University Of Phoenix Chattanooga Campus Hosts Free Mammogram Screenings

Friday, November 9, 2012

According to the National Cancer Institute, women over 40 should have a mammogram every one to two years.  Additionally, results from randomized clinical trials and other students show that screening mammography can help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer among women ages 40 to 70, especially for those over age 50.   

As a result, University of Phoenix has partnered with the Mary Ellen Locher Breast Center to educate women on their breast health and offer free mammogram screenings to women more than 40-years-old who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months.  This event is open to women with and without insurance.

To schedule a free mammogram, interested women should call 495-4040 or 866.591-2254 (toll free).

The screenings will be held on Thursday from 1-7 p.m. at the University of Phoenix Chattanooga Campus, 1208 Point Centre Dr., Suite 100.

BlueCross Picks Director Of Health And Wellness Product Strategy

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Health Department Is Ready For Flu Season With Vaccines Available On Monday

The Health Department will offer the flu vaccine beginning Monday in all four of its locations.  Eligible individuals may receive the vaccine for free.   “Many people still die each year in the US from influenza,” said Connie Buecker, Communicable Disease Program manager at the Health Department, “and even more people, such as children and older adults, experience ... (click for more)

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Woman Stabbed To Death On Hooker Road; Man Injured; Suspect Being Interviewed

A young woman was stabbed to death on Hooker Road early Friday morning and a man was injured. At approximately 1:54 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a stabbing at the 4000 block of Hooker Road. There police located Angel Evans, 33, deceased. She was stabbed multiple times. A second person, Gerald Nelson, 24, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening ... (click for more)

The Facts About Jail

Since Roy had such a positive reaction to Jeffrey Cross's wonderful (and wonderfully civil--how refreshing) email response to his column on the bike lanes, allow me to speak on the subject of the jail.  First off, Roy's right about some things:  It is overcrowded, underfunded, and understaffed.  This is no secret, it's in the Grand Jury report every term.  Here's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We Must Learn To Tell

On July 4th of this year, FBI agents – acting on a tip -- arrested Alexander Ciccolo, a 23-year-old with known mental problems, as he carried a duffle bag full of automatic attack weapons. Moments before, he had bought the illegal firearms from an undercover informant outside of Boston. As agents later scoured his apartment, they found bomb-making equipment including a pressure ... (click for more)