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Easing the pain of osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that mostly affects cartilage. Cartilage is the slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint. Healthy cartilage allows bones to glide over each other. It also helps absorb shock of movement. In osteoarthritis, the top layer of cartilage breaks down and wears away. This allows bones under … »


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4 Tips for Training in Cold Weather

Cold temperatures can make an outdoor workout invigorating — especially after the heat and humidity of summer. Although that burst of cold air may energize you, it can be risky if you’re not properly prepared. Follow these tips from Dr. Brandon Cincere of UT Erlanger Orthopaedics to ensure your next winter excursion a pleasant one. … »


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Protect your family from carbon monoxide poisoning

Each year, the chilling winds of winter chase us back indoors to the comfort of our fireplaces and space heaters. Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a significant risk to our health during this time of year. As we try to keep our families warm this winter, it’s good to be reminded of the safety challenges … »


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Erlanger honorees to be recognized at annual Dinner of Distinction

The Erlanger Health System Foundations will honor Drs. Larry Sargent and John McCravey , and award CPA Grady Williams with the second annual “Gordon Street Distinguished Leadership Award” during Erlanger’s annual Dinner of Distinction on Friday, January 15, 2016, at the Chattanoogan. The 2016 honorees are being recognized for their enduring commitment to foster quality … »


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VIDEO: Witness the life-saving power that is LIFE FORCE Air Medical

2015 was a year of growth for LIFE FORCE Air Medical. After relocating the LIFE FORCE 1 helicopter to Cleveland, Tennessee, a fifth helicopter — located in Winchester, Tennessee — was added to the fleet, bringing even more rapid response power to the region. LIFE FORCE helicopters are able to not only transport patients, but … »


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The ups and downs of thyroid disease

For such a small gland, your thyroid has a surprisingly big job. To work correctly, virtually every part of your body depends on the hormone produced by this gland in your neck. When there’s a problem with your thyroid, you’re bound to know it — even if you don’t realize your symptoms are thyroid-related. About … »


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Do you have SAD?

If you feel down for several days and seem to be losing pleasure in life, you may be experiencing seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a cyclic condition that can cause severe changes in behavior and mood. Diagnosing SAD can be difficult because its symptoms — depression, decreased sexual interest, fatigue, and increased appetite (especially for carbohydrates) … »


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A creative collaboration to fight cancer

Oncologists at Erlanger Health System are working to solve a riddle, and the answer is a matter of life and death. It’s estimated that only 5% of cancer cases in the U.S. are diagnosed in people between the ages of 15–39. So why does cancer remain the number one cause of death in adolescents and … »


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Another ear infection? Explore treatment options for your child

Ear infections — most common during the winter months — are one of the leading reasons parents take children to the doctor’s office. Young children are more likely to get ear infections because the tubes inside the ear (known as the eustachian tubes) are smaller and flatter than in adults, allowing germs from the nose … »


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Erlanger East Hospital celebrates expansion milestone

As decorated trees began appearing throughout the city, a massive lighted evergreen was ceremoniously hoisted to the top of Erlanger East Hospital following a celebratory feast and milestone event at the growing Gunbarrel Road facility. The symbolic “Topping Out” ceremony was held on December 4 as hundreds of builders, contractors, subcontractors, and Erlanger East employees … »


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What parents should know about childhood seizures

When a child has a seizure, it’s a scary moment. Frightened parents will go anywhere and do anything to find a cause and a cure. Now, thanks to the work of Dr. David Suhrbier at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, parents don’t have to go very far. A seizure is a sudden change in behavior and … »


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Safe sleep for your baby

Sudden infant death syndrome — often known as “SIDS” — is a term to describe the sudden, unexplained death of an infant up to 12 months old. Although no one knows the cause of SIDS, you and others who care for your baby can reduce the risk of sudden death by following these tips: Always … »


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VIDEO: Kicking off the holidays at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger

On Tuesday, December 1, Children’s Hospital Foundation officially kicked off the holiday season with the introduction of our 2016 Miracle Children. The event — held in the Medical Mall of our Baroness Hospital — included the announcement of the children, a parade of presents, the tree lighting, a menorah lighting, music, a magic show, and … »


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Erlanger’s Academic Urologists present information on overactive bladder and urinary incontinence

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Academic Urologists will host free information sessions specifically on overactive bladder for men and women on December 7 and on male urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction on December 10. Both sessions begin at 6 p.m. at Erlanger East. Overactive Bladder is a condition that can be extremely limiting for both men and women. … »


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Kidney transplant: a lifesaving donation

It was a normal day one November, back in 2014, when local carpet designer Candice Murray had a passing thought: she would like to donate a kidney. Though it was only a thought at first, Candice decided to research live-donor kidney transplants and reached out to a friend at church who had recently gone through … »


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Holiday hours for Erlanger primary care and Children’s urgent care

Area residents needing non-emergent medical care over the Thanksgiving holidays have several options for walk-in visits. For children needing non-emergent medical treatment, Erlanger’s Children’s Hospital Urgent Care Center is open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Friday, and over the weekend for walk-in visits. The Children’s Urgent Care Center is located at … »


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Ask an Expert: Heart attacks in women

Q: Is it true that many women have heart attacks without having chest pain? A: Most of us associate chest pain with heart attacks, but recent studies show that women may experience different heart attack symptoms than men. In one study, researchers found 43 percent of the women didn’t experience any type of chest discomfort … »


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