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Fulton County Kicks off Spring SPARC Atlanta Health Screening Clinics for Older Adults

Fulton County Kicks off Spring SPARC Atlanta Health Screening Clinics for Older Adults


Older adults in need of preventive health care screenings at no cost or at a lower cost can take advantage of upcoming SPARC (Sickness Prevention Achieved through Regional Collaboration) clinics that begin Saturday, April 14, 2012.  The 2012 spring clinics headed by the Fulton County Department of  Housing and Human Services Office of Aging will feature immunizations and routine health screenings such as tests for cholesterol levels, blood glucose and blood pressure.

The clinic dates, times and locations are listed below.

Saturday, April 14, 2012
East Point Fire Station
2757 East Point Street
East Point, GA 30344

Wednesday,April 18, 2012
10:00 am -2:00pm
Cosby Spears Memorial Towers
355 North Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA  30308

Staggering autism numbers in Ga.

One out of every ninety-eight children in Georgia is born with Autism. Fortunately, the world renowned Marcus Autism Center of CHOA is right in our backyard and are making good strides in research and the behavioral treatment of the personality disorder. Watch as we learn how the Autism Center is making a difference.

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According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, an estimated 410 Georgia women were newly diagnosed with cervical cancer in Georgia in 2011.  January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and Fulton County Health Services encourages all women to take control of their health by having annual cervical cancer screenings known as Pap tests and to make healthier lifestyle choices.  

If detected and treated early, cervical cancer is 90% curable.  In Georgia, it is estimated that 134 women die of cervical cancer each year. Symptoms of early stage cervical cancer or pre-cancer are not easily identified and often have no signs or symptoms.  Women 21 and older need to have regular Pap tests to monitor cervical health. 

LOCAL PROFILE: Turkey Day Fitness Tips


ATLANTA – Next week marks the start of the season many of us look forward to, year round. People love this season, dubbed “the most wonderful time of the year”, for a number of reasons. For children it could be the toys and gifts they receive or the annual visit to Grandma’s house. Or for adults it could be the abundant holiday cheer or the abundant holiday food it's okay to consume for the mere sake of the holiday. For some, the holidays can be too cheery and many end up heavier than they were before they started. 

Was the holiday food really worth a holiday gut? Think again.

Many people struggle with this issue, year in and year out. Some go on crash diets before the holiday or workout until they’re fatigued to “make room” for their Thanksgiving Feast but Amy Henry at FORUM Fitness in Buckhead thinks they’re all “wasting their time”.

Take-back event yields 3,800 pounds of drugs

Take-back event yields 3,800 pounds of drugs

ATLANTA -- The third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Oct. 29 was a huge success in Georgia.

Participants turned in about 3,794.35 pounds of unwanted and expired medication for safe disposal at numerous sites across the state.

This amount exceeded the weight of the drugs collected at the second event in April, which was about 3,509 pounds.

"The total number of drugs taken back in Georgia speaks volumes about the problem of unused and unneeded prescriptions, the danger they pose to the community and the communities' commitment to making prescription drug abuse a top priority in the state," John Comer, acting special agent in charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Atlanta Field Division, said in a statement.

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Smashburger to donate proceeds to Komen Foundation

Smashburger to donate proceeds to Komen Foundation

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and one local restaurant is doing its part to help end this devastating disease.

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, Atlanta-area Smashburger restaurants will give a portion of their proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Atlanta Smashburger franchise owner Phil Wilkins feels very close to this important cause, as his mother was a breast cancer survivor.

Anyone who eats at Smashburger between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. next Wednesday will know that they are helping to eliminate the fight against breast cancer.

Smashburger has three Metro Atlanta locations: