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Erlanger Health System’s planning committee has approved a land swap that would allow the hospital to follow through with its pledge to turn over 5 acres of Lincoln Park property to the city.

For many Medicare patients at the hospital, phrases like "inpatient" and "observation status" can easily blend in undetected with all the other medical and insurance lingo echoing around the halls.

Hutcheson Medical Center's leadership has voted to ask for more money from Walker, Dade and Catoosa counties as it seeks a partner to lease or buy the hospital.

Three years ago, six kindergarten classes' worth of Tennessee babies died in their sleep.

Locals hoping to buy health insurance on the newly created online marketplace say they remain in a "holding pattern" as they wait for chronic glitches to be fixed in the government site nearly two weeks after it was launched.

With more than 80 government seats up for grabs in Hamilton County's 2014 elections, the county's elections administrator will have plenty of early mornings, late nights and headaches.

Tennessee's addiction to prescription painkillers has reached the womb.

The runners knew something was amiss about halfway through the race, when they heard shrieks and yells farther up the trail.

As the government shutdown slows federal agencies down, flu season is just ramping up.

A day after a 21-year-old Flintstone, Ga., man entered the national media spotlight -- including a front-page Times Free Press story -- for being among the first Americans to actually get through Obamacare's glitchy website and enroll for coverage, he acknowledged that he hadn't actually completed that process.

A day after a 21-year-old Flintstone, Ga., man became the subject of national media attention — including a front page Times Free Press story — for being one of the first Americans to actually get through Obamacare’s glitchy website and enroll for coverage, he acknowledged that he hadn’t completed that process.

It was 3 a.m. before Chad Henderson made it through the online gauntlet of website crashes, error windows and hours of frozen screens. But at last, a Web page flickered and Henderson was facing his prize: The online application to apply for health insurance for his father and himself for the first time in 14 years.

Muriel Hassell skipped breakfast Tuesday morning and headed straight for her computer.

For months, the Affordable Care Act has been something people debated, praised, scorned, and scratched their heads over.

Whether or not ObamaCare ends up being the job killer that its critics claim, the launch of most of the health care reform plan today is creating lots of work today for Tennessee's biggest health insurers.

The day before the a new online insurance marketplace is launched under Affordable Care Act, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee announced that its rates have received the federal stamp of approval.

For months now, Oct. 1 has loomed as the pivotal date for the Affordable Care Act.

Erlanger hospital and the University of Tennessee are starting talks to "modernize" their affiliation and eventually shift the management of faculty physician practices from the hospital to a joint corporation with the university's College of Medicine.

Days before a seismic shift in Americans' access to health insurance, shoppers hoping to purchase coverage under the Affordable Care Act finally had their first peek at what it will cost them.

Erlanger has ended its 2013 fiscal year with a $7.9 million deficit -- a far cry from the original $10.8 million profit the hospital had budgeted for, but not as bleak as initial projections.

Counselors say it's generally not a good idea to dwell on "what if "questions after a person dies. It can become unhealthy.

A little over a week before uninsured people can start signing up online for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, Tennessee officials have signed off on rules tightening oversight of the counselors who will help them get coverage.

As Memorial Health Care System reaches the home stretch of a major expansion, the hospital is requesting a Chattanooga city board to issue $325 million in revenue bonds.

Erlanger Health System hopes that a $4.5 million investment in a new high-tech scanner could one day serve future cancer and neuroscience centers at the hospital.

In just a few weeks, hundreds of thousands of uninsured Tennesseans will be eligible to sign up for private insurance and tax subsidies to help pay for it.

A Tennessee lawmaker is crying foul over emergency rules being drafted by the state to bring more scrutiny to the guides helping people sign up for new insurance under Obamacare, saying the rules are a last-minute attempt to obstruct the health law in the state.

As President Barack Obama faced the nation to justify a potential targeted strike against Syria, he also reached out to Congress to delay a vote authorizing the use of U.S. military action in hopes of pursing diplomacy.

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann says he would vote against the use of force against Syria should the U.S. House of Representative face a vote on such action.

It's well over 400 miles from Chattanooga to the Gulf of Mexico.

Conservation efforts aren't just influenced by what Americans put into the water, but also what they take out of it.

A key part of a $25 million lawsuit filed by Erlanger Health System's ex-interim CEO against the hospital raises questions about the circumstances surrounding the hospital's former chief legal officer's quiet exit this spring -- which included a severance package equal to nine months' salary.

When Collegedale became the first Tennessee city to grant health benefits to employees in same-sex marriages, commissioners and the town were flooded with both criticism and acclaim for its inclusive stance.

Hundreds of people with mental illness end up in local hospitals or jails simply because they don't have access to basic care. Hoping to reduce those numbers, a new outpatient mental health facility has opened in downtown Chattanooga to serve those within a seven-county radius.

Erlanger Health System is seeking to have a judge dismiss a $25 million lawsuit filed by the hospital's former interim CEO, saying that her allegations of political conspiracies, threats against her safety and hacking into her computer "are simply not true."

After months of evidence-gathering, a year of trial preparation and three days of testimony, Tasha Bates’ murder case hinged on one question, prosecutors said.

The mother of two little boys who died from heat stroke last year may face life in prison after a jury found her guilty of first-degree murder and aggravated child neglect.

Tasha Bates is guilty of first degree murder and aggravated child neglect in her young sons’ deaths last year in a searingly hot automobile, a Bradley County jury decided Thursday evening.

If there is one thing the attorneys in an ongoing Bradley County, Tenn., murder case agree on, it's that June 28, 2012, was a hot day.

A jury has been selected in the trial of a Bradley County mother accused of murder in the overheating death of her two young sons.

The mountain town of Highlands is technically located in a rainforest. But picture a rainforest that's the opposite of the sweltering Amazon basin.

Court is always different when it concerns little ones.

While Lincoln Park residents celebrate Mayor Andy Berke's promise to preserve the neighborhood's park space, Erlanger hospital trustees say they aren't ready to make any promises yet.

The most important thing that came out of the Erlanger board of trustees eight-minute meeting Thursday night was what was left unsaid.

Hutcheson Medical Center plans to part ways with Chattanooga-based Erlanger Health System.

In a hall full of scrubs and white coats, the two therapists stepping off the elevator are a study in diversity.

Erlanger Health System is putting two large physicians' office buildings — one downtown and another in Soddy-Daisy — on the market.

Erlanger Health System is putting two large physicians’ office buildings downtown and in Soddy-Daisy on the market.

The kids at school have started calling her Electra. Thunder Girl. Bolt. Lightning McQueen.

Two years ago, when Bobby Rice was battling flesh-eating bacteria and a 103-degree fever, he saw a vision of his mother standing before him.

As the headquarters for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the town of Cherokee, N.C., has managed to keep 11,000 years of history alive.

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