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Henry is the twelfth healthiest county

Henry is the twelfth healthiest county

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. – Henry is the twelfth healthiest county in Georgia according to a new  study published by CountyHealthRankings.com.

The study was completed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.  It analyzed various health factors in counties across the nation including mortality morbidity, health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors and physical environment.  Each county in the state of Georgia was ranked on a scale of 1 to 156 with 1 being the healthiest county in the state and 156 being the unhealthiest.

Here’s a breakdown of how Henry fared in each of the categories:

Mortality: 16

Ongoing blood drive at Red Cross Centers and various mobile locations thru 4/29

Ongoing blood drive at Red Cross Centers and various mobile locations thru 4/29

Atlanta, GA--  Red Cross locations throught the great Atlanta area are holding an ongoing blood drive until April 29th.  If you require an appointment for a specific time and location, please call 1-800-RED CROSS  or visit redcrossblood.org

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DONATION CENTERS

Alpharetta

5000 Old Alabama Rd

Suite 110

Alpharetta, GA 30022

Camp Creek

3645 Marketplace Boulevard

Suite 180

East Point, GA 30344

Cobb

East Lake Shopping Center

Marietta, GA 30062

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Help Fight Breast Cancer, Join the March 5th Walk-a-thon

Help Fight Breast Cancer, Join the March 5th Walk-a-thon

McDonough, GA--  On March 5th, the community and the family and friends that make up Team Cynthia will be gathering at Wesley Lake Elementary School to hold a Walkathon to raise money to fight breast cancer.

Information about Team Cynthia and the flyer for this Saturday's event can be found at www.wix.com/teamcynthia/live    

Valentine's Day to Mother's Day: The United Way Shoebox Project

Valentine's Day to Mother's Day:  The United Way Shoebox Project

Atlanta, GA--   The 2011 United Way Shoebox Project is currently underway, and like every year individuals and companies throughout the Atlanta area are filling up empty shoeboxes with much needed toiletries for homeless women and children.  Last year over 80 homeless shelters in the area received more than 15,000 shoeboxes to help fight homelessness.

Ways you can get involved 

  • Encourage your family, friends and co-workers to fill a shoebox with a combination of new, unopened items from the items needed list. To allow for safety inspections, please make sure your box can be opened. 
  • You can host your own shoebox party, and invite friends and neighbors to decorate and fill shoeboxes together.
  • Check online for drop-off locations and to sign up for volunteer opportunities.

Want to Be Atlanta's Biggest Loser?

Want to Be Atlanta's Biggest Loser?

ATLANTA -- "Atlanta's Biggest Loser" is now accepting entries for contestants for the show's fifth edition.

Like its national cousin, this season of "Atlanta's Biggest Loser" is a couples' edition. Any kind of couple can apply -- siblings, parent/child, co-workers, friends and every pairing in between.

The deadline to apply is noon on Friday, Feb. 18 at www.atlbiggestloser.com.

"Atlanta's Biggest Loser" will officially begin on Monday, Mar. 7. Six teams of two will work with one of 11Alive's two fitness partners, D.R.E.A.M.

Blood Donations Needed; Lifesouth Opens 3 Locations today

Blood Donations Needed; Lifesouth Opens 3 Locations today

Atlanta, GA--  According to LifeSouth, the inclement weather has increased the need for all types of blood and blood platelets at local hospitals in metro Atlanta.

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers usually supplies these hospitals with blood and the Gift of Life, but like the rest of the metro area they have been unable to open to collect nor deliver the blood. 

Now that the ice and snow has begun to melt, the mission continues and needs your help by coming to a center and donating blood.

The Gainesville, McDonough, and Dunwoody centers are expected to open today (Wednesday).

You can call 404-329-1994 or check the website at www.lifesouth.org to verify opening times and to get driving directions.