Erlanger’s Academic Urologists Host Straight Talk About Men’s Health Jan. 16

Monday, January 6, 2014

Since Erlanger received a tremendous amount of interest for the Academic Urologists’ free information session on male urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction, officials have scheduled another session to take place on Thursday, January 16 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Erlanger East.

 

As many as 30 million men in the United States experience incontinence and/or erectile dysfunction.

  Many cases go undiagnosed or are not even discussed with physicians due to men being uncomfortable discussing their health concerns.  Straight Talk about Men’s Health will allow men to hear about these common medical conditions and learn what advancements are available for treatments such as minimally-invasive solutions to regain intimacy and restore control.   

 

Dr. Anand Shridharani is the newest member of Academic Urologists.  His clinical interests include erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease, penile prostheses, and ejaculatory disorders. Dr. Shridharani is an expert in the medical and surgical treatment of these conditions and offers patients innovative, minimally-invasive solutions to the condition of erectile dysfunction. He is a member of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, the International Society for Sexual Medicine, American Society of Andrology, and the American Urologic Association.

 

The seminar is free and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To reserve a seat, please call 778-LINK (5465), seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to midnight. Registration on the evening of the event will begin at 6 p.m. Erlanger East is located 1751 Gunbarrel Road in Chattanooga.


Local Girls Recognized By The American Lung Association For Outstanding Achievements

The American Lung Association in Tennessee will be recognizing the work of five local scholars, published authors, and accomplished philanthropists next month. But these women haven't had a lifetime to build their success. They haven't even graduated from high school yet.  The ALA Young Women of Distinction Award is offered each year to high school seniors who set themselves ... (click for more)

Aledade Partners With Qsource To Create Primary Care Physician-Led ACO In Tennessee

Maryland-based Aledade, Inc. has announced a partnership with Qsource to help independent primary care physicians in Tennessee form and operate an Accountable Care Organization. Aledade partners with independent doctors to create and run ACOs, networks of physicians who band together to deliver coordinated care to patients.  They operate under a payment structure that rewards ... (click for more)

Robber Who Was Shot At Rossville Boulevard Car Lot Dies; No Charges To Be Filed

Police said a person who was shot during a robbery attempt at a car lot at 4314 Rossville Blvd. around 1:50 p.m. on Thursday has died. Police said the shooting has been ruled a "justifiable homicide" and no charges will be brought against 27-year-old Alan Miller. The shooting in which the robbery victim shot the suspect was at Miller Auto Sales. (click for more)

Man Charged In Shooting On Sixth Avenue Had Been Shot Himself Last Week; Police Say Incident "Part Of Gang War"

A man charged with attempted first-degree murder on Sixth Avenue Court on Thursday afternoon was shot himself earlier this month. O'Shae Kadaris Smith, 20, of 2114 E. 12th St., is also charged with reckless endangerment, aggravated assault and possessing a firearm during the commission of a crime. He was one of two people shot on Rawlings Street on March 16. Kendre Allen, ... (click for more)

The Problems With Prescription Drug Addiction - And Response

In Tennessee today, we have a major problem with prescription drug addiction, particularly when powerful opioid pain relievers are concerned.    For the first time in 2012, Tennesseans abused prescription opioid drugs more than alcohol.  Our young people ages 18-25 abuse prescription opioids at a 30 percent higher rate than the national average.  In just five ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Hillman Of Bihar

In the year of our Lord, 1927, there was a very poor child born to a very poor family in a very poor place. His name was Dasrath Manjhi and he was a native of the Musahar community somewhere in India. We know he had no education and, as a member of the lowest Hindu scheduled castes, he didn’t have a cut dog’s chance from the very get go. But after spending considerable time in ... (click for more)