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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...

  • Understanding  Heart Health  Screenings

    It’s nearly impossible to know whether you have certain key risk factors for heart disease without screening for them. But which tests are right for you? Here’s a basic guide to a few common ones accompanied by guidelines from the Mayo Clinic as to who needs them and how often. By Rashad J. Gober Blood Pressure How it’s measured: with a blood pressure cuff Who needs it: all adults ages 18+ at least once every two years if healthy; more often if reading is 120/80 or higher those at a younger age...

  • The Truth About Weight Loss

    Need to drop a few pounds, but want to do it in a way that sets you up for success? Find out what doctors and health professionals have to say about it.   By Katherine Ladny Mitchell It Starts with Your Mind and Emotions Doctors say weight loss begins with a reasonable approach. Those who want sustainable results will need to make sustainable changes over time. “Unrealistic expectations as to how fast or how much we can lose set us up for disappointment and make us less likely to stick to a...

  • What Every Woman Should Know About Cervical Cancer

    Cervical cancer is one of five main types of cancer that affect a woman’s reproductive organs. Here’s what you should know about it – and what you can do to protect yourself. By Grace J. Humbles  Cervical cancer, which is cancer that starts in the lower, narrow part of the uterus, happens most often in women 30 years or older, though all women are at risk. Unlike many other types of cancer, it’s not passed down through family genes. Rather, virtually all (up to 99%) cervical cancer cases occur i...

  • Looking After Your Eyes As You  Age

    Surveys show that out of the five senses, Americans worry the most about losing their vision as they age. Here’s the scoop on how vision changes in later life and what you can do about it. By Angela Whitaker             Aging Eyes = Higher Risk So you’re getting older and you can’t read the clock anymore. Or maybe the fine print is getting a little blurry. Aren’t these vision changes just a normal part of aging? Maybe, but maybe not. While it’s true that some vision...

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