Health & Wellness


Sponsors, donors, vendors needed for Men of Redan health fair

Sponsors, donors and vendors are needed for the Men of Redan’s inaugural health fair on Nov. 5 at Redan High in Stone Mountain.

Free screenings, food at Community Outreach Day

Individuals and families can get free health screenings and free food at Community Outreach Day on Oct. 29 at Recovery Consultants of Atlanta Community Health Center in Decatur.

Smokers can get help to quit at free KP Panola classes

Smokers who need help to break the habit can attend the free Quit Smart Program at Kaiser Permanente Panola Medical Center in Lithonia.

Haunted Maze health fair offers free screenings, STD/HIV testing

Free health screenings and STD/HIV testing as well as fun activities will be available at the DeKalb Board of Health’s STD/HIV Haunted Maze health fair on Oct. 29 at the Exchange Park Recreation Center in Decatur.

Medicare recipients can get free counseling on health, prescription drug plan options

Medicare recipients can get free options counseling on health and prescription drug plans from the Georgia Department of Human Services’ GeorgiaCares program.

Free mammograms for eligible women at A Crucial Catch Day

Eligible women can receive a free mammogram on Oct. 25 at A Crucial Catch Day – Screening Saves Lives at Oakhurst Medical in Stone Mountain.

Observance offers opportunity for dialogue on preventing bullying

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, which provides an opportunity for schools, communities and states to talk about the best ways to prevent bullying.

2Cute4Cancer 5K walk/run benefits breast cancer patients

Kids and adults can participate in the 2Cute4Cancer breast cancer 5K fun walk/run fundraiser on Oct. 22 at Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve in Lithonia.

Free health fair for youth

Young people can learn about fitness, nutrition and driver safety at the Ryan Cameron Foundation Youth Health Fair on Oct. 22 at the Gallery at South DeKalb in Decatur.

Panelists to tackle disparities in health care

A distinguished panel of doctors will discuss “Healthcare Disparities: The Industry and the Landscape” on Oct. 22 as part of the 17th annual Creating Opportunity Conference in Atlanta.

Domestic violence survivor shares ‘powerful story of triumph’

Award-winning educator and philanthropist Kimya Motley will share her story of survival on Oct. 19 at the sixth annual resource fair and symposium on domestic violence at the Maloof Auditorium.

Breast cancer 5K to raise awareness, funding

Walkers and runners participating in the 2016 DeKalb Breast Cancer Awareness 5K on Oct. 22 will help raise funding for the Oakhurst Medical Centers Inc.

Doctor to discuss importance of mammograms, early detection

Dr. Jean Matthew Kunjummen of Emory University will discuss the importance of mammograms and early detection at the Oct. 19 meeting of the Greater Lithonia Chamber of Commerce in observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Five DeKalb Schools have high lead levels in their water

Five DeKalb schools, built between 1935 and 1955, have elevated levels of lead in the water coming from some of their pipes, and the DeKalb School District has established a "Lead-In-Water-Testing" Hotline to answer parents questions.

Candlelight vigil honors victims, survivors of domestic violence

Victims and survivors of domestic violence will be honored at the 25th annual Candlelight Vigil on Oct. 20 on the Decatur Square.