The Breazeale Clinic

Wow! It’s been an amazing 17 years.

The Breazeale ClinicFirst, we want to say thank you, Knoxville! 17 years ago, The Breazeale Clinic for Plastic Surgery was born. We can’t believe the wonderful ongoing relationships that we’ve experienced through the years. These lasting relationships and our ties to the community are extensive, and Dr. Breazeale’s unwavering commitment to client care is the benchmark of our practice.

Going forward, we are excited about our wide range of services tailored to fit the needs of our community and are extremely proud of our carefully chosen, highly professional staff. There’s a reason our clients feel like family – because our goal has remained the same for these 17 years: exceptional service and exceptional results.

Finding your PerfectFit.

The Breazeale Clinic is proud to offer Vectra® 3D Imaging. This is an amazing opportunity to see how you will look with implants of different sizes. Because “perfect” is different for everyone, Vectra® 3D can be instrumental in helping clients discover their PerfectFit. We are currently running our annual augmentation promotion, Breast AUGust, so join us now through the end of August to take advantage of this amazing offer.

We have something for everyone.

From peels to injectables, we offer a bevy of cosmetic services to treat fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, loss of face volume, and hair removal. So whatever “bothers” you about your appearance, we have a service to address your needs.

We Love Birthdays AND Summer

During the month of your birthday, don’t forget to come by The Breazeale Clinic to receive your Botox® Cosmetic @ $9/unit • Chemical Peel @ 20% off • Juvéderm® XC @ $420/syringe • Juvéderm Voluma™ XC @ $750/syringe. Some exclusions may apply.

Summer Soiree
Friday, July 18

Join us for a day filled with amazing specials and an evening with food and drinks. It’s our annual summer soiree, and it’s not to be missed. Specials are available all day and into the evening. Party is from 5-8. Stay tuned via email, Twitter, and Facebook for more details.

The Breazeale Clinic

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Consign to Design

For Arts Sake!

By Kristi Hickey, Co-Owner of Consign To Design

Consign To DesignWe can help you select just the right furnishings for any room in your home – perhaps an imported rug, a table lamp, and some additional home décor items. But the wall art you select is what helps bring your newly decorated room to life.

At Consign To Design, we feature hundreds of prints, oils, and other pieces of framed art that would make a welcomed addition to many rooms in your home. Many of the pieces we offer are from prominent, well-known artists, including Robert Tino, Ben Hampton, and Jim Gray. In fact, some are signed by the artist and are signed, limited editions.

If you are in the market for art, I’d encourage you to visit us at Consign To Design. Whether you need to add a piece or two or replace an existing piece, we can help. It might also prove to be helpful if you photograph where the proposed piece will be displayed along with the room furnishings. We would be happy to offer our suggestions.

Like our furniture and home décor items, you’re going to love the savings you’ll discover with our art. As you undoubtedly know from experience, art has two costs – the art itself and the cost of the frame. But you’ll find that the cost of the art pieces we offer at Consign To Design, for both the art and frame, is typically far less than the original cost of just the frame itself.

Art is really a timeless treasure. Displayed on walls, and apart from an occasional dusting, framed art looks as good today as it did the day it left the gallery. So for arts sake, if you’re looking for a single art piece or multiple pieces, visit Consign To Design, where you’ll discover great art and even greater prices.

Consign To Design
10420-D Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922

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L&M Ornamental Iron

Say Goodbye to Your Home’s Ugly Cold Air Returns

By Jarrod Lickliter, L&M Ornamental Iron Co. Inc.

LM Ornamental IronI’ve noticed it, and I’m sure you have as well. You visit someone’s new home, and almost immediately this huge, unsightly cold air return jumps out at you from amongst freshly painted walls, beautiful woodwork, new furnishings, carefully placed home décor items, and newly hung wall art. There’s no simpler way to put it – cold air returns are hideous, and there are few, if any, ways to camouflage them.

There are a few items on the market, but they can be expensive and are often unavailable in the sizes, styles, or colors you want. That is, until now.

