Memorial Health Briefs For May

Thursday, April 15, 2010

May 3-7
Community Health: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening. Free screening to detect bulge in artery wall. For men and women 65 or older, no previous diagnosis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, and no abdominal CT in the past five years. Memorial Hospital, Memorial North Park Hospital and Memorial Atrium Imaging Center. Registration and appointment required at 495-6000.

May 4
Cancer: Food and Fitness for Cancer Survivors. A nutrition class emphasizing a low fat diet for patients completing cancer treatment. 10 am. Center for Cancer Support at Memorial North Park Hospital. Call 495-7778 to register to attend.

Cardiac: Heart Failure Class. Free educational class for patients with congestive heart failure. 10:30 am to 11:00 am. Chattanooga Heart Institute, 2nd floor. Call 495-7764 for more information.

Cancer: Massage Therapy for Cancer Patients. To reduce stress and promote healing, FREE massage therapy is available every Tuesday for cancer patients currently undergoing treatment. Center for Cancer Support at Memorial North Park Hospital. Call 495-7778 for an appointment.

May 5
Cancer: Massage Therapy for Cancer Patients. To reduce stress and promote healing, FREE massage therapy is available every Wednesday for cancer patients currently undergoing treatment. Center for Cancer Support at Memorial Hospital. Call 495-7778 for an appointment.

Weight Loss: Bariatric Seminars. Attend this FREE informative seminar to learn more about the Gastric Bypass Roux-en-Y and gastric banding weight loss procedures. This seminar is geared specifically towards individuals who are at least 100 pounds overweight. 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Memorial Hospital Community Rooms. Call 495-2245 for reservations.

Diabetes: Basic Diabetes. This is a two-session program. Provides an overview of diabetes and treatment/prevention of complications. The second session is May 12. Memorial’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information. Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital. 12:45 pm. Registration required at 495-7970.

May 6
Cancer: Massage Therapy for Cancer Patients. To reduce stress and promote healing, FREE massage therapy is available every Thursday for cancer patients currently undergoing treatment. Center for Cancer Support at Memorial Hospital. Call 495-7778 for an appointment.

Cardiac: Heart Failure Class. Free educational class for patients with congestive heart failure. 10:30 am to 11:00 am. Chattanooga Heart Institute, 2nd floor. Call 495-7764 for more information.

May 7
Diabetes: Diabetes Diet Class. This is a class focusing on diabetes meal planning and carbohydrate counting. Memorial’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information. Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital. 12:45 pm. Registration required at 495-7970.

May 10
Diabetes: Diabetes Diet Class. This is a class focusing on diabetes meal planning and carbohydrate counting. Memorial’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information. Memorial North Park Hospital. 12:45 pm. Registration required at 495-7970.

May 11
Cancer: Massage Therapy for Cancer Patients. To reduce stress and promote healing, FREE massage therapy is available every Tuesday for cancer patients currently undergoing treatment. Center for Cancer Support at Memorial North Park Hospital. Call 495-7778 for an appointment.

Cardiac: Heart Failure Class. Free educational class for patients with congestive heart failure. 10:30 am to 11:00 am. Chattanooga Heart Institute, 2nd floor. Call 495-7764 for more information.

Weight Loss: Bariatric Seminars. Attend this FREE informative seminar to learn more about the Gastric Bypass Roux-en-Y and gastric banding weight loss procedures. This seminar is geared specifically towards individuals who are at least 100 pounds overweight. 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Memorial Hospital Community Rooms. Call 495-2245 for reservations.

May 12
Cancer: Massage Therapy for Cancer Patients. To reduce stress and promote healing, FREE massage therapy is available every Wednesday for cancer patients currently undergoing treatment. Center for Cancer Support at Memorial Hospital. Call 495-7778 for an appointment.

Diabetes: Basic Diabetes. This is a two-session program. Provides an overview of diabetes and treatment/prevention of complications. Second session meets on May 19. Memorial’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information. Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital. 8:45 am. Registration required at 495-7970.

May 13
Cancer: Massage Therapy for Cancer Patients. To reduce stress and promote healing, FREE massage therapy is available every Thursday for cancer patients currently undergoing treatment. Center for Cancer Support at Memorial Hospital. Call 495-7778 for an appointment.

