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HIV crisis facing black women in metro Atlanta

ATLANTA -- 11Alive News is sounding the alarm.

Research shows African-American women, many living in Atlanta, are being infected with HIV -- so much so that the new cases are being compared to African countries. 

Data collected in 2009 from the health departments in Clayton, Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Douglas and Gwinnett counties indicates infection rates of HIV and AIDS, respectively, as follows: (This is for women and men combined, all races.)

Fulton: 4,213 and 7,342 

DeKalb: 3,257 and 3,983 

Clayton: 847 and 943 

Cobb and Douglas: 1,030 and 1,288 

Gwinnett: 884 and 1,041

In another study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, black women make up 60 percent of all new HIV cases among women. That's 15 times higher than white women and four percent higher than Hispanic women.

Staggering autism numbers in Ga.

One out of every ninety-eight children in Georgia is born with Autism. Fortunately, the world renowned Marcus Autism Center of CHOA is right in our backyard and are making good strides in research and the behavioral treatment of the personality disorder. Watch as we learn how the Autism Center is making a difference.

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CDC | Okla. baby is 3rd sickened by rare bacteria

CDC | Okla. baby is 3rd sickened by rare bacteria

ATLANTA -- Health officials say an Oklahoma baby is the third infant this month sickened by bacteria sometimes associated with tainted infant formula.

The Tulsa County child was infected with Cronobacter sakazakii, but made a full recovery. An Illinois child also rebounded after being sickened by the bacteria. A 10-month-old Missouri infant died.

The Missouri child's death was initially linked to Enfamil powdered infant formula; powdered formula has been suspected in similar cases in years past. But health officials said the Oklahoma child did not drink Enfamil.

U.S. officials are awaiting results from testing of powdered formula and distilled water used to prepare it. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spokeswoman said it's not clear if the three cases are connected.

WellStreet plans 12 Metro Atlanta urgent care centers

WellStreet plans 12 Metro Atlanta urgent care centers

ATLANTA -- An Atlanta company called WellStreet Urgent Care said it plans to open 12 urgent care centers in Metro Atlanta in 2012.

The first center will open in January at 2292 Peachtree Road in Buckhead, the company said.

Others are planned in Alpharetta, Austell, Chastain, Decatur, Dunwoody, Marietta, Peachtree City, Sandy Springs and Woodstock, according to the company's website.

"By the end of 2012, the company plans to become the largest provider of urgent care services in the Atlanta metroplex," WellStreet said in a statement.

WellStreet said its centers will be open extended hours, seven days a week, and be located in neighborhood retail centers. The company's chief medical officer is Dr. Lee Resnick.

For more information, visit wellstreet.com.

LOCAL PROFILE: Turkey Day Fitness Tips

 

ATLANTA – Next week marks the start of the season many of us look forward to, year round. People love this season, dubbed “the most wonderful time of the year”, for a number of reasons. For children it could be the toys and gifts they receive or the annual visit to Grandma’s house. Or for adults it could be the abundant holiday cheer or the abundant holiday food it's okay to consume for the mere sake of the holiday. For some, the holidays can be too cheery and many end up heavier than they were before they started. 

Was the holiday food really worth a holiday gut? Think again.

Many people struggle with this issue, year in and year out. Some go on crash diets before the holiday or workout until they’re fatigued to “make room” for their Thanksgiving Feast but Amy Henry at FORUM Fitness in Buckhead thinks they’re all “wasting their time”.

Dekalb County celebrating America Recycles Day with "Shred and Tread"

Dekalb County celebrating America Recycles Day with "Shred and Tread"

Dekalb County -  – DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis announces that Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) will host a “Shred & Tread” recycling event on Saturday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to emphasize recycling and eco-friendly activities on nationally recognized America Recycles Day (ARD). ARD is a day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products.  The event, where citizens can shred sensitive documents or dispose of passenger tires, will be held at the DeKalb County Sanitation Division – Central Transfer Station, 3720 Leroy Scott Drive in Decatur.

DeKalb citizens are invited to bring their sensitive documents for free on-site shredding provided by Shred-it. Shred-it has specialized in document destruction for more than 20 years and values the security of confidential information. 

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