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It’s Time for Back-to-School Physicals

Laura Truelove, M.D. Galen North Pediatrics As summer ends and school starts back, there are always several things to complete before your child’s first day. A back-to-school physical or an annual wellness exam is something you should add to your back-to-school checklist. Yearly physicals are a great time to have your child checked out to make sure they are growing and developing at the appropriate rate. What to expect during an annual wellness exam? During the wellness exam, your pediatrician will: Complete a physical exam, including height and weight. Check blood pressure, vision, and hearing. Ask about your child’s development (speech,

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Prostate Cancer Awareness

Did you know that prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men? Research suggests that this year alone, 248,530 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. What are the symptoms of prostate cancer? Symptoms of prostate cancer can include any of the following: Difficulty starting urination Weak or interrupted flow of urine Frequent urination, especially at night Difficulty emptying the bladder completely Pain or burning during urination Blood in the urine or semen Pain in the back, hips, or pelvis that doesn’t go away Painful ejaculation Not all men may have symptoms for prostate

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Exploring Care at Home with Galen

Galina Rader, M.D., FAAFP, Galen North Internal Medicine In the United States, approximately 1.9 million Americans are elderly and confined to their residence. Those Americans typically have one or more chronic diseases and find it hard to manage them. Americans who are unable to control their illnesses are admitted and released from the hospital frequently. The days following the return from the hospital are critical to the overall health of the patient. Here at Galen Medical Group, we recognize patients who have chronic medical conditions and are homebound need access to quality healthcare. Dr. Galina Rader, a Licensed specialist in

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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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