Pain Relief- Making a run for it

Posted on February 8, 2017

Once Marissa Carnes started running, she was hooked 


Parkwest’s First Baby of New Year

Posted on January 31, 2017

Parkwest’s First Baby of New Year is No. 8 for Scott County Family  


Cancer Survivor Has “a Lot of Living to Do”

Posted on December 6, 2016

Sara Forrester is faithful about getting yearly mammograms. At five feet tall, the sprightly grandmother takes care of her health by walking regularly, and says she usually hits 10,000 steps on her pedometer every day. “I always get a screening (mammogram) every year. I try to go during October, during breast cancer awareness month, because 


The Singing Ambassador- Peninsula puts autistic student on course

Posted on December 2, 2016

Peninsula student goes to Pellissippi State Community College. 


Bad back tests mettle of Alcoa furnace tender

Posted on December 1, 2016

Like any working stiff who has just been told he needs spinal surgery, Tommy Rogers’ first thoughts were about his job.   “My big concern was the length of recovery,” said Rogers, a 47-year-old furnace tender at the Alcoa aluminum plant now known as Arconic. “I was thinking house payments and bills. I thought I 


Partial total knee arthroplasty keeps Ed Dennison running

Posted on November 17, 2016

Ed Dennison doesn’t need Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit to do some pretty amazing things. All he needs is a pair of running shoes and an artificial knee joint made from titanium alloys and polyethylene plas­tic and he’s good to go. And go. And go. In fact, Dennison has been on the go since Parkwest 


Preacher’s wife fights back from a heart attack

Posted on July 14, 2016

After Elfredia Williams suffered a heart attack, she got serious about her health.  Read how Parkwest Cardiac Rehab helped her lose over 30 pounds and become more active despite her knee pain in this week’s West Side Shopper News.  


Dropped Head Syndrome – Harrison Finds Hope

Posted on July 6, 2016

Ellen Harrison looked at herself in the bathroom mirror. Her chin was involuntarily hanging down on her chest, and the ravages of breast cancer were still evident. After almost three years of trying to keep a positive attitude about not being able to hold her head up, and three years of searching for answers and help, she had finally reached a complete breaking point.