published Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Health Briefs

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers is offering a “Mommy and Me” meeting for parents of young children. Meetings will offer weight loss tips, recipes and solutions focusing on the specific needs of parents of young children. Meetings are held 10 a.m. with weigh-in at 9:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Hixson Weight Watchers center, 1966 Northpoint Blvd. For more information, e-mail

Postpartum stress

Christy Falco, M.S., a licensed martial and family therapist, will lead a group session for women experiencing postpartum stress/depression. The session will meet from 9:30-11 a.m. every other Thursday. Registration is required. Cost per group session is $30. For more information: or call 991-0442.

Lung disease

Alexian Brothers Senior Ministries will host a Lunch and Learn on the topic of lung disease with Dr. Michael Czarnecki, 12 noon, Tuesday, at the Senior Neighbors building, 250 East 10th St. The focus will be on topics as living with lung disease, COPD and lung cancer. RSVP to 755-6100.

Weight management

HeartWise Ministries Biblical Approach to Weight Management will meet 7 p.m. tonight at the Brainerd BX facility. Dr. James Marcum will be presenting the topic “Turning Knowledge into Action.” This year-long program welcomes newcomers. Visit for more information.

NAMI convention

Dr. Anuj Chandra, certified sleep specialist, will present a workshop on the relationship of sleep disorders and mental illness on Friday at the 2010 state convention of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Tennessee, a volunteer, non-profit, self-help organization composed of the families and friends of persons who have mental illness, professionals in the mental health field and consumers of mental health services. The convention will be held today, Friday and Saturday at the Chattanoogan hotel in Chattanooga. For more information, visit or call 800-467-3589.



This is a two-week program for diabetes control from 4-8 p.m. today and Sept. 23. Memorial’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information. Held at the Chattanooga Heart Institute, 2nd Floor. To register call 495-7970.

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

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