What age should women get a mammogram?
What age should women get a mammogram?

Breast surgeons and oncologists are breathing a sigh of relief after one of the latest recommendations when it comes to the age women should get a mammogram.

Study finds people like beer and coffee for the the buzz — not the taste
Study finds people like beer and coffee for the the buzz — not the taste

This idea contradicts what scientists previously thought: that our taste genes determined why we preferred one drink over the other.

Trump, GOP states ask appeals court to kill Obamacare
Trump, GOP states ask appeals court to kill Obamacare

A decision to overturn President Barack Obama's signature health care law could leave millions uninsured.

Measles cases in U.S. spike to highest level since 2000
Measles cases in U.S. spike to highest level since 2000

The total number of measles cases in the country have reached at least 671 in 2019, including two pregnant women in New York diagnosed with the disease.

UPDATE: Walker County ends public health tax fee one year early; Erlanger debt retired
UPDATE: Walker County ends public health tax fee one year early; Erlanger debt retired

Sole commissioner Shannon Whitfield said the county will no longer owe $8.7 million to Erlanger at the end of this tax cycle.

How 20 seconds of your time could stop the spread of hepatitis A
How 20 seconds of your time could stop the spread of hepatitis A

Channel 3 spoke with Sharon Goforth, a nurse and special projects supervisor for the Hamilton County Health Department, on the best ways to avoid contracting hepatitis a.

Anna Shaw Children's Institute provides health and hope for special needs children in North GA
Anna Shaw Children's Institute provides health and hope for special needs children in North GA

Inside the Anna Shaw Children's Institute in Dalton is help and hope for children in North Georgia with developmental delays and disabilities.

April is Minority Health Awareness Month
April is Minority Health Awareness Month

Doctors and health care professionals are taking this time to encourage minorities to make lifestyle changes and take control of their health.

UPDATE: Date range expanded for hepatitis exposure
UPDATE: Date range expanded for hepatitis exposure

Anyone who ate at the McDonald's at 106 LaFayette Road between March 4-29 is being advised to contact their health care provider or the health department to see if they need to get a vaccination.

New technology helps Siskin treat more patients
New technology helps Siskin treat more patients

New technology is helping Siskin Children's Institute serve more children with special needs

AI can predict when someone will die with unsettling accuracy
AI can predict when someone will die with unsettling accuracy

This isn't the first time experts have harnessed AI's predictive power for healthcare.

Ruby Falls takes steps to raise awareness about heart health
Ruby Falls takes steps to raise awareness about heart health

Ruby Falls is taking steps to raise awareness for heart health.

Getting screened can save your Life
Getting screened can save your Life

Every year, about 140,000 Americans get colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it, but doctors say that can be prevented with a simple screening if caught early.

North Georgia sheriffs concerned about proposed bill allowing THC oil sales
North Georgia sheriffs concerned about proposed bill allowing THC oil sales

Several sheriffs throughout the state are against this bill, saying it could lead to the legalization of marijuana. 

Local man survives massive heart attack and climbs Mt. Washington
Local man survives massive heart attack and climbs Mt. Washington

Peter McFarlane had a massive heart attack back in January of 2017, and he lived to tell about it.

EYE ON HEALTH: New device created to shorten preemies' stay in NICU
EYE ON HEALTH: New device created to shorten preemies' stay in NICU

This new device could be critically important for preemies born before 34 weeks, who often struggle to feed because they haven't developed the reflex to suck, breathe, and swallow.

Georgia bill would allow medical marijuana production
Georgia bill would allow medical marijuana production

A plan introduced Thursday in the Georgia House would give patients who are already approved to use medical marijuana oil access to the product.

Erlanger's smallest patients celebrate Valentine's Day with red hats and heartfelt messages for moms
Erlanger's smallest patients celebrate Valentine's Day with red hats and heartfelt messages for moms

Love is definitely in the air at Erlanger when it comes to some of their smallest patients.

