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Here at Medical Associates of North Georgia, we know how important it is for you to understand the medical condition, tests, diagnostic procedures, and health care programs you may be undergoing. The more you understand the medical problems or issues you may be facing and the medical processes involved in diagnosing and treating those problems, the better prepared you will be to participate in and move towards recovery. With that end in mind, we strive to provide you with knowledge that can help you face your medical care and services with less stress and a more positive attitude.

Below we have multiple links to many different sites to help you understand your condition(s).

* NIH is the National Institutes of Health

* CDC is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


An Overview of Lab Results

Overview / Description of Lab Test Results


Colon Polyps and Colorectal Cancer

Web MD Page on Polyps and Colon Cancer

CDC Page on Colon Screening

CDC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Colorectal Cancer


Coronary Atherosclerosis

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NIH

Web MD Page on Coronary Atherosclerosis


COPD

American Lung Association

COPD.ORG


Diabetes

American Diabetes Association


GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)

NIH Page on GERD

Measures to help with GERD / Reflux Disease


Hiatal Hernia

Web MD Page on Hiatal Hernia

Mayo Clinic Page on Hiatal Hernia


Hypertension

American Society of Hypertension

CDC Page on Hypertension


Hypothyroidism

NIH page on Hypothyroidism


Mitral Valve Disease / Disorder

Mayo Clinic Page on Mitral Valve Disease


Osteoporosis

National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF)

NIH Osteoporosis Page


Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

www.ra.com

Arthritis Foundation Page on RA


Tobacco Use / Smoking

American Cancer Society's Guide to Quitting Smoking

www.smokefree.gov

CDC Page on Quitting Smoking

Information on Chantix - Help for Quitting Smoking

Quitting Smoking Timeline (Youtube Video)


Vitamin Deficiency

Web MD Page - Vitamin B-12 Deficiency

Mayo Clinic Page - Vitamin D Deficiency