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DeKalb Fire to participate in World CPR Challenge Day

DeKalb Fire to participate in World CPR Challenge Day

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Wednesday, May 21 is World CPR Challenge Day, and DeKalb County Fire Rescue is offering residents a chance to learn this lifesaving skill for free.

The department has teamed up with American Medical Response to host CPR clinics at locations across the county. AMR technicians will teach compression-only CPR (set to the beat of the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive") from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Visit amr.net to find your nearest location. Sites holding alternate hours include:

* DeKalb County Public Safety Complex (1950 West Exchange Place, Tucker), 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* The Mall at Stonecrest, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
* Enzo's Pizzeria (4487 Hugh Howell Road, Tucker), 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

IHOP offering free pancakes for charitable donations

IHOP offering free pancakes for charitable donations

(WXIA) -- IHOP will once again participate in the National Pancake Day promotion on Tuesday, Mar. 4.

Customers who visit any IHOP location on National Pancake Day will be treated to a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In exchange, the restaurant chain encourages diners to leave a donation for a number of charities, namely the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Beginning this Saturday, Feb. 1, IHOP will collect donations for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Customers can buy paper balloons that cost either $1 or $5. The balloons will hang in IHOP restaurants through National Pancake Day.

Anyone who purchases a $5 balloon will receive a $5 IHOP coupon to use on a future visit.

Learn more about the promotion at ihoppancakeday.com.

Urgent care center opens on Buford Highway

Urgent care center opens on Buford Highway

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Medical Center has opened a brand new urgent care center in north DeKalb County.

Urgent Care - Atlanta Medical Center officially opened its doors last Friday.

No appointments are necessary at the clinic, which is equipped to treat minor illnesses and injuries. It is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the week and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. Most major insurance is accepted.

"We know that people can't always get to the doctor between 9 and 5," Genia Sutton with Tenet Healthcare, the parent company of Atlanta Medical Center, said in a statement. "This location, in the heart of the Buford Highway cooridor, is convenient for people who need to see a doctor at night and on the weekends, as well as on weekdays, and want quality care."

The office is located at 3979 Buford Highway, between Clairmont Road and Dering Circle. It is staffed with both English and Spanish speakers.

For more information about the clinic, call 404-679-1333.

Fulton Commission Chairman honored by Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority

Fulton Commission Chairman honored by Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Commission Chairman, District 1, John H. Eaves received the Grady Champion Award during the 2nd Annual “Honoring Healthcare Champions Awards.”

Chairman Eaves was one of eight community leaders, medical professionals and non-profit executives honored by the Hospital Authority for their leadership in efforts to support Grady Hospital and build healthier communities.

The awards dinner followed the 2013 Health Summit, which brought governmental leaders and healthcare professionals together to discuss healthcare issues affecting Fulton and Dekalb counties.

The Healthcare Champions were honored for research, advocacy, donations and inspired leadership.  Standing with Chairman Eaves (center) were Pete Correll (left), Chairman of the Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation and Thomas Dortch, Chairman of the Fulton-Dekalb Hospital Authority Board of Trustees.

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. 

West Nile virus found in DeKalb County

West Nile virus found in DeKalb County

CHAMBLEE, Ga. -- A mosquito found in DeKalb County has tested positive for West Nile virus.

The mosquito tested positive at a DeKalb County Board of Health sampling station.

County officials are now working to prevent the spread of the disease. They are applying larvicide and looking for breeding sites in the area where the mosquito was found.

To avoid West Nile virus, DeKalb residents are encouraged to apply insect repellent, wear long sleeves and pants when appropriate, and get rid of outdoor containers filled with standing water.

Learn more at chambleega.com.

Ga. movie theater ads target drugs, underage drinking

Ga. movie theater ads target drugs, underage drinking

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- Public service announcements provided by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities that target underage drinking, drugs and alcohol abuse are being shown in AMC Theatres and Regal Cinemas across Georgia and in Screenvision Theaters in Columbus.

The ads, which are scheduled to run through June 30, 2014, are part of an initiative led by the department's Division of Addictive Diseases to reduce underage drinking and alcohol-related deaths, according to a statement released by the Georgia agency.

The campaign, referred to as the Alcohol Prevention Project (APP), is funded by a Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment block grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.