Teen pot smoking raises risk of depression in adulthood, study finds
Teen pot smoking raises risk of depression in adulthood, study finds

Researchers found that cannabis use during the teenage years was associated with a nearly 40 percent bump in the risk of depression and a 50 percent increase in the risk of suicidal thoughts in adulthood.

Child vaccination exemptions in the Tennessee Valley
Child vaccination exemptions in the Tennessee Valley

The state allows a student to be exempt from having the required vaccinations for religious and medical reasons.

Dalton restaurant thanks loyal customers after Hepatitis A exposure
Dalton restaurant thanks loyal customers after Hepatitis A exposure

Crescent City Tavern's general manager, Bruce Alredge, says they did not know the employee was infected.

More people turning to wearable technology to monitor heart health
More people turning to wearable technology to monitor heart health

As doctors work to fight heart disease, they're getting the assistance of wearable technology to help monitor a patient's condition.

Quittin' Time in Tennessee: Health officials offering help with quitting tobacco
Quittin' Time in Tennessee: Health officials offering help with quitting tobacco

Health officials are offering resources like quit programs and the number to a confidential quit line, to provide users with a two-week supply of nicotine replacement patches and an addiction counselor.

Cempa launches new initiative to fight HIV in minority communities
Cempa launches new initiative to fight HIV in minority communities

Minority communities are still disproportionately impacted when it comes to H-I-V and other medical conditions. now one local organization has launched a new program to help close the gap.

Some patients using bariatric surgery to cure Type 2 diabetes
Some patients using bariatric surgery to cure Type 2 diabetes

Gastric Bypass surgery is a popular option for obese people who want to shed pounds quickly, but diabetics can also benefit.

Immune cells in the gut may explain why some people can't lose weight
Immune cells in the gut may explain why some people can't lose weight

Experiments done in specially engineered mice found that certain immune cells in the small intestine tended to slow down metabolism and send ingested food to be stored as fat rather than converting it to energy.

New Erlanger East Cancer Center making care more accessible
New Erlanger East Cancer Center making care more accessible

New technology at the center is making several procedures easier for patients battling cancer.

Weight loss journey leads to Disney marathon
Weight loss journey leads to Disney marathon

She could barely run 2-3 minutes, now she's getting ready to run a half marathon.

Georgia sues drug manufacturers over opioid crisis
Georgia sues drug manufacturers over opioid crisis

Attorney General Chris Carr announced in a news release that he filed the lawsuit Thursday in Gwinnett County Superior Court.

EYE ON HEALTH: Smoking, vaping leads to heart disease
EYE ON HEALTH: Smoking, vaping leads to heart disease

Because of a recent report on the link between smoking and heart disease, cardiologists are being urged to take a lead role when it comes to helping their patients break the habit.

New year, new laws: Hospitals to post procedures and prices online
New year, new laws: Hospitals to post procedures and prices online

A federal law will require hospitals to put the prices of everything from casts to heart surgeries online.

The gift of sleep
The gift of sleep

Dr. Chandra said it's important to focus on your sleep and make it a priority during the holidays and throughout the year.

Louisiana: Outbreak of 25 hepatitis A cases; get immunized
Louisiana: Outbreak of 25 hepatitis A cases; get immunized

Dr. Joe Kanter says Louisiana's 25 outbreak cases are far fewer than in nearby states including Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Tennessee Republican sparks pushback after vaccine comment
Tennessee Republican sparks pushback after vaccine comment

Republican U.S. Rep.-elect Mark Green has since walked back the comments he made Tuesday at a town hall, saying he encourages families to vaccinate their children.

A preview of the new Children's Hospital at Erlanger Kennedy Outpatient Center
A preview of the new Children's Hospital at Erlanger Kennedy Outpatient Center

The doors open this weekend for the community to take a tour and find out more about the new Children's Hospital Kennedy Outpatient Center. We took a look inside

Hepatitis A cases continue to rise in Hamilton County
Hepatitis A cases continue to rise in Hamilton County

There have been 55 cases of Hepatitis A reported in Hamilton County. This time last year, the county had zero.

