Free Smoking Cessation Course Begins Virtually May 13

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
CHI Memorial is offering a free eight-week Freedom From Smoking program which helps participants learn how to beat tobacco addiction, lifestyle changes that make quitting easier, stress management, how to avoid weight gain and how to stay smoke-free for good.
 
A new session of Freedom From Smoking will begin virtually on Thursday, May 13.  The class will meet via Zoom or phone weekly for eight weeks. The class time is noon-1:30 pm.  
 
Freedom From Smoking is an American Lung Association program that has helped more than one million Americans overcome an addiction to nicotine during the past 39 years, officials said.  The program is designed for a small group setting.  Anyone who has a desire to stop smoking should call 423-495-7703 to register for the class.  There is no charge for the program.

TN-RDAC To Inform TennCARE On Pharmaceutical Treatments

Walker County To Host Blood Drive To Answer The Call For Donations

Morning Pointe Celebrates National Nurses Week May 6-12


The newly formed Tennessee Rare Disease Advisory Council or TN-RDAC (pronounced AHR-dak) has set its priorities to advocate for Tennesseans diagnosed with rare diseases, including advising TennCare’s ... (click for more)

Walker County residents are being asked to make a lifesaving donation this month. On Wednesday, May 26, Walker County Government will host a community blood drive to help answer the call for ... (click for more)

Morning Pointe Senior Living kicked off National Nurses Week 2021 by reflecting on the pivotal role these associates have played while on the frontline battling the COVID-19 pandemic and, locally, ... (click for more)



Living Well

TN-RDAC To Inform TennCARE On Pharmaceutical Treatments

The newly formed Tennessee Rare Disease Advisory Council or TN-RDAC (pronounced AHR-dak) has set its priorities to advocate for Tennesseans diagnosed with rare diseases, including advising TennCare’s Pharmacy Advisory Committee and Drug Utilization Review Committee on pharmaceutical treatments, as well as identifying the overall impact of rare diseases on Tennesseans. Created ... (click for more)

Walker County To Host Blood Drive To Answer The Call For Donations

Walker County residents are being asked to make a lifesaving donation this month. On Wednesday, May 26, Walker County Government will host a community blood drive to help answer the call for blood donations leading into the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The drive will run from 1-5 p.m. at the Walker County Civic Center, 10052 Hwy. 27 in Rock Spring. Donors can schedule an ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Roadtec, Inc. To Expand Chattanooga Operations With $6.2 Million Investment

Roadtec, Inc. officials announced on Wednesday that the paving equipment manufacturer will expand its operations in Chattanooga. Roadtec will invest $6.2 million to make building and site improvements and relocate its Washington operations to its headquarters in Tennessee. The project represents the creation of 128 new jobs in Hamilton County. Roadtec, a subsidiary of ... (click for more)

County Commissioners Anxious To Expand Number Of Officers At Hamilton County Schools

County Commission members said Tuesday they are anxious to expand the number of officers at county school campuses - even if it means using a number of security guards in addition to School Resource Officers. They said they are concerned that a tragic incident will occur on a local campus with no officer present - either from not being assigned one or from the SRO being called ... (click for more)

Opinion

Please Stop Calling Us “Latinx”

We’re asking nicely, because we think the use of the term has been mostly well-intentioned. But let’s start with some numbers: a mere 3 percent of Americans of Latin-American descent use “Latinx” to describe themselves. This is based on a 2020 Pew Research poll of about 3,000 American Latinos. Those who want for “Latinx” to become the default say it’s preferable because it’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Earn Life's "Free Lunches"

The worst debacle in our nation’s history, it is beginning to be proven, was when the United States was quarantined during the COVID-19 epidemic. Our economy – from employment to production – was stymied. Our next generation responded with virtually no education for an entire year and a surging teen suicide epidemic and the biggest profits that were made in the second half of 2020 ... (click for more)