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Food, cultural fest at First Afrikan

Cultural and food vendors and sponsors are needed for the “Healthy Food, Healthy Living and a Healthy Community” celebration on July 11 at First Afrikan Church in Lithonia.

Pet restraints are good travel idea

More than one in three motorists admits to never restraining their pet while riding in the car, leading to added distractions for the driver and increased dangers for all passengers, including pets.

DeKalb CSB seeks clothing, home goods

The DeKalb Community Service Board is seeking donations of gently used or new clothing and personal care items as well as home goods such as furniture and bath and kitchen supplies for its clientele.

FDA gives trans fat the boot

Food manufacturers have three years to remove trans fat from their products after the FDA finalized its determination that partially hydrogenated oils are not “generally recognized as safe” for use in human food.

Safety tips to avoid lightning strikes

Lightning is the No. 2 weather-related killer in Georgia, and DeKalb residents can take precautions to avoid being struck, especially when swimming, grilling and participating in other outdoor activities.

Stay cool, hydrate to beat the heat

Summer arrived this week with a bang, and high temperatures are raising health concerns throughout the state. DeKalb residents can cool off at county libraries and rec centers during normal business hours as temperatures linger in the mid- to upper ...

Supreme Court upholds key provision of ACA

Low- and middle-income residents in the 34 states without health care exchanges, including Georgia, can continue to receive federal tax credits that significantly lower their health insurance premiums, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.

Grilling advice for diabetes patients

Outdoor cooking enthusiasts coping with diabetes can pick up grilling tips at a free class on June 30 at DeKalb Extension in Decatur.

Food, fun at KES Day of Inclusion

KES Day Inc.’s 12th annual Community Day of Inclusion on June 27 at the Redan Recreation Center features a health fair, entertainment and activities to integrate individuals and families with special needs in a communitywide celebration.

Week of free HIV screenings

DeKalb and Fulton counties have launched “Test Atlanta” with a week of free metro HIV testing on June 21-27.

Celebration promotes rights of the disabled

A 5K fun run/walk and celebration on June 20 at Exchange Park in Decatur will promote the 2015 Campaign Toward Inclusion that advocates for people with disabilities.

Celebration promotes rights of the disabled

A 5K fun run/walk and celebration on June 20 at Exchange Park in Decatur will promote the 2015 Campaign Toward Inclusion that advocates for people with disabilities.

Food, garden tips at ‘Back to Eden’

“Back to Eden: Experiencing Healing Through Food” on June 20 at First Alliance Church in Atlanta offers information on nutrition, wellness, gardening, and preparing and storing food.

‘Look Again’ to safeguard children

Parents, caregivers and any motorist who transports children are being advised to “Look Again” to ensure that kids are not left inside vehicles, particularly during hot weather.

Focus on health of boys, men in June

June is Men’s Health Month, and the annual observance seeks to encourage men and boys to take care of their health and to heighten the public’s awareness of the many preventable health problems that affect them and their families.

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