Upcoming Erlanger Classes, Events And Support Groups

Friday, September 21, 2018

Erlanger Health System offers free, weekly smoking cessation classes
Weekly on Tuesday through Thursday, Erlanger Health System offers smoking cessation classes for free at multiple locations. The classes begin at 4:30 p.m. and usually last an hour. Erlanger East, North and Baroness Hospitals offer the weekly courses. For more information or to enroll in a class, please call 778-7745 or 778-3009. 

Support Group meeting for Metabolic and Bariatric patients
Erlanger Health System’s Metabolic and Bariatric Center is offering a support group meeting on Monday. The meeting, ran by Elizabeth O’Brien will focus on the theme “Getting ready for a new season, mind and body.” The support group will meet at Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation in the Outpatient Conference room from 5:30-6:30 p.m. For more information call 778-2906. 

Erlanger East offers free Living Well Yoga classes
Erlanger Health System’s Living Well classes are now offering Yoga at Erlanger East Hospital. Come roll out a mat with Certified Health Coach, Christine Smith, and get your weekly dose of yoga. The free classes are offered on Wednesdays at 5 PM in the Patient Tower Lobby, Entrance A. For more information please visit www.erlanger.org/livingwell.

Erlanger’s Monogrammed Maternity Class offers Moms-to-be personalized birth plans
Erlanger Health System’s Monogrammed Maternity class provides a personalized approach to childbirth education tailored to a couple’s unique needs. This one-on-one session with a Prenatal Educator enables couples to privately discuss their personalized birth plans, begin the admission process, visit with a lactation consultant, and ask questions that make the birth experience less stressful. Sessions are forty dollars and can be scheduled as early as 34 weeks gestation. For more information please call 778-5465 or visit www.erlanger.org/classes.

Erlanger Women’s Services offers Breastfeeding Support Group
Erlanger Women’s Services department hosts monthly breastfeeding support groups at Erlanger Baroness and Erlanger East Hospitals. Attendees will meet with other breastfeeding and pregnant mothers to discuss struggles, techniques and provide support to one another during what can be a difficult time for a new mom. Topics, facilitated by a certified lactation consultant, include how to get off to a good start in the hospital, handling common challenges, incorporating dad and tips for success at home. This class is open to women no matter where they choose to deliver. The next classes are scheduled for Oct. 2, 9 and 16. For more information, please visit www.erlanger.org/classes

Erlanger Kidney Transplant Clinic at the Chattanooga Market
On Sunday Erlanger Kidney Transplant Clinic representatives will be at the Chattanooga Market. Multiple staff members and physicians will be on hand to meet and greet shoppers. There will be information available at the booth highlighting the services offered by fellowship-trained, board certified physicians as well as organ donor information.

If you would like more information about Erlanger’s Transplant Services or how to become an organ donor, please visit www.erlanger.org/transplant.


Saturday Sports Injury Walk-In Clinic at Erlanger

Erlanger Sports and Health Institute announces Saturday Sports Injury Walk-In Clinic hours new through November 7. The clinic is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and is located at 1100 East 3rd Street, Suite G-102. You do not have to be an established patient to utilize the walk-in services. For more information, please call 778-3390 or visit www.erlanger.org/sportsmed.


Healthier Tennessee To Launch New Chattanooga Initiative: "Healthier Tennessee Neighborhoods"

The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness, a non-profit organization dedicated to "enabling and encouraging Tennesseans to lead healthier lives," will expand its Healthier Tennessee Communities program with the official launch of Healthier Tennessee Neighborhoods in Chattanooga next Thursday from 1-2 p.m. at Chattanooga City Council Building, Assembly Room, 1000 Lindsay ... (click for more)

Rees Skillern Cancer Institute At CHI Memorial To Host "PROMPT" Party

Rees Skillern Cancer Institute at CHI Memorial will host a PROMPT party on Friday, Oct. 26 from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Rees Skillern Cancer Institute’s Cancer Risk and Survivorship Center, Suite 307 of the Memorial Plaza building.  PROMPT, which stands for Prospective Registry of Multiplex Testing, is a patient-driven registry that will help answer questions about genetic test ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Police Investigating Shooting That Victim Says Happened A Week Ago

Chattanooga Police responded to a local hospital on Friday evening after a person arrived with a gunshot wound.   The injured man told police he was shot on Thursday, Oct. 11. He said he was shot while on the dance floor of a club somewhere along Brainerd Road.   If you have any information about the incident, call Chattanooga Police at 423-698-2525. You ... (click for more)

Corker Doubtful On Latest Saudi Version Of Death Of Writer At Consulate In Istanbul

Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Friday expressed doubt about Saudi Arabia’s claims regarding the death of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and columnist for The Washington Post. He said, “The story the Saudis have told about Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance continues to change with each passing day, so we should not assume their ... (click for more)

Rhonda Thurman Was On Target On The Magnet Schools

I can remember Rhonda Thurman telling the other members of the School Board that she would love to go to Las Vegas with certain parents that won the right to go to a Magnet School because they beat all odds.  She also called Magnet Schools"Private Schools" long before anyone else did.  It is truly amazing what some people won't or don't hear.  I hope some ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Who Do You Trust?

About this time last month a 25-year-old kid with a fresh degree in “public policy” left me a phone call hoping to get my views. Joda Thongnopnua is the Democratic candidate for the State House in District 30 and he is like a load of other erstwhile politicians in my experience who I’ve never heard of but “really want to meet me” … this with less than a month before they “really” ... (click for more)