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Ninety-four DeKalb Medical physicians chosen as Atlanta Magazine top doctors

Ninety-four physicians on the DeKalb Medical medical staff were named "Top Doctors" in the July issue of Atlanta magazine. Dawn Mandeville, MD of Atlanta Obstetrics and Gynecology in Decatur was featured on one of the magazine's four covers.

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Breast cancer prevention starts with you
"It's hard to imagine, but if I hadn't gone to the breast screening event, I may not be here today," said Connie Cruz. She made an appointment for her mom, aunt and herself to attend DeKalb Medical's annual Breast Cancer Screening event held in October.
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Community urged to explore health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act

To help people understand their health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act as it stands currently, DeKalb Medical is partnering with Insure Georgia for a series of free events every Tuesday from November 7, 2017 through December 12, 2017.

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DeKalb Medical becomes first in metro Atlanta to offer nitrous oxide for women in labor
Women in labor at DeKalb Medical now have a new option to manage pain. Nitrous oxide, frequently used in dentist's offices, has been proven advantageous for pain relief during labor.
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Foundation golf tournament raises record amount

The 23rd annual Charles B. Eberhart Memorial Golf Classic raised a record $210,000 in corporate sponsorships to support much-needed renovations to DeKalb Medical's surgical suites.

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DeKalb Medical Physicians Group welcomes new providers

Specialties include interventional spine, family medicine and general orthopedic surgery.

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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Learn how to lower your risk of breast cancer
A woman in the U.S. has about a 1 in 8 chance of getting breast cancer sometime during her life. Here's how to increase your chances of being in the 7 out of 8 women who never develop the disease.
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A low-dose menopause treatment is safe and effective, study finds
Vaginal estrogen relieves some menopause symptoms without serious side effects, according to a new study.
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New moms don't always report mood changes
By opening up about their symptoms, more women can get the treatment they need and start feeling better.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Weight loss: How to set yourself up for success
Instead of diving into the latest diet fad, take some time to plan your weight-loss strategy.
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Stepping on the scale more often linked to weight loss
Doing this every day could be the key to shedding pounds, a new study suggests.
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Infographic: Healthy shopping on a budget
How to fill up your cart without emptying your wallet.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
Men: Recognize symptoms of depression
Depression can strike any man at any age.
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Study lends support to prostate cancer screening
Researchers took a new look at previous studies and came to a different conclusion.
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How to help when your partner has breast cancer
Communication is the key to any healthy relationship, and that's doubly true after a cancer diagnosis.
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Heart health
Information about heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
It's never too early to protect your heart: Tips for young adults
Taking healthy steps early in life may help you avoid heart disease.
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Progress preventing stroke deaths stalls
The decline in stroke death rates slows in three out of four states.
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Atrial fibrillation: Why you shouldn't ignore a fluttering heart
Without treatment, this dangerous heart condition could cause a stroke.
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Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Diabetes and kidney disease
Kidney disease is a potentially serious complication of diabetes.
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Keep kidney disease in check
Early detection and treatment of kidney trouble can help prevent or delay chronic kidney disease.
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Diabetes: Keep an eye out for high blood pressure
As many as two out of three adults with diabetes also have high blood pressure.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Learn what not to put in a baby's crib
Many babies who die of SIDS are found in their cribs. A safe sleep environment helps reduce the risk.
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Preventing SIDS
Prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by putting babies to sleep on their backs.
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With the nasal spray out, fewer kids got flu vaccinations
Getting rid of the nasal spray option may have resulted in fewer kids getting a flu vaccine, a new study says.
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Health information especially for seniors.
5 ways to make your home safer from falls
Older adults are particularly vulnerable to having a serious injury or even dying from a fall. These tips can help you stay steady on your feet.
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What seniors get right and wrong after they take a tumble
Most seniors talk to a healthcare provider after a serious fall, a small study finds. But they often miss the next step in staying safe.
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The alarming link between blood pressure and dementia
Day-to-day variations in blood pressure may increase the risk of diseases like Alzheimer's, suggests a new study.
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Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Watch for warning signs of cancer
Knowing what to look for may be an important 1st step in defeating the disease.
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New moles even more dangerous than old ones
Regular body checks can help you spot the most serious type of skin cancer early, when it's often easiest to treat.
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Breast cancer: What to do if you find a lump
Most breast lumps are not cancerous.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Got asthma? Get a flu shot
Doctors recommend the shot every fall for people with asthma.
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FDA approves new peanut allergy claim on food labels
The new label was approved after a study found that eating peanut products might help prevent allergies in some kids.
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Learn about one of the possible 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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Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Arthritis and the flu
Protecting yourself from the flu should be a priority if you have a condition such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus.
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Arthritis 101
Questions and answers about arthritis.
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What are autoimmune diseases?
When the immune system goes awry.
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