9. I wasn’t overweight – I was ‘under tall,” he said jokingly....

Healthy Holiday Food Choices for Bariatric Patients

There are so many family traditions tied to food that have followed us through life. This is why holidays can be tough for many bariatric patients. Sticking to your recommended eating plan during these festivities may seem impossible but with careful planning, it can...

A Good Investment in her Health

It was disappointing. Christine Sabb of Maryville applied for a position as a massage therapist but didn’t get the job. She was told it was because she hadn’t had her license long enough. It seemed like a reasonable explanation. But when the job went to a classmate...

Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss attained through bariatric surgery can have a positive boost in your fertility. This is often a blessing for women wishing to have children. However, it can be a problem if you’re in the initial 18-months post-surgery. Why You Should Wait 18 Months...