Free Smoking Cessation Courses Begin Nov. 1 In Ooltewah

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
CHI Memorial offers a free seven-week Freedom From Smoking program to help people stop smoking. The program teaches participants how to beat tobacco addiction, lifestyle changes that make quitting easier, stress management, how to avoid weight gain and how to stay smoke-free for good.
 
"Freedom From Smoking is an American Lung Association program that has helped more than one million Americans overcome an addiction to nicotine during the past 30 years," officials said.  "Tobacco use is the largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Within two weeks of quitting, former smokers have reduced their risk of having a heart attack, and improved their lung function." 
 
A new session will begin Thursday, Nove.
1 at CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates – Ooltewah, 6401 Mountain View Road, Suite 109.  The class will meet every Thursday for seven weeks from 4-5:30 p.m.
 
The program is designed for a small group setting.  Anyone who has a desire to stop smoking should call 423-495-7778 to register for a class at a location convenient to you.  There is no charge for the program.

Erlanger’s Kidney Transplant Support Group Meeting Is Thursday

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Advanced Center For Sleep Disorders Moves To New Office


Erlanger Transplant Services invites patients post-transplant, candidates, donors and those interested in kidney transplantation to a Kidney Transplant Support Group meeting on Thursday beginning ... (click for more)

CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at Sequatchie Valley Primary Care, 24 Mountain View Dr. in Kimball, on Thursday, May 2 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. CDT. "All ... (click for more)

The Advanced Center for Sleep Disorders, an independent sleep medicine clinic founded by Dr. Anuj Chandra, M.D., D.ABSM, has moved its Chattanooga headquarters to a larger location at 6624 Lee ... (click for more)


Living Well

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CHI Memorial Mammography Health Coach To Visit Marion County May 2

CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at Sequatchie Valley Primary Care, 24 Mountain View Dr. in Kimball, on Thursday, May 2 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. CDT. "All women should have one screening mammogram between the ages of 35-40. After age 40, a screening mammogram is recommended every year," officials said. "Any woman who meets these age guidelines ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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State officials said a portion of Interstate 75 between Chattanooga and Cleveland will be widened. The project will add one lane in each direction. It will take it from two lanes to three from north of U.S. 11/Lee Highway in Hamilton County to near Exit 20 in Bradley County. It was included in this year’s multimodal program to tentatively receive right-of-way funding in FY ... (click for more)

Proposed Changes To Short Term Vacation Rentals Get Hosts Fired Up, But No One Claims Revisions

Proposed changes to the city's Short Term Vacation Rentals program were set to go before the City Council next Tuesday, but that now appears to be off the table. Councilman Darrin Ledford said he had been set to discuss the topic brought forth by Councilwoman Demetrus Coonrod at the planning and zoning committee Tuesday. However, administration officials said they had their ... (click for more)

Opinion

How Can City, WWTA Get Away With Chronic Sewage Discharges Onto Our Streets?

A wastewater or service utility is simply a defined service in exchange for a fee. What if I pay a utility fee in exchange for a defined service, and the utility fails to deliver the service as agreed? As an example, I pay a private solid waste collection service to collect, transport, and dispose of garbage. Municipalities also operate waste collection and disposal. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Just Say ‘I Love You’

A dear friend sends me a note that his mom, after 40 glorious years of teaching children in public schools, is dying. The death of a mom or dad is among the worst things a child must bear, watching a parent in their final days. But I still marvel at the fact when Helen Exum died four years ago, not once did I cry and I’m a pretty emotional guy. The overwhelming reason I could ... (click for more)