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April 16, 2013

Erlanger offerings April 22-25

CHATTANOOGA — The Erlanger schedule of classes and events for April 22-25 includes childbirth education, cholesterol screening and nutrition information for cancer patients. Registration is required. For more information on our classes and events, call Erlanger HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465), seven days a week from 8 a.m. until midnight. HealthLink Plus is a free membership program open to adults 18 and older.


Monday, April 22

Bariatric Support Group

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Erlanger Chattanooga Lifestyle Center

Bariatric Support Group meetings are for individuals scheduled to have Bariatric surgery or who have already had weight loss surgery.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465) for more information.


Wednesday, April 24

Childbirth Education

5:30 – 8:45 p.m.

Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road)

This childbirth education class/series is designed for expectant parents and taught by experienced OB nurses.  These classes include stages of labor, relaxation and labor support techniques, hospital procedures, pain management options, after birth and home care for moms and in-hospital care for newborns.  There will also be time for questions and answers.  Registration fee is $75.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465) to register.


Thursday, April 25

Cholestech Lipid and Glucose Screening

8:00 – Noon

Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road)

Lipid & Glucose Screening with results WHILE YOU WAIT!  A lipid panel will show HDL, LDL, Total cholesterol, non-HDL, cholesterol ratio and triglycerides.  A 12-hour fast is required to produce an accurate result.   No eating or drinking coffee prior to the test, but please drink water the night before and morning of testing. Reservations ARE required, no walk-ins will be taken.  Lipid plus Glucose is $25. Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465) for information.


Eating Well:  Nutrition for the Cancer Patient

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Erlanger Baroness (Oncology Conference Room)

This class will educate patients and caregivers on the basic nutritional needs as they progress trough their cancer treatment as well as to address treatment side effects impacting nutrition such as nausea/vomiting, taste alteration, dry mouth, sore mouth, decrease appetite, etc.


Moments to Share (Grief) Support Group

7:00 p.m.

Ronald McDonald House

For parents who have lost a baby during pregnancy or in intensive care. Call (423) 778-5149 for more information.

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