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Front Page - Friday, October 6, 2023

Briefs: La Paz picks Latino Leadership Award winners

La Paz Chattanooga has announced winners of its 2023 Latino Leadership Awards. This year’s winners include:

Latino Leader of the Year

Paulo Hutson Solórzano, A Medida Communications

Chattanooga’s Choice

Dylan Rivera, city of Chattanooga

Latino Community Champion

Cempa Community Care

Emerging Latino Leader Award

Daisy Hernandez Puac, Howard School and Chattanooga State Community College

Volunteer of the Year

Velvet Hernandez-Johnson for leadership in Tech Goes Home Spanish classes

Latino Business of the Year

Supermercado El Sol, Carlos Perez

New Latino Business of the Year

CulturAlly, Angela Garcia

Founded in 2004, La Paz Chattanooga works to provide advocacy, education and opportunities for inclusion to Chattanooga’s Latino population.

New demographic information is available

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has created new resources that allow users to view demographic information about all 95 Tennessee counties, 342 cities and 132 state legislative districts.

The new Community Demographic Profiles can be viewed on the Comptroller’s Maps webpage (tncot.cc/maps).

Each profile contains information regarding a specific community’s population, housing data, types of jobs, business information, educational attainment, commute time, number of veterans, household income and more.

The online demographic profiles are also interactive. Nearly every category on the main dashboard can be clicked on to view even more data.

A variety of sources provided the information contained in the profiles, including the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The demographic profiles will be updated at least once a year as new data becomes available.

So. Adventist celebrates historic enrollment

Newcomers abound at Southern Adventist University this school year with a freshman class of 758 students – the university’s highest freshman enrollment to date.

Fall 2011 set the last freshman enrollment record at 652, meaning this semester is the first time a freshman class at Southern has not only reached but also exceeded 700 students.

At 2,827, the institution’s current undergraduate class is one of its largest ever, second only to 2,896 in 2012.

CHI Memorial offers new prostate cancer treatment

CHI Memorial is now offering high-intensity focused ultrasound, a new treatment option for prostate cancer patients.

HIFU is designed to treat prostate cancer with pinpoint accuracy, sparing surrounding healthy tissue and minimizing the risk of side effects like incontinence and erectile dysfunction, notes CHI in a news release.

The technology uses high-frequency sound waves to precisely target and ablate – or remove – cancer cells in the prostate, leaving the rest of the gland unharmed.

The benefit is the preservation of sexual and urinary function compared to traditional therapies.

While HIFU treatment is not suitable for every prostate cancer patient, it offers a promising option for many, says Dr. Jeff Mullins, medical director of urologic cancer at CHI Memorial and urologist at CHI Memorial Urology Associates.

“Surgery and radiation typically treat the entire prostate, while HIFU offers a focused approach. While surgery and radiation have high success rates, they can come with documented side effects, including urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction,” Mullins adds.

Mullins says the procedure will give patients more options for treatment besides surgery or radiation.

Read more at memorial.org/prostate.