Heat and your health

Heat and your health

With temperatures hovering near 100, we’re experiencing classic summer weather for the South. But even though longtime southerners may be used to it, summer’s heat can still be dangerous. Fortunately, whether you’re outdoors all the time or go outside only sparingly,...
Bone up on osteoporosis

Bone up on osteoporosis

Did you know that 10 million people in the United States currently have osteoporosis and 18 million more are at risk of developing the condition? The good news: You can take steps to protect your bone health. The amount of bone mass in the body typically peaks by your...
Getting to know your liver

Getting to know your liver

When your liver is healthy, you probably never think about it. But when it isn’t, you’ll definitely know. Here’s a look at what you should know about this important organ: The liver is the second largest organ in the body, and it’s located on the right side of the...
Revolutionizing kidney cancer surgery

Revolutionizing kidney cancer surgery

Imagine a kidney cancer procedure that removes cancerous tissue while leaving the rest of the kidney intact. At Erlanger Health System, that procedure is a reality. In the past, if a cancerous spot were found on a kidney, the entire kidney was removed. In the last few...