Knoxville-based L&M Ornamental Iron Co. was started by my family in 1954, and we have been providing the East Tennessee community with quality railing, gates, security doors, mailbox stands, fencing, balconies, and spiral staircases. During the past 60 years, our family has strived to create new trends that will become classic décor in homes for years or even decades to come. Our newest adventure is providing Knoxville with locally-crafted ornamental iron cold air returns to replace those unsightly cold air returns that detract from your home’s interior design.

L&M’s new Extrava-vents are individually handcrafted to your exact specifications locally here in Knoxville. It couldn’t be easier or more affordable. Similar products have starting prices exceeding $400! All standard size Extrava-vents, regardless of style or color, are only $299. If you mention Everything Knoxville when ordering, we’ll give you $50 off. That’s only $249 per Extrava-vent for your very own hand-crafted cold air returns. If you need a custom sized Extrava-vent, no problem! Since we create these by hand here in Knoxville, we can accommodate almost any custom order.

Trusted by East Tennesseans for 60 years, why not let my family, L&M Ornamental Iron Co. Inc., custom craft ornamental cold air returns for your home? For all your ornamental iron needs, call us at 865-523-2394.

L&M Ornamental Iron Co. Inc.

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Greater Knoxville Ear Nose & Throat

With Experience on Your Side, the Sky is the Limit

Greater Knoxville Ear Nose  ThroatDiseases and disorders of the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck impact the lives of millions around the world. Unfortunately, East Tennessee is known for the above average occurrences of things such as allergies and chronic sinusitis. Greater Knoxville Ear Nose & Throat (GKENT) has been caring for this community for nearly three decades. Simply put, their approach to care is different in that they draw from the experience and expertise of eight board certified physicians and four onsite audiologists to provide a well-rounded and comprehensive approach to diagnostics and treatment.

EK: Otolaryngologist is a big word. Tell us about Otolaryngology and what you do.

Dr. DePersio: Otolaryngologists, commonly referred to as ENTs, are trained in the medical and surgical evaluation and treatment of patients with diseases and/or disorders of the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. At GKENT, we offer services and treatments ranging from sinus disorders, sleep apnea, facial trauma or deformities, and balance disorders.

At GKENT, we take our practice one step further by offering comprehensive audiology services, including custom Earmolds and Earplugs, Assisted Listening Devices (ALDs), and Hearing Aids including the Ponto System, a proven bone anchored hearing system. We offer many styles of Hearing Aids ranging in size, power, and electrical structure to provide the best desired outcome for patients. Personally, I offer patients a unique expertise as the area’s only fellow in the American Head and Neck Society and board certified in facial plastic surgery.

EK: There is a strong emphasis in today’s healthcare on patient-centered care. What does that mean to GKENT, and what will patients experience when they walk through your doors?

Dr. Baker: For nearly 30 years, GKENT has been the region’s premier otolaryngology center for both children and adults. Our eight board certified physicians and four audiologists work collaboratively to provide individualized care to each patient. We are consistently recognized as leaders in our field and honored as US News Best ENT Practice, while three of our physicians were named 2014 Best Doctors in America.

In addition, GKENT now has five convenient locations to serve our patients: North Knoxville Medical Center, UT Medical Center, Sevierville, Jefferson City, and we are proud to announce our newest location now open at Fort Sanders West. From check-in to check-out, we work hard to provide the best possible experience and outcomes for our patients.

EK: Allergies are always a hot topic in East Tennessee. Are there any new advancements in the treatment of pesky seasonal allergies?

Dr. Horton: There are a number of common methods used to determine which substances a person is allergic to. Once identified, a GKENT physician will work closely with each individual patient to recommend an individual plan to restore quality of life. GKENT was the first in the area to offer Sublingual Immunotherapy or SLIT, the convenient, safe, affordable alternative to allergy shots. One drop, under the tongue, once a day eliminates the need for allergy injections for most people. Some individuals may still require traditional allergy shots, antihistamines, environmental control, avoidance, and, in the most severe cases, surgery in their personalized treatment plan.

EK: What role do allergies play in sinusitis, and how do you treat Chronic Sinusitis?

