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Early colon cancer diagnosis saves his life
By age 50 , when most physicians say to get your first colonoscopy, Mitchell Prusin was already diagnosed, treated and recovering from colon cancer.
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Moms of intensive care babies receive free rides to hospital
One of the most rewarding moments in a mother’s life is giving birth. One of the scariest moments is finding out that the baby needs to stay in the hospital because he or she needs to receive expert care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
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Surgical Weight Loss Center becomes Comprehensive Weight Loss Center

The Surgical Weight Loss Center will become the Comprehensive Weight Loss Center with a new office and enhanced services.

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What to expect in the emergency department
Doctor Sofia Kahn, the medical director and chair of the emergency department, describes what to expect when you visit the emergency department at DeKalb Medical. From triage to discharge, your wait times may vary, but we are with you all the way. 
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What inspired me to choose medicine as a career

Like his inspiration from M*A*S*H, primary care physician Daryl Sherrod practices medicine with a sense of humor. 

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New Medicare cards are coming
To combat identity theft and safeguard taxpayer dollars, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is readying a fraud prevention initiative that removes Social Security numbers from Medicare cards.
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Foundation News
The Gift of Giving
Thank you DeKalb Medical Foundation donors
We appreciate each and every DeKalb Medical Foundation Donor for their continued support.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
10 screening tests women need
What tests to get and when.
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Breast cancer treatments may harm women's hearts
A new study shows that breast cancer treatment carries heart risks. Fortunately, there are things women can do to minimize these risks while still getting the care they need.
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The benefits of breakfast
Eating a healthy breakfast is a great way to jump-start your day.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
How to picture proper portions (infographic)
Do you know how much is too much? Find out how to recognize an appropriate serving size.
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'Pro-inflammatory' diets linked to colorectal cancer
A new study shows a link between colorectal cancer and inflammatory foods (including red and processed meats).
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Standing several hours a day can help drop weight
Standing up burns more calories than sitting—enough that you may notice.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
A good reason to watch your red meat intake (video)
Limiting red meat can help you avoid a common cancer.
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Regular exercise may reverse effects of sedentary living
Exercise can reduce the heart-health consequences of an inactive lifestyle, per a new study. And middle age may be the best time to do it.
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A plan to prevent colorectal cancer
There are steps you can take to help protect yourself.
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Heart health
Information about heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Reel in the benefits of fish (video)
Fish is a great replacement for red meat, and most adults should have a couple of servings of fish a week.
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Heart attack more likely during the first few days of flu
A new study shows that people who get the flu have an increased risk for heart attack, particularly in the first week of the flu.
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Heart attack and cardiac arrest aren't the same thing
During American Heart Month, take a moment to learn how to help someone survive a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest.
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Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
A quick fix for low blood sugar (video)
You don't need candy or sweets to fend off the dizzy fog of hypoglycemia
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Diabetes burnout? Try these tips
Too much stress can be bad news for your health.
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Dining out when you have diabetes
Tips for eating well when you're away from home.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Avoiding illness at school
Tips to help your child avoid illnesses, from food poisoning to the flu.
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4 tips to help baby sleep safely
Many parents aren't following infant safe-sleeping practices, per a new report.
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How to get kids to try fruits and vegetables
Practical tips for parents.
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Health information especially for seniors.
Nutrition for seniors
Tips for eating well as you age.
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A newer, better shingles vaccine
Shingrix is recommended as the preferred shingles vaccine for adults age 50 and older.
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Why is melanoma on the rise in people middle-aged and older?
While young adults are getting melanoma at a slower rate, this deadly skin cancer is on the rise in other groups. Here's why.
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Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
What African Americans should know about colorectal cancer screening (video)
Colorectal cancer tends to strike African Americans at a higher rate. Fortunately, this cancer is often preventable.
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'Pro-inflammatory' diets linked to colorectal cancer
A new study shows a link between colorectal cancer and inflammatory foods (including red and processed meats).
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Light therapy may help cancer survivors sleep better
Using a light box is thought to synchronize the body's clock and improve sleep.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Why swimming is good for asthma (video)
The warm, humid air of an indoor swimming pool could bring relief if you have asthma.
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Controlling your child's asthma
With proper treatment, your child can lead a normal, active life.
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What to do if your child has an asthma attack
The right treatment given at the right time can head off serious episodes.
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Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Exercise your way to less osteoarthritis pain (video)
Activity can help reduce arthritis pain, but only if you stick with it. Skip the kinds that bore you and find a new favorite.
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Using heat and cold to ease arthritis pain (infographic)
Temperature therapy is one of the most effective ways to relieve arthritis symptoms.
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Finding the right job when you have arthritis
Take the time to find a job that fits your needs and abilities.
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