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Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 06:45 AM

TherapyPlus South regulars lose to win in statewide competition

Dave Bischoff and Jim Lawley took the challenge and teamed up to collect $1,000 in Scale Back Alabama.

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Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 04:25 PM

Fifth graders enjoy a fun lesson in growing up at SmartStart program

Boys and girls learn about the changes they are going through.

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Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 04:45 PM

Diabetes Management Classes help reduce complications from disease

Living with diabetes is easier when patients take charge of their health with education and healthy habits.

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Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 08:30 PM

Healthy eating is good eating with these fun, delicious dishes from Chef Joe

Heart Healthy Cooking Class entertains while it educates with a fun take on new ingredients.

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Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 01:35 PM

New clubs motivate seniors to get moving, stay healthier

GoldCare 55+ introduces two fun, new ways to encourage seniors to stay active.

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Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 12:10 PM

Cardio Rehab helps you take charge of your heart health

National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week brings a good reminder with live-saving tips and advice.

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Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 12:56 PM

Nutrition is vital for cancer survivors – and cancer prevention, too

Marshall Medical dietician provides great tips at L.I.F.E. support group.

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Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 02:40 PM

SmartStart gives fifth-graders a fun way to learn about puberty

Almost 200 Boaz fifth-graders learned that it's smart - and fun - to learn about the changes they're going through.

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Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 08:35 AM

Low Dose CT Scan for lung cancer detection is saving lives

This simple 15-minute procedure can offer dramatic life-saving benefits.

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Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 09:20 AM

Germ warfare: Students get lesson in the importance of hand-washing

Students learn the importance of a simple act like hand-washing to maintaining good health.

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Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 09:10 AM

10 tips to eating well with diabetes

Living with diabetes doesn't mean you can't enjoy good food.

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Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 05:00 PM

Working while you sleep - the life of a Sleep Tech

We take you behind the scenes at the Sleep Center for Sleep Tech Appreciation Week

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Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 03:20 PM

Healthy cooking with a taste of New Orleans

Chef Joseph Vance demonstrates how good health and good flavor come together at Marshall Medical's Healthy Cooking class.

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Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Fight with your hands - in the war against drug resistant bacteria

Everyone can fight drug resistant bacteria by using them the right way

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Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Teach children good sleep habits early so they can learn in school

Get them in a routine!

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Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Clearing up confusion about hospice and palliative care

Many people are confused when it comes to hospice care – what it offers, when it should be used and where the care is delivered.

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Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Chef brings New Orleans flair and healthy heart cooking classes to South

Joseph Vance was still a teenager when his enthusiasm for cooking prompted his training manager to point him to a career in food.

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Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 12:00 AM

What to wear and what NOT to wear to your mammogram

No one enjoys a mammogram, but there are things you can do to make your screening easier and more comfortable for you and your mammographer.

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Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Relief from cancer-related exhaustion may come from a walk around the block

As if cancer weren’t bad enough, chemotherapy treatments leave patients with a crippling fatigue.

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Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Why It's Crucial to Plan Ahead

No one wants to think about the end of life, but everyone should.

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Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 12:00 AM

9 Steps to prepare for an effective visit with your doctor

Do your homework!

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Tue, May 16, 2017 at 12:00 AM

ABC's of what to watch for with Melanoma

May is Skin Cancer Awareness month

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Tue, May 9, 2017 at 12:00 AM

A quick way to recognize stroke symptoms

May is Stroke Awareness month

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Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Marshall Medical educating staff and patients about proper use of antibiotics

Healthcare providers are being more careful in prescribing antibiotics to patients.

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Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 12:00 AM

How to detect depression symptoms

World Health Day 2017 shines a light on depression

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Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 12:00 AM

How to recognize warning signs of strokes

The quicker you call 911, the better

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Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 12:00 AM

How to Tell if You Have PTSD

Cancer survivors commonly get PTSD.

