Learn to Handle Asthma

Cat fur, changing weather, cigarette smoke or even running up a flight of steps can be bad for your health if you suffer from asthma. Many things can trigger asthma, causing the airways in your lungs to become narrow and inflamed.  It pays to know your triggers, says Physician’s Assistant  Jason Brackins of Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. Asthma attacks can vary from mild or deadly.  Asthma may run in your family. You may be susceptible to triggers such as pollen, dust mites, furry...
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Lions offer second opportunity for eye exams and glasses for fire victims

People displaced by the Sevier County wildfires at the end of November have another opportunity for a free eye exam and free eyeglasses, thanks to Smoky Mountain Lions Charities.  Because of the extraordinary amount of interest during a similar event held January 28, 2017 at the Boyd’s Bear facility in Pigeon Forge, organizers have decided to repeat the process.  Fire victims that responded to the January clinic were the recipients of 63 eye exams and 59 pairs of glasses. The charities’ m...
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Texas Roadhouse Hosts Fundraiser for Mountain Hope

SEVIERVILLE -- Wouldn't it be wonderful to donate money to a good cause while eating a luscious steak or tasty ribs? Diners at the Texas Roadhouse in Governor's Crossing will do just that on Sept. 20. The restaurant is offering a Dine to Donate night that will benefit the non-profit Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. Ten percent of eligible restaurant sales between 5 and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20 will go as a donation to Mountain Hope. For their meal to be eligible, guests must present ...
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Clinic Works with Health Department on Immunizations

You may not know that August is National Immunization Awareness Month, but the staffs of Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic and Sevier County Health Department are already very aware of it. The Clinic and the Health Department collaborate closely this and every month to ensure that as many of their patients as possible have all the immunizations they need to keep them healthy. When a patient comes to the Clinic requiring immunization, "we try not to duplicate services, so we refer all our ...
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No Need to Panic over Zika Virus

Zika virus is all over the news, but it's not all over your backyard. "If you're not pregnant, it's not a problem," said Dr. Richard Dew, Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic's medical director. The mosquito-borne Zika virus can cause serious birth defects, including microcephaly (an abnormally small brain). It can also cause flu-like symptoms that are so mild they do not require a visit to the doctor. In some cases, you may not even know you have it. As of June 15, in the continental Uni...
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Dental Area Gets a Makeover

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Mountain Hope Clinic's dental area is getting a sparkling new look, thanks to hard-working volunteers from a local bank and a grant from a dental insurance company. Laurie Sullivan and six co-workers from BB&T rolled up their sleeves when the Clinic closed for the evening one Tuesday. They pulled off baseboards and set to work painting the rooms and corridor that comprise the dental area. Four of them returned the next day to add another coat of paint. By that Thursday, the rooms were...
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Sevier, Cocke, Jefferson County Days at Ober Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg, TN – Ober Gatlinburg will offer Sevier, Cocke and Jefferson County Days from Saturday, June 4th through Friday, June 10th with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. A $3 donation (per person) can be exchanged for an Attraction Wristband that includes Ober Gatlinburg’s Aerial Tram, Alpine Slide, Ice Rink, Wildlife Encounter, Scenic Chairlift, Water Raft Rides, Carousel, Amaze’n Maze, Mini-Golf and Chair Swing! Qualifying Sevier, Cocke or Jeffers...
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Nascar Speedpark to Round Up for Mountain Hope

Nascar Speedpark will again offer its visitors the option to "Round up for Mountain Hope" during the month of June, 2016.  Last year's rounding up event at Nascar Speedpark's Sevierville attraction was a rousing success and raised $2,696.20 for Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic.  Proceeds from the customers who choose to round up the cost of their admission prices to the next nearest dollar amount will again benefit those who live or work in Sevier County and depend on Mountain Hope Clinic for ...
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Gatlinburg Sky Lift Local Days

Gatlinburg Sky Lift is excited to welcome our local friends for Sevier, Cocke, and Jefferson County Days!  Chairlift rides are just $5 any day or night between Saturday, June 4 and Friday, June 10, 2016 for eligible residents. Experience a relaxing ride to the top of Crockett Mountain where you’ll find the area’s best view of the Smokies!  Lounge in the sun or the shade up top, then hop on for an entirely different view while riding back down.  PLUS, the Sky Lift is donating $2 to Mountain Ho...
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