CHI Announces Survivorship Empowerment Class Open To All Cancer Survivors

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

CHI Memorial Rees Skillern Cancer Institute will host a Survivorship Empowerment class on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m.  The free class is open to all cancer survivors, regardless of where they received treatment, and their care givers.
 
"The effects of a cancer diagnosis often continue even after treatment has been completed.   Some survivors experience anxiety.  Others deal with depression, fatigue and pain.  Many notice cognitive changes, often called ‘chemo brain’.  Relationships can also change throughout a person’s cancer journe," officials said.

During this Survivorship Empowerment class, Gerre Schwert, MSW, LCSW, clinical oncology social worker, will discuss coping strategies for a wide variety of feelings and emotions, as well as explain ways to reduce stress to enhance the survivorship journey. 
 
More than 15 million people in the United States are cancer survivors, according to the American Cancer Society.  It estimates that number will grow to more than 20 million by 2026.  The survivorship program through CHI Memorial’s Rees Skillern Cancer Institute is designed to provide support and education to help survivors and their care givers live well after cancer.
 
For more information, and to register for this free class, call 423-495-7778.




Morning Pointe Celebrates National Assisted Living Week With Show-and-Tell Presentation

When he announced the theme for this year’s National Assisted Living Week, Scott Tittle, executive director of the National Center for Assisted Living said, “We want this year’s National Assisted Living Week to help overcome the stigma that older adults in assisted living communities […] don’t have a purpose in life anymore. […] No matter your age, we should all be living life to ... (click for more)

McCarthy And Steele Named Erlanger Nursing Chairs Of Excellence

Two Chattanooga State Community College nursing faculty members were recognized as Erlanger Chairs of Excellence for 2018-2019. Assistant Professor Dawn Steele was named Erlanger Nursing Chair of Excellence for Children and Assistant Professor Michele McCarthy received her second consecutive recognition as Erlanger Nursing Chair of Excellence for Adults. “Michele and Dawn go ... (click for more)

Girl, 9, Killed When Vehicle Is Struck From The Rear On Cummings Highway In Lookout Valley

A nine-year-old student at Lookout Valley Elementary School was killed when a vehicle was rear-ended while waiting to turn into the new Taco Bell on Cummings Highway in Lookout Valley late Monday afternoon. Four vehicles wound up being involved in the 5:18 p.m. crash, and several people were taken to the hospital. On 09/24/2018 at approximately 5:18 p.m. a fatal injury ... (click for more)

Pedestrian Killed By Hit And Run Driver On Lee Highway On Monday Night

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit and run driver on Lee Highway on Monday night. At 8:49 p.m., Chattanooga Police Traffic was notified about a possible pedestrian struck at    7356 Lee Highway. The caller said she was driving south on Lee Highway and noticed a shoe in the center turning lane and a body in the ditch. Hamilton County EMS arrived on ... (click for more)

Why I'm Voting Republican And So Should You

For much of my life, the commitment to the Democratic Party has puzzled me. I was raised to analyze both sides of issues and to make an intelligent decision based upon that information. The values of self-reliance, hard work, and individual liberty that I grew up with were the same American values that have made this country exceptional. As I have grown older, I have witnessed ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: UT’s Genius Stroke

If all goes as (very carefully) planned, the most dynamic president to be hired at the University of Tennessee since the legendary Andy Holt retired in 1970, will be ushered into office today by the university’s board of trustees. The selection of Randy Boyd to take over his ala mater is a genius stroke and certainly seems to solidify two of life’s greatest truths. The first ... (click for more)