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Protect yourself against mosquitoes, ticks

Protect yourself against mosquitoes, ticks

ATLANTA -- The state's first 2011 case of West Nile Virus (WNV) has been confirmed in a horse in Southeast Georgia.

Now, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) recommends that all Georgians protect themselves from mosquitoes and remove any standing water from their property.

"While this is a non-human case, we recognize that the mosquito and tick season is starting earlier than in previous years," said Dr. Anil T. Mangla, program director of infectious disease & immunization and acting state epidemiologist for the DCH.

DINNERS ON A DIME: Cinco de Mayo

DINNERS ON A DIME: Cinco de Mayo

DECATUR, Ga. – This week, Dinners on a Dime features local Cinco de Mayo eats. Every Tuesday Where U Live will choose four favorite eats in your area for you to take your family and friends for a fabulous meal, under $20.

At Los Loros Mexican Restaurant the fish tacos are “excellent” and the margaritas are “tasty”. This neighborhood restaurant is a favorite to people who live in the area. Guest favorites include fish tacos and the beef enchilada. The signature margarita is mixed with tequila and Gran Marnier, making it the menu highlight. Visit the restaurant for their Cino de Mayo celebration at 1248 Clairmont Road in Decatur.

The Monterrey Mexican Restaurant in Tucker is known for their Mega-Margaritas, great service and always fresh salsa. On Cinco de Mayo the restaurant will offer food and drink specials, however, nothing on the regular menu exceeds $15.

Rockdale County comes in at 16th healthiest county in Georgia

Rockdale County comes in at 16th healthiest county in Georgia

ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga.

Walk With Angels at the Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival

Walk With Angels at the Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival

ATLANTA – The Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation will be sponsoring the Conyers Cherry Blossom “Walk with Angels”, an 8-mile walk for breast cancer awareness. The Walk With Angels is will be held on Saturday, March 5, and will begin at the Georgia International Horse Park and end at the pavilion in Olde Town Conyers.

This walk is being used to honor those who have died from cancer and celebrate those who are fighting the disease. according to the organizers from the Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation.

The Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation is dedicated to promoting early detection and education about prevention, treatment options, and recovery. The Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation is a IRS recognized Chartable 501(c)(3) Organization.

Participants can start registering for the walk at 7AM and the walk will begin at 8’oclock.

Conyers Medical Office Opens To Patients This Week

Conyers Medical Office Opens To Patients This Week

ATLANTA (January 26, 2010) – Kaiser Permanente members who live or work in Rockdale County will soon have a more convenient location to receive health care. The Conyers Medical Office—Kaiser Permanente’s first location in Rockdale County—opens to patients tomorrow.  

The 6,700 square foot facility, located at 1478 Dogwood Drive, Suites B and C, is a part of Kaiser Permanente’s ongoing initiative to improve access to health care for its 230,000 members in Georgia. “This medical office allows us to better serve our growing Kaiser Permanente membership in and around Rockdale County,” said Peter Andruszkiewicz, president of Kaiser Permanente of Georgia. “We look forward to providing quality, affordable health care to residents of these communities for many years to come.”

The Conyers Medical Office will employ eight to 12 health care professionals, including Bhagy Papudesu, M.D. and Carla Holder, M.D. of The Southeast Permanente Medical Group.

Kaiser Permanente to Open Office in Conyers and Fayetteville

Kaiser Permanente to Open Office in Conyers and Fayetteville

ATLANTA – Kaiser Permanente announced today it will invest more than $4.6 million to open two new medical offices in Rockdale and Fayette counties.

The Conyers Medical Office–Kaiser Permanente’s first site in Rockdale County–will be located at 1478 Dogwood Drive, Suites B and C. The Fayetteville Medical Office at 101 Banks Station will be the organization’s first location in Fayette County.

Physicians of The Southeast Permanente Medical Group will provide internal medicine and pediatric services for Kaiser Permanente members at the new locations. Additional specialties may be added. Each medical office will have 8-12 health care professionals on staff and the capacity to serve 10,000 members.

Salem Middle School Students Commemorate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Today at 7:30 p.m., Salem Middle School students in DeKalb County will hold a candlelight vigil and dedication ceremony in honor of a 12-year paraprofessional at Salem who passed away from breast cancer on July 4, 2010.

Students will take part in this demonstration to commemorate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Salem Middle School teachers, students and parents, as well as members of the paraprofessional’s family (including her daughter, who attends Salem Middle School) will dedicate a memorial bench on the school grounds in her honor as part of the ceremony.

The candlelight vigil and dedication will take place Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Salem Middle School, 5333 Salem Road, Lithonia, Ga., 30058.