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Front Page - Friday, April 28, 2023

Briefs: Latino Leadership nominations sought

La Paz Chattanooga is accepting nominations for its 2023 Latino Leadership Awards. The annual awards recognize the work and dedication of individuals who have positively impacted the Latino community.

View award categories and nominate individuals, organizations and businesses at www.lapazchattanooga.org/awards through May 25.

La Paz will announce the recipients during a fundraiser scheduled to be held Sept. 21 at The Westin.

Am. Cancer Society awards $20,000 grant

The American Cancer Society recently awarded a $10,000 transportation and $10,000 lodging grant to CHI Memorial to alleviate the financial burden of transportation and lodging costs for patients with cancer.

The society awarded 600 nationwide grants totaling more than $10.8 million in 2022.

Based on assistance provided through previous grant funding, these grants will provide more than 328,000 rides to treatment for 25,000 people and over 9,000 nights of free lodging.

CHI Memorial offering sleep apnea therapy

CHI Memorial is now offering Inspire therapy, an obstructive sleep apnea treatment option for those who cannot use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).

OSA affects 22 million Americans. When left untreated, OSA can cause vehicle and workplace accidents, worsening mood and memory, stroke, heart attack and even death.

It occurs when the airway collapses during sleep and blocks the flow of oxygen to the brain.

The brain senses the lack of oxygen and wakes the body up just long enough to take a breath. This cycle repeats throughout the night and causes poor, disruptive sleep.

Inspire works inside the body with a patient’s natural breathing process to treat sleep apnea. Mild stimulation opens the airway during sleep.