Chattanooga State Hosts 7th Annual Community Health, Fun & Wellness Expo Plus “Operation Medicine Cabinet”

Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Community Health Institute at Chattanooga State will host the “7th Annual Health, Fun, and Wellness Expo” Friday, May 2, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Health Science Center located on the Amnicola campus.

This is a comprehensive health fair that is open to the public offering numerous free health screenings and exhibits from area health professionals and wellness-related organizations. Parking is free and accessible. Presenting partners include CVS Pharmacy, Walgreen’s, Hamilton County Sherriff’s Department, SETDD, Chattem, Tennessee Partners for Health, Blush Magazine, Blood Assurance, and Chattanooga State’s Community Health Institute.

In addition, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office will conduct “Operation Medicine Cabinet,” a drug take back program where the public may turn in unwanted medications for proper disposal to help keep medications out of the hands of children and our water supply. Those wishing to turn in medications can simply drive through the drop off circle without having to leave their vehicle. Pharmacists will also be available to answer questions.

As a new addition to the Expo, Chattanooga State will sponsor a blood drive to honor the son of a former student who was recently injured in a serious motorcycle accident last month.

For information regarding sponsorship or exhibitor registration, please contact Dr. Nancy Watts at Nancy.Watts@Chattanoogastate.edu.


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)

Alexander, Murray Introduce Budget Amendment For Medical Treatments To Reach American Patients

Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) Thursday introduced a budget amendment to promote the research, development, and approval or licensure of the "most cutting-edge, safe and effective medical treatments, devices, and cures for American patients and to ensure that America remains the global leader in biomedical innovation."  ... (click for more)

Cabela's To Open Fort Oglethorpe Store May 13

Cabela’s announced Monday plans to celebrate the official grand opening of its new Fort Oglethorpe store on Wednesday, May 13, with a unique ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a weekend-long celebration featuring giveaways, family activities and more.  The ribbon-cutting ceremony, hosted by Cabela's executives and special guests, will begin at 9:45 a.m. and conclude with ... (click for more)

City Detective Who Was Arrested Twice In 4 Months Is Fired After Internal Affairs Investigation

A city detective who was arrested twice in four months has been fired by Police Chief Fred Fletcher. David Catchings had been charged with DUI last September and then with domestic assault at the end of the year. Police said, "After a complete review of both investigations – which included recommendations from Internal Affairs, the Administrative Review Committee and Officer ... (click for more)

Physicians Thank Their Patients On Doctor’s Day

March 30 has been set aside as National Doctors’ Day since 1933 as a time to recognize the contributions made by our physicians. While the recognition is appreciated, our greatest satisfaction comes from caring for our patients.  For 132 years, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society has been the physicians’ voice as we worked together to improve health of our community. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The 15-Year-Old Marine

There are 58,267 names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall that today sits majestically in the Constitution Gardens of our nation's capital. It has never been lost on me that 33,103 of those who are named were only 18 years old when they died. But what caught my eye during my morning reading is that one of the names carved in the black granite “Dan Bullock“ was only 15 years old ... (click for more)