published Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Health Briefs

Labor Day Soiree

Expectant moms are invited to Parkridge East Hospital’s “Labor Day Soiree” (941 Spring Creek Road) at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28. This event features door prizes, expert information on newborn photography, breastfeeding and nursery decorating. All moms-to-be may tour The Birth Place and be guests at a “Labor Day” baby shower. The cost is $10 and is limited to expectant moms plus one guest. For more information or to register by Aug. 20, call MedLine at 800-242-5662

Gastric Band giveaway

The Gastric Band Institute and Dr. Jaime Ponce will have a Gastric Band giveaway contest. Obesity is a painful disease for millions of people — both physically and emotionally. Dr. Ponce and his team want to give back to the community by giving away a Gastric Band procedure, 12-months of aftercare and lifetime support. To enter, log on to www.gastricbandinstitute.com and fill out the questionnaire.

Weight loss surgery

The Gastric Band Institute will hold a free seminar on gastric banding (Lap-Band and Realize Band) and the new “sleeve” procedure for people who are 100 pounds overweight. The session will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, at the Chattanooga Choo Choo, 1400 Market St. in the Roosevelt Room. Call 580-0830 to reserve a seat. Free insurance verification.

Beginner tai chi

The Chattanooga tai ji community and St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church have formed a tai chi class in Ooltewah for people 16 and up. The class will be held 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Katie Hall Activity Center, next to St. Francis Episcopal Church (7555 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road). There will be a demonstration and information session tonight. The class starts Aug. 26. Cost for the 12-week session is $75. For more information visit either www.taijicommunity.com or www.sfaec.org or call the church 423-238-7708.

Childbirth (Lamaze)

Class from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday at Erlanger Baroness (downtown). The usual five-week Lamaze class is condensed into a one-day, eight-hour training session providing the expectant mother and support person factual information, coping skills and realistic expectations of the labor/delivery process. Discussions include analgesia, anesthesia, breathing and relaxation techniques and medical intervention. A $125 fee also includes breastfeeding and baby care and safety sessions that require separate registration. Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-5465 to register.

AARP driver safety

AARP Driver Safety Program for those 55 and over will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday at Memorial’s Home Health Office. Upon completion, drivers are eligible for a discount on auto insurance premiums. There is a nominal charge for materials. Call 495-2273 to register.

Obesity walk

The 2010 Walk From Obesity is open to anyone who supports the fight against obesity. Visit www.walkfromobesity.com to register today and learn more. Event held 9 a.m. Sept. 11 at the Memorial Atrium off Gunbarrel Road. Call Jennifer at 580-0830 for details.

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 lweaver@timesfreepress.com.

Comments do not represent the opinions of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, nor does it review every comment. Profanities, slurs and libelous remarks are prohibited. For more information you can view our Terms & Conditions and/or Ethics policy.
please login to post a comment

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »

advertisement
advertisement

Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.