HealthLink Plus: Metabolic Syndrome, Car Seats, More

Thursday, November 3, 2005

HealthLink Plus, Erlanger’s free membership program for adults of any age, will offer the following lectures and screenings Nov. 14-19 at various locations around the Chattanooga area.

The programs are free, but pre-registration is required. For more information and to make a reservation, please call 778-LINK, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 14, 1-2 p.m.
Your Personal Health Information: How to Access, Manage and Protect It
Northgate Mall
By keeping a complete, updated and easily accessible health record patients have the opportunity to play a more active role in their healthcare decisions. Join Alicia Blevins, Registered Health Information Administrator at Erlanger, for an informational lecture on how to maintain a personal health record and ways to take a more active part in healthcare decisions.

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The Mystery of Metabolic Syndrome
Northgate Mall
Do you know what clues to look out for to detect Metabolic Syndrome? Join Dr. David Huffman with University Diabetes and Endocrine Consultants for a discussion on the causes, signs, symptoms and treatments for Metabolic Syndrome, also known as “Syndrome X.”

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Physical Illness from Mental Stress
Erlanger East Campus
Dr. Ronnie Alay, Internist with the UT College of Medicine – Chattanooga Unit, will discuss how medical illnesses can be linked to mental stress. She’ll also discuss tip for easing stress.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Cholesterol, PSA and Glucose Screening
Erlanger East Campus
Cost: $10 Cholesterol, $10 Glucose, $15 PSA
For the most accurate results it is recommended that all participants fast for 12 hours before the screening. Participants should bring their primary care physician’s full name, telephone number and address to the screening. It is a state requirement that we supply them with a copy of results. Reservations are a must; no walk-ins will be taken.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Car Seat Safety Check
Northgate Mall
Are you a new or expecting parent? Are you a grandparent of a caregiver? Do you know how to properly install your car seat? Representatives from Safe and Sound, an injury prevention service of T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital, will provide one-on-one education while demonstrating proper car seat installation techniques.

Friday, Nov. 18, 1-2:30 p.m.
Final Expense – Medical and Burial Issues
Northgate Mall
Join Mel Pohlkotte, HealthLink Plus Insurance Specialist, for a discussion on the legal responsibilities of pre-arranging medical and burial expenses.

Friday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. - noon
Wound Care Screenings
Northgate Mall
Do you have a wound that just won’t heal? Small or large breaks in the skin should show signs of healing in 2 to 3 days and should be completely healed within a few weeks. If this is not happening, come let the nurses from Erlanger’s Wound Care Center asses your problem area.

Saturday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Heart to Heart
Erlanger East Campus
If your daughter between the ages of 9 and 12, this is a lecture you don’t want to miss. The lecture, designed for mothers and daughters and led by Certified Nurse Midwife, Sarah Smith, will discuss everything you would want your daughter to learn about becoming a woman.


Helen Ross McNabb Foundation Hosts 3rd Scenic City Sporting Clays Tournament

Children’s Hospital Announces 13th Annual Dragon Boat Festival May 4

Deadline Extended To April 26, For Youth Leadership Forum On Medicine Applications


The Helen Ross McNabb Foundation invites the community to support the 2019 Scenic City Sporting Clays Tournament on Friday, May 10 at Benton Sporting Clays in Charleston. The tournament ... (click for more)

On Saturday, May 4, dragons and water warriors alike will make waves at the TVA Recreational Area of the Chickamauga Dam for the 13th Annual Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Dragon Boat Festival. ... (click for more)

The deadline to apply for the 2019 Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine has been extended to Friday, April 26. Rising high school seniors and 2019 high school graduates who have an interest in ... (click for more)


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Save The Wildlife, Mr. Berke

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