Breathe Easy Mobile Lung CT Coach To Visit Walker County

Thursday, May 24, 2018

CHI Memorial’s mobile lung CT coach will provide computerized tomography screenings at the Walker County Health Department, 603 E Villanow St. in Lafayette on Wednesday, June 6, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
 
"Lung cancer screening is a test to look for signs of lung cancer in otherwise healthy people. The low-dose CT scan shows a 3-D image of your lungs that is clearer and more detailed than regular x-rays, allowing doctors to diagnose lung cancer at its earliest stage, before there are any symptoms. This is when lung cancer is most curable. The whole process takes less than ten minutes and there is no need to do anything special to prepare for the screening," officials said. 

The low-dose CT lung cancer scan has been shown to improve survival by 20 percent according to The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). 
 
Factors that put you at high risk of developing lung cancer include: 
•         Age 50 or greater;
•         Smoking history; 
•         Family history of cancer; or
•         Exposure to cancer causing agents (asbestos, diesel fumes, Radon, coal smoke, soot, etc.) 
 
Private insurance companies cover lung cancer screening for high-risk individuals. Medicare and Medicaid also cover lung cancer screening. Call 423-495-LUNG (5864) to schedule your appointment.


Girl Scout Troop Donates To MaryEllen Locher Breast Center

Sunny 92.3 FM Hosts Annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Radiothon For Children’s Hospital At Erlanger

Imaging, Lab Services Now Availabale At Atrium Medical Center


Girl Scout Daisy Troop 40376 from Wallace A. Smith Elementary stopped by CHI Memorial’s MaryEllen Locher Breast Center and donated a fishbowl full of handmade pink ribbons for the women who receive ... (click for more)

Sunny 92.3 FM is broadcasting the Sunny Cares for Kids Radiothon live 6 a.m.-10 a.m. from Children’s Hospital at Erlanger’s brand new Kennedy Outpatient Center starting Monday through Friday, ... (click for more)

CHI Memorial is expanding the services available at Atrium Medical Center to include imaging and lab services. Cardiac imaging at the Atrium offers nuclear stress test, treadmill stress ... (click for more)


Living Well

Girl Scout Troop Donates To MaryEllen Locher Breast Center

Girl Scout Daisy Troop 40376 from Wallace A. Smith Elementary stopped by CHI Memorial’s MaryEllen Locher Breast Center and donated a fishbowl full of handmade pink ribbons for the women who receive care and treatment at the center. (click for more)

Sunny 92.3 FM Hosts Annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Radiothon For Children’s Hospital At Erlanger

Sunny 92.3 FM is broadcasting the Sunny Cares for Kids Radiothon live 6 a.m.-10 a.m. from Children’s Hospital at Erlanger’s brand new Kennedy Outpatient Center starting Monday through Friday, Dec. 14. Listeners are encouraged to call or text to donate to the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. Donations are accepted by calling 1-877-335-5437 ... (click for more)

Breaking News

County Schools, Other Schools To Open On A 2-Hour Delay Monday Morning

Hamilton County Schools will open on a two-hour delay on Monday due to a threat of slippery road conditions in the higher elevations overnight. Officials said, "Below freezing temperatures are expected in areas of Hamilton County which could cause travel problems in the morning. Buses will run two hours later than normal in the morning and schools will begin two hours later. ... (click for more)

Stephen Moore, 34, Shot And Killed Early Sunday Morning

Stephen Laton Moore, 34, was shot and killed early Sunday morning on East 5th Street. At approximately 12:19 a.m., Chattanooga Police were dispatched to a report of a person shot in the 2500 block of East 5th Street. Upon arrival, officers located the victim suffering from a fatal gunshot wound. Hamilton County EMS responded and pronounced him deceased. CPD Major ... (click for more)

Opinion

TVA Land Grab

The Georgetown land grab is just ‘Business as Usual’ for TVA. For the past 80 years they’ve shown their stripes in this matter - 170,000 acres seized at LBL, countless acreage taken in the Tennessee River Valley. Land taken for coal and nuclear sites. All by the same play book. All from average people. We want this, you have this, we get this. I worked with TVA as a ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Quit Embarrassing Us

Ever since I got word that a new Publix grocery store will be built on South Broad Street I have been excited. And every time our city Zoning Appeals Board seemingly does everything within its power to kill the project it is increasingly an embarrassment, a kerfuffle that has no logical explanation and sadly kowtows to a small minority that is flat-out wrong. On Wednesday the ... (click for more)