Erlanger Presents Power To End Stroke Sept. 14

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Join the Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center and local health care specialists as they present Power to End Stroke on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Chattanooga State Community College Health Science Center. 

 

Our region has one of the highest incidences of stroke per capita in the United States.

  On average, a stroke will occur every 45 seconds, and someone will die from a stroke every 3 minutes.  The presentations during the event will educate the community on how to take a proactive approach to reduce the chances of a deadly or debilitating stroke. 

 

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.  Attendees will also learn how Erlanger has become one of the leading stroke centers in the nation with research and cutting edge treatment options. 

 

Power to End Stroke is presented by Erlanger Health System, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and Chattanooga State Community Health Institute.  The event is free, and a light lunch will be provided.  Registration is required.  Call Erlanger's HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465), seven days a week from 8 a.m. until midnight for more information and to pre-register. 



Harwood Named President Of Nuclear Medicine Technologists Of Tennessee

Jeffrey Harwood, CNMT, lead nuclear medicine PET/CT technologist at CHI Memorial, has been named president of Nuclear Medicine Technologists of Tennessee, a nonprofit organization that promotes the science, technology and practical application of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.  He has been a regional representative of NMTT since 2013 as well as a speaker at the last ... (click for more)

VIDEO: New Hospice Care Center

A new Hospice Care Center has moved across from Erlanger Health System on 3rd Street. It will open  on Monday . (click for more)

Former Executive Assistant To Pilot Sales Director Recalls Being Interviewed By FBI While Nursing Her Baby On The Front Porch

The executive assistant to the vice president of sales at Pilot Flying J told a Chattanooga jury on Monday that she never expected to be interviewed by the FBI on the front porch of her Knoxville home, nursing a one-month-old and with her other two young children running around in the yard. Katy Bibee, who worked directly for an expected star witness for the prosecution, said ... (click for more)

Tony Williams, 26, Shot On Dodson Avenue Late Sunday Night

Tony Williams, 26, was shot late Sunday night on Dodson Avenue. Chattanooga Police responded at 11:50 p.m.,  to the 900 block of Dodson Avenue on a shooting.   Upon arrival, police located the victim who was suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. HCEMS responded and transported the victim to a nearby hospital. The victim advised police that the ... (click for more)

Pollution For Profit?

Why should Chattanooga allow special interests to boost sediment pollution in our South Chickamauga Creek? To pad their profit margin and pass that cost on to city taxpayers? If your city council votes to reduce the storm water regulations – that is the result we can expect. Special interest homebuilders profit, but citizens pay.  More sediment pollution and paid for with ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Two From Sandy

Down through the years I have delighted in sharing stories that come from my friend Sandy Pohfal in Texas. Seeing how Thanksgiving is almost here – day after tomorrow – I figure it’s about time to slow down and let warmth of this week prepare us to give thanks for both the good and bad – without the bad things we wouldn’t recognize the real blessings. The first story I am going ... (click for more)