published Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Health Briefs

Mammograms

• Cleveland State Community College ACCESS Center and the Mary-Ellen Locher Breast Center at Memorial Hospital will hold a breast health awareness event. Memorial Hospital Mobile Health Coach will be parked in the L. Quentin Lane Gymnasium parking lot on Cleveland State Campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday for mammogram screenings for women age 40 and older, with or without insurance, who haven't had a mammogram in the last year. Ages 35-40 need only one screening. Students and community members call 495-4040 or 866-591-2254 for appointment.

• Mammograms Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Meigs County Piggly Wiggly, 17619 State Highway 58 N., Decatur, Tenn., and Tuesday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. EST, Dunlap Medical Center, 67 Cates St., Sequatchie, Tenn. Call 423-495-4040 or 866-591-2254.

• Mammograms on Tuesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Primary Health Care of Rossville, 1430 Suggs St., Rossville, Ga. Call 706-657-7575 for appointment.

NAMI speaker

The Chattanooga Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold its free Speaker's Forum from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Joe Johnson Center, 420 Bell Ave. The speaker is Tim Tatum, director of Behavioral Health, Pine Ridge Center. For information, call 899-6922 or visit www.namichattanooga.org.

Women's health

"Mountain Tops & Bottoms: A Woman's Health Event," is a free educational event for women about breast and cervical health. See if you qualify for free pap smears and mammograms. Refreshments and door prizes. The event is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Grundy County High School Cafeteria, 24970 Highway 108 North, Coalmont, Tenn. Call 931-692-3641 for information.

Mental and physical health seminar

Christian psychiatrist Dr. Tim Jennings (Come and Reason Ministries) and cardiologist Dr. James Marcum (Heartwise Ministry) will explore the relationship between mental and physical health in a one-day seminar on Oct. 20, "Modern Medicine, Biblical Technology and the Brain," at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Free to register in advance, or $50 at the door. To register, visit heartwiseministries.org or call 423-800-0550.

Erlanger classes

• Breastfeeding class, 6:30- 9 p.m. Tuesday, at Erlanger Baroness (downtown). Learn breastfeeding basics, what to expect the first weeks and tips for success. Concerns about returning to work/school discussed. Coordinated by a board-certified lactation consultant. Registration fee: $30.

• Sleep disorders screening, 9-11 a.m., Wednesday, at Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road). If you are tired after a good night's sleep, find out more with this free screening. Registration is required.

• For the above classes, call Erlanger's HealthLink at 778-5465 to register.

Gastric study

If you are more than 75 pounds overweight and want to participate in a research study with sleeve stomach plication, call 899-1000 or visit www.chattanoogabariatrics.com for information.

Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser

The Tennessee Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host Three Blind Wines fundraiser, 6 p.m., Nov. 15, at The Mill, 1601 Gulf St., Suite 100. Event features wine tasting, silent auction and reception, followed by dinner, live auction, entertainment. Individual tickets: $30. Call 255-1167.

Caregivers

The Caregivers' Group of St. Peters Episcopal Church meets today at 1:30 p.m. at the church, 848 Ashland Terrace, in the Bracewell Room. Robin Jackson, executive director of Alexian Inn, will speak on the late stage Alzheimer's patient. For all caregivers. For information, call 877-2428.

Items for this column are due the Friday before Thursday's publication date. Write to Linda Weaver, P.O. Box 1447, Chattanooga, TN 37401-1447; fax 668-5071; e-mail lweaver@timesfreepress.com.

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