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.

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...