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Chattanooga on the sick list

Despite its outdoor mecca status, Chattanooga ranked among lowest in nation for well-being

The home to the Ironman competition, the U.S.A. Cycling championships, and the largest downtown climbing complex in the country has also just been named one of the least healthy cities in America.

A night getting high on prescription pain medication patches led to the deaths of two Athens, Tenn., men who had been abusing the powerful painkiller fentanyl.

A last-minute bill scheduled for a vote today in the General Assembly could overhaul Erlanger Health System’s board and remove Chattanooga city government’s long-held seats on the panel.

It’s always been hard to shop around for a doctor. Outside of word-of-mouth and personal experience, it’s nearly impossible to compare medical service providers on the type of care they provide, much less the cost.

Tennesseans have picked up more than $100 million in federal tax credits to help pay for health plans bought through the new health insurance marketplace, but that is just a fraction of what they were eligible for during the enrollment period, a new report finds.

Erlanger Health System employees could have easily feared an April Fools’ prank when they read an email memo sent to them Tuesday:

After months of advocating, Erlanger Health System will soon receive a multi-million dollar cash infusion from two key federal funding pools, hospital officials announced Tuesday.

For the first time last year, the majority of babies born in the U.S. were not white.

Emergency-room services are finally going to be revived in Sequatchie County, Tenn.

With the deadline for health insurance signups under the Affordable Care Act looming Monday, local volunteers are holding a signup event at the South Chattanooga Recreation Center.

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