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Immunizations: Not Just a “Kid Thing”

Posted on June 29, 2017

When you think of “getting a shot,” you may immediately think of kids at the pediatrician’s office. But actually, adults need immunizations, too. So how can you know what immunizations (also commonly called vaccines) you need — and when? Each year, the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of … »

The facts on men’s health

Posted on June 26, 2017

fidget spinner blog

What’s the deal with fidget spinners?

Posted on June 21, 2017

They’ve seemingly been everywhere the last few months, and your kids may even already have them. But what exactly is a fidget spinner? Fidget spinners were originally created as a sensory aide designed to help those with health conditions such as ADHD, anxiety or autism. You might think they are a recent invention, but some … »

3 keys to safety in the Great Outdoors

Posted on June 14, 2017

It’s officially summer, and the warmth and sun are drawing us outdoors. Combine that with the plentiful outdoor opportunities the Chattanooga region has to offer, and you have the perfect match for fun. But before you head outdoors for an adventure, whether it’s a hike around Raccoon Mountain or tubing on the Ocoee River, make sure … »

The lowdown on screen time

Posted on June 10, 2017

How much time should your kids spend in front of a screen? That’s a loaded question, right? With so many people and organizations offering their thoughts on the subject, it can be difficult to determine how much is the right amount. But it is important to limit the time your kids spend in front of … »

Protecting your skin — beyond sunscreen

Posted on June 7, 2017

You’ve probably heard the catchphrase, “Protect the skin you’re in.” But protecting your skin means a lot more than simply wearing sunscreen at the pool. To keep your skin healthy and at its best, you need to take several steps to protect it — especially during the summer months. Read on for a look at … »

Why 24/7 stroke coverage makes a difference

Posted on May 30, 2017

For people who suffer a stroke, faster treatment greatly improves patient outcome. Leading the way in stroke care, the Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center provides a 24/7 rapid-response stroke team that can diagnose and treat patients in minutes. This 24/7 service is a major differentiator for Erlanger’s stroke center and a key reason why it … »

A mystery: Understanding cryptogenic stroke

Posted on May 26, 2017

When a person experiences a stroke, the type of treatment he or she receives is largely dependent on what caused the stroke. So what happens when the cause is unknown? Treatment following a stroke has dual purposes — it’s intended to limit the damage caused by the stroke and help prevent another stroke. Because of … »

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When you take your workout outdoors…

Posted on May 23, 2017

It happens every year. After a few months of cooler, rainy weather, the warmer temperatures of spring make us want to head outdoors. What better way to do that than to get your workout in? For most people, staring at the walls in the gym gets old. That’s why taking your workout outdoors is so … »

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Teaching your little ones about hand hygiene

Posted on May 17, 2017

You know the importance of washing your hands, but how can you get the message across to your kids? Handwashing is vitally important. Each day, we come in contact with thousands of germs. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 50 percent of healthy people have the S. aureus … »

Women and Stroke—A Different Disease

Posted on May 12, 2017

If you’re a woman, have you ever felt dizzy without reason or experienced sudden weakness? While these conditions may seem common, they could also be possible signs of a stroke. Learn about the unique symptoms of stroke in women and how you can help lower your risk. Did you know that strokes are the third … »

National Nurses Week 2017

National Nurses Week 2017

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National Nurses Week is celebrated May 6-12 each year – with the final day falling on the birthday of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. It was established by The American Nurses Association (ANA) as a full week of recognition for the contributions that nurses make to the community. During breakfast events that took … »

Is it a headache or a stroke? Know the signs

Posted on May 5, 2017

To mark American Stroke Month, Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center would like to help you recognize the common and not-so-common signs of a stroke. Each year nearly 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke. It’s the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the U.S. But too often, … »

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Get the facts on minority health

Posted on April 30, 2017

April is Minority Health Awareness Month, designed to draw attention to the unique health challenges minorities face. Seize the opportunity to learn more about issues that might relate to your health — or the health of those around you! Our race and ethnicity play a role in determining our risk for certain health conditions. Minorities, … »

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Volunteer — for better health!

Posted on April 24, 2017

This week is National Volunteer Week. If you’ve ever volunteered, you’re probably familiar with the positive feelings it causes. Did you know your health also benefits? Obviously, the main purpose of volunteering is to give unselfishly to others. Whether you gather items for the local food bank, spend time sitting with patients in a hospital … »

Earth Day blog

Celebrate Earth Day: 5 ways to get out and active as a family

Posted on April 21, 2017

Earth Day is April 22. There’s no better way to celebrate than spending time outdoors with your family. Earth Day was founded in 1970 to draw awareness to environmental issues. Embrace the cause by helping your children explore the wonders of the Great Outdoors — and throw in lessons about why taking care of our … »

moderate consumption alcohol blog

How much is too much alcohol?

Posted on April 17, 2017

Maybe you have a glass of wine with dinner regularly. Or maybe you have a few drinks out with the girls every week. Unless you don’t drink at all, you’ve probably wondered at some point how much you should be drinking. It’s kind-of a trick question — there’s not a definitive answer that applies to … »

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