Erlanger Holds Health Fair Day Oct. 8

Monday, September 25, 2017
More than 20 Erlanger departments and healthcare specialists will be on hand during the annual “Erlanger Health Fair Day” at the Chattanooga Market on Sunday, Oct. 8.  In addition to obtaining information and counseling on a variety of healthcare issues, market-goers will also be able to make onsite appointments with physicians located throughout the Tri-State region.  
 
"Although representatives of the Erlanger Health System are onsite throughout the year at the Chattanooga Market, Erlanger’s October Health Fair Day offers a broad range of services and opportunities geared towards improving one’s lifestyle and health.

 
"Free blood pressure checks will be available from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and those attending the Oct. 8 Chattanooga Market will also have the opportunity to learn more about the latest advances and services at Erlanger’s five medical campuses, including Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.  Whether it’s learning more about the latest advances in bariatric weight loss surgery, orthopedics, urology, home health services or the newly opened cardiac and pulmonary rehab center at Erlanger North Hospital, there is something for everyone at this year’s health fair," officials said.
 
Among the departments participating in the Erlanger Health Fair Day at the Chattanooga Market this year are:
 
Children's Hospital Emergency Department
Children’s Hospital Pediatric Acute Care
Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Children’s Hospital Neurology
ContinuCare Home Health Services
Erlanger Cancer Institute
Erlanger Cleft and Craniofacial Center
Erlanger Heart & Lung Institute
Erlanger Heart & Lung Institute Center for Wellness - North
Erlanger Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Center
Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center
UT Erlanger East Brainerd Internal Medicine 
UT Erlanger Kidney Transplant Center
UT Erlanger Orthopaedics 
UT Erlanger Primary Care East
UT Erlanger Urology
Women’s Services at Erlanger


Alexander Chairs 2nd Hearing To Examine What Goes Into The Price Americans Pay For Prescriptions

Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander chaired the second in a series of bipartisan hearings on what goes into the prices Americans pay when picking up the 4.4 billion prescriptions written every year. “There are many issues that have caused health care spending in this country to grow from consuming nine percent of the Gross Domestic Product in 1980 to nearly 18 ... (click for more)

Hospice Of Chattanooga Holds Blessing Of Pets Service Nov. 4

There will be a Blessing of the Pets service in the outdoor area just outside of the Hospice of Chattanooga Bereavement Center, just off Highway 58 at 4411 Oakwood Dr., on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. "Animals and people of all ages are welcome.  Please bring your friends and family.  There will be a blessing for the animals, prayers, information about Hospice of Chattanooga's ... (click for more)

Ooltewah High's Robin Copp Is State Principal Of The Year

Ooltewah High School principal Robin Copp has been named Tennessee’s 2017-18 Principal of the Year.   Officials said of the second-year principal, "No matter the grade level, she believes in creating student-centered schools, which are first and foremost focused on teaching and learning. To support this model, Copp has instituted a professional learning framework ... (click for more)

City Has Apparently Found Buyer For Chattanoogan Hotel

The city of Chattanooga has apparently found a buyer for the Chattanoogan hotel on Broad Street. A city board will meet next Monday to consider several resolutions. One item before the Chattanooga Downtown Redevelopment Corporation is approving the hiring of the Husch Blackwell law firm "as special counsel in connection with the preparation of a sale and purchase agreement ... (click for more)

Vote No On The Rezoning For A New Landfill In Harrison - And Response (3)

County Commissioners, please consider the following facts when voting on the rezoning request for a new privately-owned C&D landfill in Harrison.  Use of this property for a landfill has been rejected by the county three times in the past (1971, 1984 and 2007).  In 1971 and 2007 the County Commissioners unanimously rejected the proposal.  In 1984 the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: UT A 34-Point ‘Dog

I can’t remember a time in my life when a University of Tennessee football team has been a five touchdown underdog and this comes at a time when my primary-care physician tells me, “Let’s face it … you are old.” That said, even when I look at myself naked in the bathroom mirror I ain’t as ugly as what I fear will happen in Tuscaloosa this coming Saturday. I can remember the Tide ... (click for more)