Dr. Rosenbaum: An allergic reaction in general terms is an exaggerated response to an irritant. Inhaled allergens lead to swelling of the mucous membranes, causing blockage or drainage, with the end result often sinusitis. GKENT physicians utilize comprehensive strategies, combining medical and surgical treatment for disorders of the Nose & Sinus. In-office Balloon Sinuplasty is a procedure in which physicians open up chronically inflamed sinuses in the same way heart surgeons open up blocked arteries with balloon angioplasty. Endoscopic Sinus Surgery removes sinus blockages utilizing an endoscope to magnify the sinus tissues and specialized instruments to remove causes of the blockage. In cases where a deviated septum is obstructing drainage from the sinuses, GKENT physicians may choose septoplasty to repair this blockage.

EK: Sleep Apnea seems to be a common issue that can be quite dangerous if untreated. What can you do to treat these issues?

Dr. Rathfoot: Often people realize they have a sleep disorder when they find themselves waking up at night or dozing off easily during the day, which indeed can be extremely dangerous. Sleep apnea is an obstruction of the airway resulting in pauses in breathing during sleep. Snoring occurs when airflow through passages in the back of the mouth and nose are blocked, resulting in obstructed breathing. Both sleep apnea and snoring are common sleep disorders that can be very dangerous if left untreated.

A sleep study can be performed to determine if a sleep disorder is present. Many patients are administered a Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) or a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) for treatment. In some cases, patients undergo a surgical placement of small rods, or Pillar Implants, in the soft palate, which leads to hardening of that palate to reduce relaxation and vibration of muscles in the back of the mouth.

EK: Is there anything else you would like to add before closing?

Dr. Crawley: GKENT is honored to have a physical presence in West Knoxville where so many of our patients reside. We value the feedback of our patients and continually seek ways to better serve them. Providing convenient access to care ranks high on our list of priorities. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 865-244-4396 or visit

Greater Knoxville Ear Nose & Throat

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The Mansion

Your Number One Dining Destination

By Lea Watson, Owner and Chef of The Mansion

It’s hard to imagine that The Mansion will be celebrating its second anniversary in December, which is just five short months away. So much has happened during this time, but one thing we’re particularly grateful for is being recently selected as the number one restaurant in Sweetwater by TripAdvisor. However, none of this would have been possible without your incredible support and encouragement. We’re also grateful to The Mansion’s number one fan, Jack Wilson, owner of Sweetwater Flower Shop.

The Mansion has been a lifelong dream of mine, and its location in the heart of historical downtown Sweetwater has made my dream only more special. Located on the upper level of the iconic Sweetwater Flower Shop, The Mansion captures the ambiance and hospitality of the old south. From our beautifully appointed tables and baby grand piano to the French doors and balconies, The Mansion transports you back to a time when friends and family gathered for a time of leisurely dining.

But that’s just the beginning. Wait until you taste our food, such as our Roast Pear Salad, Fried Green Tomato BLT, Turkey Panini with Blue Cheese & Cranberry Chutney, The Mansion Club, or the Waldorf Sandwich. Also, wait until you taste our homemade desserts.

Only 45 minutes from downtown Knoxville, The Mansion and its very attentive wait staff awaits you, as does a delightful day of shopping at Sweetwater Flower Shop and the surrounding boutiques, antique, and gift shops. Open from 11 am to 2 pm Tuesday through Friday and 11 am to 3 pm Saturday, as well as for your special events, The Mansion is sure to become one of your favorite dining destinations.

The Mansion
118 W. North Street
Sweetwater, TN 37874

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Family Psychology Group

Struggling with Learning and Behavior Problems?

By Philip K. Axtell, Ph.D., HSP, NCSP

family-psychology-groupSummer is a great time to address these difficulties and give your child the tools they need to be successful in the coming school year. If your child has a learning problem, now is a great time to have an assessment completed to determine the possible cause. With an accurate diagnosis, we can give recommendations and ideas to address the problems before the school year gets started. We see children and adolescents of all ages who are experiencing a multitude of issues including depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, behavioral problems, self-esteem issues, trauma, abuse, problems at school, family issues, and family transitions, such as a divorce or remarriage.

