Health & Wellness


Kids, teens consuming way too much sodium daily

Most U.S. schoolchildren are eating more sodium than recommended, putting them at risk for developing high blood pressure and heart disease later in life, a new CDC Vital Signs report finds.

Seniors can reduce fire injury risk

Every year, more than 1,100 Americans 65 years and older die in home fires, but fire rescue officials say that with prevention education, senior residents have the power to stop a fire before it starts.

Author’s grief workshop at library

Individuals coping with grief can join author Selma Calaman for her Sept. 27 workshops, “Take Time to Give a Care – Understanding the Impact of Grief,” at the Stonecrest Library.

Time ripe to get disaster-ready

individuals, families and businesses can learn about emergency preparedness on Sept. 21 in Emory Village between traffic circles.

Therapist to discuss massage, share techniques

Licensed neuromuscular therapist Safiyah Walcott will discuss the ancient healing method of massage on Sept. 20 at Stonecrest Library in Lithonia.

Emory treating 3rd patient for Ebola

Emory University Hospital is treating its third Ebola patient who was admitted on Sept. 9.

‘Be ACTive’ all over Georgia Piedmont

Faculty, staff and students can now engage in healthy choices to nourish their mind, body and spirit with Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s “Be ACTive” initiative.

Victims of domestic violence need compassion

When we see suffering, as we have this week in a high-profile domestic violence assault, many of us are motivated to relieve that suffering by learning more about what we can do to help.

State program improves kids’ activity levels, health during school day

Health Empowers You! a grant program to improve children’s activity levels and health during the school day, is working, Georgia first lady Sandra Deal said Sept. 4.

Ebola vaccine trials underway on healthy adults in the U.S.

Testing of a vaccine to prevent Ebola virus is under way in the United States on healthy individuals.

Walk of HEROes taking registration

Online registration is now open for the eighth annual Walk of HEROes 5K Walk/Run taking place on Sept. 20 at the Oakhurst Community Center in Decatur.

Screenings for bone fractures, strokes

Adults can get screened for stroke or bone fracture risk on Sept. 13 at North Decatur United Methodist Church.

GA health centers land ACA grants

Three Georgia health centers have been awarded $750,000 in Affordable Care Act funding to support facility improvements.

Forum on Ebola crisis to focus on care, fundraising relief

The “Real Doc Hollywood” Neil Shulman will be the featured panelist at a discussion of the Ebola crisis and new therapy approaches at the Decatur Recreation Center on Sept. 4 in Decatur.

Blood drive for Sickle Cell Month

Residents who donate blood or platelets during September in honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month will get a coupon for a free haircut at participating Sport Clips locations.