Movement, nourishment more important as you age

By | Exercise & Nutrition, Kathleen Bullock, Provision Health and Fitness, Provision Health and Performance, Survivors, Uncategorized | No Comments

Aging is a fact of life. So let’s talk about how to stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible, making the most of our years. “Age is just a number.” On our Tanita scale it gives us a health age. It is very encouraging when that’s younger than our chronological age. However, it doesn’t take our blood pressure or cholesterol or stress level or sleep habits or lifestyle into account. It does, in fact, consider your weight, your percent of body fat, and your waist circumference. Now is a wonderful time to consider how your lifestyle can help improve your chronological age and improve your future. Read More

Proton therapy helps prevent heart disease

By | Breast Cancer, Cancer, Clinical Trials, research, side effects, Survivors, Uncategorized | No Comments

If you ‘heart’ your ‘heart,’ a growing number of studies demonstrate that treating cancer with protons helps reduce the risk of heart disease due to radiation exposure. This is especially important for breast cancer patients, whose cardiovascular systems can suffer from conventional radiation spilling over into the heart and lungs.

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Remembering the world’s cancer victims and survivors

By | Cancer, Culture of Care, Dowell Springs, Market, Patient Experience, Proton Ambassadors, Proton Therapy, Tennessee, Uncategorized | No Comments

This is an edited version of a message Provision Center for Proton Therapy President Tom Welch sent to our patient Ambassadors, those who have come to Provision for treatment and help to spread the word about proton therapy, in recognition of World Cancer Day.

Today is World Cancer Day. People across the world will be remembering loved ones, supporting friends and family who have been diagnosed with cancer, and celebrating those who are now cancer free. At Provision Proton Therapy Center, we recognize the significance of this day and wanted to share in the celebration. Read More

East Tennessee plays role in atoms for war, for peace

By | Cancer, East Tennessee, Innovation, Knoxville, Niek Schreuder, Physicist, Proton Therapy, research, Technology, Uncategorized | No Comments

Back when the country’s great minds of science were cloistered in secret laboratories, manipulating the power of atoms into a weapon that would stop the world’s second great war, they were also dreaming of a time when such knowledge would be used for peace.

That work, carried on a few ridges and valleys away from Provision Center for Proton Therapy, now touches the lives of each patient who comes here for cancer treatment. Read More

Provision Health and Fitness boasts top trainer

By | Cancer, Dowell Springs, Exercise & Nutrition, Provision Health and Fitness, Provision Health and Performance, Survivors, Uncategorized | No Comments

What gets Britton Leitch most excited is not when he gets to work with the university athletes that come to the Provision Health and Fitness Center. Or simply seeing a senior gain strength and mobility after a personal training session. Or putting a group of participants through their paces together. Or helping a new member work toward their New Year’s resolution.

What gets him most excited is that he gets to do it all. And in a very personal way. Read More

Hallerin Hilton Hill interviews Terry Douglass

Up close and personal: Provision founder Terry Douglass

By | Cancer, East Tennessee, Knoxville, Technology, Tennessee, Terry Douglass, Uncategorized | No Comments

Terry Douglass has gotten a lot of media coverage over the years. But local radio talk  show host Hallerin Hill asks this question: “Who is Terry Douglass?”

Listen to this fascinating, personal radio interview, broadcast on Newstalk 98.7 last week. Douglass talks about his faith, his family, his interest in science and the trajectory of his business ventures. Read More

New year kicks off cancer survivor class

By | Breast Cancer, Cancer, Exercise & Nutrition, Knoxville, Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center, Prostate Cancer, Proton Therapy, Provision Health and Performance, surgery, Survivors, Uncategorized | No Comments

An exercise and educational program for cancer survivors helps participants start the new year in the right way live with the goal of living healthy beyond cancer. The first class, held at Provision Health and Performance is next Thursday, Jan. 11. Read More

Provision looks back on 2016

Look back at 2016, ahead to the future

By | Cancer, China, Innovation, Joe Matteo, Market, Orlando, ProNova, Proton Therapy, research, Scott Hamilton, Technology, Terry Douglass, Uncategorized | No Comments

The year 2016 has been a year of significant progress for Provision, and one that will enable us to aggressively pursue our “mission of developing innovative healthcare solutions focused on improving patient care and clinical outcomes and developing support for research, education and charitable causes.” This year has also been a year which tested our commitment, courage and resolve—and we passed the test.

Here is a summary of some of our key developments… Read More