For children with behavioral problems, we offer interventions to help not only your child, but also help parents learn ways to address troubling behavioral difficulties. For many, having an accurate diagnosis can give tremendous relief and insight to parents. Once a correct diagnosis is indentified, our licensed therapist, Ms. Paige Keisler, MS, LMFT, is able to provide therapeutic solutions to reduce behavioral problems and give parents tools to address behaviors in constructive and meaningful ways.

Through individual, family, and play therapy, Ms. Keisler works with you and your child to address the behaviors of concern and also empower you as a parent to help facilitate therapeutic change. We view parents as an integral agent of change, and we believe you’re essential to the process. Ms. Keisler uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help children and families learn new skills and strategies, manage stress, learn relaxation techniques, formulate coping strategies, restructure negative thoughts, and change the once negative interaction cycle to one that’s positive for both you and your child. Parents who have thought there’s no way out can now see they can interact positively with their children again.

Summer is a great time to address learning and behavioral difficulties before the upcoming school year. To schedule an appointment with Ms. Keisler or our assessment specialists, call 865-247-4055 or visit

Family Psychology Group
301 S. Gallaher View Road, Suite 114
Knoxville, TN 37919

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“Our Menu Options Have Changed”

By Tom Irmen

We’ve all heard this recording when calling the vast majority of companies today: “Please listen carefully as our menu options have recently changed.” Translation? That’s corporate speak for “I hope you’ll accept this poor substitute for customer service.”

I’m all for saving money and creating efficiencies, but when saving money ends up costing you money, that’s just insane. All of us are attempting to deploy our limited resources in the most productive manner possible, but hopefully not at the risk of compromising the personal relationships that are at the very foundation of the success of so many of our small businesses.

I guess I’m no longer surprised when I receive these pre-recorded messages or the seemingly endless cycle of options we are asked to select from, which leads to the next list of options, and on… and on… and on. But what does surprise me today is when a real person answers the phone. Hey, all things being equal, I’ll go with the products and services being offered by the small business that employs people and not pre-recorded messages.

Ever since my mega-bank in Chicago, 15 years ago, began charging me $3 to speak to a human teller rather than use their automated tellers, I have observed a growing number of companies attempting to substitute automation at the expense of genuine customer service. Am I just old-fashioned? Perhaps a guy who wishes things could return to the way they were?

Relationships build long-term loyalty and trust, which are difficult to overcome when your competition is attempting to gain a foothold into your client’s business. In the absence of a business relationship, clients will throw you over for a dime in savings. What do they have to lose?

Oh, and here’s a tip. Would you like to talk to a human the next time you need to call customer service? Just tell them you no longer wish to purchase their product or service. You’ll miraculously be transferred to a human.

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Advantage Paintless Dent Removal

Give Your Car That New Showroom Look

Advantage Paintless Dent RemovalThere’s no question about it. With few exceptions, we love our cars, and because of the high price of cars today and our desire to drive them longer, proper maintenance is essential. But what about your automobile’s exterior and those dents and dings that have accumulated throughout the years from car doors and shopping carts? They detract from your car’s overall appearance and lower its value at trade-in time.

So what’s the solution? You can take your car to a conventional body shop, where the dents and dings are filled with a bonding agent, sanded, painted, and a clear coat of paint applied, or you could visit one of the numerous paintless dent repair places you frequently see opening and then closing months later. Another option would be for you to visit Advantage Paintless Dent Removal.

So what’s the difference? Advantage owner, Brandon Wood, has combined more than a decade of automotive restoration experience with state-of-the-art paintless dent removal technology to offer you the high level of service and peace of mind you deserve when removing those annoying dents, dings, and hail damage from your vehicle’s exterior – and all backed up with their 100% satisfaction guarantee and lifetime warranty. You’ll also appreciate their professional approach to their customers.

“We have a very low key approach to our business,” said Brandon. “There’s absolutely no sales gimmicks or pressure to make a decision. The work we perform is our craft, and you’ll discover our uncommon passion for every repair we perform. Our work and high level of customer satisfaction speak for themselves.”

Advantage also offers a variety of other services that benefit both car and truck owners.

