BREATHE. EASY. Mobile Lung CT Coach To Visit Walker County Feb. 26

Friday, February 21, 2020
CHI Memorial’s mobile lung CT coach will be at Primary Healthcare Center’s Rossville Clinic at Fairview, 205 Jenkins Road in Rossville, on Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  
 
"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.

Blackburn Urges FDA To Respond To Critical Drug Shortages

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Senator Marsha Blackburn is urging the Food and Drug Administration to address shortages of drugs used to treat patients with lupus. Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, which are used to treat ... (click for more)

Rock Steady Boxing, an exercise program based on training used by boxing pros and adapted to people with Parkinson’s disease, will now be available in the north Georgia area. The program involves ... (click for more)

The Collegedale Tomorrow Foundation is assisting the Samaritan Center in a food and funds drive titled “Together, we CAN make it through this.” On Saturday, April 4, and Sunday, April 5, ... (click for more)




Living Well

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Rock Steady Boxing For People With Parkinson's Comes To Ringgold

Rock Steady Boxing, an exercise program based on training used by boxing pros and adapted to people with Parkinson’s disease, will now be available in the north Georgia area. The program involves regular exercises, such as stretching, bicycling, running, jump-roping, push-ups, balancing and lots of non-contact boxing led by experienced trainers/coaches. Rock Steady Boxing serves ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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198 Have Died In Georgia From Coronavirus; Cases Are 5,967 - Up From 5,444 On Thursday; Dade County Resident Dies

Georgia state health officials said Wednesday that 198 people in the state have died of the coronavirus - 14 more than Thursday. The cases have increased to 5,967 - up from the Thursday report of 5,444. Officials said 1,222 have been hospitalized in Georgia with the deadly virus. The first person to contract the coronavirus in Dade County has died. Dade had reported its first ... (click for more)

Opinion

Remembering Ron Eberhardt

A pioneer in police public information passed away earlier this week in California. Ron Eberhardt worked for the Chattanooga Police Department in the 1970’s. Then Fire and Police Commissioner Gene Roberts named Eberhardt police information officer. To my knowledge the police department never had had a PIO. Eberhardt developed new techniques to deliver police news to the media. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

Well, here we are: By nightfall Friday we had 1,097,909 cases of the coronavirus in the world, the count up by 69,073 in just one day. In Louisiana, where the total cases quite nearly doubled in 24 hours, there are 10,227 cases with 370 dead, a gain of 60 since the day before. The United States? It’s horrifying; 30,715 new cases on Friday pushing us easily over 275,000 with our ... (click for more)