Local Health

Memorial Hospital is opening up its operating room in an online marketing campaign that aims to capitalize on Internet-savvy patients and their thirst for health information.

Hard to swallow

Drugs, foods can interact in harmful ways

Buddy Scallia ate grapefruit one morning and later tossed back a Crestor pill to help control his cholesterol.

WASHINGTON — Food and Drug Administration officials said Monday that there is no evidence a massive outbreak of salmonella in eggs has spread beyond two Iowa farms, though a team of investigators is still trying to figure out what caused it.

Consumer advocates and doctors are praising reforms that force health insurers to direct more dollars to actual medical care and less to profits and executive bonuses.

Chattanooga’s newest hybrid, paddleboard yoga, puts yogis in a shaky situation as they move through traditional yoga poses while standing on water.

Sequatchie County’s emergency room is on track to be converted into an urgent care clinic in two weeks, but county officials still are scrambling to find a new emergency services provider.

Fitness 101

College students have discounted options for staying fit

It can be hard to fight off the freshman 15 when the $15 in your bank account can’t be spared for fitness costs.

North Georgia health departments are now offering a free vaccine for HPV, a sexually transmitted disease that is the leading cause of cervical cancer.

Expectant moms are invited to Parkridge East Hospital’s “Labor Day Soiree” (941 Spring Creek Road) at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28.

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A health study of 214 residents in 112 households near the Kingston ash spill site is getting a cautious thumbs up from community members

Murray County’s struggling community hospital should be able to stay afloat after job cuts announced this week, officials said Tuesday.

After more than a year of debate, Hamilton County Schools employees are one step closer to a new set of health insurance benefits.

Nearly every day, family medicine specialist Dr. Chip Harris sees patients who delay recommended preventive care because of money.

Eve of change

Many still skittish on health care

Allison Peters has deep misgivings about health care reform and its potential impact on spending — both the government’s and her own.

Local medical equipment suppliers are worried their TennCare patients soon could be hard-pressed to buy home medical equipment locally.

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