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  • Fall 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...

  • The Hormone Balancing Act

    So you’ve been feeling a little off. Nothing major, but you’ve been gradually losing sleep, gaining weight, or simply put, just not feeling like yourself. And maybe you’ve brushed off these feelings, laying the blame on a busy schedule and not enough hours in the day. But it’s possible, too, that a hormonal imbalance might be the culprit—and restoring your out-of-whack hormones could be the only way to start feeling better fast.   By Alexandra Hruz   Richard M. Loftis, Jr., M.D., OB-GYN Ass...

  • Breast Cancer & Genetics

    If you’ve paid attention to breast cancer awareness campaigns, it’s likely that you know that the average woman in the United States has a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer. But did you also know that roughly 10% of all cases of breast cancer can be attributed to heredity factors?   By Julianne Hale     BRCA1 and BRCA2 In the mid-‘90s the medical community discovered key genetic indicators that could help identify the risk of breast cancer: mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2. Th...

  • Understanding Fibromyalgia

    It’s been over three months. You haven’t slept well or thought straight since the pain started.  It’s hard to name a muscle that doesn’t ache. Yet the lab tests have revealed little.  Finally, you decide to see a pain specialist. After ascertaining that your pain extends to all four sections of your body,  he diagnoses you with fibromyalgia.  By Katherine Ladny Mitchell   Fibromyalgia 101 Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal pain disorder that can greatly affect your sense of health and wel...

  • Infertility

      The bittersweet joy of yet another friend announcing “We’re expecting!” on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter can send a couple struggling with infertility into a downward spiral of despair. In the midst of the challenges of infertility, it can often seem like the joy of new children is all around, blessing everyone else. Yet according to the Mayo Clinic, infertility, defined clinically as the inability to conceive after six months to a year of frequent and unprotected sex, affec...