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Celebration for survivors filled with inspiration, support and fun
Survivors, such as Dr. Tonya Echols Cole and Frank and Nancy Cranford, who spoke at the Cancer Survivors’ Celebration had guests rolling with laughter and wiping away tears.
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NICU celebrates 40th anniversary
In 1978, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was launched with one physician and three nurses. Discover what makes this NICU unique.
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Baby born at 22 weeks is beating the odds
Christian was born at 22 weeks and weighed only 440 grams, which is less than a pound. Find out how this miracle baby is beating the odds.
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Practical lifestyle tips for active seniors

Dr. Saif Zaman, DeKalb Medical Physicians Group DeKalb Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, offers five simple, but effective tips that can help seniors prevent injuries and improve overall health.


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Comprehensive Weight Loss Center and Surgical Associates celebrate new offices and expanded services

CEO Bob Wilson, physicians and staff celebrate the opening of new offices for the Comprehensive Weight Loss Center and DeKalb Medical Physicians Group Surgical Associates.


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The truth about GERD
Doctor discusses symptoms and effective relief options. Treating GERD, along with other heartburn-related issues, can be as simple as lifestyle changes that include avoiding the trigger foods, not overeating and excess weight loss. 
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Understanding vascular health to improve blood circulation

Dr. Ashraf Khan shares insights on vascular disease prevention and treatment with seniors at Central DeKalb Senior Center in Decatur.


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Colorectal Southeast expands services to Hillandale area
Drs. Mayer and Angel with DeKalb Medical Physicians Group Colorectal Southeast add third location at Hillandale to serve patients with diseases of the intestine, colon, rectum and anus.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Migraines and women
Hormones may be to blame, but treatment can help.
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Oily skin: 10 do's and don'ts
There are some benefits to having oily skin, but you can have too much of a good thing.
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7 things you should stop doing to your hair
Are you hurting your hair without knowing it?
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Grilling with an eye toward good health
Tips for avoiding health hazards when you grill.
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On the menu: New rules for revealing calories
Revised restaurant menus could reduce the average number of calories people consume by 30 to 50 per visit.
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Tackling common microwave myths
If you're like most Americans, you have a microwave in your home. But how much do you know about it?
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
New advice for men about PSA testing
The potential benefits are small—but enough to justify a conversation, task force says.
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Should you be screened for prostate cancer?
Use this decision tool to help you ponder the pros and cons of prostate cancer screening.
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Smoking ups stroke risk for young men
Cutting back on cigarettes is good, but quitting altogether is better.
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Heart health
Information about heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Make a heart attack action plan
It could be a lifesaving move.
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Exercise is good medicine after a heart attack
Ask your doctor how cardiac rehab can help you.
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Understanding atherosclerosis
It's important to learn about the risk factors for this artery-clogging disease and to take action now to protect your health.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Game-day advice for kids with type 1 diabetes (video)
Take a few precautions to help young athletes be at their best.
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Diabetes: How it's different for women
Learn the risks—and what you can do about them.
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Insulin basics
Managing levels of this hormone is a key to controlling diabetes.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Protect kids from sunburn
Sunburns during childhood are linked to skin cancer in adulthood.
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FDA cracks down on e-cigs sold to kids
E-cigarettes can be a gateway to smoking and nicotine addiction for young people.
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Over 1 in 20 kids has a diagnosis of anxiety or depression, study shows
More kids have been diagnosed with anxiety or depression in recent years. Do you know the symptoms to watch for?
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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Try these bone-building exercises
Keep your bones strong and fight osteoporosis with weight-bearing exercises. Here’s how.
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Sex after 65: This survey may surprise you
Findings show a gender gap in activity and satisfaction.
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Study: The link between depression and Alzheimer's
It's well worth your time to seek treatment for depression—your brain may thank you later.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
The sun and your skin (infographic)
Too much exposure to the sun's UV rays can damage your skin in a variety of ways.
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Sunscreen smarts (video)
More is better to help protect your exposed skin from sunburn—and possibly skin cancer.
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Coping with the physical effects of cancer
Lifestyle changes and medicines may help you feel better.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Hay fever: A sneeze on the breeze
Spring is here. Has your nose sprung a leak?
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When allergies make you wheeze
Avoiding these culprits might help control your symptoms.
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Aspirin and asthma don't mix
Aspirin and other common over-the-counter medicines may make asthma worse.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
The emotional side of arthritis
Take steps to cope with the emotional effects of arthritis.
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Research roundup: New studies look at hand arthritis
Find out who's most at risk for developing osteoarthritis of the hand.
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Weight loss can improve knee arthritis
With each pound you put on, your knees absorb about 4 extra pounds of pressure.
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