Voluntary recall of certain medications

Aug 2, 2018 by in Announcements Comments Off on Voluntary recall of certain medications

The Food and Drug Administration has issued voluntary recalls of certain pharmaceutical repackagers of the prescription medications Valsartan and Valsartan HCTZ  due to detection of a trace amount of unexpected…

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Our Ooltewah office moves to the Atrium

Jul 12, 2018 by in Announcements Comments Off on Our Ooltewah office moves to the Atrium

Effective August 1, our Ooltewah office will be moving to Chattanooga Heart’s new Atrium location at 1949 Gunbarrel Road, Atrium bldg. 1, Suite 300.  Drs. Carkner and Marcum will see…

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BLOG: Food Labels

Mar 30, 2018 by in Announcements Comments Off on BLOG: Food Labels

With all of the foods crowding the shelves of our grocery stores, how do we decide what to buy for our pantry? Most of us have heard the advice to…

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BLOG: How to reduce salt in our diet

Mar 5, 2018 by in Announcements Comments Off on BLOG: How to reduce salt in our diet

In the last blog, we looked at studies that show salt’s role in raising blood pressure.  Here are some steps we can take to reduce our salt/sodium intake. Read the nutrition…

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BLOG: high blood pressure

Dec 14, 2017 by in Announcements Comments Off on BLOG: high blood pressure

What if we get to our 99th birthday, spend the day in the garden, and have a wonderful supper with our family?  Afterward, we tell stories and laugh over some…

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BLOG: Hypertension Can Be Confusing

Nov 29, 2017 by in Announcements Comments Off on BLOG: Hypertension Can Be Confusing

Sometimes basic terms physicians use can be confusing to a patient. When asked if there is a history of hypertension, a spouse may say, “Oh, he’s always been hyper”. Or…

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