Memorial Health Briefs For March

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Here are Memorial's Health Briefs for the month of March:

Throughout the month:

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.

March 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: Suntrust Bank, 1900 Gunbarrel Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421. Times: 2 pm to 6 pm. To schedule an appointment call Memorial’s MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at 423-495-4040 or toll free 866-591-2254. 

March 4
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. 

March 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. 

March 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.

March 8
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: Polk County Health Dept., 840 Cherokee Trail, Copperhill, TN 37317. Times: 11 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. 

March 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. 

March 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: Marion County Health Dept., 207 Gamble Lane, Jasper, TN 37347. Times: 8 am to 4 pm CST. To schedule an appointment call Memorial’s MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at 423-495-4040 or toll free 866-591-2254. 

March 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. 

March 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.

March 14
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. 

March 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.

March 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. 

March 25
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. 

March 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

March 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.

March 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.  8:45 am – 2:30 pm. Registration required at 495-7970.

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Alexander, Burr Release “Innovation For Healthier Americans” Report

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Appeals Court Rules Against WWTA In Lawsuit Brought By Apartment Complex Over $8 Monthly Charges To Units

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1 Dies In House Fire In Rhea County

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Roy Exum: Boots, Idiots & Guns

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