Mental Health Forum Offered On Wednesday

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
The AIM Center, Chattanooga Depression Bipolar Support Alliance ( DBSA), National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Chattanooga Affiliate and Summit for Soldiers organizations are sponsoring a Mental Health Awareness Forum in observance of Mental Health Awareness Week this week. The title of the event is "What is the Face of Mental Illness?  A Mental Health Awareness Forum". 
The public is invited to attend at the Mental Health Awareness Forum scheduled for Wednesday at The Camp House, 1427 Williams Street, Chattanooga, from 7-8:30 p.
m. The goal of the forum is to increase awareness in the community of area providers and decrease the stigma associated with mental health challenges. This event is free and open to the public. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. 

Community Meeting On Colon Cancer Is Saturday

A community meeting on colon cancer titled, “Protecting your Bottom Line” will be held Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon at Mount Canaan Baptist Church, 4801 Hwy. 58.  According to the CDC, African Americans have the highest colorectal cancer rates of all ethnic groups in the U.S. The meeting will discuss how colon cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable.  The event ... (click for more)

Erlanger’s Data Management Platform For Stroke Recognized As A Finalist By Cleveland Clinic During IT Challenge

The Cleveland Clinic 2016 Medical Innovation Summit recognizes CEREBROS, Erlanger Health System’s partner in data management for stroke, as one of four finalists from more than 90 submissions of cutting-edge solutions to improve health care during this year’s IT Challenge.     As the first Neurovascular Information System designed for neurology and stroke programs, ... (click for more)

2 Witnesses To A Murder Refuse To Testify At Jury Trial

Two men who prosecutors say witnessed a murder in Hixson on Jan. 31, 2014, on Wednesday refused to tell their story to a jury. Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman ordered Andrew Biro and Jacob Tyler "T.Y." Keel to answer questions from prosecutor Lance Pope, but they both refused. Biro had said during testimony in General Sessions Court that Christopher Levi Parker threatened ... (click for more)

In Surprise Vote, Chattanooga City Council Turns Down Short Term Vacation Rentals

In a surprise vote, the City Council on Tuesday night turned down allowing a process to legalize short term vacation rentals in Chattanooga. Only Chip Henderson and Jerry Mitchell voted in favor. Opposed were Carol Berz, Yusuf Hakeem, Larry Grohn, Moses Freeman, Ken Smith and Russell Gilbert. Chris Anderson was absent. Afterward, Councilman Smith said, in light of the vote, ... (click for more)

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Picture a sold-out baseball game at Wrigley Field or Nationals Park packed with 40,000 fans. That image represents roughly the same number of women and men who die from breast cancer each year.  In Tennessee alone, an estimated 900 women will die from the disease in 2016. It is a sad statistic, but there is some good news: thanks to early detection and improved treatments, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Saving A Life & More

About 40 years ago I was at an afternoon football practice when one of those who was also watching from the fence was bitten by a bumble bee or yellow jacket or whatever it was and almost died from anaphylactic shock. Luckily an athletic trainer had an EpiPen, jammed it into the man’s thigh and it is believed to have saved the victim’s life. For years I kept an EpiPen on the top ... (click for more)