BREATHE. EASY. Mobile Lung CT Coach To Visit Marion County May 29

Monday, May 20, 2019

CHI Memorial’s mobile lung CT coach will be at Ingles Market in Valley Plaza, US 41 at East Valley Road in Jasper, on Wednesday, May 29 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. CDT.
 
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 by the National Cancer Institute. 
 
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.


Diversity: A Celebration Of Our Children’s Uniqueness Set For Oct. 15

Erlanger And Johnson Group Earn "Best In Show" For World Class Heart Campaign

Navigating The Senior Care Industry Speaker Series Starts Tuesday


The Southeast Council on Children and Youth will present Diversity: A Celebration of Our Children’s Uniqueness with Councilwoman Carol Berz on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The ... (click for more)

Erlanger Health System and The Johnson Group have been awarded “Best of Show” at the 36th annual Healthcare Advertising Awards for their “World Class Heart Campaign.” According to officials ... (click for more)

Morning Pointe of Collegedale at Greenbriar Cove is partnering with Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove, Life Care Center of Collegedale, and The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, ... (click for more)


Living Well

Diversity: A Celebration Of Our Children’s Uniqueness Set For Oct. 15

The Southeast Council on Children and Youth will present Diversity: A Celebration of Our Children’s Uniqueness with Councilwoman Carol Berz on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The event will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road. The cost is $25 per person, $45 agency cost for two people and $175 corporate cost for 10 people. Vendor/Sponsor ... (click for more)

Erlanger And Johnson Group Earn "Best In Show" For World Class Heart Campaign

Erlanger Health System and The Johnson Group have been awarded “Best of Show” at the 36th annual Healthcare Advertising Awards for their “World Class Heart Campaign.” According to officials with the Healthcare Marketing Report, more than 4,000 entries were received this year, making this the nation’s largest healthcare advertising awards competition. A national panel of judges ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Tracy Calloway, 28, Dies After Being Shot Multiple Times On Trailwood Drive

Tracy Calloway, 28, has died after being shot multiple times on Trailwood Drive on Sunday afternoon. He had earlier been listed in critical condition at the hospital. At 2:13 p.m. , Chattanooga Police responded to a person shot call in the 4600 block of Trailwood Drive. U pon arrival, officers located the victim with multiple gunshot wounds as well as a vehicle that ... (click for more)

Girl, 16, In Critical Condition After Sunday Morning Rafting Accident On The Ocoee River

A 16-year-old girl was listed in critical condition at a Chattanooga hospital after a rafting accident on the Ocoee River. The incident happened around 10 a.m. on Sunday on a trip by Quest Expeditions. The girl was reportedly on life support. Ryan Cooke, president of the Ocoee River Outfitters Association, said, "I would like to extend my sincere sympathy to the family ... (click for more)

Opinion

I Support Erlanger

I write this opinion today under my own free will, without any suggestion or prodding from the management of Erlanger Health System. As a medical doctor employed by Erlanger, I am on the front lines taking care of people. Erlanger is an excellent health system and an excellent place to receive care. It is easy to sit back at a distance and decree how things should run. It is a different ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our Native Code Of Ethics

Many moons ago I flipped over what is now being called a poem by the great Shawnee warrior and chief, Tecumseh. The fact the chief didn’t like the “Pale Face” is understandable – they (we) blatantly stole the Indians’ land in a reign of terror after the Revolutionary War – yet Tecumseh is arguably the finest Native American who ever lived before he died at age 45. It can be argued ... (click for more)