health http://wutc.org en Ask A Doc: What Can I Do About Chronic Knee Pain? http://wutc.org/post/ask-doc-what-can-i-do-about-chronic-knee-pain <p> How can athletes take care of their knees and joints and prevent future problems?&nbsp; Does running cause arthritis?&nbsp; What can a person do about chronic knee pain and osteoarthritis--is a knee replacement the only option?&nbsp; Dr. Danielle Mitchell from <a href="http://www.chattanoogasportsinstitute.com/">the Chattanooga Sports Institute and Center for Health</a> joins us to discuss these topics and more.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:35:05 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 39608 at http://wutc.org How Could Plastic Surgery Alleviate Migraines? And Why Are Some Neurologists Wary? http://wutc.org/post/how-could-plastic-surgery-alleviate-migraines-and-why-are-some-neurologists-wary <p>Heather Crowe’s migraines began when she was in junior high.&nbsp; The pain was blinding, and when they happened, she couldn't do anything except stay in bed.&nbsp; She suffered for years, until she became a nurse and started working for <a href="http://www.refinedlooks.com/chattanooga-plastic-surgeon-jimmy-l-waldrop-md.html">Dr. Jimmy Waldrop</a> at the Erlanger-housed Plastic Surgery Group.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:31:40 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 39397 at http://wutc.org This App Could ‘Nudge’ Users Toward Healthier Lifestyles http://wutc.org/post/app-could-nudge-users-toward-healthier-lifestyles <p></p><p> Plenty of apps already exist to collect a health-conscious person’s data.&nbsp; RunKeeper, FitBit and MapMyFitness can all track how often a person takes a walk, how far he or she runs, how often he or she sleeps, and more.&nbsp; Some apps can also connect with wearables, such a smart watch that measures someone’s heart rate.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:15:02 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 39110 at http://wutc.org This App Could ‘Nudge’ Users Toward Healthier Lifestyles Training for Triathlons? Here Are a Few Tips. http://wutc.org/post/training-triathlons-here-are-few-tips <p>The Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon is coming up June 29th, and the Chattanooga Ironman competition is coming up September 28th.&nbsp; In our monthly Ask A Doc segment, Dr. Danielle Mitchell from the <a href="http://www.chattanoogasportsinstitute.com/">Chattanooga Sports Institute and Center for Health</a> joins us with advice about training for these kind of grueling competitions.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:48:42 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 38381 at http://wutc.org Local Infant Mortality Rates Decrease, But African-Americans Still Disproportionately Affected http://wutc.org/post/local-infant-mortality-rates-decrease-african-americans-still-disproportionately-affected <p>According to the <a href="http://healthychattanoogakids.blogspot.com/">Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Coalition for the Tennessee Valley</a>, our region's children are among the unhealthiest in Tennessee and the nation.&nbsp; One reason for that is our high rate of infant mortality.&nbsp; In this feature news segment, Michael Edward Miller reports that infant mortality has improved over the last few years, but there are still challenges, particularly for African-Americans.&nbsp; This is true both in Hamilton County and <a href="http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/content.aspx?ID=3021" Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:43:59 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 34786 at http://wutc.org Ask the Doc: Should I Eat Backwards? http://wutc.org/post/ask-doc-should-i-eat-backwards <p>Many of us eat according to a predictable pattern: something small and quick for breakfast (because we're in a hurry), something moderate for lunch, and a large dinner.&nbsp; But Dr. Danielle Mitchell recommends turning that pattern backwards, and eating the most calories at breakfast.</p><p>Dr. Mitchell founded the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/chattanoogasportsinstitute">Chattanooga Sports Institute and Center for Health.</a>&nbsp; She joins WUTC's Michael Edward Miller to talk about eating and exercise in this interview, part of our regular "Ask the Doc" series.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:03:39 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 34785 at http://wutc.org Here Are Two Major Health Problems Facing Chattanooga Kids http://wutc.org/post/here-are-two-major-health-problems-facing-chattanooga-kids <p>Pediatricians and community leaders have formed a new group called the<a href="http://healthychattanoogakids.blogspot.com/"> Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Coalition for the Tennessee Valley,</a> which is working on a <a href="http://healthychattanoogakids.blogspot.com/2013/08/why-does-chattanooga-region-need.html">strategic plan</a> for long-term solutions to pediatric healthcare problems.&nbsp; “The Chattanooga region's children are among the unhealthiest in Tennessee and the nation,” according to<a href="http://healthychattanoogakids.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-pediatric-health-improvemen Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:05:19 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 33379 at http://wutc.org Iron Woman: Dr. Danielle Mitchell Launches Sports Institute http://wutc.org/post/iron-woman-dr-danielle-mitchell-launches-sports-institute <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Danielle Mitchell, a Chattanooga physician and iron man competitor, recently founded the <a href="http://www.chattanoogasportsinstitute.com/">Chattanooga Sports Institute and Center for Health.</a>&nbsp; In this interview, she shares how Weight Watchers and exercise transformed her from morbidly obese into a marathon runner.</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 18:05:05 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 32124 at http://wutc.org UTC Partners With YMCA To Encourage Outdoor Play http://wutc.org/post/utc-partners-ymca-encourage-outdoor-play <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="30" src="http://archive.org/embed/PlayEverydayOutdoors" width="300"></iframe></p><p>The YMCA and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga are working with families in the Emma Wheeler Homes and Cromwell Hills neighborhoods to develop outdoor activities for families and communities.</p><p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 13:02:57 +0000 Rabbit Zielke 7835 at http://wutc.org UTC Partners With YMCA To Encourage Outdoor Play