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Fight for the cause! Medieval Times launches breast cancer awareness campaign

Fight for the cause! Medieval Times launches breast cancer awareness campaign

A medieval company uses social media to raise awareness and funds to a modern-day cause

Hear ye! Hear ye! October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and for the first time in company history, Medieval Times, Atlanta has joined the FIGHT FOR THE CAUSE! In an effort to build fan engagement while supportingbreast cancer awareness, the castle has committed to donate $1,000 to Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University once attaining 4,000 local Facebook page ‘Likes’ at https://www.facebook.com/MTatlanta

The virtues of knighthood demand a commitment to the community,” said the Atlanta Castle’s Marketing & Sales Manager, Katrina Stroup. “FIGHT FOR THE CAUSE allows the castle to give back, while simultaneously addressing an audience of passionate locals who wish to be involved in the community.”

This One’s for the Girls: Keeping yourself healthy at every age

This One’s for the Girls: Keeping yourself healthy at every age

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Call up your girlfriends and come out to a FREE healthcare breakfast event, This One’s for the Girls: Keeping yourself healthy at every age, hosted by Gwinnett Medical Center and Partnership Gwinnett. This program will take place Friday, October 26, from 7:30-9 a.m. at Gwinnett Technical College, 700 Building (Busbee Center) 5150 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30043. Attendees will hear from GMC women’s health experts, enjoy massages and enter to win great door prizes!

So put on your PINK in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Enjoy our Fight Like a Girl photo booth and take home a memory of you and your favorite ladies!

Some discussion topics include:

Sam's Club offering free diabetes screenings

Sam's Club offering free diabetes screenings

ATLANTA -- Several Sam's Club Pharmacy locations throughout metro Atlanta will offer free diabetes and vision screenings this weekend.

The screenings will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and are valued at more than $150. They include glucose, A1C, vision, blood pressure and BMI tests.

"Knowing the links between risk factors, choices and solutions prepares our members to better manage or even prevent diabetes," Sam's Club Health and Wellness senior VP Jill Turner-Mitchael said in a statement.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say about 1.9 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed every year. If this trend continues, one out of every three U.S. adults will have diabetes by 2050.

Diabetes is also the leading cause of new cases of blindness in U.S. adults, according to the CDC.

Participating Sam's Club locations include:

Alpharetta
10600 Davis Drive

Atlanta
2901 Clairmont Road

Advancements in Joint Replacement: Why the Latest Innovations May Be For You

Advancements in Joint Replacement: Why the Latest Innovations May Be For You

DULUTH, Ga. -- Please join Gwinnett Medical Center for a FREE healthcare breakfast event, Advancements in Joint Replacement: Why the Latest Innovations May Be For You. This program will take place Friday, September 21, from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Gwinnett Chamber’s 1818 Club (6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097). Attendees will learn about the latest advancements in joint replacement from two physicians who are experts in their field, as well as have the opportunity to win great door prizes!

The two innovations being discussed will be:

  • Anterior Total Hip Replacement procedure, presented by Mary Jo Albert, MD
  • iTotal Knee Replacement implant, presented by Gary Levengood, MD

Both doctors will be available for a Q&A session following their presentations.

A Well-Balanced Life. Tools for healthier living.

A Well-Balanced Life. Tools for healthier living.

Please join Gwinnett Medical Center and Partnership Gwinnett for a FREE healthcare breakfast event, A Well-Balanced Life. Tools for healthier living. This program will take place Friday, August 10, from 7:30-9:15 a.m. at Gwinnett Technical College, 700 Building (Busbee Center) 5150 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30043. Attendees will enjoy interactive games, great door prizes and a panel of medical experts to openly discuss and answer your questions.

 

Some discussion topics include:

 

  • Developing good sleeping habits
  • Stress and the immune system
  • Healthy eating habits
  • Increasing activity
  • Weight loss

 

 

Protect Your Kids and Pets from Summer Heat

Protect Your Kids and Pets from Summer Heat

Summer in the south is officially here! With rising temperatures, it is important to take steps to protect those around us who might be vulnerable to the heat, like our children and pets.

Did you know that we lose heat by sweating? Water literally evaporates into the atmosphere and sucks the heat out of our bodies. Children produce even more heat than adults. This is because they have more body surface for their height. Children are also closer to the ground – and to hot pavement. They can easily become dehydrated or overheated.

Here are some tips to keep your children and pets safe in the heat.

The ABCs of SPFs

The ABCs of SPFs

ATLANTA -- Summer is officially here. Are you protecting your skin from the sun? Do you know what SPF (sun protection factor) to use? We spoke with Piedmont dermatologist Jodi Ganz, M.D., to find out what those SPF numbers really mean.

“The SPF number means it would take you that much longer to burn than you normally would without sunscreen,” says Dr. Ganz. “If it takes you 10 minutes to burn, then using an SPF5 means it would take you five times longer, or 50 minutes, to burn. An SPF10 means you could stay in the sun 10 times longer, or 100 minutes.”

But Dr. Ganz cautions that most sunscreens “break down” on average in two hours, meaning they lose their ability to protect you. So, you must reapply sunscreen every two hours.