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  • Late Summer Issue Available Now!

    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...

  • Heart Attacks: Signs & Symptoms

    We’ve all scolded our husbands, brothers, or fathers for eating too much red meat or sprinkling excessive salt. We’re used to hearing that men need to worry about their cholesterol levels and watch their egg intake. However, what many of us may not know is that men aren’t the only ones suffering from heart attacks caused by high cholesterol and other factors. “The first thing women need to know is that more women are dying of heart disease than men are and incidences are increasing,” says Dr. Sa...

  • Pain, Pain, Go Away

    Experts estimate that nearly 80% of people will experience a back problem at some time during their lives.  If you’re one of the many who suffer from lower back pain, you know that it can feel like a never-ending curse that makes daily life more difficult. Read on to discover what might be causing your back pain, what risk factors may make you more prone to aches and pains, and what you can do to end your back pain issues for good. By Alexabdra Hruz Full PDF here. The pain is familiar to many. D...

  • Skin Cancer: Fact vs. Fiction

    Did you know that doctors diagnose skin cancer more often than all other kinds of cancer combined?  The American Academy of Dermatology estimates that about one in five people living in the U.S. will develop skin cancer.  But can you separate fact from fiction when it comes to this disease? Here, we break it down. By Katherine Ladny Mitchell Full PDF here. Skin Cancer, Defined Fiction: I was born with freckles and moles, so they can’t be cancerous. Fact: While most freckles and moles are complet...

  • Understanding Ear Infections: Why They Happen & What Can Help

    One of the most dreaded hand signals in all of mom-kind is the ear tug. It signifies the fussiness, crying, pain, and sleeplessness that accompany one of childhood’s most common ailments – the ear infection. Inhabiting the small pocket of air behind the eardrum, the middle ear is especially susceptible to infection for young children because of their smaller tubes. When germs get caught in the middle ear, the body fills it with fluid to fight the germs, causing pus to build up and the ear to fee...