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$30 = 3 Pre or Post Natal Pilates Classes at CORE Atlanta ($75 value)

$30 = 3 Pre or Post Natal Pilates Classes at CORE Atlanta ($75 value)

Get moving with these 50 minute classes during your pregnancy and after baby! CLICK HERE TO SAVE 60% off Pre or Post Natal Pilates classes at CORE Westside and CORE Buckhead ($75 value).  

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Giving blood is scary at Six Flags Fright Fest

Giving blood is scary at Six Flags Fright Fest

AUSTELL, Ga. -- What's even more terrifying than Six Flags Over Georgia's Fright Fest? A blood shortage -- something that Metro Atlanta is facing.

Now, the Southeast's largest regional theme park has teamed up with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers and will offer free admission to anyone who gives blood during a drive on Thursday, Oct. 13.

To receive a free Six Flags ticket, make a reservation on LifeSouth's website, linked above.

LOCAL PROFILE: Sawanda Spinks, President of Georgia Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation

LOCAL PROFILE: Sawanda Spinks, President of Georgia Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation

ATLANTA – Sawanda Spinks was eight-months-pregnant when she learned her first child would be born with hydrocephalus.

“I had never heard of it; I didn’t know what it was but when I heard the risks, I started crying; I couldn’t take listening to that”, she said.

Spinks had gone into the emergency room for a pulled muscle but when she left her life was changed, forever.

Hydrocephalus is a condition that affects 1-in-500 infants. The condition, also known as having “water on the brain”, happens when fluid accumulates on the brain and in the skull cavities.

As any first-time parent would Spinks visited countless specialists, searching for good news, before she would give birth to her son a month later; she heard none.

“Doctors didn’t give us much hope but they were doing their job, they’re supposed to tell you the worst case scenario”.   

“We heard it all.

Staying Calm Amidst the Storms of Life

Staying Calm Amidst the Storms of Life

 

There are so many storms in life.

Within a few months span my husband and I moved with our three teens from OH to GA (think culture shock here).  We lost our friends and our foundation went from being rock solid to quick sand  (think white water rafting here).   The kids changed schools (think fear here).  I stopped working my business (think identity crisis here).  Then, my Dad was diagnosed with cancer and my parents moved in with us.  (yes, think overload here.)

It’s not just me.

Camp Sunshine Presents Cocktails for Cancer

Camp Sunshine Presents Cocktails for Cancer
Cocktails for Cancer
Benefiting Camp Sunshine
 
Compound
September 8, 2011
7 - 10pm
 
Cocktails for Cancer will be an amazing night of fun with Atlanta’s finest Mixologists at Compound, the city’s premier nightclub.

Future of State Health Benefit Plan to be secured

Future of State Health Benefit Plan to be secured

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Community Health has adopted a proposal to secure the future of the State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP).

The initiative introduces a new consumer-directed wellness plan, improves plan administration, eliminates the SHBP's projected deficit for this year and substantially reduces future deficits.

"The board is pleased to endorse this thoughtful and responsible plan that is not afraid to tackle the big issues," said DCH board chairman Ross Mason. "This is a forward-looking plan that provides real bottom line-driven solutions."

SHBP is facing a projected deficit of slightly more than $800 million during the next two years.

"Our major concern is the continued delivery of quality health care services at an affordable cost," said DCH commissioner David Cook.

Volunteers Are Needed In Forsyth County To Help Cancer Patients On Their Road to Recovery

Volunteers Are Needed In Forsyth County To Help Cancer Patients On Their Road to Recovery

When Linda Conyers volunteered with the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program to drive cancer patients to their treatments, she already knew what an important service she could provide.  When Linda’s mother was living in Texas and undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer, it was generally very difficult to arrange for transportation to and from her treatments – her brother frequently had to miss work in order to drive her.

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