Dr. Chandra Speaks On Pediactric Sleep Medicine At Conference

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Dr. Anuj Chandra at the MASM Conference
Dr. Anuj Chandra at the MASM Conference

Chattanoogan Dr. Anuj Chandra was a keynote speaker at the Michigan Academy of Sleep Medicine Annual Conference. He presented an overview of Pediatric Sleep Medicine. 

MASM’s annual conferences provide continuing medical education for sleep medicine professionals who travel from all over the United Sates to attend. It was held in Bay City, Mi. with approximately 200 attendees.

The other keynote speaker was Dr. Alon Y. Avidan, professor of Neurology at UCLA School of Medicine. Among the other speakers was Dr. George Kipa, corporate medical director of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. He presented a lecture on telemedicine, a form of practice being used increasingly more in the foreseeable future because it enhances accessibility and promotes better time management for providers.

Dr. Chandra’s presentation covered many issues that impact the pediatric population. These include sleep disordered breathing, nightmares, insomnia, abnormal sleep behaviors, sleep hygiene and more.  One to five percent of children have sleep apnea. This is a potentially life-threatening condition that is treatable, but has often been overlooked. Sleep apnea has been linked to ADHD, behavioral problems, obesity, and early-onset high blood pressure and diabetes. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children be screened for sleep apnea, and that clinicians investigate further if a child snores and has other signs of sleep disordered breathing.  

“It was an honor to be invited to speak on behalf of such a vulnerable patient population," said Dr. Chandra.  "Sleep disorders in children and teens can be much more nuanced and apt to be misunderstood." 

As part of his mission to create a greater understanding of sleep health, Dr. Chandra plans to continue presenting at events like the MASM conference. He is founder and medical director of the Advanced Center for Sleep Disorders, a comprehensive sleep diagnostic facility that has served the greater Chattanooga area for over a decade. This was just one of many ongoing efforts by Dr. Chandra and his staff to increase awareness of sleep disorders affecting the child and adolescent population. Anita Newsom RN, BSN, Sleep Medicine coordinator, and Dr. Laura Vargas, M.D., chief clinical coordinator, are actively working to increase the already long-established outreach of Advanced Center for Sleep Disorders.    

For more information visit www.sleepforhealth.org, or call Ms. Newsom or Dr. Vargas at 648- 8008.



CHI Memorial Mammography Health Coach To Visit Hamilton County July 17, 28

Purpose Point Community Health, New Faith-Based Charitable Health Clinic In Chattanooga, Announces Medical Director And Medical Champion

Arts At Erlanger Now Accepting Submissions For “The Golden Hour” Call-Out


CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at Homeless Health Care, 730 E. 11th St. in Chattanooga, on Friday, July 17 from 9 a.m.-noon and at Alexian Village, 437 ... (click for more)

Purpose Point Community Health, a new faith-based charitable health clinic in the heart of East Chattanooga that will serve uninsured patients, announces Dr. Adrien Strickland,as its medical ... (click for more)

The Arts at Erlanger Committee is now accepting submissions for the upcoming “The Golden Hour” gallery show. Visual artists may submit pieces of any medium that can be hung on a wall including ... (click for more)



Living Well

CHI Memorial Mammography Health Coach To Visit Hamilton County July 17, 28

CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at Homeless Health Care, 730 E. 11th St. in Chattanooga, on Friday, July 17 from 9 a.m.-noon and at Alexian Village, 437 Alexian Way on Signal, on Tuesday, July 28 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Officials said, "All patients will be screened before the appointment for COVID-19 symptoms. Please bring a mask to wear during ... (click for more)

Purpose Point Community Health, New Faith-Based Charitable Health Clinic In Chattanooga, Announces Medical Director And Medical Champion

Purpose Point Community Health, a new faith-based charitable health clinic in the heart of East Chattanooga that will serve uninsured patients, announces Dr. Adrien Strickland,as its medical director and Dr. Candie Richardson as its medical champion. Adrien Strickland, M.D. is board certified in internal medicine. Dr. Strickland earned her doctorate at the Medical College ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Has Another Coronavirus Death, 106 New Cases; Tennessee Has 14 More Deaths, 1,460 More Cases

Hamilton County has added a 38th coronavirus death. Becky Barnes, Health Department administrator, said, "It is with sadness that the Health Department reports the 38 th COVID-19 of a Hamilton County resident. The individual was a 51-60 year old white female with underlying medical conditions." There are 106 new cases, bringing the total to 3,361. Tennessee had 14 more ... (click for more)

Health Department Says Individuals Had Potential COVID Exposure At Coolidge Fountain, Aquarium, Pizza Spot, Wedding

The Health Department has determined through COVID-19 contact tracing that potential exposures occurred at the Coolidge Park fountain area July 1, Old Chicago Pizza (Hixson) for dine-in service on July 2, the Tennessee Aquarium on July 4, and the Quillin-Hammonds wedding at Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St. Individuals were at these locations during their infectious periods with ... (click for more)

Opinion

Are Theft, Vandalism And Arson Now Acceptable Behavior In Chattanooga?

There are a lot of things I don’t agree with in this world and I will openly speak out about it in a civilized tone and manner. I definitely don’t go around stealing, vandalizing and burnIng those items that frustrate or anger me as that would be counterproductive to a civilized society. Watching the news this morning I saw a couple of individuals committing theft, vandalism, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

Some time ago The Saturday Funnies started a “CLICK HERE” section at the end of the weekly jokes and stories. With today’s magnificent media, they are easily available and now I find a good half of the “Funnies” that arrive in our emails are videos. This week I received one video that I believe should be shared with everyone in times such as this. Because I am so gleeful over ... (click for more)