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Community invited to Light Up A Life Tree Lighting, November 30
Join DeKalb Medical for some family fun to kick off the holiday season! Enjoy live music and refreshments in anticipation of the main event- our tree lighting at 7 p.m.
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DeKalb Medical is pleased to announce strategic partnership with Emory Healthcare
A strategic partnership between DeKalb Medical and Emory Healthcare will present many opportunities for patients.
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Regain control over food with mindful eating tips
It's November again – the smell of warm turkey with gravy, cornbread dressing and pumpkin pie fills your home.
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North Decatur emergency department renovations benefit patients
DeKalb Medical's Emergency Department (ED) on its North Decatur campus has just been renovated to expedite patient traffic, reduce wait times and create a more modern environment of care.
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Women with pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence have options
Do you or someone you know experience pelvic floor dysfunction, such as bladder incontinence (leaks, difficulty starting, or fully urinating), pelvic pain, lower back pain or other pelvic concern?
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Ray D'Alesio gains new lease on life with surgical weight loss
If you have ever struggled with your weight, you're not alone.
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How GERD procedure drastically improved Brenda Beacham's life
"I can now go out to dinner without embarrassing myself," said Brenda Beacham. Find out how the LINX device reduced her GERD and improved her quality of life.
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Foundation News
The Gift of Giving
Volunteers make a profound impact at DeKalb Medical
DeKalb Medical recently celebrated the many ways its volunteers make an impact in the hospital and throughout the community.
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Mike Armand, MD provides valuable support to NICU and Foundation
As a neonatologist, Mike Armand, MD often comes into his patients' lives when their family least expects it.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Avoid holiday weight gain
Nine tips for enjoying holiday festivities without putting on pounds.
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Holiday stress: How to cope
You can't avoid stress, but you can take steps to make sure it doesn't ruin your holidays.
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Domestic violence remains a life-threatening issue
CDC reports high homicide rates at the hands of current and former partners. Take these steps to stay safe.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Recipe revival: How to make your favorite meals healthier
Simple steps for improving the nutritional value of your favorite recipes.
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Study: Sitting too long ups risk of death
Are you off your feet for more than an hour at a time? You may have a higher risk of death.
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What's for dinner? Pumpkin!
Squash your hunger with this low-calorie, high-nutrient veggie.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
Avoid holiday fires (infographic)
Tips for making sure your decorations aren't a fire hazard.
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3 common STIs hit record high
More than 2 million cases of these STIs were reported in the U.S. in 2016.
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Diet changes might nix the need for reflux meds
Switching to a plant-based diet yields the same benefits as medications without any of the unpleasant side effects, a new study found.
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Heart health
Information about heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Heart-healthy holiday eating
With a little planning, you can make the holiday season a delicious and healthy time.
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Stopping daily aspirin can be risky for the heart, study says
If you're taking aspirin daily, quitting could have risks. Your doctor can help you understand the pros and cons.
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Why you shouldn't toss your sleep apnea treatment
A new sleep study suggests that not using your CPAP device could boost diabetes and heart risks.
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Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Diabetes quiz
What's one of the biggest health threats facing the U.S. today? Find out and get the facts with this quiz.
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Seniors with type 2 diabetes have higher fracture risk
Even if seniors with type 2 diabetes have normal or high bone density, their fracture risk is increased.
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Weight-loss surgery works long-term
More than a decade after having gastric bypass surgery, many people stayed slimmer. And they reaped other important health benefits, a new study shows.
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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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A risky position: Parents don't always put babies to sleep on their backs
Just 44 percent of parents always followed this advice to reduce SIDS risk, a study finds.
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Home, clean home
Routine cleaning and disinfecting helps reduce household germs.
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Health information especially for seniors.
Alone for the holidays
Keep your season bright even if you're on your own.
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Why your drugs need a checkup
The more medicines you take, the greater your risk for harmful interactions.
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Sniff test: Loss of smell may signal dementia risk
Research reveals that an inability to smell could be linked to cognitive decline.
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Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Expensive oral chemo drug goes generic, but the price stays high
Generic drugs should lower health costs, but this oral chemotherapy drug is still unexpectedly expensive.
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Lung cancer: Causes and symptoms
To reduce your chances of developing lung cancer, avoid every risk factor you can.
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Lung cancer in nonsmokers
Even people who don't smoke can develop lung cancer.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Don't let allergies, asthma ruin your winter holidays
Indoor allergies are a problem for millions of Americans every winter.
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Babies exposed to certain allergens have lower asthma risk
A new study says infant exposure to pet allergens can help prevent asthma.
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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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Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Infographic: Osteoarthritis symptoms and facts
About 1/3 of Americans age 65 or older have osteoarthritis. Do you know how to recognize symptoms and risks of this common condition?
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Arthritis: Getting a good night's rest
Quality sleep is especially important if you have arthritis.
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Questions to ask about arthritis surgery
Find out what you should know before surgery.
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