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Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 12:00 AM

5 tips to help you fight chemobrain

Chemobrain—the brain fog that 75% of people report during cancer treatment and 35% report after treatment.

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Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 12:00 AM

How to recognize and prevent strokes

The numbers are scary.

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Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Two simple things you can do to fight off depression and dementia

Marshall Medical psychiatrist Rachel Pope schooled senior citizens about depression and dementia, explaining the difference between the two and how to avoid both.

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Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Incontinence in women: why you shouldn't be embarrassed

You probably know that urinary incontinence is when you accidentally leak urine.

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Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Prostate cancer survivor explains why you need a PSA test

George Thorne can’t think of a better time than Men’s Health Month to encourage men to get the simple test for prostate cancer.

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Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 12:00 AM

12 Things you can do to help prevent elder abuse

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

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Fri, May 20, 2016 at 12:00 AM

What lung nodules are and what sneaky thing causes them

The high occurrence of ‘spots on the lung’ in Marshall County prompted Marshall Medical Centers to open a clinic to treat lung nodules one year ago so residents could get diagnosis and treatment within 48 hours of a diagnosis.

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Fri, May 13, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Why a regular pap test can mean life or death for women

The purpose of a pap smear is to check for cervical cancer or pre-cancerous cells.

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Fri, May 13, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Why can’t you sleep?

Not being able to sleep is a serious problem with serious consequences, and you shouldn't resign yourself to a lifetime of feeling tired.

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Thu, May 12, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Breast cancer risk factors and how you can detect it early

It can never be said too many times – early detection is the best tool we have in fighting cancer.

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Wed, May 11, 2016 at 12:00 AM

What are hormone therapy pellets, and do you need one?

Many women are more energetic and sleeping better thanks to a hormone therapy that implants pellets into the body.

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Tue, May 10, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Menopause: how you will feel and what you can do about it

Usually the people around you notice the signs of menopause before you do.

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Mon, May 9, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Depression in women: unexpected causes and what you can do to help

“Many people struggle with depression. It is not a sign of weakness. Don’t worry about being singled out for not being a good wife or a good mother. Treatment will help you engage in life.”

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Fri, May 6, 2016 at 12:00 AM

What you need to know to protect yourself from skin cancer

Skin cancer is by far the most common form of cancer – more than breast, lung and colon cancer combined.

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Mon, May 2, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Women's health: What you need to know to take care of you

Mother’s Day kicks off National Women’s Health Week and National Women’s Screening Day, reminding women that their health is important.

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Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 03:20 PM

She quit and you can too: 6 tips to help you quit smoking

Quitting smoking is hard, but Amber Greenhaw did it three years ago. She is still smoke-free today. For those still struggling with quitting, Amber outlined a few ways she was able to quit smoking for good.

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Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 12:00 AM

9 Tips for parents to ensure their children get enough sleep

Preschoolers that get the right amount of sleep are less irritable and have better attention spans.

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Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 08:00 AM

What you can do for your heart

We know that February is all about hearts. But February also is American Heart Month.

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Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 08:00 AM

Heart Disease is Preventable – Here’s How

Marshall Medical cardiologist Dr. Kathleen Evans walked a group of seniors step-by-step through simple ways of keeping their hearts healthy with easy lifestyle changes.

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Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Seniors: Find a fun form of exercise and stick with it

Seniors should find a fun way to get in shape and stick with it so they feel good and are less likely to get injured, according to Marshall Medical’s wellness guru.

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Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 08:00 AM

Lose weight, break world record.

How’s this for a New Year’s resolution: lose weight and help break a Guinness World Record? That’s exactly what Scale Back Alabama would like to happen in its 2016 annual weight loss challenge.

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Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Quitline provides free help for quitting tobacco

With the 25 cent per package tax increase on cigarettes in Alabama, now is a perfect time to stop using tobacco.

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Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM

10 Marathon training tips you can use to train safely

Running a marathon can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a runner’s life.

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