Cardiac: Heart Failure Class. Free educational class for patients with congestive heart failure. 10:30 am to 11:00 am. Chattanooga Heart Institute, 2nd floor. Call 495-7764 for more information.

Diabetes: Diabetes Self-Management Program. This is a two-session program for diabetes control. The second session is May 20. Memorial’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Chattanooga Heart Institute, 2nd floor. To register call 495-7970.

May 14
Diabetes: Diabetes Diet Class. This is a class focusing on diabetes meal planning and carbohydrate counting. Memorial’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information. Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital. 12:45 pm. Registration required at 495-7970.

May 17 – 21`
Community Health: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening. Free screening to detect bulge in artery wall. For men and women 65 or older, no previous diagnosis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, and no abdominal CT in the past five years. Memorial Hospital, Memorial North Park Hospital and Memorial Atrium Imaging Center. Registration and appointment required at 495-6000.

May 17
Cancer: Look Good, Feel Better. Trained volunteer cosmetologists teach women how to cope with cancer treatment side effects using cosmetics, skin care products, wigs, scarves, and other accessories. 1 to 2:30 pm Center for Cancer Support at Memorial Hospital. Reservations required. To register and reserve a free cosmetic kit, call 800.ACS.2345.

May 18
Cancer: Massage Therapy for Cancer Patients. To reduce stress and promote healing, FREE massage therapy is available every Tuesday for cancer patients currently undergoing treatment. Center for Cancer Support at Memorial North Park Hospital. Call 495-7778 for an appointment.

Cardiac: Heart Failure Class. Free educational class for patients with congestive heart failure. 10:30 am to 11:00 am. Chattanooga Heart Institute, 2nd floor. Call 495-7764 for more information.

May 19
Cancer: Massage Therapy for Cancer Patients. To reduce stress and promote healing, FREE massage therapy is available every Wednesday for cancer patients currently undergoing treatment. Center for Cancer Support at Memorial Hospital. Call 495-7778 for an appointment.

Diabetes: Basic Diabetes. This is a two-session program. Provides an overview of diabetes and treatment/prevention of complications. The second session is May 26. Memorial’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information. Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital. 12:45 pm. Registration required at 495-7970.

May 20
Cancer: Food and Fitness for Cancer Survivors. A nutrition class emphasizing a low fat diet for patients completing cancer treatment. 4 pm, Center for Cancer Support at Memorial Hospital. Call 495-7778 for more information.

Cancer: Massage Therapy for Cancer Patients. To reduce stress and promote healing, FREE massage therapy is available every Thursday for cancer patients currently undergoing treatment. Center for Cancer Support at Memorial Hospital. Call 495-7778 for an appointment.

Cardiac: Heart Failure Class. Free educational class for patients with congestive heart failure. 10:30 am to 11:00 am. Chattanooga Heart Institute, 2nd floor. Call 495-7764 for more information.

May 21
Diabetes: Diabetes Diet Class. This is a class focusing on diabetes meal planning and carbohydrate counting. Memorial’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information. Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital. 12:45 pm. Registration required at 495-7970.

Senior Health: AARP Driver Safety Program. This program for those 55 and better teaches how to compensate for the natural changes in our bodies as we age. Upon completion, drivers are eligible for a discount on auto insurance premiums. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Memorial’s Home Health Office. There is a nominal charge for materials. Call 495-CARE (2273) to register.

May 24
Diabetes: Diabetes Diet Class. This is a class focusing on diabetes meal planning and carbohydrate counting. Memorial’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information. Memorial North Park Hospital. 12:45 pm. Registration required at 495-7970.

May 25
Cancer: Massage Therapy for Cancer Patients. To reduce stress and promote healing, FREE massage therapy is available every Tuesday for cancer patients currently undergoing treatment. Center for Cancer Support at Memorial North Park Hospital. Call 495-7778 for an appointment.

Cardiac: Heart Failure Class. Free educational class for patients with congestive heart failure. 10:30 am to 11:00 am. Chattanooga Heart Institute, 2nd floor. Call 495-7764 for more information.

