CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments, and other clinical and public health partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of lung disease associated with e-cigarette product (devices, liquids, refill pods, and/or cartridges) use.Read More
As the son and grandson of medical doctors, Chris LeSar says he initially tried as hard as he could to run away from being a physician and thought he was more interested in physics growing up and going to Xavier University in OhioRead More
"He's by far one of the most professional and caring physicians I've ever met. Every day I work with him, he makes me a better doctor," Dr. Gregory Talbott, director of Erlanger's pediatric intensive care unit, said in an email. "He's completely dependable and is the kind of doctor that if I had a sick kid, I would want him to take care of my kid.Read More
In a stroke emergency, a patient loses about 1.9 million brain cells a minute, says Chattanooga neurologist Dr. Thomas Devlin.
"It's a time-sensitive disease," says Devlin, who is leading efforts to drastically cut down on the time it takes to recognize and treat strokes and drawing worldwide attention to the Scenic City and Erlanger Health System in doing so.Read More
The career path of nursing came to Phil Perry as a second chance.
Financial stress forced Perry to give up his pursuit of a undergraduate degree in physical therapy, but after working as a care giver he began to see the possibilities of being an RN.
"My grandmother was a role model in my life. She was also a nurse," says Perry, who was selected as this year's Champions of Healthcare non-physician practitioner award.Read More
The new name, "Cempa," comes from the old English word for champion and reflects the organization's mission: to champion healthy communities through compassionate and responsive delivery of education, health, social and advocacy-related services.
Cempa offers free STD testing, free treatment and support to anyone age 15 and over, as well as operating a syringe exchange program, mobile clinic and providing transportation, housing and nutrition assistance.Read More