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$30 = 3 Pre or Post Natal Pilates Classes at CORE Atlanta ($75 value)

$30 = 3 Pre or Post Natal Pilates Classes at CORE Atlanta ($75 value)

Get moving with these 50 minute classes during your pregnancy and after baby! CLICK HERE TO SAVE 60% off Pre or Post Natal Pilates classes at CORE Westside and CORE Buckhead ($75 value).  

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Giving blood is scary at Six Flags Fright Fest

Giving blood is scary at Six Flags Fright Fest

AUSTELL, Ga. -- What's even more terrifying than Six Flags Over Georgia's Fright Fest? A blood shortage -- something that Metro Atlanta is facing.

Now, the Southeast's largest regional theme park has teamed up with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers and will offer free admission to anyone who gives blood during a drive on Thursday, Oct. 13.

To receive a free Six Flags ticket, make a reservation on LifeSouth's website, linked above.

Medicine kits delivered to Henry elementary schools

Medicine kits delivered to Henry elementary schools

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -- For the third year in a row, representatives from Moye's Pharmacy visited Henry County elementary schools to donate medicine kits to the schools' nurses.

The kits were filled with health materials that school nurses use on a daily basis.

"It's a priority for our company to give back to the community in which we live and work," said Leslie Hudgins, marketing coordinator for Moye's Pharmacy. "Moye's has a long tradition of supporting our local schools, and we're happy to do it."

Moye's is a Partner in Education for several Henry County schools.

"We appreciate Moye's Pharmacy and what they do to support all of our schools," said Ola Elementary nurse Lori McReynolds. "It is great to be able to have the supplies they donated available for when they are needed to help our students in Henry County."

Sam's Club offers free health screenings for women

Sam's Club offers free health screenings for women

ATLANTA – Sam’s Club is offering free women’s health screenings to help members take charge of their health.

This event, being held to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will test women’s blood pressure, BMI and test them for thyroid issues. Thyroid disease, in women, can often be a symptom of other issues like cancer and infertility.

According to Sam’s Club, “the disease causes the body to use energy either more slowly or quickly than it should, causing weight loss or gain, hot or cold flashes or drastic changes in energy level. Many people who have thyroid problems do not know until they are tested.”

Sam’s Club will, also, offer free samples of women’s health-related products and awareness information. For more information, times and locations of free health screenings in participating Sam’s Club locations, visit SamsClub.com/healthyliving.

Free Women’s Self Defense Class

Free Women’s Self Defense Class

The next Henry County Police Department’s Women’s Self Defense class will be held September 22 through 24.

The free class is designed to empower women by teaching them basic techniques to defend themselves against violence. The class incorporates classroom instruction, with hands-on defense tactics and firearm training.

The next class schedule is as follows: Thursday, September 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., classroom teaching at the Police Headquarters Training Room; Friday, September 23, Self-Defense Tactical Training at Gold’s Gym on Highway 20 in McDonough from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, September 24, Gun Handling and Safety at the HCPD Training Facility on Stroud Rd. in McDonough from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Creekview High among schools that 'rock' for MDA

Creekview High among schools that 'rock' for MDA

CANTON, Ga. -- More than 60 schools participated in this year's School ShamROCKS Program sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Together, these schools raised over $34,000 to fight muscular dystrophy.

Creekview High School in Canton was this year's big winner, raising $2,000 for MDA.

LOCAL PROFILE: Sawanda Spinks, President of Georgia Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation

LOCAL PROFILE: Sawanda Spinks, President of Georgia Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation

ATLANTA – Sawanda Spinks was eight-months-pregnant when she learned her first child would be born with hydrocephalus.

“I had never heard of it; I didn’t know what it was but when I heard the risks, I started crying; I couldn’t take listening to that”, she said.

Spinks had gone into the emergency room for a pulled muscle but when she left her life was changed, forever.

Hydrocephalus is a condition that affects 1-in-500 infants. The condition, also known as having “water on the brain”, happens when fluid accumulates on the brain and in the skull cavities.

As any first-time parent would Spinks visited countless specialists, searching for good news, before she would give birth to her son a month later; she heard none.

“Doctors didn’t give us much hope but they were doing their job, they’re supposed to tell you the worst case scenario”.   

“We heard it all.