Note: Events without published prices are free, and registration is required for most programs.
Dr. Amar Singh talks about new minimally invasive treatments, including a high-powered laser which vaporizes and precisely removes prostate tissue, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Erlanger North Campus Annex, Suite 200. The Dinner A’Fare provides a light meal, and registration is required. Call 778-5465.
The Chattanooga Classic Prostate Walk takes place Saturday at Laurel Point on Raccoon Mountain near TVA’s Pumped Storage facility. Activities and times are: registration/packet pickup, 9 a.m.; four-mile walk, 10 a.m.; and two-mile walk, 10:15 a.m. Registration fee is $25 on walk day. Call 757-6479 for more information. The Web site is www.chattanoogaprostatewalk. org.
Breast abnormalities that are not cancer is the Tea Time topic from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 16 at Memorial’s MaryEllen Locher Breast Center. Call 495-6744 for more information.
The local chapter of Breast Cancer Network of Strength, formerly known as Y-Me, hosts a talk by Dr. John McCravey at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at North River Civic Center, Suite 201, in the Corporate Image Office Park. He reviews changing testing methods, tumor markers and other developments in targeted therapies. For more information or to make a reservations for a complimentary meal, call 622-4454. The Web site is www. networkofstrength.org.
Child safety, car seats
Erlanger’s Safe and Sound conducts a car-seat inspection/ installation event, weather permitting, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at Babies R Us on Gunbarrel Road. Call T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital at 778-6691 for more information. The Safe and Sound on the Road program is made possible by Kohl’s Cares for Kids.
A class on diabetes meal planning and carbohydrate counting is from 8:45 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center. Help with arranging for the required physician’s referral is available at the registration number, 495-7970. Registration is required, and there is a class fee.
A two-part basic diabetes class begins at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 22 at Memorial’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center. This overview of the disease covers prevention, treatment and complications. Help with arranging for the required physician’s referral is available at the registration number, 495-7970. Registration is required, and there is a class fee.
The “Walking Through Grief” group meets at 5 p.m. Tuesdays in October at Out of the Blue restaurant. Two bereavement counselors accompanying a small group as they stroll along the Riverwalk. This program is a new concept for Hospice and may be continued, according to Jacqui Casey. For more information on support groups, call 892-4289, ext. 422.
Health care reform
The local organizing group of the Tennessee Health Care Campaign meets from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Senior Center, 957 Boynton Drive. The group is for anyone who is struggling with health care issues or anyone interested in reforming the health care system. Refreshments are served. For more information, call toll-free at (877) 431-7083, or locally at 667-7649.
Hearing loss workshop
Keys to Successfully Living With Hearing Loss, a workshop for hard of hearing people, is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 17 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Oct. 18 at the Gathering in Memorial Baptist Church, 4445 Hixson Pike. Principal speakers are Dr. Neil Badman, founder and director of the Center for Hearing Loss Help in Stewartstown, Pa., and David M. Harrison, founder and director of the Lip Reading Academy of Chattanooga. The workshop fee is $25, which covers lunch, and reservation deadline is Wednesday. Cost on event day is $35. Call 624-1669 for more information. The Web site is www.lipreadingacademy.com.
An educational class for patients with congestive heart failure is from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday and Oct. 16 at Chattanooga Heart Institute on the Memorial Hospital campus. Call 495-7764 for more information.
“Kids R Special Too,” the pediatric program of Hospice of Chattanooga, sponsors a candlelight memorial service at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Heritage Park, 1428 Jenkins Road. For more information, call Brenda Touchstone at 892-4289, ext. 406.
A sleep-disorders screening is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. until noon Wednesday at Erlanger North Campus Annex, Suite 200. The evaluation is for people who feel tired after a good night’s sleep. Registration is required. Call 778-5465.
An orthopedic sports medicine specialist, with assistance from an athletic trainer, evaluates non-emergency sports injuries each Saturday through Nov. 15. Call 495-2273 before 10 a.m. to schedule an appointment time. The exam is free, and imaging services are usually covered by insurers. Use Memorial North Park’s emergency entrance to reach the clinic.
Ultrasound technology is used to evaluate a person’s risk for stroke at Daisy Church of God on Tuesday and at East Chattanooga Church of God on Wednesday. Appointments begin at 9 a.m. at each location. A Life Line evaluation takes from 60 to 90 minutes. The complete Wellness Package (five evaluations) now includes a heart-rhythm screening and costs $149. Registration is required. Call (800) 697-9721. The Web site is www. lifelinescreening.com.
A seminar on Erlanger’s Bariatric Services including surgical procedures begins at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Chattanooga Lifestyle Center. The session is for people at least 100 pounds overweight who have health problems related to obesity. Registration is required. Call 778-5465.
Memorial Hospital offers seminars on two surgical weight-loss procedures for people at least 100 pounds overweight. Each takes place in the Community Rooms at the main hospital. Topics and times are Gastric Banding, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, and Gastric Bypass Roux-en-Y, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. To register, call 495-2244.
LUNG CANCER GROUP: Third Wednesday, 10 a.m., Memorial’s Cancer Resource Center, 495-7778.
LUPUS: First Monday, 6 p.m., Hamilton Family YMCA; second Thursday, 11 a.m., Downtown YMCA. 894-9611.
LYMPHEDEMA: Second Thursday, odd months, 6 p.m., Siskin Hospital. 634-1246.
MAN TO MAN: For prostate cancer patients. First Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Erlanger Cancer Center. 855-2778, (800) 227-2345.
METAMORPHOSIS: For those recovering from eating disorders. Each Tuesday, 6 p.m., 4066 Hixson Pike. 280-1949.
MOMENTS TO SHARE
(GRIEF): For parents who have lost a baby during pregnancy or in intensive care. Fourth Thursday, 7 p.m., Ronald McDonald House. 778-5149.
MOMS OF MULTIPLES: Fourth Monday, 7 p.m., Northminster Presbyterian Church. 505-8984.
MOTHERS MOVING MOUNTAINS: For families facing autism spectrum and related disorders. Second Friday, noon-2 p.m., Hamilton Family YMCA. For more information, call Lisa Dupree, 847-3730.
MOURNING AFTER: Bereavement support for children, teenagers and adults. 892-9772.
MULTIPLE MYELOMA: Third Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Memorial Cancer Resource Center. 495-7778.
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: Meeting sites in four counties. 634-1754 or (800) FIGHT MS.
MDA/ALS: First Tuesday, 6 p.m., Country Inn. Call collect at (865) 588-1632.
Items for this column are due the Monday before Thursday’s publication date. Write to Nancy Carney, P.O. Box 1447 Chattanooga, TN 37401-1447; fax 668-5102; e-mail ncarney@ timesfreepress.com or call 757-6283.