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7 tips for enjoying a holiday barbecue without breaking your diet

Do you count down to holiday barbecues by counting calories? Summer’s much-anticipated barbecue season has finally arrived. And after weeks of dietary diligence, this is your chance to show family and friends how great you look and feel. But then it hits you — you’re heading straight into holidays made of burgers, hot dogs, chips, … »


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Making the most of your doctor visits

Adjust your mindset. When visiting a doctor, patients tend to adopt the mindset that their fates are solely in the hands of the professionals. This leads some to show up, say a few words, and leave without getting a complete grasp of their health situations. As a patient, it is important to remember these two … »


Accepting the award Derek Ball, LIFE FORCE 1 Clinical Base Supervisor; Curtis Fowler, Operations Director; Robbie Tester, LF Administrator; Deborah Cox, State of Tennessee EMS Consultant, Region 3; Johnny Hale, CQI Coordinator; Jim Fox, LIFE FORCE Business Development Manager; and Stacy Prater, LIFE FORCE Clinical Educator.

Erlanger’s air medical program receives Service of the Year Award from EMS Director’s Association

Erlanger’s LIFE FORCE air medical program recently received the Southeastern EMS Director’s Association Service of the Year award for the program’s outstanding emergency medical services for patient care. The LIFE FORCE program operates four helicopters and services four states. Accredited by the commission for medical transport since 2011, LIFE FORCE is nationally ranked as one of … »


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Don Rodgers and June Scobee Rodgers turn to Erlanger after both receive a life-changing diagnosis

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Don Rodgers and his wife Dr. June Scobee Rodgers have grown all too familiar with the feeling of uncertainty that typically accompanies an emergency room visit. After passing out at home, Don was brought directly to Erlanger Health System. Once a brain tumor was ruled out as the cause of Don’s … »


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Stress is Real. So Are These Natural Ways to Relieve It.

Stress is a normal part of life that can be caused by our jobs, children, school, environments, and everyday challenges. But, stress exists for a reason. It’s designed to keep us alert to face life’s trials. Long-term stress, however, can lead to elevated blood pressure, heart disease, headaches, digestive issues, and insomnia.


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The most important health facts every woman should know

In celebration of the 16th annual National Women’s Health Week, May 10-16, we’re taking a closer look the health facts that all women need to know now.


Dot Garrett has been volunteering at Erlanger for 60 years! As a volunteer on the Main Information Desk, Dot is the first smiling face visitors see each Monday. She helps family members find their loved ones rooms, directs guests around the hospital and always offers compassion to those in need.

Heart study at Erlanger holds PROMISE

A groundbreaking clinical trial conducted at Erlanger Health System, and other sites across the nation, confirms what cardiologists and radiologists have long suspected: coronary computed tomographic angiography (coronary CTA, also known as cardiac CT) is extraordinarily effective in accurately diagnosing patients with low to moderate chest pain.


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Disney’s Rowan Blanchard visits Children’s Hospital at Erlanger

Rowan Blanchard, star of Disney’s Girl Meets World recently paid a visit to Chattanooga to take part in the 2015 Kidz Expo. While in town, she stopped in at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger to spend time with patients.


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10 tips for making the breastfeeding process better for you and your baby

Though bottle and breastfeeding each have their benefits, many mothers choose to breastfeed. Some mothers say it makes them feel closer to their child. Others prefer it because it is the more “natural” way to feed. No matter your reason, it can be difficult — and even uncomfortable — when starting out.


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Erlanger hosts “First Responders” and “Strike Out Stroke” nights at upcoming Lookouts games

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Join Erlanger Health System and the Lookouts baseball team at AT&T Field for two exciting nights on Saturday, May 16 at 7:15 p.m. and Sunday, May 17 at 5:15 p.m.


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Erlanger recognizes the “Ultimate Nurses” during National Nurses Week 2015

Nurses are the patient protectors, the promoters of quality care and well-being. In celebration of their contributions to our patients’ lives, Erlanger Health System is proud to honor these heroes of health during National Nurses Week.


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How Erlanger’s battle with stroke changed history

Years of diligent work by exceptional physicians at the Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center helped Erlanger position itself as one of the best hospitals in the country to battle against stroke — and win. Winning at battle requires the skills and knowledge of exceptional leadership along with a dedicated team willing to advance when faced … »


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Join Jennifer Lopez in support of Children’s Hospital at Erlanger

Children’s Hospital kicks off their “Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are” campaign this month. Every second that goes by, a child enters a children’s hospital for care. To provide the best form of care for all patients, they rely heavily on local support in the form of donations from the community. The donations support … »


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Helping your child deal with fear

Understanding and overcoming your child’s anxieties The older you get, the harder it is to remember what it was like to be young. That can make it hard to understand your young children. They get scared of things – like the dark – that don’t seem at all scary to you. Yet they’re fearless when it … »


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Ask an Expert: Are Pain Relievers Bad for You?

Are pain relievers actually bad for you? There are a lot of conflicting claims about them in the media.


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Live Fit – Diet and Exercise are Keys to Preventing Diabetes

Second chances are rare when it comes to your health. But that’s one way to look at pre-diabetes, a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not yet at the level of diabetes.


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What Happens to Your Heart When You Exercise?

When we workout, we typically think about muscles in our arms, legs, back or abdomen. However, these aren’t the only muscles that get stronger with regular exercise. Your heart, which is a muscular organ, gets a workout during exercise, too. Your heart’s full-time job is to distribute blood throughout your entire body. When it beats … »


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