Erlanger Offers Classes And Events For Sept. 5-14

Monday, August 26, 2013

The Erlanger schedule of classes and events for September 5-14 includes family planning classes, diabetes education and cholesterol screenings.  A free program presented by leading physicians on stroke will take place on Saturday, September 14.  Registration is required.  For more information on our classes and events, call Erlanger HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465), seven days a week from 8 a.m. until midnight.  HealthLink Plus is a free membership program open to adults 18 and older.  

Thursday, September 5

Infant CPR Class
10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Erlanger East Campus (Gunbarrel Road)
This one-hour class teaches basic CPR for an infant (birth to 1 year of age).  Class time includes infant safety instructions and hands-on practice of CPR and choking management techniques for an infant.  Anyone is welcome to take this class including parents, grandparents and babysitters.  Registration fee is $25.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465) to register.  

Diabetes Education Class
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Erlanger Chattanooga Lifestyle Center
This class will explore ways to manage diabetes.  Call 778-9400 for more information on physician referral and insurance reimbursement.  

Man to Man Support Group
Begins at 5:30 p.m.
Erlanger Baroness
This support group is for spouses, friends and patients who have prostate cancer.  For more information, call 855-2778.  

Monday, September 9

Bariatric Support Group
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Erlanger Chattanooga Lifestyle Center
Bariatric Support Group meetings are for individuals scheduled to have Bariatric surgery or who have already had weight loss surgery.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465) for more information. 

Baby Care & Safety
6:30 – 8:45 p.m.
Erlanger East (Gunbarrel)
With times changing and discharge occurring earlier, “Baby Care” provides you with helpful items on caring for your baby at home.  This class will help you plan and prepare for a safe home environment.  Registration fee is $25.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 788-LINK (5465) to register.  

Diabetes Education Class
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Erlanger Chattanooga Lifestyle Center
This class will explore ways to manage diabetes.  Call 778-9400 for more information on physician referral and insurance reimbursement.  

Tuesday, September 10

Cholestech Lipid and Glucose Screening
8:00 a.m. – Noon
Erlanger North (Morrison Springs Road)
Lipid & Glucose Screening with results while you wait!  A lipid panel will show HDL, LDL, Total cholesterol, non-HDL, cholesterol ratio and triglycerides.  A 12-hour fast is required to produce an accurate result.   No eating or drinking coffee prior to the test, but please drink water the night before and morning of testing. Reservations ARE required, no walk-ins will be taken.  Lipid plus Glucose is $25. Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465) for information. 

Saturday, September 14

Childbirth Education
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road)
This childbirth education class/series is designed for expectant parents and taught by experienced OB nurses.  These classes include stages of labor, relaxation and labor support techniques, hospital procedures, pain management options, after birth and home care for moms and in-hospital care for newborns.  There will also be time for questions and answers.  Registration fee is $75.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465) to register.  

Power to End Stroke
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Chattanooga State Community College – Health Science Center
Our region has one of the highest incidences of stroke per capita in the U.S.  On average, a stroke will occur every 45 seconds, and someone will die from a stroke every 3 minutes.  Dr. Thomas Devlin, local neurologist and medical director of the Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center, and other medical specialists will speak about the risk factors, signs and symptoms, and lifestyle changes you need to take to prevent becoming one of the statistics.  A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.  The event is free and registration is required.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465) to register.


Erlanger Community Health Center Hosts Information Session On TennCare/Medicaid

Erlanger Health System community health centers will host an information session on “All Things TennCare” at the Dodson Avenue Community Health Center on Wednesday beginning at noon.    Officials said, "Many area residents still have questions regarding the Affordable Care Act and how to enroll in federal assistance programs.  As a community service, the Erlanger ... (click for more)

Seven Tips For Talking To Kids About Tragic Events

Taken from the Bethel Bible Village Blog:  July 16 was a surreal day on our campus. As military helicopters circled overhead and the SWAT team set up a command post down the road, our staff gathered to pray for those responding to the tragic attack on our military personnel.  It took only minutes to make sure that every child in our care was in a safe place. But ... (click for more)

Assessor Of Property Bill Bennett Will Not Seek Re-Election

Bill Bennett, a longtime fixture in Hamilton County government, announced Monday that he plans to retire at the end of his current term as assessor of property. Mr. Bennett said, "After careful thought, prayer and encouragement from my family, I have made the decision to retire at the end of my current term and not place my name on the ballot for assessor of property in the 2016 ... (click for more)

Funeral Service For Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Scott Smith Is Tuesday

The funeral service for Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Scott Smith will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Fort Oglethorpe.   Petty Officer Smith is the last of the five servicemen, and the second in Chattanooga, to be buried after the attack on July 16.   Parking at the church is reserved for family and friends of the Smith family. The public ... (click for more)

What Is #NoogaStrong

I've seen some recent posts asking exactly what Chattanooga Strong means. This week I have seen enough that I believe I can give you a definition of this glorious word.   As a city everyone will not always get along or agree. Often we may ask ourselves what is wrong with these nuts. Often we run across the rude, crude and ugly. But when tragic happens, we all come together ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The ‘If’ In Purple Hearts

The Marine Times has reported that Purple Heart packages are being prepared for the service members who were killed or wounded after the attack on the Navy Operational Support Center in Chattanooga “if” … the FBI declares the shooter had ties to a terrorist organization. Thus far the FBI has labeled Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez as a “homegrown violent extremist,” which falls short ... (click for more)