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Galen Pediatricians Celebrate Immunization Week

Dr. Ana Varela Windemuller, Galen East Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most cost-effective health interventions. Did you know 14 diseases can be prevented by routine childhood vaccines? These include tetanus, polio, measles, as well as pneumonia and rotavirus diarrhea—the biggest killers for children under the age of 5. Many of these diseases—which were more common before vaccines—are spread person to person through the air by coughing, sneezing, or just breathing. At Galen, we want to make sure your children are protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. Our

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March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

Reviewed by Sarah Harris, MD, Galen OBGYN Did you know that 11% of American women between ages 15 and 44 suffer from symptoms of endometriosis? March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, and therefore, Galen OBGYN would like to shed light on this disorder that affects more than 6.5 million women in the United States. Endometriosis is a disorder in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus. This tissue can often be found on the outer surface of the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, or the intestines, causing a variety of symptoms. Symptoms of Endometriosis Endometriosis symptoms vary from

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Wellness at Work– Tips for Staying Healthy in the Workplace

Reviewed by Melanie Blake, MD, MBA, Lifestyle Medicine at Galen Whether you are working from home or going into the office or field, it’s really important to be aware of little things you can do to help boost wellness and stay healthy. Today’s typical work environment for many involves long periods of sitting, quick take-out lunches and working through breaks altogether, and long hours staring at computer screens. These things can take a toll on physical and mental wellbeing, so it’s critical to be aware of steps you can take to mitigate the adverse effects they can have. Consider the following suggestions.

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Living Heart Healthy with Lifestyle Medicine

Reviewed by Melanie Blake, MD, MBA, Lifestyle Medicine at Galen   The field of lifestyle medicine has emerged from an extensive body of research that supports the impact daily habits and actions have on our short and long-term health. The Nurses’ Health Study has shown that 80% of all heart disease in women could be eliminated if a cluster of positive lifestyle practices including regular physical activity and improving nutrition were adopted. The US Health Professionals Study found dramatic reductions in the risk of chronic disease in men as well. If individuals adopted even one positive behavior, their risk in

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Galen is Chattanooga’s Doctor

At Galen Medical Group, we seek to provide our patients and community with a full scope of both preventative and specialized medical care. In a compassionate environment focused on the patient experience and convenient care, we work toward achieving ongoing education for patients and providers alike while also providing the best care possible across the board. When you’re a Galen patient, you can rest assured that you are in good, capable, and caring hands and feel secure and supported in all areas of health— from your yearly medical exams to immensely specialized care in a variety of areas.  A Full

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Tips for Staying Healthy in Winter

Staying healthy during the winter months can be trickier than at other times of the year. When it’s colder outdoors, we tend to spend more time inside and in closer proximity to other people, which can increase the spread of germs. The dry winter air can also lead to irritated nasal passages and increased mucus production, which can turn into sinus infections or sinusitis. All this being said, there are ways you can actively work toward better overall wellness, especially during this time of year, and the following tips are sure to help. Get Vaccinated ‘Tis the season for viruses,

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6 Ways to Manage Holiday Stress

Reviewed by Dr. Melanie Blake, Galen Lifestyle Medicine Shopping, cooking, planning, and sometimes forced merriment–the holiday season can be hectic to say the least. So, it’s not uncommon to start to feel overwhelmed, drained, or burnt out at this time of year. That’s why our Galen team has rounded up a few tips sure to help you manage your holiday stress throughout the frenzied final days of the year. Go for a Brisk Walk A quick-paced, half-hour walk each day can work wonders not only for your body, but also for your mind. The repetitive motion and rhythm of your

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Flu Prevention – Healthy Habits & Tips for Navigating Flu Season

Reviewed by Dr. Sue Gouge, Galen Mountain View Medicine Flu prevention is always incredibly important, but this year it’s especially necessary. According to the CDC, both the flu and COVID-19 will be more prevalent than in past years. That’s why we want you to be armed with what you need to help you protect yourself and your family against the flu this season. Get a Flu Shot The single best way to avoid getting the flu is to get vaccinated each year. Influenza is a potentially serious disease with the power to lead to hospitalization or even death if not

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Galen Medical Group, Charlie Lathram, and Dr. Julie Bilbrey were recently awarded with “Rise Above Recognition” by the Medical Group Management Association for our COVID-19 response efforts

Chattanooga, TN, October 28, 2020 – Galen Medical Group along with CEO, Charles “Charlie” Lathram, III, CMPE and Julie Bilbrey, MD have been recognized among MGMA’s Rise Above for 2020. The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)’s Rise Above Recognition Award highlights individuals and groups who are solving difficult issues, challenging situations, inspiring others in times of uncertainty, and contributing to the community while overcoming the circumstances with innovation and excellence. This award was launched to showcase the nation’s healthcare heroes who are working hard during the COVID-19 pandemic. Galen Medical Group is a physician-led, multi-specialty medical group that provides outstanding health

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November is COPD Awareness Month— Learn More, Breathe Better

November is National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month, and our team at Galen wants to shed some light on this illness while trying to raise local awareness. This month marks a unique opportunity for the COPD community to band together to help educate others about the disease, bring greater visibility to its effects, and to encourage people to recognize its symptoms and seek early diagnosis and treatment. Learn More, Breathe Better is a national health education program dedicated to raising awareness about lung health, while supporting further research to inspire both public and professional education programs. Galen also

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