Who gets more sleep, folks who live in Alton Park or the North Shore? Who’s the worst when it comes to seeing a dentist, and what are the consequences? And what Chattanooga neighborhood is the home of the city’s worst binge drinkers? A new interactive map from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… Read More
Publisher: Chattanooga Times Free Press
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is touting the 21st Century Cures bill, which the Senate and House have now passed and President Barack Obama is expected to sign, as “the most important bill of the year.” The $6.3 billion legislation includes $1 billion to fight opioid abuse and $1.8 billion for Vice President Joe Biden’s… Read More
Dr. Margaret Rhea Seddon is a 1973 graduate of the medical school and one of NASA’s first female astronauts … The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis said [that] from 1996 to 2007, Seddon was assistant chief medical officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
Jessica Wells, vice president for medical education and research for Saint Thomas Health and an assistant dean for graduate medical education at UTHSC, said the training program would serve aspiring doctors and dentists, advanced practice nurses and other health providers.
The project is an initiative of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and is funded by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s foundation arm. The project works with about 400 expecting and new mothers in Memphis and Chattanooga to help them decrease the risk of losing a child within the first year of life — the… Read More