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Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market to Hit the Road June 8th

ATLANTA -- "What's Happenin' in SWAT (SW ATL)..." Did you know...  Fulton County Cooperative Extension will operate the Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market, every second and fourth Wednesday, to provide nutrition training and deliver seasonal fresh fruits & vegetables from local farmers to residents, where mainstream grocery stores are scarce or missing.

In a continued effort to address health disparities in Fulton County, the Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market has been created to deliver fresh produce from local farmers to residents living in communities designated as “food deserts”, large geographic areas where mainstream grocery stores are scarce or missing.

Living in unhealthy food environments where fast food or unhealthy foods are more available than freshly grown foods leaves communities at risk for obesity and diabetes as well as other chronic diseases.

“We will go in the communities that are in need of fresh fruits and vegetables,” states M

Legal battle over health care law comes to Atlanta

Legal battle over health care law comes to Atlanta

ATLANTA -- The battle over federal health care reform will be fought in an Atlanta courtroom on Wednesday.

A three judge panel will hear the Justice Department appeal.

Its lawyers will argue a Florida judge was wrong to overturn portions of the law.

Attorneys from Georgia and 25 other states have called the law unconstitutional because it requires everyone to buy health insurance.

Heart attack victims 'chill out' to protect brain

Heart attack victims 'chill out' to protect brain

ATLANTA -- There's a new meaning to the often used phrase, "chilling out." It's a medical technique that can save lives and it's now found in all 24 of Grady EMS Life Support Ambulances.

The equipment supports hypothermic therapy, and for heart attack victims it can prevent brain damage.

Skilled technicians using specialized equipment immediately start a process to cool down the body and the brain of a heart attack victim as soon as pulse is restored.

The process cools the body by as much as 5-to-7 degrees to significantly lessen or eliminate irreparable brain damage.

They infuse a chilled saline solution to reduce temperature as quickly as possible. Once that is done, technicians immediately place icepacks around the patient to further reduce body temperature. At the same time they are monitoring all heart functions and administering prescribed medications.

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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.

Celebrity Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Nathaniel Johnson Featured in Local Magazine for Community Work

Celebrity Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Nathaniel Johnson Featured in Local Magazine for Community Work

Atlanta-based Celebrity Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Nathaniel Johnson, III is being recognized in the latest issue of the Atlanta Tribune for his work with Changing Southwest Development Corporation as co-chairman to lead its initiative to serve Atlanta?s homeless through its grassroots efforts with Heart to Heal, an organization that feeds, clothes and employs the homeless population in the metro-Atlanta area.

Dr. Nathaniel Johnson III is a world-renowned leader in laparoscopic cosmetic surgery. He is trained in all facets of liposuction and fat transfer and specializes in lipoplasty under local anesthesia, which is the safest and most appropriate liposuction available.   An accomplished cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Johnson is certified in the area of liposuction by the Pelosi Medical Center, a leading educational facility recognized by the American Association of Cosmetic Surgeons (AACS).

Quinton Aaron, star of The Blind Side & TV Chef Marvin Woods Head at Alive! Expo

Quinton Aaron, star of The Blind Side & TV Chef Marvin Woods Head at Alive! Expo

If you love living green or in love with the idea of starting to live green then The Natural Products & Green Living Expo is for you! Alive! Expo is the country's largest natural products and green living consumer show that is dedicated to highlighting the best in natural health and wellness and educating the general public. Over 20,000 attendees will enjoy sampling and learning about natural products, organic foods, eco-friendly pet and cleaning products, healthy cooking demonstrations,interactive fitness like Pilate's and Yoga, lectures from cutting edge industry experts, food & wine sampling in the VIP lounge, fun and interactive activities for children and much more during the weekend of May 21 & 22.