Galen Hepatology Offers FibroScan

Galen Medical is now offering FibroScan, a newer diagnostic procedure for diagnosing fatty liver disease. We are the only private practice in the Chattanooga area currently offering this service to the medical community, and we are excited to work hand-in-hand with other local medical providers to utilize this amazing tool to more effectively treat liver conditions. Fibroscan vs Liver Biopsy FibroScan is a quick and non-invasive procedure used to assess the overall health of the liver. In lieu of the more invasive biopsy method, FibroScan uses a combination of an elastic wave and ultrasound technology to assess the stiffness and

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September is Healthy Aging Month

More than 20 years ago, September was named national Healthy Aging Month, a time set aside to focus attention on the positive aspects of growing older while encouraging people to live their healthiest lifestyles. It’s so important to take personal responsibility for our health from every angle be it physical, mental, emotional, or even financial. It’s never too late to start taking health seriously and making changes to our daily routines that lead to better wellness overall. Our society often casts a negative light on the process of aging, but we believe aging is a beautiful thing that can be

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Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Childhood obesity is a serious problem in the United States, putting children and adolescents at higher risk for health problems that can become serious. According to the WHO, the number of obese infants and children from ages 0 to 5 years increased from 32 million globally in 1990 to 41 million by the year 2016. These numbers are far too high, and that is why September has been deemed Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Childhood Obesity Awareness Month is purposed to call out the issue, combatting it through education and overall awareness. Consequences of Childhood Obesity When children and adolescents struggle

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COVID-19 Info for Pregnant Women | Chattanooga

COVID-19 Info for Pregnant Women Even in the face of this pandemic, it’s paramount to us that we continue to take the best possible care of our pregnant and postpartum patients. It is our goal to continue to provide the most up-to-date information, keeping you informed so you and your families can stay safe and healthy during this time. There are many reports about COVID-19 in areas such as New York City and LA with information specific to those areas that may not be applicable here in Chattanooga. We will continue to update the content on this page throughout the

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Galen East Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Covid-19 Exposure

CHATTANOOGA, TN, August 4, 2020 — Galen Medical Group, announced that Dr. Cindy Harris, a Specialist in Pediatrics at Galen East Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, July 31. Dr. Harris treats patients at the Galen facility located at 1651 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 302. Galen has reached out to all patients and family members possibly exposed with Dr. Harris during the potential transmission period, the week of July 27 – 30, and they are being offered free COVID-19 testing services. Additional contact tracing and testing protocols have also been followed and the practice has been in

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