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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...

  • Spring Sneezing in the Scenic City

    Learn how you can breathe easy in the nation’s sixth-worst city for seasonal allergies.   With winter drawing to a close, you may be more than ready to trade snowflakes for saplings. But with the abundance of Chattanooga’s budding trees comes dreaded seasonal allergies. While Chattanooga is particularly picturesque in the springtime, its beauty causes misery for those who suffer from allergies. In fact, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), our city has repeated...

  • Colon Cancer

    Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined. But with screening, it’s preventable, treatable, and beatable. By Rashad J. Gober     All About Polyps A colon polyp is a small cluster of cells that forms on the lining of the colon. Most of the time, cells grow and divide in a very systematic fashio. However, sometimes, mutations in certain genes can sometimes cause cells to continue to divide unnecessarily...

  • Tackling High Blood Pressure

    Known as the “silent killer,” high blood pressure often goes unnoticed until the consequences have set in. But you can take the reins by getting informed now. By Grace J. Humbles     What is high blood pressure?  High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, occurs when your blood starts to push too hard against the blood vessels that contain it. Over time, if your blood continues to exert too much force on the walls of your arteries, the arteries can wear down and thicken, causing...

  • Coronary Artery Disease

    Did you know that Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is the most common kind of heart disease and the number one cause of death for both men and women in the U.S.? Armed with the right information about CAD, you can stop this non-discriminatory killer in its tracks.  By Angela Whitaker     What is CAD?  A healthy heart pumps an estimated 2,000 gallons of blood each day, delivering vital oxygen and nutrients to every part of your body. In order to do its job, your heart must receive an adequ...