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Chattanooga Magazine: Every Minute Counts

Written for the the January-February 2008 issue of Chattanooga Magazine, “Every Minute Counts” is the heartwarming story of Dr. Stephen DePasquale’s commitment to place an AED in every school in Hamilton County, Tennessee following his son’s tragic death during a basketball game. According to the American Heart Association, 325,000 people die each year of coronary …

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Chattanooga Magazine: The Robot Is In

Written for the July-August 2007 issue of Chattanooga Magazine, “The Robot Is In” offered a realtime glimpse into the emergence of robotic surgery at Parkridge Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Providing minimally invasive hysterectomies, prostatectomies, among other common surgeries, local physicians can offer the patients the peace of mind that comes with less invasive procedures, …

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Chattanooga Magazine: Opening the Window

Originally written for the Spring 2006 issue of Chattanooga Magazine, “Opening the Window” was a fascinating exploration of Snoezelen Room therapy at Orange Grove Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The word “Snoezelen” is derived from two dutch words–“snuffelen” which means “to explore” and “doezelen” which means “to doze.” Put together, the word “Snoezelen” emphasizes the therapy’s …

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