• WOMEN'S CARE

    What is skin-to-skin contact following birth?

    Feb 13, 2020
    Skin-to-skin care is placing your unwrapped baby directly on your bare skin immediately following birth. Telfair BirthPlace's Jennifer Povanda talks about the benefits of skin-to-skin contact. Continue Reading

  • FAMILY HEALTH

    What is RSV?

    Feb 11, 2020
    Respiratory syncytial virus is most common in the very young, but anyone can get this highly contagious virus. Pediatrician Dr. Richard Callan discusses RSV. Continue Reading

  • HEART HEALTH

    What can I expect if I need the TAVR procedure?

    Feb 6, 2020
    For patients with severe aortic stenosis, your healthcare provider may recommend surgery for treatment. At St. Joseph's/Candler, we have a TAVR multidisciplinary team that walks you through every step... Continue Reading

  • HEART HEALTH

    What is aortic stenosis?

    Feb 4, 2020
    Narrowing of the aortic valve, called aortic stenosis, can be life threatening. At St. Joseph’s/Candler, we offer the minimally-invasive TAVR procedure to treat severe aortic stenosis. Continue Reading

  • MISCELLANEOUS

    What is a bunion?

    Jan 30, 2020
    Have you ever looked at your feet and noticed a bony bump on your foot at the big toe? You wouldn’t be alone. St. Joseph’s/Candler Physician Network Podiatrist Dr. Prianka Sharma explains bunions. Continue Reading

  • NEUROLOGY

    Infographic: 7 ways to prevent a stroke

    Jan 28, 2020
    A stroke happens every 40 seconds in the United States. Eighty percent of them can be prevented if people know the risk factors and follow their doctor’s orders. Continue Reading

  • FITNESS, NUTRITION

    What is an RMR test?

    Jan 23, 2020
    Your resting metabolic rate (RMR) is the amount of energy your body burns while at rest. St. Joseph’s/Candler health educators explain metabolic rate and how it can help you lose weight. Continue Reading

  • MISCELLANEOUS

    What is obstructive sleep apnea?

    Jan 16, 2020
    Does your partner complain of your snoring? Do you feel fatigued throughout the day? These are signs of sleep apnea, a serious condition that should not be ignored. Continue Reading

  • MISCELLANEOUS

    Are you taking your medications as prescribed?

    Jan 14, 2020
    Whether you have a chronic condition or a lingering sinus infection, chances are you are taking prescription medication. Your adherence to that prescription can help you get better quicker. Continue Reading