Memorial Health Briefs For November

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Here are the Memorial health briefs for November:

Throughout the month of Nov. 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.



Nov. 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. 

Nov. 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. 

Nov. 2


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: New Hope Baptist Church, 3777 Wilcox Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37411.  Times: 9 am to 2 pm. To schedule an appointment call Memorial’s MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at 423-495-4040 or toll free 1-866-591-2254

Nov. 5


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. 105 or 106. 

Nov. 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: Hamilton County Health Dept., 921 East 3rd Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403. Times: 9 am to 4 pm. To schedule an appointment call Memorial’s MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at 423-495-4040 or toll free 1-866-591-2254. 

Nov. 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. 

Nov. 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.

Nov. 7


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.  2:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Registration required at 495-7970. 

Nov. 9


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: North Georgia Health Care Center, 6120 Alabama Hwy, Ringgold, GA 30736. Times: 10 am to 3 pm. To schedule an appointment call 706-935-6442.

Nov. 9


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: Ware Branch Church of Christ, 11203 Birchwood Pike, Harrison, TN 37341.  Times: 9 am to 3 pm. To schedule an appointment call Memorial’s MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at 423-495-4040 or toll free 1-866-591-2254.

Nov. 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: 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 1-866-591-2254

Nov. 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.

Nov. 13


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: McMinn County Health Dept., 393 Showbarn Rd., Athens, TN 37303. Times: 9 am to 4 pm. To schedule an appointment call 423-745-7431 ext. 31. 

Nov. 13


Diabetes:  Pre- Diabetes.  Provides an overview of pre-diabetes, prevention of Center complications, meal planning and carbohydrate counting. Memorial’s Diabetes and Nutrition can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Memorial Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  2:15- 4:30 pm.  Registration required at 495-7970.

Nov. 14


Diabetes:  Basic Diabetes.  Provides an overview of diabetes and treatment/prevention of complications, diabetes meal planning and carbohydrate counting. The Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  12:30 – 5:30 pm.  Registration required at 495-7970.

Nov. 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.

Nov. 15


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. 105 or 106. 

Nov. 16


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: Avondale Center, 1305 Dodson Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37406. Times: 10 am to 3 pm. To schedule an appointment call Memorial’s MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at 423-495-4040 or toll free 1-866-591-2254.

Nov. 18


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: Homeless Health Care Clinic, 727 E 11th St, Chattanooga, TN 37403. Times: 1:30 pm to 4 pm. To schedule an appointment call Memorial’s MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at 423-495-4040 or toll free 1-866-591-2254. 

Nov. 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: Primary Healthcare Rossville, 1430 Suggs Street, Rossville, GA  30741. Times: 9 am to 4 pm. To schedule an appointment call 706-657-7575.

Nov. 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.

Nov. 21


Diabetes:  Basic Diabetes.  Provides an overview of diabetes and treatment/prevention of complications, diabetes meal planning and carbohydrate counting. The Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  12:30 – 5:30 pm.  Registration required at 495-7970.

Nov. 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: Spring City Medical Clinic, Coach parked at City Hall, 229 Front Street, Spring City, TN 37381. Times: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. To schedule an appointment call 423-365-2171.

Nov. 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: Meigs County Piggly Wigley, 17619 State Hwy 58 N, Decatur, 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 1-866-591-2254. 

Nov. 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. 

Nov. 23


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: Olivet Baptist Church, 740 E. MLK Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37403.  Times: 9 am to 1 pm. To schedule an appointment call Memorial’s MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at 423-495-4040 or toll free 1-866-591-2254.

Nov. 26


Diabetes:  Pre- Diabetes.  Provides an overview of pre-diabetes, prevention of Center complications, meal planning and carbohydrate counting. Memorial’s Diabetes and Nutrition can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Memorial Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  8:45 – 11:00 am.  Registration required at 495-7970.

Nov. 26


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: Cherokee Health Systems, 1032 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403. Times: 9 am to 4 pm. To schedule an appointment call 423-266-4588.

Nov. 26


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: Cherokee Health Systems, 1032 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403. Times: 9 am to 4 pm. To schedule an appointment call 423-266-4588.

Nov. 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 1-866-591-2254.


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