“We offer paint correction and polishing to remove scratches and swirls so your car has the showroom shine,” said Brandon. “We also offer spray-on truck bed liners to help protect its finish.”

If you’d like to give your vehicle that new showroom look, call Advantage Paintless Dent Removal today for a free estimate. Small dents can be removed in about one hour for just a fraction of the cost the conventional body shops charge.

Advantage Paintless Dent Removal
211 Center Park Drive, Building A
Knoxville, TN 37922

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Bariatric Surgery

A Life Transforming Weight Loss Option

Tennova Healthcare feature copyMorbid obesity is a life-threatening disease that affects more than 15 million people in the U.S. A landmark study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that bariatric surgery improved or resolved type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and high cholesterol in the vast majority of morbidly obese patients. Most patients had lost 55 to 70% of their excess weight one year after bariatric surgery.

Thanks in large part to the leadership of dedicated physicians, other healthcare professionals, and Tennova Healthcare, there is now a comprehensive surgical weight loss program in the Knoxville region designed to help patients who are unable to sustain significant weight loss, have weight-related medical issues, and are ready to make life changes to become healthier. The Tennova Center for Surgical Weight Loss program is the only accredited Level 1 facility by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) in the Knoxville area. The bariatric suites offer larger than average hospital patient rooms equipped with specialty furniture to provide safe and comfortable accommodations. Surgeons Stephen Boyce, MD, and K. Robert Williams, MD, have extensive training and experience and are qualified to offer all approved bariatric surgical options.

“We are pleased to offer a nationally accredited program that has such far reaching medical benefits for patients, family members, and friends,” said Dr. Boyce, Medical Director of the Tennova Center for Surgical Weight Loss. “Bariatric surgery offers hope of a normal life for those suffering from obesity.”

“In addition to the clinical elements, Tennova Center for Surgical Weight Loss is designed with the patients and their families in mind,” said Lance Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Tennova’s Turkey Creek Medical Center.

EK: Lance, can you tell us a little about the bariatric program at Tennova?

Lance: Our bariatric unit is located on a specialty floor with a dedicated clinical team that works together to coordinate the care, education, and post-surgery follow-up. The Tennova Center for Surgical Weight Loss is very focused on the holistic elements that come from our coordinated approach. From nursing and surgical services to our support programs, we see this life-changing process and our ability to impact the lives of so many through each individual transformation. This is a service truly focused on the patient, their family, and the support networks.

EK: Bariatric surgery includes a number of proven weight loss techniques. Describe them.

Dr. Williams: There are four approved bariatric procedures. The laparoscopic adjustable gastric band and the sleeve gastrectomy are both restrictive operations that cause weight loss by limiting the amount of food one can eat. The biliary pancreatic diversion with duodenal switch is a malabsorptive procedure that works by limiting digestion of food after it is consumed. Roux-en-y gastric bypass is considered a hybrid procedure that is both restrictive and malabsorptive.

EK: Dr. Boyce, let’s talk about the Roux-en-y gastric bypass procedure and, more specifically, your patient, Sandra Crabtree.

Dr. Boyce: Roux-en-y gastric bypass restricts a person’s oral intake and also limits digestion to produce excellent weight loss in many patients. By losing significant excess weight, our patients often see an improvement in co-morbid conditions. These are medical problems that often accompany obesity. In Sandy’s case, her diabetes, hyper lipidemia, and obstructive sleep apnea were eliminated and her hypertension improved. She has a long family history of these problems, and she decided to do something about it.

EK: Despite all the fad diets and celebrity-endorsed weight loss programs, why do so many people still experience difficulty in losing weight?

Dr. Boyce: This is a complex problem, and there is no easy solution. Obesity has become more of a problem in recent years, in part because of a change in environment. We live in a more automated society, and we eat higher calorie foods than our predecessors. More calories and less exercise leads to more obesity, but genes can often play a role as well. It is especially difficult for patients who start with body mass indexes above 35 (roughly 100 pounds overweight). As we know from many studies, only 1% will achieve durable weight loss with diets, even if we add medical supervision.

