BREATHE. EASY. Mobile Lung CT Coach To Visit Soddy-Daisy June 8

Thursday, May 28, 2020
CHI Memorial’s mobile lung CT coach will be at CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates – Soddy-Daisy, 210 Walmart Dr., on Monday, June 8 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  Bring a mask to wear during the appointment.  Masks will be provided to anyone who doesn’t have one.
 
"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; or 
• 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.

Austin Hatcher Foundation To Host 13th Annual Celebration Of Life And Hope

Hamilton Medical Center Offering Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Procedures

Erlanger East Opens Comprehensive Gastroenterology And Endoscopy Center


Two weeks before its 13th annual “Celebration of Life and Hope” virtual event on Saturday, Oct. 10, the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer will also host an in-person Pre-Party with ... (click for more)

Hamilton Medical Center is offering a robotic technology that allows surgeons to personalize total knee and total hip replacement procedures. HMC is the only hospital in Northwest Georgia using ... (click for more)

Erlanger East announces the grand opening of the Erlanger Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Center at Erlanger East Hospital. "The convenient Gunbarrel road location offers a new level of care ... (click for more)



Living Well

Austin Hatcher Foundation To Host 13th Annual Celebration Of Life And Hope

Two weeks before its 13th annual “Celebration of Life and Hope” virtual event on Saturday, Oct. 10, the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer will also host an in-person Pre-Party with limited admittance on Sept. 25 from 6-8 p.m. The evening’s events include a socially distanced cocktail party and special guided tours of the foundation’s new Education Advancement Center. ... (click for more)

Hamilton Medical Center Offering Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Procedures

Hamilton Medical Center is offering a robotic technology that allows surgeons to personalize total knee and total hip replacement procedures. HMC is the only hospital in Northwest Georgia using this technology, officials said. "The highly advanced robotic technology, Stryker’s Mako System, was designed to transform the way joint replacement surgery is performed, enabling surgeons ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Senator Blackburn Says Republicans "Have The Vote" To Approve Trump Female Nominee For Supreme Court

Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tn.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Tuesday said Republicans " do have the votes in the Senate" to approve a new U.S. Supreme Court justice. She said, "Once the President has made his nomination, Leader McConnell and Chairman Graham will announce the timeline and what it will be. I look forward to voting for a constitutionalist ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Investigating In-Custody Death Of Alton Young, 30

At the direction of the Hamilton County District Attorney, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is conducting an investigation into the death of Alton Kenyatta Young, 30. Young was arrested on Sunday, at approximately 2 p.m. by the Chattanooga Police Department after being involved in a motor vehicle crash near the 7000 block of East Brainerd ... (click for more)

Opinion

No More Gift Cards

I receive gift cards on special occasions from my family and enjoy them very much as I can make purchases that I could not ordinarily afford. More than once employees of businesses have been rude when gift cards are presented. On one occasion recently at an antique mall the owner got angry when I asked that he use my gift card before my credit card was charged. He accused me ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Ballot-Bearer Is Shot

Last week was a typical one for Chicago. The weekly shooting gallery was about normal for the third week of September – 100 people shot, 14 homicides and 86 wounded -- on the downtown streets. But there was one shooting that stood out. A United States Postal Service letter carrier was shot four times when she got in the crosshairs of a drive-by shooting and now the USPS is on the ... (click for more)