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The Biggest Loser's DOLVETTE

He calls Atlanta home, Dolvette of NBC's The Biggest Loser, stopped by Conn TV Studios to talk about his new lifestyle book about balance, not diet! You don't want to miss what he says about emotion, details, health and much much more. 

Cooperative extension available to help navigate health insurance marketplace

Cooperative extension available to help navigate health insurance marketplace

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension welcomes the UGA Cooperative Extension Health Navigator November 6-8 to provide one-on-one sessions for individuals and families who need assistance enrolling in a health insurance plan through the national Health Insurance Marketplace. Interested persons should allot one hour for an appointment session.

Call 404-613-7670 to schedule an appointment.

The Health Navigator, housed under UGA Cooperative Extension, is able to help residents decide on the best health insurance to meet their needs. The Navigator will also help them apply, either electronically or by paper; establish eligibility; enroll in coverage and to potentially qualify for an insurance affordability program.One-on-one sessions are by appointment only Nov 6 – 8. Sessions will be held as follows:

Nov. 6

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cooperative Extension Office, Suite 248

7741 Roswell Road

Holy Innocents' outpaces U.S. schools in JDRF Fall Walk

Holy Innocents' outpaces U.S. schools in JDRF Fall Walk

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (HIES) is not just walking this Saturday, Oct. 19, for a cure for type 1 diabetes. The school community has been racing—earning the distinction of being the highest grossing school in the nation for six consecutive years in the JDRF FAll Walk to Cure Diabetes.

HIES officially ran away with JDRF Fall Walk honors again in 2012 by raising an impressive $50,478.00—and two students were named to the top five list of individual student contributors: Andrew Earle ’13 and Anna Kampfe ’15 (both of whom have diabetes).

 “We are impressed and honored by the dedicated efforts of students at Holy Innocents’, and particularly of Andrew and Anna,” says John Vranas, JDRF’s vice president, fundraising programs. “It is the passion and dedication of these young people that motivates others to support us in our efforts to bring about a world without type 1 diabetes.”

Fulton County Cooperative Extension to help residents navigate health insurance options

Fulton County Cooperative Extension to help residents navigate health insurance options

ATLANTA -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension will offer Affordable Care Act information sessions to assist residents, small businesses and their employees through the new Healthcare Marketplace.

Interested parties are encouraged to register for a free information session that will be led by a University of Georgia (UGA) health navigator assigned to Fulton County to assist with helping individuals and small businesses complete eligibility and enrollment forms during. Residents should call (404) 332-2400 to register for a session.

Health Navigator, housed under UGA Cooperative Extension, are able to help residents decide on the best health insurance to meet their needs and will help them apply—either electronically or by paper—to establish eligibility, enroll in coverage and potentially qualify for an insurance affordability program.

AARP hosting national convention in Atlanta

AARP hosting national convention in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- The AARP is hosting a day of service in Atlanta as part of its annual national convention at the Georgia World Congress Center this week.

The group's national expo is titled Life@50+ and the organization is hosting a day of community service that will feature former NFL quarterback Dan Marino, sportscaster James "JB" Brown and others Thursday morning before teams of volunteers work on service projects throughout the city.

See the full schedule at aarp.org.

AARP officials say volunteers will work at the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Books for Africa, the DeKalb Senior Center, the Salvation Army and more.

Fulton Co. Fall SPARC held for seniors around Atlanta

Fulton Co. Fall SPARC held for seniors around Atlanta

FULTON COUNTY -- Fulton County is offering a fall program for seniors around the area to take advantage of early healthcare screenings, nutrition counseling and to learn more about staying healthy. 

Fulton County's Fall SPARC begins Tuesday, September 24. With Sickness Prevention Achieved through Regional Collaboration, more than 7,300 adults have been reached since 2006. They have gotten health screenings, learned more about Medicare, gotten employment assistance, Food Stamp assistance and learned about dental care. 

The schedule for the Fall SPARC is as follows: 

September 24 - Roswell Neighborhood Center

October 5 - Ben Hill United Methodist Church

October 9 - Refuge Temple Ministries

October 10 - West Hunter Street Baptist Church/SWEEAC

October 12 - Fountain of Hope

October 15 - Baptist gardens

October 16 - Simpson St. Church of Christ

 

For more information, call (404) 613-6000.

GSU professor wins grant to study smoking

GSU professor wins grant to study smoking

ATLANTA -- An assistant professor at Georgia State University has been awarded a grant to study how young adults perceive the risk of smoking flavored cigarillos and cigars.

School officials said Tuesday that Dr. Kymberle Sterling, a public health professor, has been given a two-year, $275,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute to study perceived risks associated with the products, which aren't regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Sterling will work with researchers at the University of Hawaii-Manoa and the University of Maryland College Park to develop a tool that identifies risk perception and predicts susceptibility to smoke from flavored cigars.

GSU officials say the use of flavored cigarillos is growing among young adults, especially those from minority ethnic groups.