Health Briefs:

Blount Memorial offers laughter program
Blount Memorial Hospital’s ongoing "Senior Health Circle" presentations continue on Monday, Nov. 6 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Blount Memorial Hospital auditorium with a presentation titled "Made to Laugh."

Mind and body education coordinator Doris Kilgore will offer samples of the best medicine in town, laughter. Laughter is the best medicine because it is good for the spirit and the body.

For more information, call Blount Memorial Senior Services at 865-977-5744.

Chef back by popular demand at BMH
Williams-Sonoma chef Amelia Walker will be back at the Blount Memorial Wellness Center at Springbrook on Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 6-8 p.m. to present "Fall Soups and Breads."

The program is $25 for members and $40 for non-members. To register, call 865-980-7100.

Surgeons host bariatric surgery lectures
In November, Blount Memorial Hospital’s ongoing Bariatric Lecture Series program features two presentations by Blount Memorial surgeons who will discuss the surgical and laparoscopic treatments of obesity.

Dr. Mark Colquitt and Dr. Jonathan Ray are the speakers at a presentation at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9 and at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30.

The programs will be presented in the Blount Memorial Hospital auditorium and are free to the community. To register, call 1-866-300-8644.

Free grief group offered for loss of mothers.
Those women who are struggling with the death of their mother are invited to attend a free group that meets from 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 6.

The group sessions will be held in the Blount Memorial Home Services and Hospice Building located at 1095 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, which is adjacent to the hospital’s campus.

For more information or to register, call Michelle Evans at 865-981-229.

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