Erlanger Offers Classes And Events For March 10-15

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Erlanger schedule of classes and events for March 10-15 includes family planning classes and bone density screenings.

On Saturday, March 15, Children’s Hospital pediatric gastroenterologist, Dr. Jeremy Screws, will host a free parent/child conference on Eosinophilic GI disease.  Sessions will include learning about dietary elimination of cow’s milk, soy, wheat, eggs, nuts and shellfish while also learning about nutrition and growth on an elimination diet.  Families will identify strategies to navigate the home and school environment and learn about food allergy testing.  Lunch will be provided.  Registration is required by calling 778-5465.  

Erlanger now offers online childbirth education class.  The online class is an easy-to-understand interactive program that includes more than 70 videos, animated illustrations, downloadable PDF files, review quizzes and information specific to Erlanger East and Erlanger Baroness birthing services.  By choosing the online childbirth program, participants will have access to all the information for six months.  The cost for the courses is $25.  

For more information or to register for the online childbirth program and other classes and events mentioned below, call Erlanger’s HealthLink at  778-LINK (5465), seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to midnight.  HealthLink Plus is a free membership program open to adults 18 and older.

Monday, March 10

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. 

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. 

Thursday, March 13

Bone Density Screening

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road)

This screening for osteoporosis is a pixi-screening of the ankle to determine if further treatment or examination for bone loss is necessary. Registration is required.  Appointments are limited.  Call  778-LINK (5465) to register. 

Infant CPR Class

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Erlanger Baroness (Downtown)

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.

Saturday, March 15

Boot Camp for Dads

9:00 a.m. – Noon

Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road)

This session is for first time dads who want to learn more about the upcoming new addition in their family.  Topics include diapering, feeding, why babies cry and how to handle it, how you can help the new mom, learn about postpartum depression and general hands-on infant care.  A new “veteran” dad is invited (along with his new baby) to the class for question and answer time.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at  778-LINK (5465) to register.

Eosiniophillic GI Disease Diagnosis: An educational workshop for parents and caregivers

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Erlanger Medical Mall (Probasco Auditorium)

Children's Hospital at Erlanger's Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Dr. Jeremy Screws, and area healthcare professionals will host a one-day conference for parents and caregivers of children who've been diagnosed with Eosinophilic GI disease. Patients 12 years and older are encouraged to attend with their parent/caregiver. Sessions will include learning about dietary elimination of cow’s milk, soy, wheat, eggs, nuts and shellfish while also learning about nutrition and growth on an elimination diet.  Families will identify strategies to navigate the home and school environment and learn about food allergy testing. Lunch will be provided. For more information or to register for this free event, please call Erlanger’s HealthLink at  778-LINK (5465).


Erlanger Hosts Affordable Care Act Information Session Wednesday

Erlanger Health System community health centers will host an Affordable Care Act information session on how to understand health insurance at the Southside Community Health Center on Wednesday beginning at noon.     Many area residents still have questions regarding the ACA and how to enroll for health insurance through the marketplace or federal assistance programs. ... (click for more)

Tennessee DHS Seeking Sponsors For Summer Food Program

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS) is joining forces with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (USDA-FNS) and partners across the state to ensure no Tennessee child goes hungry this summer.  DHS needs more partners,  especially in unserved and underserved  areas, to help meet this very important need.  According to ... (click for more)

EPB Seeks 3.5% Rate Increase; First Since 2011

EPB on Friday morning asked its board of directors to consider a 3.5 percent rate increase to monthly electric power charges for customers, effective July 1. The board is set to vote on the measure in June. For residential customers who use 1,000 kWh of electric power in a month, this adjustment will reflect an increase of about $3.50 on their monthly bills. The 3.5 percent ... (click for more)

New CARTA Service To Enterprise South Industrial Park Has "Medium" Success So Far

CARTA officials said its new bus service from downtown to the Enterprise South Industrial Park is meeting with "medium" success thus far. Lisa Maragnano, executive director, said there have been 313 riders on the routes that began at the first of the month. That includes 241 getting aboard downtown in the early morning and 72 riding from Enterprise South in the afternoon. ... (click for more)

Don't Make A Mockery Of Memorial Day

We're told Memorial Day is the day to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in order that we, as Americans and others around the world, might live free, unshackled (invisible or otherwise) and without oppression. But how is that so when so many in America continue to be denied those freedoms? Others whose family and friends made the ultimate sacrifice? Their surviving families ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Chincoteague Mourns ‘Dude’

In the span of a person’s life, there are some things that simply can’t be explained to be totally understood. And of all the spectacles I have ever personally witnessed, one of the best is that day in late July when they “pen the ponies” at Chincoteague Island, Va. I’m serious. Over 50,000 people watch every year as volunteer “Saltwater Cowboys” swim the wild ponies to the mainland ... (click for more)