BREATHE. EASY. Mobile Lung CT Coach To Visit Homeless Health Care On Dec. 20

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
CHI Memorial’s mobile lung CT coach will visit the following location in December: 

Friday, Dec. 20, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Homeless Health Care of Chattanooga, 730 E. 11th Street, Chattanooga, Tn. 37403.

Rob Headrick, M.D., thoracic surgeon, CHI Memorial Chest and Lung Cancer Center, will give an educational talk at 2 p.m.  There is no charge to attend the talk and it is open to everyone.

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.

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

· 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. Grant funds are available for eligible uninsured and under-insured people to have the low-dose lung CT screening.

If you feel you are at risk, call 423 495-LUNG (5864) to discuss if a lung screening is right for you, or to schedule an appointment.


BREATHE. EASY. Mobile Lung CT Coach To Visit Hamilton County Jan. 28, 29 And 31

Alexander Says Tightened Restrictions On Fentanyl Will Save Thousands Of Tennesseans

CHI Memorial Hosts 28th Annual Peace, Love And Unity Service


CHI Memorial’s mobile lung CT coach will visit the following locations in January: • Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. – YMCA Healthy Aging Center at North River, 4138 Hixson Pike, Chattanooga, ... (click for more)

Legislation passed in the Senate Thursday to designate all forms of illegal fentanyl as Schedule 1 narcotics. Senator Lamar Alexander said, “Last year, more Tennesseans died from opioid overdoses ... (click for more)

CHI Memorial will celebrate the 28th Annual Peace, Love and Unity Service on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Monday at 11 a.m. in the community rooms at CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga, ... (click for more)


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BREATHE. EASY. Mobile Lung CT Coach To Visit Hamilton County Jan. 28, 29 And 31

CHI Memorial’s mobile lung CT coach will visit the following locations in January: • Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. – YMCA Healthy Aging Center at North River, 4138 Hixson Pike, Chattanooga, Tn. 37415 • Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. – Hamilton Family YMCA, 7430 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421 • Friday, Jan. 31 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. – CHI Memorial Integrative ... (click for more)

Alexander Says Tightened Restrictions On Fentanyl Will Save Thousands Of Tennesseans

Legislation passed in the Senate Thursday to designate all forms of illegal fentanyl as Schedule 1 narcotics. Senator Lamar Alexander said, “Last year, more Tennesseans died from opioid overdoses than were killed in car crashes. And the leading cause of these opioid related deaths was fentanyl – a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin. The opioid crisis is ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Gang-Related Party At Short-Term Rental Property On Signal Grew Out Of Members’ Desire To “Get Out Of Chattanooga Where The Heat Was On”

When three Signal Mountain police responded to reports of a fight in Old Towne Friday night, they found that the house at 404 South Street was dark. Investigators soon learned from neighbors, however, that the lights in the house had been on prior to the arrival of law enforcement officers, and could see for themselves that the driveway and back yard were filled with vehicles. ... (click for more)

Inspired Reverend Paul McDaniel Leads Reminiscences At Celebratory M.L. King Event

What started as a remembrance by five local civil rights leaders praising the 50-year-old Unity Group and other local civil rights work turned into an enthusiastic sermon by the Reverend Paul McDaniel Monday night of what still needs to be done. Mr. McDaniel, the last of the five speakers at the special Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day town hall program at Orchard Knob Missionary ... (click for more)

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A Lack Of Civility At The Women's Rally

The behavior of our local radical left women was abusive and uncalled for. The next Woman’s Rally and March should be lessons in common decency and civility towards other women. Interrupting an invited female speaker with displays of yelling and holding up disparaging signs is wrong. The women before me that broke the barriers in male-dominated professions would be embarrassed ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Angels Walk Among Us

I know little about Scott Shaunfield, other than that he is a Captain with the Houston, Texas Fire Department, and the fact he once wrote a story about “the angels among us” that he knows is true. For the record, I am a huge believer in angels on this earth. No, you can’t see them, but I can easily recall the times that I have been highly suspect of angel-like people during my life. ... (click for more)