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Georgia Attorney General approves partnership between Emory Healthcare and DeKalb Medical
The Georgia Attorney General’s Office has approved of the strategic partnership and integration of DeKalb Medical and Emory Healthcare.
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Meet the doctors at the AJC Decatur Book Festival Labor Day Weekend!
We invite you to stop by the DeKalb Medical tent, located at the corner of Clairmont and West Ponce de Leon, to speak to a physician, take the fitness prize wheel challenge and pick up healthy recipes. There is something for everyone.
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Breast cancer survivor shares why self-exams are critical
Veronica Stephens has a common form of breast cysts called fibrocystic breasts. Within months after receiving a negative mammogram report, a breast self-exam revealed changes that lead to a stage 2 cancer diagnosis.
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Dr. Haraszti provides insight into positive orthopedic outcomes
Spending time listening to our patients and their concerns allows us to thoroughly assess how best to manage their pain or orthopedic issue.
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Veteran regains health and vitality after weight loss surgery
Clifford Lovejoy is full of life and vitality after having gastric bypass surgery last April.
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Dr. Echols advises on seeking help for mental health

There have been improvements recently with social acceptance of mental health issues, but society, in general, still has a very long way to go.


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Premature and sick babies get life saving breast milk
Thanks to the partnership between DeKalb Medical and Mothers' Milk Bank, premature and sick babies around the country may receive life saving human milk.
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Local moms and babies join DeKalb Medical at the “Big Latch On”
Area women brought their babies to DeKalb Medical to promote the benefits of breastfeeding at the “Big Latch On,” August 4.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Incontinence is common—but it doesn't have to be
Nearly half of women over 50 have a bladder-control problem, according to a new survey.
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Extra weight linked to early-onset colorectal cancer in women
Rates of colorectal cancer are on the rise among people younger than 50. Weight may be one reason why.
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Adults up to 45 can get HPV vaccine
More than 8 out of 10 sexually active people will get some form of HPV.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Dining out with an eye on health
With a little planning and some menu smarts, you can eat at a restaurant while sticking to a healthy diet.
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Nearly 800 supplements had unapproved ingredients from 2007 to 2016
Unlike drugs, supplements don't need FDA approval before they're sold.
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Coffee reduces rosacea risk
Here's more evidence that coffee has big health benefits.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
Men and stress
Learn how to recognize stress, and what you can do about it.
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Adults up to 45 can get HPV vaccine
More than 8 out of 10 sexually active people will get some form of HPV.
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Heartburn triggers (infographic)
Find out what kinds of food, drinks and behaviors can trigger heartburn.
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Heart health
Information about heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Holiday heart attacks: Know the signs, act fast
One of the happiest times of the year may be the most dangerous for your heart.
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Enjoy some heart-healthy holiday eating
Make your holidays heavy on conversation and light on feasting.
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How to do hands-only CPR
Learn how to step in and save a life with hands-only CPR.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Dine wisely with diabetes during the holidays
You can still enjoy your favorite foods if you follow these tips.
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Type 2 diabetes: Weight-loss surgery may protect the heart
The researchers link surgery to a reduced risk of stroke, heart attack or death by any cause.
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Diabetes and your eyes
The longer you have diabetes, the greater your risk of vision loss.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Make holidays safe for kids
Have a safe holiday with these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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Teen suicide: Know the risk factors
For abused teen girls, the risk may be especially high.
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App ads target toddlers, preschoolers
Even apps marketed as educational can expose kids to ads.
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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Be a safety-savvy grandparent
How to make your home a safe haven for your grandkids.
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10 tips to avoid caregiver burnout
African American caregivers prove more emotionally resilient than their white peers—the why may surprise you.
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FDA approves first self-fitting hearing aid
It’s from a big name in audio, and users can control it with their smartphone.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Coping with cancer during the holidays
This year, try to find peace and happiness in old and new ways without overtaxing yourself.
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3-D mammograms make a big difference in cancer detection
But there is a downside: more callbacks.
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Pancreatic cancer: What everyone should know
Each year about 42,000 Americans develop this hard-to-detect cancer.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Coping with dust mite allergies
It's impossible to completely get rid of dust mites, but you can take steps to help limit your contact with them.
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This mold house (infographic)
No home is totally mold-proof. But there are a number of things you can do to help keep mold from taking hold where you live.
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Asthma: Take steps to avoid respiratory infections
Studies show that most asthma flare-ups are caused by viral infections such as colds and the flu.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Traveling with arthritis
Don't let joint pain keep you at home.
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Arthritis: Getting a good night's rest
Quality sleep is especially important if you have arthritis.
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A guide to arthritis medications
A variety of different medications can help ease arthritis symptoms.
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