The Truth About Lung Cancer

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What You Need to Know Lung cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, but it claims more lives than any other type of cancer each year. Second to heart disease, lung cancer is the greatest health risk in Tennessee and throughout the country, but decades of misguided messaging have created […]

Concussions: Fact vs. Fiction

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Uncovering the Truth about Concussions A concussion is a common type of traumatic brain injury that can be more significant than some people realize. Here, we separate the facts of concussions from the fiction with insight from Dr. Jason Robertson, a sports medicine specialist with Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics, and Dr. Matt Campbell, […]

The Basics of Blood Disorders

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What You Need to Know about Blood Disorders There are many different types of blood disorders which can cause a variety of symptoms, but many of us don’t consider our blood when we start to feel poorly. Here, we share important information about several of the most common blood disorders to look out for. Read […]

What You Need to Know About Pancreatitis

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The Particulars of Pancreatitis Instances of acute and chronic pancreatitis have increased steadily in recent decades. In the United States, acute pancreatitis accounts for roughly 275,000 hospitalizations a year, and chronic pancreatitis contributes another 86,000. Pancreatitis can lead to severe complications if untreated, so it is important to understand the causes and be aware of […]

Adjusting to Aphasia

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Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States experiences a stroke. Roughly a third of these strokes will result in aphasia, or an impaired ability to express or comprehend language, and strokes remain the leading cause of the condition. Here, speech-language pathologists from Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, and The Weston […]

10 Common Myths About Thyroid Disease

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The Truth About Thyroid Disease Addressing 10 Commons Myths Researchers estimate that roughly 20 million Americans are living with thyroid disease, but roughly 60% are unaware of their condition. This could be due to a general lack of awareness, but there is also a wealth of conflicting information available online – often from questionable sources. […]

Life With Down Syndrome

Roughly 5,100 babies are born with Down syndrome each year in the United States, making it the most commonly diagnosed chromosomal condition. Despite this fact, however, misconceptions about life with Down syndrome abound. What is Down Syndrome? Down syndrome is a lifelong condition that occurs when a baby is born with an extra chromosome. Chromosomes […]

Atrial Fibrillation

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Understanding The Most Common Arrhythmia Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm in the United States, but many people don’t realize they are living with it until it becomes a problem. Untreated atrial fibrillation can have serious consequences including stroke or heart failure, so it is important to understand the symptoms […]

Asthma in Adulthood

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Asthma is one of the most common long-term diseases among children in the United States, with symptoms ranging from wheezing and coughing to difficulty breathing. In many cases, these symptoms subside during the teenage years, but adult onset asthma is more common than many realize. Here, local experts share vital information about the disease and […]

Coping With Childhood Cancer

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A cancer diagnosis is undoubtedly one of a parent’s worst nightmares, and it tends to affect every member of a family in a big way. Luckily, with advancements in medicine and greater access to networks of support, there is more hope now than ever before. Here, experts from Children’s Hospital at Erlanger and the Austin […]

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