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    HealthScope magazine is available at the following locations: Winder Binder Gallery at 38 Frazier Avenue, North Chattanooga (423.413.8999) Fairyland Pharmacy at 100 Mcfarland Rd. Lookout Mountain (706.820.1627) Accents at 1210 Taft Hwy, Signal Mountain (423.886.0062) Xpresso Mart at 816 Ridgeway Ave. Signal Mountain (423.886.7707) 4 Erlanger Pharmacy locations: Medical Mall at 979 E Third St. Erlanger North at 632 Morrison Springs Rd, Erlanger East at 1751 Gunbarrel Rd. Erlanger at Volkswagen Dr...

  • Heartburn

    Are you burning up on the inside and just can’t beat the heat? It might be time to learn more about the signs and symptoms of heartburn. By Claire Henley Is my heart really burning? Contrary to its name, heartburn is not a condition in which the heart “burns.” In fact, heartburn has nothing to do with the heart. It’s simply a symptom characterized by a burning sensation in the chest, generally behind the breastbone. So what is actually going on to kindle that fiery feeling in your chest? H...

  • What to Know About Chest Colds

    Winter is upon us. The leaves have fallen, the air is crisp, and all you want to do is wrap yourself in your favorite blanket, sip hot cocoa, and read a good book by a crackling fire. It’s also that time when entering a public place means exposure to every germ imaginable. No matter how careful you are or how many times you wash your hands, chances are you or someone around you will get a virus this winter, and this can turn into a chest cold – also known as bronchitis. What is bronchitis? Bronc...

  • The Science of Stress

    When faced with a stressful situation, the body does amazing things to rise to the occasion. But for many, fear, panic, and worry don’t fade away once the tense moment is over. For the 18% of Americans who report their stress levels are extreme, what began as a normal response has turned into a health threat. By Camille Platt So, what exactly is stress? Loosely defined, stress is the body’s response to a demand or change. While we tend to associate the word “stress” with feeling overwhelmed, wor...

  • A Glimpse into Life with MS

    Multiple sclerosis is a silent disease affecting more than two million people around the world. If you find yourself confused or in the dark about the disease, you’re not alone. By Grace M. Humbles Nancy was a 35-year-old mom of three when she began to have random episodes of numbness in her left leg. At first she didn’t think much of it — maybe her leg was falling asleep or she’d pinched a nerve somewhere. But then a few months later she started having dizzy spells, and she fell when she was li...

Holiday Eating

How to Avoid Weight Gain It seems like everywhere you go during the holiday season an abundance of f...

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