Elizabeth Fite (Reporter)

Phone: 423.757.6673
E-mail: efite@timesfreepress.com
Elizabeth is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia's Health and Medical Journalism Master's Program. She has written for WebMD, Georgia Health News and UGA's Office of Research, where she covered public health, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, infectious diseases and other sciences. In 2016, she was part of a reporting team that traveled to Southwest Georgia to bring coverage to a rural and economically depressed region that is home to seven of the state's 10 least healthy counties. Before returning to her hometown of Athens to attend UGA, she interned at the Aiken Standard, a daily newspaper in South Carolina, and graduated from Auburn University with degrees in journalism and English literature. In her free time, she enjoys reading, riding horses and listening to live music.

Free medical clinic to visit East Ridge

Published Sep. 18 2017

Free, no-strings-attached dental, vision and general medical care may seem too good to be true, but Remote Area Medical will...

Free conference offers health and financial advice for women

Published Sep. 15 2017

This Saturday, the second annual Make It Matter! Make It Happen! Make It a Healthy Lifestyle! conference will help women...

Chattanooga's newest Sister City is born

Published Sep. 14 2017

Chattanooga's newest sister city, Tono, Japan, is 6,489 miles away, but Strat Parrott said that in many ways the city...


CDC warns of salmonella concerns over backyard chickens

Published Sep. 10 2017

It's no "chicken-and-egg" situation when determining how more than 900 people picked up salmonella infections so far this year, according...

Mayor challenges residents to get fit with new citywide app

Published Sep. 6 2017

As part of the effort to promote more physical activity in Chattanooga, residents can now download a mobile app, Rove,...

Fatal deer virus sweeps through East Tennessee

Published Sep. 4 2017

Increased reports of dead deer throughout the state prompted the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to release a statement in August...

Officials say it's time to get flu shots

Published Sep. 3 2017

September marks the beginning of fall, football and flu season.

Dr. Lisa Smith leads in chest wall reconstruction, emergency response

Published Sep. 1 2017

Workday tasks for pediatric surgeon Lisa Smith can range from removing appendices, to performing reconstructive surgery or caring for injured...

Local animal shelters open doors for furry flood victims from Texas, Louisiana

Published Sep. 1 2017

Military tents are pitched and ready to receive storm refugees in a lot behind the Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga,...

Get fit, Chattanooga? There's an app for that

Published Aug. 31 2017

Mayor Andy Berke's Get Fit Challenge is going digital.

Chattanooga medical teams, volunteers aid Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Published Aug. 29 2017

Medical teams and volunteers from Chattanooga have joined disaster relief efforts as Hurricane Harvey's effects crippled Southeast Texas and moved...

Planning and prevention: Nonprofit organization gives women access to contraceptives

Published Aug. 27 2017

Planned pregnancies are healthier than unintended pregnancies for babies, mothers, families and society, yet nearly half of pregnancies in the...


Initiative could expand addiction medicine training

Published Aug. 27 2017

Tennessee leads most states in taking hard hits from the opioid epidemic, but if Dr. David Stern gets his way,...

Heroes Run raises more funds for Fallen Five memorial

Published Aug. 23 2017

This year's Chattanooga Heroes Run, held July 15, raised $7,000 more than last year's race, bringing the Community Fund of...

How to stay healthy during the solar eclipse

Published Aug. 20 2017

Monday's solar eclipse is luring sun-gazers from across the country to Tennessee, but Mark Bedwell, a registered nurse from Jackson,...

Community celebrates achievements of area health centers

Published Aug. 15 2017

There's no place like home, but for many vulnerable Americans, finding a medical home can be a struggle.

Bradley County works to heal, overcome opioid abuse [photos]

Published Aug. 12 2017

A prosecutor, a physician, a pharmacist, a law enforcement officer and an EMS director took the stage of Walker Valley...

Two-time kidney transplant recipient raises awareness for minority organ donation

Published Aug. 7 2017

We all have something to give, and for Natalie Cothran, one of those gifts is teaching.

Brain injury football study is wake-up call for Chattanooga area athletic and health officials [photos]

Published Jul. 30 2017

A study, published on July 25 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, examined donated brains from deceased, former...