Health Notes

Two locations available for caregiver support

The Caregiver Support Group at Blount Memorial Hospital meets at two different locations each month. The group meets every Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. on the hospital’s 3-east floor. The group also meets from 10 to 11 a.m. every first and third Tuesday at the Everett Senior Center at 702 Burchfield St. in Maryville.

The Caregiver Support Group is a free service for any adult who is caring for another adult. There are no membership requirements.

For more information, call Blount Memorial Senior Services at 865-977-5744.

Class in session for joint replacement patients

Blount Memorial Hospital’s “Joint School,” an educational program for people scheduled to undergo total joint replacement surgery, is being offered at the hospital during February. Classes meet from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Feb. 13, 20 and 27.

Sessions let participants know what to expect during their total joint replacement experience, and information covers all phases from pre-op to full recovery.

Reservations are required and must be made by calling Maryville Orthopedic Clinic at 865-984-0900.

Surgeons host surgical weight loss lectures

In February, Blount Memorial Hospital’s ongoing Surgical Weight Loss Lecture Series features two presentations by Blount Memorial surgeons who will discuss the surgical and laparoscopic treatments of obesity including Lap-Band, gastric sleeve and gastric bypass procedures.

Dr. Mark Colquitt and Dr. Jonathan Ray are the speakers at a presentation at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14 and at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28 in the Blount Memorial Hospital auditorium. To register for the free community programs, call 865-977-4673 or 866-300-8644.

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