Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Derrick Henry Brings Speed & Power

Garrett Gambill is a medical assistant at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Associates in Memphis, TN, and has career aspirations in the sports medicine field. Garrett Gambill follows the Tennessee Titans, who benefit from Derrick Henry, one of the NFL's most potent running threats.

At 270 pounds, Henry brings sheer force, as well as speed, to an explosive running game that centers on taking on mismatched defenders and creating maximum yardage. This ability was on display in Week 2 of the 2021 season, when Henry sparked a 15 point comeback against the Seahawks in Seattle with a 60-yard sprint for a touchdown.

With less than 13 minutes left in the game, the Titans faced a daunting 30-16 deficit and a demoralized squad. The Seahawks had just struck a decisive blow with a 68-yard deep connect from quarterback Russell Wilson to Freddie Swain, resulting in seven quick points. Facing an extremely aggressive Seattle defensive line, Henry threaded the needle inside, finding a gap as opponent Jamal Adams overcommitted to shutting movement off the ball.

Once he broke free, Henry found the edge and put on a speed that comfortably outpaced the nearest backfield defenders. The 182 yards Derrick Henry achieved on 35 carries, with three touchdowns and six receptions, and 55 receiving yards, earned him AFC Offensive Player of the Week distinction.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Shingles - A Painful Skin Condition

Garrett Gambill is a Memphis, TN-based professional who works with the clinical team at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Associates in an assistant medical role. With a particular interest in sports medicine, Garrett Gambill is well-versed in a wide range of orthopedic, neurologic, and dermatologic conditions.

With symptoms of a painful rash, shingle is a unique viral condition that can affect anyone who has chickenpox at a younger age. Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, shingles involve reactivation, often decades later, of the varicella-zoster virus that laid dormant in the nerve tissue surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

The most common manifestation of shingles is a stripe of blisters that wraps around one side of the torso. Alternatively, it can occur on the neck, face, or around an eye. This may be extremely painful and result in postherpetic neuralgia that lingers even after the blisters have cleared away.

Shingles are often associated with weakened immune systems and are most prevalent in adults over age 50. It is contagious and can be passed on to those who haven’t experienced chickenpox through open sores that person will contract chickenpox, not shingles. The positive news is that a Shingrix vaccine is available in the US that effectively safeguards against the virus’ reactivation.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

History of the Tennessee Giants

Garrett Gambill is a recent graduate from the University of Tennessee with a degree in kinesiology. He worked with the Elvis Presley show and assisted with recreational events at Memphis Botanic Gardens as a volunteer. In relation to orthopedics and sports medicine, Garrett Gambill hopes to work with Tennessee Titans, the Nashville, TN-based football team.

From 1960 to 1996, the Tennessee Titans were called the Oilers. They were one of the original American Football League Teams that existed when the upstart league was established in 1960. The Oilers consecutively won the AFL Championships in 1960 and 1961.

The next few years were not so successful for the team as they had four straight losing seasons. Just before the 1970 season, the AFL and NFL merged. This merger was not great for the Oilers, too, as their losing streak continued. In the late 70s, the team's fortunes rose as they advanced to the conference championship games. However, they were defeated twice in a row and fell back to low points in the AFC rankings.

In 1994, the Oilers made Jeff Fisher, their coach. He was coach when the team relocated to Nashville and changed its name. After this, they became relatively successful. Since 1999, the Tennessee giants have been a relevant name in American football. However, the team's best season is still the 1999 season, where they finished with a 13-3 record.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Tennessee Titans Focus on Defense

Garrett Gambill is a Memphis, TN professional who serves as a medical assistant at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Associates. Planning to pursue opportunities in sports medicine, Garrett Gambill follows sports teams in the local area, from the Memphis Grizzlies to the Tennessee Titans.

At the NFL Draft in May 2021, the Titans came in with several important roles to fill. Their strategy involved a first-round pick of proven linebacker Rashaan Evans and a second-round selection of potentially undervalued edge rusher Harold Landry. Another key pickup in the fifth-round was safety Dane
Cruikshank, who will likely be fit into special teams in the upcoming season, though he could see some time as regular safety.

When it came to adding to their offensive attack, the Titans went with wide receivers Dez Fitzpatrick in the fourth round and Racey McMath in the sixth round. As reported in Sports Illustrated, this left the team without the tight end pickup many expected the Titans to make. With Jonnu Smith, their top player in the position, signing with the Patriots in free agency, Tennessee now has several relatively untested players seeking to step into the role. General manager Jon Robinson acknowledged this, noting that the draft does not end the Titans’ roster-building efforts.

Derrick Henry Brings Speed & Power

Garrett Gambill is a medical assistant at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Associates in Memphis, TN, and has career aspirations in t...