Pediatric Pulmonologist To Speak On "Dry Drowning: Myth Or Medical Oddity?" At Children's Hospital At Erlanger Thursday

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Dr. Matthew Kreth, Pediatric Pulmonologist at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, will lead a discussion about drowning verses dry drowning and pool safety this Thursday. He will answer questions and discuss current events with dry drowning
 
"Dry drowning refers to a rare phenomenon from delayed physical reaction to inhaling water. It occurs when a patient breathes water into their lungs; the water then affects the lungs ability to properly inflate causing edema and swelling as the body attempts to fight the foreign substance.
The symptoms usually appear between one and 24 hours after the incident and can appear as a mild, non-life-threatening issue.  About 1-2% of all drowning deaths are deemed dry drowning. Symptoms include cough, trouble breathing, fever, and audible crackling in the chest. Coughing alone is not a symptom. 
 
"Drowning is the third most common cause of accidental death in the U.S. Most drowning deaths are preventable with pool safety measures such as fencing to secure the pool area and adult vigilance," officials said.

Dave Boozer To Serve On Tennessee Health Care Association Board

Chattanooga State Dental Clinic Taking Appointments For 2019

Memorial's Mobile Lung CT Coach To Visit Homeless Health Care Of Chattanooga


The Tennessee Health Care Association (THCA) has named Dave Boozer, administrator of The Health Center at Standifer Place in Chattanooga, to its board of directors for 2018-19. Mr. Boozer ... (click for more)

The Dental Hygiene Clinic is now scheduling appointments beginning Jan. 22 through May 1. The clinic is located in the Health Science Center, 2nd floor, HSC 2007 on the main campus of Chattanooga ... (click for more)

CHI Memorial’s mobile lung CT coach will provide computerized tomography (CT) screenings at Homeless Health Care of Chattanooga on Friday, Dec. 21, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lung cancer screening ... (click for more)


Living Well

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The Tennessee Health Care Association (THCA) has named Dave Boozer, administrator of The Health Center at Standifer Place in Chattanooga, to its board of directors for 2018-19. Mr. Boozer joins the other board members in directing the organization as it works to enhance the ability of its members to provide essential long-term care services for the elderly and disabled through ... (click for more)

Chattanooga State Dental Clinic Taking Appointments For 2019

The Dental Hygiene Clinic is now scheduling appointments beginning Jan. 22 through May 1. The clinic is located in the Health Science Center, 2nd floor, HSC 2007 on the main campus of Chattanooga State Community College, 4501 Amnicola Hwy. Many services offered are complimentary and/or at reduced rates. The Clinic is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from ... (click for more)

Breaking News

7 People Arrested At House Where Large Quantities Of Drugs, Stolen Guns Were Found

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Firefighters Put Out Fire At The Lantern At Morning Pointe On Shallowford Road

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Opinion

Bill Bennett Was One Of The Best Gentlemen In Politics - And Response (5)

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Roy Exum: The Christmas Sheep

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