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Feb. 2-Take Aim at Cancer Presents: Innovations in Lung Cancer Research, Treatment and Patient Care

Feb. 2-Take Aim at Cancer Presents: Innovations in Lung Cancer Research, Treatment and Patient Care

Leading MD Anderson Oncology Chief to Speak at The Lovett School at 7pm

ATLANTA (January 27, 2012) Lung cancer is the No. 1 cause of cancer-related death in both men and women in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2007 (most recent statistics), lung cancer accounted for more deaths than breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer combined. But there’s good news: We’re closer than ever before to eradicating this deadly disease.

Take Aim at Cancer, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization benefiting targeted therapy and lung cancer research, is pleased to present this free educational event that is open to the public. It will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Positive rabies alert in East Hall County

Positive rabies alert in East Hall County

 

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – On November 28, Hall County Animal Control were advised that a cat, which had previously made contact with a human, had tested positive for rabies. The human and cat made contact in the Gillsville Highway area of East Hall County.

The cat was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab and the rabies case was confirmed. This is the thirteenth confirmed rabies case of 2011.

If you live in this area or you see an animal acting abnormally in the Gillsville Highway area, contact Hall County Animal Services at 770-531-6830, or during non-working hours call Hall County Dispatch at 770-536-8812.

Food Bloggers Dish On How to "Spin" Your Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes

Food Bloggers Dish On How to "Spin" Your Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes When it comes to Thanksgiving food bloggers or “foodies” are anything but traditional. Their favorite philosophy is “Think Outside the Box”. Putting down the Thanksgiving menu is as exciting for them as cooking and sharing the meal with family and friends. Foodies always like to place a creative pin to traditional dishes. The result are unique scrumptious and mouth-watering dishes that could give any professional chef a run for their money.


Recently, food bloggers from "The Brown Culinary Experience" offered their takes on their favorite Thanksgiving dishes.

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.

Hall County participates in State Superintendant's healthy lunch program

Hall County participates in State Superintendant's healthy lunch program

ATLANTA – Bleckley, Colquitt and Hall counties were selected for the “Feed My School for a Week” program during the 2011-2012 school years. The program will teach Georgia students about where their food comes from making them more aware of the importance of proper nutrition.

According to the State Superintendant Dr. John Barge, “Georgia is second in the nation in childhood obesity. The Freed My School for a Week program is a great first step in raising students’ awareness of nutritional options as well as promoting healthier meals in our schools”.

The schools will be hosting a guest speaker, holding taste tests, and will hold an essay contest. During a one-week period, in the spring semester, all lunches served will consist of 75-100 percent Georgia grown food. State schools have been, progressively, attempting to integrate Farm-to-School meals.

Also, during the week, schools will hold additional educational activities and art contests. 

Nominate A Child For Bert’s Big Adventure!

Nominate A Child For Bert’s Big Adventure!

Do you know any children ages 5-12 that have a chronic or terminal illness and live in the Atlanta-area? If so, they probably qualify for Bert's Big Adventure! Download the application or nominate a child.

To qualify, children must be between the ages of 5 and 12 years old, live in “The Bert Show” radio listening area (All the Hits Q100, 99.7 FM) in metro Atlanta, prove financial need and have never been to Walt Disney World®.