BREATHE. EASY. Mobile Lung CT Coach To Visit Hamilton County Sept. 22 And 29

Thursday, September 10, 2020

CHI Memorial’s mobile lung CT coach will be at Silvertree Seniors in Harrison, 5465 Hwy. 58, on Tuesday, September 22 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m, and at Homeless Health of Chattanooga, 730 East 11th St., on Tuesday, September 29 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Officials said, "All patients will wear a mask and are asked to bring their own if they have one.  A mask will be provided if a patient does not already have one.  
 
"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; 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.
 
"If you feel you are at risk, call us at 423-495-LUNG (5864) to discuss if a lung screening is right for you, or to schedule an appointment."



Golden Hour Gallery Opens Friday At Erlanger Baroness Hospital

Whitfield Healthcare Foundation To Host 28th Annual Golf Invitational

Erlanger Names Robert Maloney, Jr. As New Chief Operating Officer


Arts at Erlanger announces the opening of the “Golden Hour” gallery at Erlanger Baroness Hospital on Oct. 2 in the gallery corridor. "The juried gallery consists of a multitude of different ... (click for more)

The Whitfield Healthcare Foundation will host its 28th annual Golf Invitational on Monday, Oct. 19, at The Farm. Proceeds from the tournament will be designated for Hamilton’s Peeples Cancer ... (click for more)

Erlanger Health System announced the addition of Robert J. Maloney, Jr. as chief operating officer. Before arriving at the Chattanooga-based non-profit health system, Mr. Maloney served ... (click for more)



Living Well

Golden Hour Gallery Opens Friday At Erlanger Baroness Hospital

Arts at Erlanger announces the opening of the “Golden Hour” gallery at Erlanger Baroness Hospital on Oct. 2 in the gallery corridor. "The juried gallery consists of a multitude of different mediums including paintings and photographs reflecting the golden lighting that occurs the first hour after dawn and the last hour before sunset. Cypress lakes, sunset beaches, towering ... (click for more)

Whitfield Healthcare Foundation To Host 28th Annual Golf Invitational

The Whitfield Healthcare Foundation will host its 28th annual Golf Invitational on Monday, Oct. 19, at The Farm. Proceeds from the tournament will be designated for Hamilton’s Peeples Cancer Institute to support the Paxman Scalp Cooling System, a patient support service, which greatly reduces or prevents hair loss in patients undergoing chemotherapy. Since hair loss prevention ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Election Commission Votes To Terminate Administrator Kerry Steelman; His Attorney Hits HR Report And Says ADA Lawsuit To Be Filed

The Election Commission, following a lengthy meeting on Wednesday morning, voted 4-1 to terminate Administrator Kerry Steelman, who has been on leave recently. Jerry Summers was the only no vote, saying Mr. Steelman is innocent until proven guilty. Election Commission Chairman Mike Walden said Mr. Steelman is "a nice guy who made some positive strides for our office over five ... (click for more)

Bear Found Consuming Human Body In Woods Behind House Near Jellico, Tn.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the report of a black bear found consuming a deceased human body near Jellico in Campbell County. Just before midnight on Tuesday, Campbell County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call to check on a person in the Duff community near Jellico ... (click for more)

Opinion

Selma Paty's Legacy

Much has been said of the accolades of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and rightfully so. I wanted to remind everyone that Chattanooga had its own lady attorney who made many in-roads for females in the legal field. Selma (Sunny) Paty actually began her legal career before Justice Ginsburg. She likewise was Jewish and being a female in the 1950's, when she started her practice, was ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My October Garden

Well, in my monthly walk through my garden I broke the sad news to my annuals and biennials that Monday would be our last weather with temperatures in the 80s, and that Father front would soon come knocking. My perennials were saddened, of course, because we’ve had a happy year. So, as my man Cleo dished out a round of Miracle-Gro and Osmocote to those that wanted a nudge before ... (click for more)