Health & Wellness


Athletes 50 and up can showcase talents at Games

DeKalb Senior Olympics registration is open through May 8 for athletes 50 and older who want an opportunity to compete in their favorite sports.

AARP safety class targets senior drivers

Seniors 55 and older can attend an AARP Driver Safety class on May 6 at the Stonecrest Library in Lithonia. The session begins at 10 a.m. The class limit is 10, and registrants must present an active DeKalb Public Library ...

Truck to serve DeKalb’s ‘food deserts’

A mobile food truck soon will carry fresh, affordable produce to residents living in “food deserts” countywide through a partnership between DeKalb and the Board of Health.

Emory, Aetna link to improve care

Emory Healthcare and Aetna have formed a new accountable care organization to improve coordination and delivery of patient care.

Knee pain options will be discussed

Dr. Jeff Traub, a DeKalb Medical orthopedic surgeon, will talk about the latest in arthritis treatments as well as knee reconstruction or replacement on May 5 at the North Decatur campus.

Seminar, lunch for girls, moms

Delta Air Lines pilot Leja Noe keynotes a women’s empowerment seminar and lunch designed for girls 8 and up and their mothers or guardians at Greenforest Community Baptist’s Early Learning Center in Decatur on April 18.

Zumba Basic class at Clarkston Library

Zumba instructor Akinya Joy will lead an hour of fun and fitness on April 25 at the Clarkston Library. Joy will teach Zumba Basic, a Latin-inspired dance fitness class, beginning at noon.

Student use of e-cigarettes triples

Use of e-cigarettes has tripled among middle and high school students in just one year, and hookah use has almost doubled.

Tips to manage springtime allergies

For Georgians with allergies and asthma, itchy eyes and throats, sneezing, wheezing and coughing are the norm with trees in full bloom and high pollen counts.

Breast, cervical cancer screenings

Women ages 40 to 64 who live in DeKalb and have no health insurance or only make a limited income may be eligible to receive a breast and cervical cancer screening at no cost or at reduced cost.

Crime victims to share stories

Nichole Villafane and Charmagne Helton will share their stories of strength and survival at “Engaging Communities, Empowering Victims” on April 25 at the Gazebo on the Square in Decatur.

Deal to sign cannabis oil bill

Former Clarkston Police Officer Corey Lowe Williams and daughter Victoria will be among proponents present on April 16 when Gov. Nathan Deal signs legislation to allow use of cannabis oil in Georgia for eight medical conditions.

Free health screenings at community fair

Free screenings will be available at the Clergy & Community Health Walk/Fair on April 18 at the Vicars Community Center in Atlanta.

Clarkston Community Festival coming up

Sponsors, vendors, volunteers, and runners and walkers are needed for the Clarkston Community Festival and 5K Race on April 25 that benefits the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf.

Ovarian cancer screening called into question

A bimanual exam doesn’t accurately screen for ovarian cancer, UGA researchers have found.