Memorial Health Briefs For March

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Throughout the month of

March 2014

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 423-495-6000 for information and to schedule an appointment.

March 4

Diabetes: Basic Diabetes.  Provides an overview of diabetes and treatment/prevention of complications, diabetes meal planning and carbohydrate counting. The Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  12:30 – 5:30 pm.  Registration required at 495-7970.

March 5

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 423-495-2501 for reservations. 

March 6

Diabetes: Pre- Diabetes.  Provides an overview of pre-diabetes, prevention of Center complications, meal planning and carbohydrate counting. Memorial’s Diabetes and Nutrition can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Memorial Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  2:15- 4:30 pm.  Registration required at 495-7970.

March 6

Cardiac: Congestive Heart Failure EducationFree education for patients with congestive heart failure.  Chattanooga Heart Institute, 2nd floor.  Call 423-495-7764 for more information.

March 10

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. 105 or 169. 

March 10

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., 2279 Parksville Rd., Benton, TN 37307. Times: 8:30 am to 4 pm. To schedule an appointment call Memorial’s MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at 423-495-4040 or toll free 1-866-591-2254. 

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: Grundy County EMS Building, 90 Phipps Street, Coalmont, TN 37313. Times: 9 am to 3 pm CST. To schedule an appointment call Memorial’s MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at 423-495-4040 or toll free 1-866-591-2254.  3641. 

March 12

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 13

Diabetes: Basic Diabetes.  Provides an overview of diabetes and treatment/prevention of complications, diabetes meal planning and carbohydrate counting. The Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  12:30 – 5:30 pm.  Registration required at 495-7970.

March 13

Cardiac: Congestive Heart Failure EducationFree education for patients with congestive heart failure.  Chattanooga Heart Institute, 2nd floor.  Call 495-7764 for more information.

March 14

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: Meigs County Health Dept. (park at Piggly Wigley), 17619 State Hwy 58 N, Decatur, TN 37322. Times: 9 am to 4 pm. To schedule an appointment call Memorial’s MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at 423-495-4040 or toll free 1-866-591-2254. 

March 17

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: Southern Adventist University Health Center, 4687 University Drive, Collegedale, TN 37315.  Times: 9 am to 4 pm. To schedule an appointment call Memorial’s MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at 423-495-4040 or toll free 1-866-591-2254

March 18

Diabetes: Basic Diabetes.  Provides an overview of diabetes and treatment/prevention of complications, diabetes meal planning and carbohydrate counting. The Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  12:30 – 5:30 pm.  Registration required at 495-7970.

March 20

Cardiac: Congestive Heart Failure EducationFree education for patients with congestive heart failure.  Chattanooga Heart Institute, 2nd floor.  Call 495-7764 for more information.

March 24

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: Spring City Medical Clinic (Coach parked at City Hall), 229 Front Street, Spring City, TN 37381. Times: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. To schedule an appointment call 423-365-2171.

March 24

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., 24 East 7th Street, 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 1-866-591-2254. 

March 25

Diabetes: Basic Diabetes.  Provides an overview of diabetes and treatment/prevention of complications, diabetes meal planning and carbohydrate counting. The Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  12:30 – 5:30 pm.  Registration required at 495-7970.

March 26

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 423-756-1062 

March 26

Diabetes: Pre- Diabetes.  Provides an overview of pre-diabetes, prevention of Center complications, meal planning and carbohydrate counting. Memorial’s Diabetes and Nutrition can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Memorial Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  2:15- 4:30 pm.  Registration required at 495-7970.

March 27

Cardiac: Congestive Heart Failure EducationFree education for patients with congestive heart failure.  Chattanooga Heart Institute, 2nd floor.  Call 495-7764 for more information.

March 27

Diabetes: Basic Diabetes.  Provides an overview of diabetes and treatment/prevention of complications, diabetes meal planning and carbohydrate counting. The Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  12:30 – 5:30 pm.  Registration required at 495-7970.

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: Spring City Medical Clinic (Coach parked at City Hall), 229 Front Street, Spring City, TN 37381. Times: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. To schedule an appointment call 423-365-2171.




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