Health Briefs

Health Briefs

March 25th, 2010 by Linda Weaver in News

Autistic youth

art workshop

The McMinn County Living Heritage Museum in Athens, Tenn., is offering a workshop Saturday, using art to address the symptoms of youth with autism spectrum disorders. The workshop is free. Ages 7 and younger, 10 a.m.-12 noon; ages 8 and older, 1-3 p.m. Call 745-0329 to register.

Health fair

Free health screenings for uninsured adults, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday at Red Bank Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 4000 Dayton Blvd. Screenings include diabetes (blood sugars), blood pressure and arrhythmia, osteoporosis (bone density), mammograms (advance reservations preferred, call 495-4040), vascular ultrasounds, vision and glaucoma, weight counseling with BMI, spirometry and pulse oximetry and H1N1 immunizations. For information, call the church at 877-4514

Benefit walk

Partnership for Families, Children and Adults will hold an event April 17 for men to walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes through Coolidge Park to protest rape, sexual assault and gender violence. Proceeds from walk will benefit the Partnership's Sexual Assault Center violence prevention efforts and rape services in greater Chattanooga. Men, women and children are welcome to walk. Registration is $25 for men requiring shoe rental and must register by April 1 for shoe availability; $20 for men with own shoes, $10 for women; children under 12 are free. Registration forms available online at Walk-on registrants are welcome. For information, call 697-3829.

Hand dysfunction


8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday at Erlanger North Annex, Suite 200, for those having problems with arthritis, carpal tunnel, tendonitis or rotator cuff injuries. At this free screening, learn how to manage pain or treat these problems. Registration is required. Call Erlanger's HealthLink at 778-5465

Massage therapy

The Center for Cancer Support at Memorial Hospital will offer free massage therapy every Wednesday and Thursday to reduce stress and promote healing for cancer patients currently undergoing treatment. Also offered every Tuesday at Memorial North Park Hospital. Call 495-7778 for appointment

Homeopathy lecture

Free lecture on homeopathy by David Gerhardt, DCoHom, at Nutrition World, 6201 Lee Highway, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Discover a more natural path toward better health based on proven natural pharmaceuticals using homeopathy. David Gerhardt is a graduate of the American Association of Clinical Homeopathy, a member of the Natural Medicine Institute and President of Aqua Flora. David has been lecturing about health, nutrition and natural medicine for more than 20 years.

Birthplace tours

At Parkridge East, 6-7 p.m. April 12. Tour the labor and delivery area and the mother/baby area (based on availability). Discussion of parental services and classes with question and answer period. Tour held in the Rowe conference room. For information or to register, call TriStar MedLine at 800-242-5662 or visit

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