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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.
5 things women should know about cholesterol
Unhealthy amounts of cholesterol in the blood are a major risk factor for heart disease, the leading cause of death for women in the U.S.
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High blood pressure during pregnancy could have lasting effects
A new study shows how pre-eclampsia and pregnancy hypertension can raise the risk of health problems down the road.
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Women: Get a leg up on PAD
Too often, peripheral arterial disease goes unnoticed in women.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
How to clean kitchen surfaces and utensils (video)
It's important to keep kitchen surfaces and utensils clean and free from bacteria.
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Safe canning 101: Techniques to swear by
Using a pressure cooker is the only way to protect against this deadly bacteria.
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Full-fat dairy is fine for your health, study suggests
New research adds to evidence that it may be time to revise dietary guidelines on dairy.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
Cholesterol: Learn about your levels (infographic)
Find out how your doctor will use your blood cholesterol levels to assess your heart health.
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The right way to shave
Follow these six steps for a safe, effective shave.
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What to know about prostate cancer screening (video)
Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of screening.
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Heart health
Information about heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Living a heart-healthy life
Healthy habits can help prevent heart disease.
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Study sheds light on heart failure's genetic risk
Shared genes—more than shared lifestyles—may be to blame for heart failure that runs in families.
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4 things to know about cholesterol tests
This blood test gives you a vital heads-up on your heart disease risk
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Diabetes: Keep your cholesterol under control
Many people with diabetes also have high cholesterol levels.
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How much sugar is in that drink? (video)
All sweet drinks are not created equal. Some have only a little sugar, while some have way more than you might think.
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Diabetes and the damage done (infographic)
You can avoid, or at least delay, many of the harmful side effects of diabetes by controlling your blood sugar, blood pressure and other conditions.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
School lunches quiz
Forget the junk-food stereotype: Today's school lunches offer variety and nutrition, with children's health in mind.
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Why your child needs a back-to-school checkup
Three reasons for your doctor to see your child before school starts.
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Head lice: How to ban these bugs
Follow these tips to help prevent an outbreak at your house.
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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Aging independently
Plan ahead to maintain independence as you grow older.
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Taking blood thinners safely
If you've been prescribed blood thinners, there are things you need to know in order to stay safe while taking them.
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Cholesterol: Learn about your levels (infographic)
Find out how your doctor will use your blood cholesterol levels to assess your heart health.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Cancer by the numbers (infographic)
Learn about the lifetime risk a man or woman has of developing or dying from specific types of cancer.
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Robotic vs. open surgery for bladder cancer: Which is better?
This study looks at how robotic surgery compares to open surgery for cancer survival.
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Cancer pain: Listen to your body, talk to your doctor
Living with cancer doesn't have to mean living with pain.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Asthma triggers quiz
Could your pet's fur be triggering your asthma symptoms? Find out by taking this quiz.
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Learn about one of the culprits of all that fall sneezing
A single ragweed plant can release 1 million grains of pollen into the air in just one day.
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Keep kids with asthma safe at school
If your child has asthma, these three steps can protect their health—and set them up for success at school.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
When the diagnosis is osteoarthritis
Get the facts about this common, manageable joint condition.
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Knee arthritis: Weight loss may mean pain relief
Not all arthritis treatments involve medicines or surgery.
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Make a plan for managing arthritis pain
A pain management plan may make living with arthritis easier.
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