BlueCross Offers Drive-Through Flu Shots Sept. 29

Thursday, September 13, 2018

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is partnering with Mt. Canaan Baptist Church for its fourth annual drive-through flu shot clinic on Sept. 29.

Walgreens Pharmacy representatives will administer flu vaccines to those ages seven and older from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. in the church parking lot. BlueCross members or others with insurance coverage must bring their ID card to receive flu vaccines provided in their coverage. Vaccines are available for $30 to those without insurance.

In addition to receiving flu shots, attendees can drop off their unused and expired prescriptions to help reduce the risk of medication misuse and abuse.

Local law enforcement officials will be onsite to collect old prescription medications. They’ll provide information on Count It! Lock It! Drop It!, a program supported by BlueCross to encourage proper medication storage and disposal.


Siskin Hospital Therapists Earn Certifications

Rees Skillern Cancer Institute At CHI Memorial To Host "PROMPT" Party

Hamilton County Coalition To Host Free Opioid Overdose Prevention Training


Siskin Hospital announces that Michelle Smith, MS, CCC-SLP; Sara Tinter, MS, CCC-SLP and Kyle Volentine, OTR/L, CSRS, are now Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS). The certification ... (click for more)

Rees Skillern Cancer Institute at CHI Memorial will host a PROMPT party this Friday from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Rees Skillern Cancer Institute’s Cancer Risk and Survivorship Center, 605 Glenwood ... (click for more)

The Hamilton County Coalition will be hosting a free opioid overdose prevention training on Tuesday, at 2 p.m. at the Hamilton County Coalition office, 5721 Marlin Road, Building 6011, Suite ... (click for more)


Living Well

Siskin Hospital Therapists Earn Certifications

Siskin Hospital announces that Michelle Smith, MS, CCC-SLP; Sara Tinter, MS, CCC-SLP and Kyle Volentine, OTR/L, CSRS, are now Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS). The certification is awarded by the Brain Injury Association of America. This achievement brings Siskin Hospital’s total number of CBIS-certified staff to 19. Ms. Smith and Ms. Tinter have master of science ... (click for more)

Rees Skillern Cancer Institute At CHI Memorial To Host "PROMPT" Party

Rees Skillern Cancer Institute at CHI Memorial will host a PROMPT party this Friday from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Rees Skillern Cancer Institute’s Cancer Risk and Survivorship Center, 605 Glenwood Dr., Suite 307 in Chattanooga. PROMPT, which stands for Prospective Registry of Multiplex Testing, is a patient-driven registry that will help answer questions about genetic test results. ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Crews Searching For Missing 68-Year-Old Kayaker In Polk County

Crews are searching for a lost kayaker on the Ocoee Number Three Lake in the Tumbling Creek area. Those involved include TWRA law enforcement officers, along with Polk County Fire and Rescue, Polk County EMA, Polk County Sheriff’s Department, State Parks Crews and U. S. Forest Service Law Enforcement. The kayaker, a 68-year-old man from Polk County, was reported missing Sunday ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Area Could Get Up To 7 Inches Of Rain In New Wave Of Downpours

The Chattanooga area could get up to seven inches of rain in a new wave of downpours Tuesday through Sunday. Some streams are already swollen and under minor flood advisories, including Lookout Creek and Chickamauga Creek. The National Weather Service said, "A prolonged period of heavy rain is expected from Tuesday through Saturday. The heaviest rainfall will likely fall across ... (click for more)

Opinion

Questions About TVA And Controlling Water Levels - And Response

So in 2003 Chattanooga and Marion County and more people below Chickamauga Dam suffered a 100 year flood because TVA had not prepared for the amount of rain that fell. Since then up until 2018 they have done a great job with controlling the flooding problems. On Feb. 14 they started dumping water at Chickamauga Dam and raising the river, bringing the river level up. Feb 15 it's ... (click for more)

Confusing Racism And Racial Injustice - And Response

I guess many people confuse racism with racial injustices. They're only related in the sense when racism is used to make legal and physical racial injustices take place. Racism is an emotion anyone is entitled to. That's their cross to bear. Something the racist will one day have to give an accounting for. Racial injustices takes physical, emotional, psychological and mental actions ... (click for more)