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Relationship Expert, Radio Show Host and Bestselling Author Kenny Pugh Featured at Central Library

Relationship Expert, Radio Show Host and Bestselling Author Kenny Pugh Featured at Central Library

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System invites you to the featured booksigning of Bestselling Author, Relationship Expert and Radio Show Host, Kenny Pugh on Saturday, June 16th from 2pm - 5pm at The Central Library at One Margaret Mitchell Square in Atlanta. 

Kenny Pugh is the Founder of Kenny Pugh, L.L.C., the platform on which Kenny exercises a versatile professional life as a speaker, an author, and a coach. Kenny Pugh, L.L.C. is the sponsoring company for Chat Kafe, where Kenny offers relationship advice, writes inspirational blogs, and hosts his weekly radio program, The Chat Kafe Show with Kenny Pugh.

10 Ways to Prepare for an Emergency

10 Ways to Prepare for an Emergency

The official start of the hurricane season is Friday. Whether it's severe weather, fire, a lengthy power outage, evacuation, would you know what to do in any type of emergency?

To stay safe in an emergency, it is crucial to have a solid communication plan in place for you and your family. Read more from HealthWatchMD, powered by Piedmont, for our top tips for communicating in an emergency.

PEACHTREE CITY | Rep. wants schools trained in diabetes

PEACHTREE CITY | Rep. wants schools trained in diabetes

ATLANTA -- State Rep. Matt Ramsey has introduced legislation that would require school systems to have at least two personnel trained in diabetes treatment.

The Peachtree City Republican says he became aware of the issue last year after his child was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

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The legislation would require state departments to develop guidelines, including recognizing and treating hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia; understanding the appropriate actions to take when blood glucose levels are out of the target range; and understanding physician instructions.

The personnel would also be required to administer tests to check blood glucose levels and recognize situations that require emergency assistance.

WellStreet plans 12 Metro Atlanta urgent care centers

WellStreet plans 12 Metro Atlanta urgent care centers

ATLANTA -- An Atlanta company called WellStreet Urgent Care said it plans to open 12 urgent care centers in Metro Atlanta in 2012.

The first center will open in January at 2292 Peachtree Road in Buckhead, the company said.

Others are planned in Alpharetta, Austell, Chastain, Decatur, Dunwoody, Marietta, Peachtree City, Sandy Springs and Woodstock, according to the company's website.

"By the end of 2012, the company plans to become the largest provider of urgent care services in the Atlanta metroplex," WellStreet said in a statement.

WellStreet said its centers will be open extended hours, seven days a week, and be located in neighborhood retail centers. The company's chief medical officer is Dr. Lee Resnick.

For more information, visit wellstreet.com.

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.

'NoFlu4U' clinics keep Fayette students healthy

'NoFlu4U' clinics keep Fayette students healthy

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. -- Children in Fayette County schools are saying "no" to the flu this season.

So far, more than 1,000 students and school staff members have received flu vaccines, thanks to the "NoFlu4U" clinics that travel throughout the county.

"The clinics have been very successful this year," said health services specialist Debbie King. "Every vaccination given means a healthier school environment for everyone."

Most children received the nasal vaccine. The famous Chick-fil-A cow traveled with the clinics to put children's minds at ease and show them just how easy it is to protect against the flu.

"If it wasn't for these clinics, many children and adults who received vaccines wouldn't have gotten them because of scheduling constraints with work or other activities," King said.

The NoFlu4U clinics visited 11 elementary schools, two middle schools, the county schools' transportation department and the LaFayette Educational Center this year.