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Brookwood Farmer's Market Kicks Off the Season

Brookwood Farmer's Market Kicks Off the Season

It was this time last year that my family first fell in love with the Brookwood Farmer’s Market.  It became an almost weekly event.  The place we stocked up on grass-fed meat, farm fresh eggs, fresh picked peaches, blueberries, and strawberries.  The place we loaded up on everything from fresh vegetables to homemade breads, cookies, and fresh squeezed lemonade.

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Children's Healthcare of Forsyth - Community Open House & Wellness Event

Children's Healthcare of Forsyth - Community Open House & Wellness Event

With the Children’s Healthcare of Forsyth June 1 opening just weeks away, you’re invited to a Community Open House & Wellness Event.

Along with a facility tour, this family-friendly event will include:

  • Face painting and a moonwalk for the kids
  • Wellness screenings for scoliosis, asthma and body mass index (BMI)
  • A chance to meet Hope & Will, the healthcare mascots
  • A tour of their critical care vehicle
  • Food & Drinks

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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.

Forsyth County Relay for Life

Forsyth County Relay for Life

There is a place for everyone at Relay!  The event is not only for runners & walkers, but teams of businesses, schools, churches, & more will have booths set up with all kinds of food & fun.  Each team is committed to have one team member walking the track all night long.  Cancer never sleeps & neither does Relay for Life!

The Forsyth County Relay for Life will be held this Friday evening – May 13th at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

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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.

High Heels & Handbags: A Benefit Event

High Heels & Handbags:  A Benefit Event

On Wednesday evening, May 11th from 7-10pm, the Zavitz Family is hosting a fund raising event – High Heels & Handbags - to benefit The Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Type, Inc. (FIRST).  FIRST is a national non-profit devoted to the special interests of patients with Ichthyosis.

The Zavitz Family is hosting the event in honor of their three-year old (adorably cute!!) daughter Cate, who is affected with Lamellar Ichthyosis & Congenital Ichthyosiform Erythroderma.

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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.