Veterans Are Focus Of Free Vascular Screening On Nov. 11

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Vascular Group of University Surgical Associates is offering a free screening on Veterans Day for veterans ages 60 and older who may be at risk for vascular disease, an often “silent” disease which can lead to strokes or aneurysms.

The free screening will check for three types of vascular disease: carotid artery disease, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), using ultrasound imaging.

“We wanted a way to give back to veterans who have given so much for our country and community,” says Michael S.

Greer, M.D., vascular surgeon with USA. “Our hope is to prevent strokes and potentially deadly issues by detecting problems that are frequently silent or asymptomatic and rooted in vascular disease.” 

The risk factors for vascular disease include:
Over age 60
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
High blood cholesterol 
Smoker
Diabetic
Family history of vascular disease
Previous heart or leg treatments
Prior stroke

The screening will take place on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 starting at 8 a.m. at the USA Vascular Office, 2108 E. 3rd St. in Chattanooga. Each screening is expected to take about 15 minutes. Reservations are required and can be made by calling USA during business hours at 423-756-1342, or requesting a call from their schedulers at universitysurgical.com/veterans.



Free Hope CPR Class Offered Feb. 10 And 26

A free Hope CPR class will be offered at the Hamilton Family YMCA, 7430 Shallowford Road.  It will be offered both Saturday, Feb. 10, from 11 a.m.-noon and Monday, Feb. 26, from 8-9 p.m.  This simplified CPR class is not for certification. For certified classes or more details contact Judy Eaves at jude24judy@yahoo.com. (click for more)

CHI Memorial Hosts 26th Annual Peace, Love And Unity Service

CHI Memorial will celebrate the 26th annual Peace, Love and Unity Service on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, on  Monday, at 11 a.m.  in the community room at CHI Memorial Hospital. Dr. Jeffrey Wilson, pastor of New United Missionary Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker.  Dr. King brought hope and healing to America. We celebrate the timeless ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Under Winter Weather Advisory With Snow On The Way; Most Schools To Close

Chattanooga is under a Winter Weather Advisory for Tuesday with snow expected. Hamilton County Schools will be closed Tuesday "due to the significant threat of snow in the area during the school day." All school age childcare will also be closed. All central office staff should report at the normal time. UTC, Chattanooga State, and Chattanooga College will ... (click for more)

Man Who Led Police On Wild Chase On Jan. 12 Is Apprehended At Ooltewah

A man who led police on a wild chase on Jan. 12 has been apprehended in Ooltewah. Kenny Lynn McCulloch, 30, of 8347 Wild Fig Lane, Ooltewah, faces a slew of charges. In the Jan. 12 incident, a deputy saw a blue older-model Dodge pickup truck avoid the intersection of Bonny Oaks Drive and Lee Highway by going through the Mapco parking lot. The deputy got behind the vehicle, ... (click for more)

Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thank you, Dr. King for stepping-out.  Thank you for your lasting voice to what it's all about. Thank you, Dr. King for  stepping up and also showing-up, ...when decisions were being made and  your refusal  to shut-up.  We find your fingerprints on both directions and toward progress.  your modeling, mentoring,  and reactions helps ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Vulgar Trump & More

Nothing rankles me more than seeing obscenities and vulgarity that appears in today’s liberal media, not to dare mention our public forum. Understand, I will use “damn” when no other word will fit as well. I’ll use “hell” as an exclamation point sometimes and I also may quote an aggressor in a story where he threatens to whip another’s “ass.” But our President reached an all-time ... (click for more)