MaryEllen Locher Breast Center Hosts Book Signing

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Memorial Health Care System Foundation will host a book signing event featuring Melanie Young, author of Getting Things Off My Chest: A Survivor's Guide To Staying Fearless and Fabulous in the Face of Breast Cancer, on Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 5-6:30 p.m. in the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at Memorial Hospital. Those attending the book signing will have an opportunity to purchase the book prior to its official release which is scheduled for Sept. 10. 

A native of Chattanooga and daughter of Sonia Young - The Purple Lady, Ms. Young has had a successful career in wine and food marketing. Diagnosed with cancer in both breasts in 2009, Ms. Young’s treatment included a double mastectomy, breast reconstruction, chemotherapy, endocrine therapy, and prophylactic surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes after testing positive for the BRCA2 gene mutation. Women with inherited mutations in the BRCA2 gene have an increased risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

Ms. Young’s book is designed to help patients navigate their breast cancer, manage their health care and look and feel their best during and after treatment. Each chapter provides survivors’ tips, expert advice from medical, nutrition and wellness professionals and insights on what to expect, questions to ask, how to maintain your focus, boost your self image, eat and exercise for optimum health and keep your sense of humor intact, officials said.

The Mary Ellen Locher Breast Center will receive a donation for each book sold at the event. For more information, please call the Memorial Foundation at 495-4438.

Widespread Flue Impacting Local Blood Supply

Non-profit regional blood center Blood Assurance is calling on healthy community members to make a blood donation at a local donor center or bloodmobile as soon as possible to help replenish the blood supply needed by area hospitals. The local blood supply is critically low due to high hospital usage and widespread flu affecting donors across the region. “To have a four to five ... (click for more)

Corker Visits St. Jude Children’s Cancer Center Of Lebanon

Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, visited the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon, a regional affiliate of Memphis-based St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, on Tuesday. CCCL opened its doors at the American University of Beirut Medical Center on April 12, 2002. For 15 years, the CCCL has treated more than 1,330 children from Lebanon and across ... (click for more)

Commissioner Boyd Asks County Auditor To Get Detailed Data On Visitors Bureau Spending

County Commission Finance Committee Chairman Tim Boyd said he is asking County Auditor Jenneth Randall to supply him with details about spending at the Chattanooga Visitors Bureau, including actual credit card and travel expense statements. He said he also wanted copies of contracts for office renovations made to the Suntrust Building 18th floor where the CVB has offices and all ... (click for more)

Developer Agrees To Set Aside 5 "Affordable" Units At Bread Factory Lofts After City Board Is Vote Short Of Approving Refinancing

A South Carolina developer who is purchasing the Bread Factory Lofts on the Southside agreed to set aside five units for "affordable housing" in order to get the approval of a city board for the financing of the purchase. Only four members of the Health, Education and Housing Facility Board were present, and Lloyd Longnion said he would not give approval unless the developer ... (click for more)

Getting The Message

Our school age youth have inspired me with their responses during “Q and A” sessions after my readings as a volunteer during African American History Celebrations and Read across America Celebration, too.  Before this school year, I read to classes at Orchard Knob Elementary School and at Rivermont Elementary School, here in Hamilton County.   Their answers to factual ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Marshall’s 3% Folly

The National Health Interview Survey is believed to be the best gauge of health and behaviors in the United States. It is under the umbrella of the nation’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, so first let me share that the figures I am going to present are directly attributed to what is the best source believed to be out there. I didn’t make these numbers up and I had nothing ... (click for more)