May 26
Cancer: Massage Therapy for Cancer Patients. To reduce stress and promote healing, FREE massage therapy is available every Wednesday for cancer patients currently undergoing treatment. Center for Cancer Support at Memorial Hospital. Call 495-7778 for an appointment.

May 27
Cancer: Massage Therapy for Cancer Patients. To reduce stress and promote healing, FREE massage therapy is available every Thursday for cancer patients currently undergoing treatment. Center for Cancer Support at Memorial Hospital. Call 495-7778 for an appointment.

Cardiac: Heart Failure Class. Free educational class for patients with congestive heart failure. 10:30 am to 11:00 am. Chattanooga Heart Institute, 2nd floor. Call 495-7764 for more information.


Morning Pointe Welcomes Back Volunteers To Senior Living Communities

Erlanger Dinner Of Distinction To Honor Dr. Richard Alvarez, Dr. Frank Adkins, Dr. Donald Barker And Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger

Legacy Village Of Cleveland Residents Enjoy Duck Statues Donated By Cleveland Public Arts Committee


Morning Pointe Senior Living announces the triumphant return of volunteers to all its assisted living, personal care and Alzheimer’s memory care communities across the Southeast, just in time ... (click for more)

Drs. Richard Alvarez, Frank Adkins, Donald Barker, and Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger will be honored at Erlanger Health System Foundation’s 18th Annual Dinner of Distinction on Jan. 14, ... (click for more)

Legacy Village of Cleveland received a donation of two hand-painted ducks from the Cleveland Public Arts Committee. The community placed one of the colorful ducks on the assisted living veranda ... (click for more)



Living Well

Morning Pointe Welcomes Back Volunteers To Senior Living Communities

Morning Pointe Senior Living announces the triumphant return of volunteers to all its assisted living, personal care and Alzheimer’s memory care communities across the Southeast, just in time for an exciting holiday season. Though many volunteers have continued to contribute to Morning Pointe resident life enrichment in many creative, safe ways over the past months—thanks to ... (click for more)

Erlanger Dinner Of Distinction To Honor Dr. Richard Alvarez, Dr. Frank Adkins, Dr. Donald Barker And Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger

Drs. Richard Alvarez, Frank Adkins, Donald Barker, and Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger will be honored at Erlanger Health System Foundation’s 18th Annual Dinner of Distinction on Jan. 14, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. in the Westin Hotel Ballroom. Drs. Richard Alvarez, Frank Adkins and Donald Barker were selected by previous “Distinguished Physician Award” honorees to be recognized ... (click for more)

Breaking News

City Council Approves Ordinance That Gives City More Leeway On Removing Homeless Camps

The City Council on Tuesday approved on second reading an ordinance designed to give the city more leeway in removing homeless camps or individuals camping out on city property. The ordinance says: "It shall be unlawful for any person to obstruct, vandalize, place or cause to be placed any buildings, erections, depositories, fires, or other obstructions, for private use, benefit ... (click for more)

8 Apartments Damaged And 17 Residents Displaced After Fire At Waterford Place Apartments Tuesday Evening

Eight apartments were damaged and 17 residents have been displaced after a fire Tuesday evening. Residents knocked on doors to make sure their neighbors safely escaped their burning apartment building. At 6:49 p.m., the Chattanooga Fire Department was called to the Waterford Place Apartments at 6220 Shallowford Road. The first company on the scene advised that heavy smoke ... (click for more)

Opinion

School Board Members Deserve The Raises

School boards serve any community in a variety of ways and the hiring of a superintendent describes just one. The school board serves as the fiscal referee as well on all finance matters - building services and all the many requirements running the individual schools. State rules and regulations must be followed. The budget that comprises all the expenditures is overseen by the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: School Board Folly

My friend and classmate Todd Gardenhire is sadly off base when he lobbies for doubling the pay of the school board. I don’t know which worm has gotten into him, but the fact is the school board doesn’t do anything to merit over $2,000 a month, must less exist. We could do away with the school board and not skip a beat and that's the truth. Please … all the school board does is hire ... (click for more)