Eye on Health: New treatment for the flu
Eye on Health: New treatment for the flu

The flu season is here and there's now a new option when it comes to treatment. We talk to a local doctor about the latest drug approved by the FDA to treat influenza.

Doctors, patients raise alarms about cancer linked to breast implants
Doctors, patients raise alarms about cancer linked to breast implants

Although doctors have linked the cancer to a specific kind of implant, manufacturers have no plans to stop making it.

Romaine lettuce recall forcing local stores, restaurants to serve other options
Romaine lettuce recall forcing local stores, restaurants to serve other options

There have been 32 reported illnesses in 11 states. Thirteen people have been hospitalized.

Millions left without insulin as diabetes increase drives demand
Millions left without insulin as diabetes increase drives demand

Diabetes — which can lead to blindness, kidney failure, heart problems, neuropathic pain and amputations — now affects 9 percent of all adults worldwide, up from 5 percent in 1980.

UPDATE: Two cases of Hepatitis A confirmed in Hamilton County; one dead in East TN
UPDATE: Two cases of Hepatitis A confirmed in Hamilton County; one dead in East TN

According to the TDH, the most heavily impacted areas are Nashville and Chattanooga. One death has been reported in East Tennessee.

What to say to someone experiencing anxiety or a panic attack
What to say to someone experiencing anxiety or a panic attack

"Don't worry" falls short when someone experiences anxiety. There are better things to say when a love one needs support.

UPDATE: National Drug Take Back Day to be held on Saturday
UPDATE: National Drug Take Back Day to be held on Saturday

Local residents can safely dispose of outdated medications or shred personal documents and records.

EYE ON HEALTH: Young breast cancer survivor raises awareness
EYE ON HEALTH: Young breast cancer survivor raises awareness

At just 23 years old, breast cancer wasn't on Brittany Hanks' radar and she was a lot younger than the recommended age of 45 to get annual mammograms.

Chattanooga boy diagnosed with mysterious paralyzing condition
Chattanooga boy diagnosed with mysterious paralyzing condition

The illness called Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) causes various forms of paralysis and appears to be linked to a virus similar to Polio. There is no vaccine for the virus linked to AFM.

CDC urges flu shot before Halloween
CDC urges flu shot before Halloween

Although fall hasn't officially started, that doesn't mean it's too early to start thinking about the this year's flu season.

EYE ON HEALTH: Fighting fall allergies
EYE ON HEALTH: Fighting fall allergies

If you are battling fall allergies, you'll want to keep these precautions in mind.

Glaucoma & Pot: The truth behind the myths
Glaucoma & Pot: The truth behind the myths

Anecdotes have been going around for years that smoking marijuana can treat glaucoma. But what’s real, and what’s not?

Organization holds free opioid overdose training in Hamilton County
Organization holds free opioid overdose training in Hamilton County

Channel 3 visited a class taught by one of the Regional Overdose Prevention Specialists, who are working to combat the opioid crisis across Tennessee.

FDA: Teen vaping is an epidemic; warnings issued to stores
FDA: Teen vaping is an epidemic; warnings issued to stores

The FDA issued warning letters and fines to companies illegally selling e-cigarette products to minors.

Choosing the Right Psoriasis Treatment: A Dermatologist’s Advice

Choosing the Right Psoriasis Treatment: A Dermatologist’s Advice

The Science of Weighted Blankets + How They Help Promote Sleep

The Science of Weighted Blankets + How They Help Promote Sleep

GenF20 Plus – Exploring a possible fountain of youth!

GenF20 Plus – Exploring a possible fountain of youth!

More Than Skin Deep: The Complications of Psoriasis

More Than Skin Deep: The Complications of Psoriasis

The Right Way to Wear a Bike Helmet (So It Actually Protects You)

The Right Way to Wear a Bike Helmet (So It Actually Protects You)

Complications of Psoriatic Arthritis a Rheumatologist Wants You to Know

Complications of Psoriatic Arthritis a Rheumatologist Wants You to Know

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