Free Smoking Cessation Classes Begin In January

Thursday, December 26, 2019
CHI Memorial offers a free seven-week Freedom From Smoking program which helps participants learn 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.

On Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, a new session of Freedom From Smoking will begin at CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates - Ooltewah, 6401 Mountain View Road, Suite 109.  The class is offered every Thursday for eight weeks from 3-4:30 p.m.

"Freedom From Smoking is an American Lung Association program that has helped hundreds of thousands of Americans overcome an addiction to nicotine during the past 37 years," officials said.

The program is designed for a small group setting.  Anyone who has a desire to stop smoking should call 423-495-7778 to register.  There is no charge for the program.

CHI Memorial Mammography Health Coach To Visit CHI Memorial Parkway Jan. 30

Erlanger Specialists Investigate Use Of Stem Cells To Improve Patient Recovery After Stroke

CHI Memorial Partners With Hixson High Future Ready Institute Healthcare Program


CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at CHI Memorial Parkway, 4700 Battlefield Pkwy. in Ringgold, on Thursday, Jan. 30. Appointments are available from 8 a.m.-4 ... (click for more)

A new clinical research study at Erlanger Health System NeuroScience Institute is helping neurology specialists determine if stem cells can improve recovery in patients with chronic disability ... (click for more)

CHI Memorial formally announced a partnership with the Hixson High Future Ready Institute healthcare program on Tuesday. The announcement involved administration and students from Hixson High, ... (click for more)


Living Well

CHI Memorial Mammography Health Coach To Visit CHI Memorial Parkway Jan. 30

CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at CHI Memorial Parkway, 4700 Battlefield Pkwy. in Ringgold, on Thursday, Jan. 30. Appointments are available from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. "All women should have one screening mammogram between the ages of 35-40," officials said. "After age 40, a screening mammogram is recommended every year. Any woman who meets these ... (click for more)

Erlanger Specialists Investigate Use Of Stem Cells To Improve Patient Recovery After Stroke

A new clinical research study at Erlanger Health System NeuroScience Institute is helping neurology specialists determine if stem cells can improve recovery in patients with chronic disability as a result of an ischemic stroke. “Post-stroke disability is a major public health issue, with nearly one-half of all stroke survivors left with permanent disabilities as a result of ... (click for more)

Breaking News

8 Dead In Tennessee River Fire At Scottsboro That Destroys 35 Boats

Eight people died on Monday morning in a fire that raced along the Tennessee River at Scottsboro, Ala. A man said his daughter and five grandchildren are among the victims. Seven other people were hospitalized. Officials said 35 boats were destroyed. Most of the vessels docked at the Jackson County Park were houseboats. Witnesses said they could hear cries coming from ... (click for more)

Governor Lee To Deliver Second State Of The State Address Next Monday

Governor Bill Lee announced that he will deliver his second State of the State address to the General Assembly and fellow Tennesseans next Monday at 6 p.m. CST. The joint session will be aired statewide and take place in the House Chamber in the Tennessee State Capitol. “ I’m looking forward to sharing my vision for the future of Tennessee, including my legislative and budget ... (click for more)

Opinion

What Downtown Needs

Dear Jim and Kim, Thank you for launching River City's effort to look at what can be done to re-energize and protect the Riverfront area. I will not be able to make it to meetings this month so I decided to jot down my thoughts. I would appreciate it if you would include a copy of this email with the feedback "record" for Wednesday's community meeting. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Troubling Mystery

It is, very candidly, the biggest mystery of my life. I am at a place where I am able to figure a lot of things out, even trying to find reason in insanity, but ever since I was in high school, I have been staggered by the fact one man was able to turn an entire nation into willing henchmen that would massacre millions of innocents. Such evil has been unfathomable to me. Yesterday ... (click for more)