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President's Cancer Panel at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead, February 1st

President's Cancer Panel at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead, February 1st

On Tuesday, February 1st, the President's Cancer Panel is conducting an open forum discussion of the future of cancer research in the context of the National Cancer Program – where cancer research takes place. This is the last of four meetings in the national series, “The Future of Cancer Research: Accelerating Scientific Innovation.”  Free and open to the public.

The year 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of the National Cancer Act of 1971 and the creation of the National Cancer Program (NCP).  This anniversary is an excellent time to take stock of the past 40 years of cancer research and to explore potential future enhancements to the NCP. The discussion will address the implications of advances in biomedical science and outcomes of the technological revolution and how they have combined to provide opportunities for increasingly efficient methods of research.

“Go Red Connect” at Macy's Lenox Square, February 5th

“Go Red Connect” at Macy's Lenox Square, February 5th

From 1:00 p.m. until 4:000 p.m., Macy’s at Lenox Square will be hosting the “Go Red Connect”, which is a nationwide casting call for women to share their stories of heart disease and possibly become the next face of the “Go Red for Women” movement.

Go Red Connect is being hosted by The American Heart Association and different Macy’s stores across the country. Macy’s stores are inviting women to connect for their hearts.  Women who share their stories in front of the American Heart Association’s camera have the chance to become a spokesperson for the cause-- representing Go Red For Women in marketing materials, at events, on GoRedForWomen.org, etc.

Macy’s at Lenox Square Mall is located at 3393 Peachtree Road, Northeast.

Department of Watershed Management Issues Irrigation System Reminder

 Department of Watershed Management Issues Irrigation System Reminder

Via the Department of Watershed Management -- The Department of Watershed Management reminds its customers that irrigation systems should be shut down when the temperatures drop below freezing to prevent overspray from freezing on sidewalks and streets and causing accidents/injuries. Irrigation systems installed after 2007 must by law have rain sensors that shut the system down when it is raining or when temperatures fall below 32 degrees F. 

The Shepherd Center celebrates Halloween with "Halloween Open House", 10-2pm

The MS and Pain Institutes at Shepherd will host their annual Halloween Open House from 10:00 a.m until 2:00 p.m., this Friday, October 29.

Shepherd Center will celebrate Halloween and keep spirits high with activities for patients and families. Sponsors will transform exam rooms by theme with decorations and costumes. The rooms will be judged and the winner takes the coveted "Best Room" trophy. All Shepherd MS and Pain clinic patients and families have been invited to attend.

There will also be an Annual Haunted House from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in a Shepherd Center therapy gym, hosted by Herndon Murray, M.D. This year's theme is Alice in Wonderland - featuring appearances from the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts.

Whole Foods Market Farmer-Owned Storewide Event, Saturday and Sunday

Meet the brand representatives and farmers who grow and produce products including dairy, juice, pork, rice, produce at the Whole Foods Market ‘Farmer Owned Storewide Event’ tomorrow and Sunday.

At the Whole Foods Market Farmer-Owned Storewide Event, you’ll get the inside scoop on exactly where your food comes from, what is in it, how it’s made and equally important, why it’s important for you to support farmer-owned brands and cooperatives. 

Participants will be able to sample delicious farm fresh products. During the events, guests will enjoy free samples of the represented products, receive coupons for participating brands, and interact with the farmer-owners and representatives of their respective brands.

                                 October 23 from 11 a.m.

CEO of Grady Health Systems to Speak at BBA Weekly Breakfast

On Thursday, October 14, Michael Young, President and CEO of Grady Health Systems, will speak at the Buckhead Business Association’s (BBA) weekly breakfast and networking meeting. This event is held at the City Club of Buckhead and starts at 7:30 AM.

Michael A. Young brings more than 28 years of healthcare industry leadership to Grady Health System where he joined the health system as President/CEO on Sept. 2, 2008.

The weekly BBA breakfast meeting, which is held at the City Club of Buckhead, takes place every Thursday from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. The City Club of Buckhead is located at 3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 1850. Tickets are $10 for BBA members and $20 for visitors and guests. For more information, please check the BBA website at www.buckheadbusiness.org.


Piedmont Heart Institute Partners with Sharecare.com, a New Online Health and Wellness QA Platform

ATLANTA (October 11, 2010) – Piedmont Heart Institute (PHI) today announced a partnership with Sharecare.com, a interactive web-based health and wellness platform  that will provide consumers with expert answers to health questions. Sharecare is backed by Internet entrepreneur and WebMD founder Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz, leading cardiac surgeon, health expert and host of “The Dr. Oz Show.”

Piedmont Heart Institute, along with a handful of other well-known hospital partners across the country such as Johns Hopkins Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is capitalizing on the Sharecare partnership to encourage Georgia residents to enter into discussions of health and wellness by providing answers to cardiology and cardiovascular questions.