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Fulton County Health Services offers six locations for residents to get vaccinated against the flu

Fulton County Health Services offers six locations for residents to get vaccinated against the flu

FULTON COUNTY -- Fulton County has six locations where residents can receive the flu vaccination. Citizens can visit one of these six health centers for the flu vaccine:

 

Adamsville Regional Health Center – 3700 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., SW, Atlanta, 404-613-4215      

College Park Regional Health Center -1920 John E. Wesley Ave., College Park, 404-765-4155

Lakewood Health Center - 1853 Jonesboro Rd., SE, Atlanta, 404-624-0626

Neighborhood Union Health Center - 186 Sunset Ave., Atlanta, 404-612-4665

Center for Health and Rehabilitation – 265 Boulevard., NE, Atlanta, 404-612-5835

North Fulton Regional Health Center – 3155 Royal Drive, Alpharetta, 404-332-1834

Vaccines are available from 9:00am – 4:00pm through the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness.

 

Fulton County Health Services promote cervical cancer prevention

Fulton County Health Services promote cervical cancer prevention

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, it was estimated that 134 Georgia women would die from cervical cancer in Georgia in 2012.

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and Fulton County Health Services encourages all women to take control of their health by cervical cancer screenings known as Pap tests and to make healthier lifestyle choices.  Symptoms of early stage cervical cancer or pre-cancer are not easily identified and often have no signs or symptoms. 

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for cervical cancer in women ages 21 to 65 years with cytology (Pap smear) every 3 years or, for women ages 30 to 65 years who want to lengthen the screening interval, screening with a combination of cytology and human papillomavirus (HPV) testing every 5 years.

How to avoid the ER during the holidays

How to avoid the ER during the holidays

ATLANTA -- The holidays are often is the busiest time for hospital emergency rooms. Collectively, the Piedmont Healthcare-affiliated hospitals in Atlanta, Fayetteville, Newnan, Stockbridge and Jasper saw nearly 40,000 patients last year in the emergency rooms during the holiday season.

Avoid a trip to the hospital with the following tips:

Flu vaccine available at Fulton County health centers

Flu vaccine available at Fulton County health centers

ATLANTA -- Flu season is here. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), now is the time to make sure you're protected. The agency says flu season is ramping up early this year - for the first time in almost a decade and Fulton County Health Services encourages residents (ages 6 months and older) to protect themselves and their families by getting vaccinated. Vaccines are available at six health centers from 8:00am – 4:00pm through the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness.

Residents can get the flu vaccine or the nasal mist (age 2 to 49 years) for $25.  Visa and Master Card (credit and debit), Medicaid, Cigna, United Health care and cash are accepted forms of payment.

Cartersville man is first to have robotic esophagogastrectomy procedure in Atlanta, now cancer-free

ATLANTA -- When Cartersville resident and esophageal cancer patient Darrell Ritchie was told he needed a robotic esophagogastrectomy, a surgery at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital that had yet to be performed in the area, he decided to take a leap of faith, have the procedure and, as a result, is now cancer-free.

“You’ve got to have faith,” said Ritchie.  “I’m 72 years old and have lived a full life. What did I have to lose? I had faith in my doctors, God and my wife - they were all I needed to get through this, and my faith paid off.”  

In addition to having the robotic esophagogastrectomy, which removed the lower part of Ritchie’s esophagus (the tube that moves food from the throat to the stomach) and the upper part of his stomach, Ritchie also underwent strong chemotherapy and radiation treatments to eliminate his cancer.

Fulton partners with DeKalb to 'Get to Zero'

Fulton partners with DeKalb to 'Get to Zero'

ATLANTA -- Fulton County comprises 10 percent of Georgia’s population and accounts for 54 percent of the state’s AIDS cases.

In recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1, 2012, starting November 27, both health agencies will sponsor events to encourage residents to take control and get tested in a world-wide effort to reach “ZERO New Infections, ZERO Discrimination and ZERO AIDS Related Deaths.  The County has partnered with DeKalb County to provide similar services in order to have the greatest impact on reducing new HIV infections.

Planned events include:

Wednesday, November 28- 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., free HIV testing will be available at the DeKalb Addiction Clinic, 455 Winn Way, Decatur, GA 30030

Wednesday, November 28 - 6:00 p.m., at Morehouse College Sale Hall, 830 Westview Dr., Atlanta, GA 30314,  

Container Store grand opening to benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Container Store grand opening to benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Join The Container Store for the Grand Opening Weekend Celebration of their newly located store in Buckhead Triangle (corner of Peachtree Road and Wieuca Road) and shop the world’s most celebrated collection of storage and organization products!  
 
The Container Store will give away prizes every hour, on the hour, including $1000 elfa® Space Makeovers on both days!  They'll amaze you with their legendary customer service and inspire you with new ways to organize your life.  

It’s a one-of-a-kind experience – you have to see it to believe it!  The Container Store is proud to donate a percentage of proceeds of Grand Opening Weekend Sales from the new location of our Buckhead store – Saturday and Sunday, November 10th and 11th – to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.