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Healthgrades Recognizes DeKalb Medical with Top Marks in Orthopedic Surgery

DeKalb Medical at North Decatur has been recognized as one of "America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™" in 2018 by Healthgrades. Healthgrades is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about hospitals and physicians.

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Tree House Gang Offers Support for Kids of Cancer Patients
During the holidays, Tree House Gang kids design greeting cards to raise funds and create awareness for the group. 
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Weight Loss Linked to Fertility - One Patient's Story
As a child growing up, weight was never an issue for Shalisha McKoy. But for far too many, 'weight creep' is a real issue. 
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Right Care. Right Place. Right Time. - Know When To Go

This information will guide you on how to choose the best level of care when you or a loved one needs medical attention. Knowing the right place to go saves patients time and money.

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Cardiac Rehab Patient Gets Second Chance at an Active Lifestyle
Wayne Carey or what some like to call him, "amazing Wayne" was one heartbeat away from eternity. At 67 years old, Carey had a near death experience from a serious heart attack also known as a widow maker.
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Foundation News
The Gift of Giving
Foundation Grateful for Year of Growth

This has been an important year for DeKalb Medical. We have grown; we have transformed; we have celebrated many successes! 

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Nimesh Shah, MD Provides Valuable Support in Improving Patient Experience

Nimesh Shah, MD, may be just beginning his career as a surgeon at DeKalb Medical, but he's already making a difference in a significant way.

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Light Up A Life - The Joy of Giving

As you begin your family's traditions during this special time of the year, we hope you will consider supporting our Light Up A Life Campaign.

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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Working mothers and stress
Tips to help you unwind.
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Acetaminophen during pregnancy linked to ADHD in kids
Researchers found that the risk of ADHD in kids was twice as high when moms used acetaminophen for a certain number of days while pregnant.
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Selfies of super-skinny bodies are common on social media, a new study finds
Social media sites are rife with images of bone-protruding body types. Most images are posted by young women who encourage others to copy their emaciated look.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Avoid holiday weight gain
Nine tips for enjoying holiday festivities without putting on pounds.
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Overcoming barriers to exercise
Discover how to overcome the hurdles that keep you from exercising regularly.
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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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Oral HPV now affects almost 8 million more men than women
Learn the risk factors for this sexually transmitted infection, which can lead to cancer.
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What to know about breast cancer in men
Men have many of the same risk factors for breast cancer as women, and they share one of the most common symptoms.
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Heart health
Information about heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
The types of cholesterol (infographic)
Find out how your doctor will use your blood cholesterol levels to assess your heart health.
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New guidelines redefine high blood pressure
A new definition of high blood pressure means about half of U.S. adults now have the condition.
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How to shake a salt habit
10 creative ways to cut back on sodium.
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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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Pumps vs. injections for type 1 diabetes
A new study of young people found that insulin pumps offer much better blood sugar control.
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Prediabetes: What's your risk?
The condition can put you on the road to type 2 diabetes, as well as heart disease and stroke.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Storing medication safely (infographic)
Medications are the No. 1 cause of child poisoning.
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Giving medicine to kids
Learn how to give medicine the right way, at the right time and in the right amount.
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Screen time at night affects kids' sleep
Electronic devices may steal more sleep from kids than from adults, according to a new report. Here's what parents should know about devices at bedtime.
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Health information especially for seniors.
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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Alzheimer's disease: Separating myth from fact
One fact you should know: An early diagnosis of Alzheimer's is important. If you or a loved one has problems with thinking or remembering, see a doctor to determine the cause.
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Be a safety-savvy grandparent
How to make your home a safe haven for your grandkids.
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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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Surviving colorectal cancer linked to a high-fiber diet
Fiber has previously been linked to a lower risk of developing colorectal cancer. A new study looked at the effects of fiber after a cancer diagnosis. Luz Angel, MD with DeKalb Medical Physicians Group Colorectal Southeast weighs in on the findings.
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Melanoma treatment: The sooner the better
New study says prompt treatment of stage I melanoma is key to higher survival rates.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
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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Food allergy or intolerance: What's the difference?
Food intolerance is sometimes mistaken for an allergy, but it's not as serious.
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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: Simplify your life
Choosing to simplify your life by setting priorities and changing your lifestyle can help you better manage arthritis.
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Massage therapy for arthritis pain
For some people, massage may provide just the right touch for pain relief.
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