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 … »


What all men need to know about low T

Testosterone deficiency, also known as hypogonadism, affects approximately 4 out of 10 men over the age of 45. It’s a common condition that’s often brought on by chronic medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, infections (including HIV/AIDs), obesity, liver or kidney disease, as well as the aging process. The physicians at Erlanger Health … »

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Kick the habit: Take part in the Great American Smokeout

You know smoking is bad for your health. You want to quit, but you just can’t seem to get it done. This year, maybe it’s time you join other smokers with the same goal, and take part in the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Great American Smokeout. The Great American Smokeout takes place annually on the … »


Surviving Pancreatic Cancer

Though it may not be as common as other forms of cancer, pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. But at Erlanger, it is no longer thought of as the “death sentence” it used to be. Your pancreas is a small but complex gland that resembles the shape … »

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Vasectomy — A Permanent, Safe, and Effective Birth-Control Solution

Vasectomy is one of the safest and most effective forms of birth control available, proving successful in more than 99 percent of men who undergo the procedure.


VIDEO: Childhood cancer survivors past and present come “home” to Erlanger

  On Sunday, November 8, area families touched by childhood cancer were invited to reunite at the Children’s Oncology Homecoming at the Chattanooga Zoo. Because Children’s Hospital at Erlanger treats more than 90% of the area’s children with cancer, this meant a BIG reunion!

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Is it a Sore Throat – or Strep?

A sore throat is one of the most common reasons for seeing a doctor and is caused by a viral or bacterial infection of the cells that line the throat. Once the infection sets in, the body reacts with swelling, redness, and pain. Other symptoms may include general irritability, muscle pain, runny nose, headache, decreased … »


Erlanger is first hospital in Tennessee to offer bioabsorbable cardiac stent

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger is the first hospital in Tennessee to implant a cardiac stent featuring a bioabsorbable polymer drug which promotes faster arterial healing and fewer complications for those with coronary artery disease. Boston Scientific’s SYNERGY™ Bioabsorbable Polymer Drug-Eluting Stent System is the first and only of its kind. Both the drug coating and the … »

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Innovation helps Erlanger respond faster in a cardiac emergency

Pulsara — an innovative new mobile application for emergency responders — eliminates mounds of paperwork and time-consuming operator calls by connecting Erlanger’s emergency response teams on one simple, easy-to-use platform.


First health system/3-D printing partnership happens in Chattanooga

A partnership between Chattanooga startup 3D Ops and Erlanger Health System was announced at a press conference held at Erlanger, Wednesday October 21. The pilot program involves a six-month commitment from 3D Ops to produce life-sized 3-D printed models of organs based on patients’ CT scans. It has been a big year for the 3D … »

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Reduce your risk of getting the flu

We are all familiar with influenza — the awful, achy illness better known as the flu. And anyone can get it. For most, the major symptoms of fever, sore throat, chills, cough, headaches, and muscle aches last only a few days. But for some, flu symptoms are worse — sometimes deadly. Those with chronic or … »


Erlanger to break ground for LIFE FORCE hangar in Winchester

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger Health System will hold a groundbreaking celebration for LIFE FORCE’s new hangar at the Winchester Municipal Airport on Wednesday, November 4, beginning at 9 a.m. (Central Time). “Erlanger is pleased to have its fifth air ambulance based in Middle Tennessee,” said Kevin M. Spiegel, FACHE, President and CEO of the Erlanger … »


Regular prenatal care helps you have a healthy pregnancy

Seeing a doctor early and often is one of the best ways to help ensure a healthy pregnancy. In fact, women who get prenatal care have healthier babies and are less likely to deliver prematurely or have other serious pregnancy problems than those who don’t. So, as soon as you think you might be pregnant, … »


The Magic of Dr. Suhrbier and His Special Shoes

A lifelong comic book and cartoon enthusiast, Dr. David Suhrbier often sports belts and ties representing his favorite characters to break down barriers, make his young patients comfortable, and better understand their needs. Dr. Suhrbier, a pediatric neurologist at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, has a special challenge when it comes to developing a trusting doctor-patient … »


How Lynda Hood beat the odds

After giving birth to her daughter, Lynda Hood was focused on the future of motherhood. But shortly after a normal checkup for her 14-month-old little girl, Lynda recognized that she wasn’t feeling quite right herself. Upon a regular breast self-exam, she found a lump. Her breast cancer had progressed to stage four, spreading beyond just … »

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Children’s Hospital at Erlanger to Host Homecoming for Children’s Oncology Patients Past and Present

The vast majority of children diagnosed with cancer across the Chattanooga region are treated close to home, at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. In fact, more than 90 percent of children from the area are treated here.

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