BREATHE. EASY. Mobile Lung CT Coach To Visit Hamilton County June 17, 21 And 25

Friday, June 7, 2019

CHI Memorial’s mobile lung CT coach will be at several locations in Hamilton County during April.
 
•  Monday, June 17 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
CHI Memorial Community Health, 3905 Hixson Pike, Suite 103, Chattanooga, TN 37415

•  Friday, June 21 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Homeless Health Care of Chattanooga, 730 E. 11th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403

• Tuesday, June 25 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Boynton Terrace Apartments, 957 Boynton Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37402
 
"Lung cancer screening is a test to look for signs of lung cancer in otherwise healthy people," officials said. "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.
 
Call 423-495-LUNG (5864) to discuss if a lung screening is right for you, or to schedule an appointment.



Yoga On Union Kicks Off Vegan Yoga Series With Tofurky Yoga Burn And Adopt-A-Turkey

Local Therapy Dog Brightens Morning Pointe Residents’ Day

CHI Memorial Medical Group Announces Primary Care And Specialty Care Medical Directors


Yoga on Union announces Tofurky Yoga Burn and Adopt-a-Turkey will be held on Thanksgiving Eve at Thrive Yoga and Wellness, at 7633 East Brainerd Road, on Wednesday, Nov. 27, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. ... (click for more)

Morning Pointe of Collegedale at Greenbriar Cove resident Dr. Helmut Ott gives a treat to therapy dog Gracie. Gracie is one of the many therapy animals who visits the assisted living community ... (click for more)

CHI Memorial Medical Group appointed Jeffrey Jump, M.D., as medical director for primary care, and Mark Anderson, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A., as medical director for specialty care. They join ... (click for more)


Living Well

Yoga On Union Kicks Off Vegan Yoga Series With Tofurky Yoga Burn And Adopt-A-Turkey

Yoga on Union announces Tofurky Yoga Burn and Adopt-a-Turkey will be held on Thanksgiving Eve at Thrive Yoga and Wellness, at 7633 East Brainerd Road, on Wednesday, Nov. 27, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Led by yoga instructor and vegan activist Missy Crutchfield, the Tofurky Yoga Burn will help raise funds for Farm Sanctuary and will help kick off Yoga on Union’s new Vegan Yoga series ... (click for more)

Local Therapy Dog Brightens Morning Pointe Residents’ Day

Morning Pointe of Collegedale at Greenbriar Cove resident Dr. Helmut Ott gives a treat to therapy dog Gracie. Gracie is one of the many therapy animals who visits the assisted living community to give love and attention to residents who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to interact with animals. “Gracie loves our residents, and they certainly love her!” says Morning Pointe ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Police Say 17-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot Isaiah Bush, 17, After Botched Robbery Sunday Night On Greendale Way

Chattanooga Police have filed charges against three suspects in the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy found at 1664 Greendale Way on Sunday night. Police were told there was a fight during a robbery attempt and a 17-year-old girl fired the fatal shot. Jermaine Grant, 20, and the 17-year-old girl are in custody. Jalaycian Barrow, 23, was arrested later on Wednesday. ... (click for more)

CPD Adds 8 New Public Safety Cameras To Its Network

The Chattanooga Police Department has added eight new public safety cameras to its network, bringing the total to 37 cameras around the city focusing on violent crime and seeking to deter future acts of violence. This system is known as “Crime Eye” by Convergint Technologies, which is an industry leader in technology used in promoting crime reduction, crime solving, and improving ... (click for more)

Opinion

Have A Longer Fall Break Instead Of Thanksgiving For Schools - And Response

I have four children. I home school one, two are in public school and one is in private school. I believe I have a firm grasp of the fall break versus week long Thanksgiving break argument. My family and I love fall break. We do not want a week off at Thanksgiving. The thought of going from August until Thanksgiving without a real break from the grind is awful. Thanksgiving is ... (click for more)

All Property Owners Deserve The Right To STVR

Changes are coming to Chattanooga’s Short-Term Vacation Rental Ordinance. Chattanooga City Council is working on a draft of changes that would affect every Chattanooga property owner’s right to open their home to paying short term guests. This includes upping the ante on fines for those who are denied an application for permits. This first draft is to be presented to the council ... (click for more)