Memorial Health Briefs For February

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Throughout the month of February 2013:

Community Health:  Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening.  Free screening to detect bulge in artery wall.  For men and women 65 or older, no previous diagnosis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, and no abdominal CT in the past five years. Memorial Hospital Glenwood, Memorial Hospital Hixson and Memorial Ooltewah.  Registration and appointment required.  Call 495-6000 for information and to schedule an appointment.

Feb. 1

Diabetes:   Diabetes Self-Management Program.  This program provides an overview of diabetes and treatment/prevention of complications, diabetes meal planning and carbohydrate counting.  Memorial’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  8:45 am – 2:30 pm. Registration required at 495-7970. 

Feb. 1

Mammography: Memorial Health Care System’s Mobile Health Coach to provide mammogram screenings.  Women age 40 and over who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible with or without insurance. Location: Volunteers in Medicine, 5705 Martin Rd – 5900 Building Eastgate Center, Chattanooga, TN 37411. Times: 9 am to 4 pm. To schedule an appointment call 423-855-8220 ext. 5. 

Feb. 6

Mammography: Memorial Health Care System’s Mobile Health Coach to provide mammogram screenings.  Women age 40 and over who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible with or without insurance. Location: Harrison Medical Center, 6800 Harrison Park Dr., Harrison, TN 37341. Times: 8:30 am to 4 pm. To schedule an appointment call 423-344-7095. 

Feb. 6

Weight Loss:  Bariatric Seminar.   Attend this FREE informative seminar to learn more about the Gastric Bypass Roux-en-Y and gastric banding weight loss procedures.  This seminar is geared specifically towards individuals who are at least 100 pounds overweight.  6 pm – 7:30 pm, Memorial Hospital Community Rooms.  Call 495-2245 for reservations.

Feb. 7

Cardiac:  Congestive Heart Failure Education.  Free education for patients with congestive heart failure.  Chattanooga Heart Institute, 2nd floor.  Call 495-7764 for more information.

Feb. 11

Mammography: Memorial Health Care System’s Mobile Health Coach to provide mammogram screenings.  Women age 40 and over who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible with or without insurance. Location: Spring City Medical Clinic, Park at City Hall, 229 Front Street, Spring City, TN 37381. Times: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. To schedule an appointment call 423-365-2171.

Feb. 11

Mammography: Memorial Health Care System’s Mobile Health Coach to provide mammogram screenings.  Women age 40 and over who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible with or without insurance. Location: Bradley County Health Department, 201 Dooley St. SE, Cleveland, TN 37311. Times: 9 am to 4 pm. To schedule an appointment call 423-728-7020, ext. 0. 

Feb. 12

Mammography: Memorial Health Care System’s Mobile Health Coach to provide mammogram screenings.  Women age 40 and over who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible with or without insurance. Location: Primary Healthcare Rossville, 1430 Suggs Street, Rossville, GA  30741. Times: 9 am to 4 pm. To schedule an appointment call 706-657-7575.

Feb. 12

Mammography: Memorial Health Care System’s Mobile Health Coach to provide mammogram screenings.  Women age 40 and over who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible with or without insurance. Location: Primary Healthcare of Dade County,  13570 N. Main Street, Trenton, GA  30752. Times: 9 am to 4 pm. To schedule an appointment call 706-657-7575

Feb. 14

Cardiac:  Congestive Heart Failure Education.  Free education for patients with congestive heart failure.  Chattanooga Heart Institute, 2nd floor.  Call 495-7764 for more information.

Feb. 15

Diabetes:   Diabetes Self-Management Program.  This program provides an overview of diabetes and treatment/prevention of complications, diabetes meal planning and carbohydrate counting.  Memorial’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  8:45 am – 2:30 pm. Registration required at 495-7970. 

Feb. 19

Mammography: Memorial Health Care System’s Mobile Health Coach to provide mammogram screenings.  Women age 40 and over who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible with or without insurance. Location: Professional Park, 611 East Villanow Street, Lafayette, GA  30728. Times: 9 am to 4 pm. To schedule an appointment call 706-638-1606.

Feb. 21

Cardiac:  Congestive Heart Failure Education.  Free education for patients with congestive heart failure.  Chattanooga Heart Institute, 2nd floor.  Call 495-7764 for more information.

Feb. 22

Diabetes:   Diabetes Self-Management Program.  This program provides an overview of diabetes and treatment/prevention of complications, diabetes meal planning and carbohydrate counting.  Memorial’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  8:45 am – 2:30 pm. Registration required at 495-7970. 

Feb. 22

Mammography: Memorial Health Care System’s Mobile Health Coach to provide mammogram screenings.  Women age 40 and over who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible with or without insurance.  Location: Rhea County Health Dept., 344 Eagle Lane, Evansville, TN 37322. Times: 9 am to 4 pm. To schedule an appointment call Memorial’s MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at 423-495-4040 or toll free 866-591-2254

Feb. 27

Mammography: Memorial Health Care System’s Mobile Health Coach to provide mammogram screenings.  Women age 40 and over who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible with or without insurance. Location: Memorial West Side Clinic, 1200 Grove Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402. Times: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. To schedule an appointment call Memorial’s MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at 423-495-4040 or toll free 866-591-2254

Feb. 28

Cardiac: Congestive Heart Failure Education.  Free education for patients with congestive heart failure.  Chattanooga Heart Institute, 2nd floor.  Call 495-7764 for more information.

Feb. 28


Diabetes:   Diabetes Self-Management Program.  This program provides an overview of diabetes and treatment/prevention of complications, diabetes meal planning and carbohydrate counting.  Memorial’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  3:30 pm – 8 pm. To register, call 495-7970.


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BlueCare Tennessee Sees Success With New Mobile Messaging Platform

BlueCare Tennessee recently wrapped a successful pilot for a mobile messaging platform designed to help the TennCare managed care organization connect more effectively with its members.  The mobile service, known as a ‘Wire’, enables BlueCare to send reminders to members about recommended health screenings and upcoming appointments. The messages are especially effective ... (click for more)

City Officials Believe Fish Kill In Small Creek In Hixson Is Related To Weather Changes

City officials said they believe a fish kill in a Hixson Creek is related to weather changes. Officials said, "The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is presently investigating the cause of the large numbers of dead fish seen in a wet weather conveyance that runs into the Tennessee River. At this point, officials believe that the cause is related to weather   occurrences earlier ... (click for more)

East Ridge Council Approves Funding For $2.3 Million Camp Jordan Upgrade; Christopher Harris Chosen As Administrative Hearing Officer

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Reflections On Billy Graham

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Roy Exum: We’re The Angriest State

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