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Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers on July 4

Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers on July 4
Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers this Fourth of July Georgia Optometric Association Offers Tips to Celebrate the Holiday Safely

LifeSouth blood drive today at the Loganville and Acworth Wal-marts

LifeSouth blood drive today at the Loganville and Acworth Wal-marts

Loganville, GA --  LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is mounting a campaign today (May 31, 2011) to increase the blood supply in local hospitals.  Each of LifeSouth’s regions is challenging the local communities to come and donate blood. 

“Blood donated to LifeSouth stays in the local communities we serve”, said Michael Becker, LifeSouth Georgia Community Development Coordinator.  “Donors know when they selflessly provide blood to LifeSouth Community Blood Centers that they are helping relatives, neighbors and friends in their local areas”.

On May 31st, LifeSouth will have bloodmobiles at 2 Wal-mart locations from 11am-5pm.

4221 Atlanta HWY, Loganville and 3826 Cobb PKWY, Acworth

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers provides blood and blood products to more than 40 hospitals in the metro area.  Everyone is invited to come and donate.

 The LifeSouth Team will be grilling food and

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Local Photographer Oana Hogrefe Announces 2012 Childhood Calendar Model Search

Local Photographer Oana Hogrefe Announces 2012 Childhood Calendar Model Search

 

Local photographer Oana Hogrefe of Oana Hogrefe Photography, a boutique studio providing insightful and genuine portrait imagery of children, babies and families, announces a model search for the 2012 edition of the Childhood Calendar. 

Each year, Hogrefe donates her time and photography skills to create a calendar to benefit a local child-centric charity. Last year’s Childhood Calendar raised $5,630 for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This year’s beneficiary is Jack and Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation (JAJF), an organization that provides unique retreats and memory books to families with a parent suffering from late stage cancer.

The Childhood Calendar will feature 12 months of evocative, impactful images of children. This year’s theme is “Faces of childhood” and will focus on the beauty and expressivity of each child, the pure emotions shared by children everywhere.

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

ATLANTA -- A federal grand jury in Atlanta has charged a total of 13 defendants from two states with illegally trafficking in oxycodone and other prescription drugs.

The two cases arise out of intensified efforts to address Georgia's growing problem with prescription drug abuse.

"Prescription drug abuse is our nation's fastest-growing segment of illegal drug use, causing significantly more overdose deaths than cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin combined," said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.

In the first incident, 11 Georgia residents were charged with conspiring to forge oxycodone prescriptions and sell the illegally obtained tablets.

DEA applauds huge turnout on Drug Take-Back Day

DEA applauds huge turnout on Drug Take-Back Day

ATLANTA -- Americans participating in the United States Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) second National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event last weekend turned in more than 376,593 pounds of unwanted or expired medications.

This is 55 percent more than the 242,000 pounds the public brought in during last September's event.

The medications were taken to 5,361 take-back sites in all 50 states.

"The amount of prescription drugs turned in by the American public during the first two take-back events is simply staggering -- 309 tons -- and represents a clear need for a convenient way to rid homes of unwanted or expired prescription drugs," said DEA administrator Michele M. Leonhart.

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.