EK: Just who is a candidate for bariatric surgery?

Dr. Williams: A good rule of thumb is if a person’s weight is 100 pounds overweight, you are likely a candidate for surgery. Also, people who have medical problems as a result of the excess weight should consider surgery. It is also important to be committed and motivated. Don’t let anyone tell you it is an easy way out of obesity. It requires commitment and determination.

EK: To optimize your opportunity for success, the Tennova Center for Surgical Weight Loss offers both pre- and post-education and support. Why are these so important?

Dr. Boyce: Weight loss surgery is really just a tool that a patient will use to achieve success. Like any other tool, the results will not be as good unless you are knowledgeable in how to use that tool, and we put a lot of emphasis on education, because it dramatically affects success.

EK: If I feel that I might be a candidate for bariatric surgery, how can I learn more? Do you offer private consultations or seminars?

Dr. Williams: Of course there is a lot of information on the Internet, but you have to be careful about what you read, because some of this is misinformation. We have a large website that is an accurate source for someone looking to learn more. Another great resource is our free seminar series held at Turkey Creek Medical Center. I especially enjoy this, because I get to interact directly with patients who have a desire to learn more about weight loss surgery.

EK: Is there anything else you would like to add before closing?

Dr. Boyce: Yes, it is a true pleasure and honor to be able to work as a bariatric surgeon at the Tennova Center for Surgical Weight Loss. As a surgeon, the technical difficulties provide a constant and meaningful challenge, and as a personal note, it is very fulfilling to see the positive change in health and quality of life for our patients.

Tennova Center for Surgical Weight Loss

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“I Have My Life Back”

Tennova Healthcare patient copySick and tired of being sick and tired, Sandra Crabtree had had enough. Three years and 150 pounds later, Sandra has reclaimed her life and her health for herself, her family, and their futures.

“I had just been diagnosed with diabetes, which would require medication for the rest of my life,” said Sandra. “I had watched my father battle diabetes and its ill effects – poor eyesight, vascular disease, total kidney failure, the loss of toes on both feet, and the loss of most of one foot. Further complications resulted in pancreatitis, from which he never recovered.”

It was soon after a family vacation that Sandra made her life-changing decision.

“During what should have been an exciting and memorable family vacation time, I was simply miserable,” she said. “I experienced muscle cramps, from which there was no relief. I also experienced insomnia and extreme thirst. This was my life-changing moment. I couldn’t continue on and didn’t want my husband and daughter to become bystanders as they watched my health continue to deteriorate as I had watched my father’s.”

Sandra discussed her concerns with her husband and her physician, both of whom supported her. She attended an educational seminar at the Tennova Center for Surgical Weight Loss and felt the bariatric option was right for her to reclaim her life and her health. Both Sandra and her husband attended all of the education and instruction classes offered by Tennova to prepare them for their pre- and post-surgical experiences.

“We felt like we were as prepared and educated as we could possibly have been,” said Sandra. “There wasn’t any detail that wasn’t covered. I remained at home for one week and returned to half days of work during my second week post-operative period. I lost weight rapidly and surpassed all normal milestones that my physician set for me. I was down 100 pounds in eight months. I have had a total loss of 150 pounds during the course of one-and-a-half years.”

Everything went as planned.

“I joined a local health club 60 days out of surgery and have been exercising five days per week since that time,” said Sandra. “I’m off three diabetic medications and was considered by my endocrinologist at six months out to have a ‘history of diabetes.’ I stopped blood pressure medication and cholesterol medication within a week of surgery. It has been a road to a healthy life. It’s no longer about what size I can buy while shopping or what the scale says, although I still weigh myself on a weekly basis. It’s about health and longevity. I read labels. I know what I eat and how a healthy diet makes you feel. I also know how carbohydrates and unhealthy things make you feel. I enjoy chocolate and some desserts, but I also know what it takes to eat those things. Sometimes it’s worth an extra 30 minutes on the bike or running, and some days it’s not. It’s all about healthy choices, which are well in my control to maintain now. I will never go back to where I was before. I have reclaimed my life and health for my family’s future and myself.”

Tennova Healthcare

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