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DeKalb County cancels all outdoor practices on Thursday

DeKalb County cancels all outdoor practices on Thursday

DECATUR, Ga. -- According to Mark Brock of the DeKalb County Schools Office of Athletics:

Please be aware that all outdoor activities for DeKalb County School System have been moved to 6:00 pm for today, August 4th.

In closing, the Athletic Department monitors the weather and heat index on a daily basis and sends updates to inform schools of any changes.



 

 

 

The DeKalb County Board of Health Expands Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy Treatment

The DeKalb County Board of Health Expands Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy Treatment

Decatur – Do you smoke cigarettes or chew tobacco?  Have you thought about quitting, or tried to quit?  The good news is that among current adult smokers in the United States, approximately 70 percent report that they want to quit completely and have attempted to quit. In DeKalb County, two out of every five deaths are tobacco related.

To improve the health of DeKalb families, free tobacco cessation medication support is being offered.  The DeKalb County Board of Health is excited about intensifying efforts to support Georgia families.

French Farmers' Market-Inspired Lavender Vanilla Caramel Flan

French Farmers' Market-Inspired Lavender Vanilla Caramel Flan

 

It’s been 2 years since I’ve been to France. 2 years too long. For me, France perfectly epitomizes a beautiful life. Its rich culture, classical art, immense history and chic lifestyle make it a country I’d easily live in.

And that was that plan I had committed to earlier this year. More on that later, but let’s just say my non-stop American hustle has arrested my plans in motion for the time being and so any dream of making Paris or any central France my home for an enviable amount of time is on the backburner.

Back to school special! $10 for Head Lice Prevention, Detection or Treatment ($25 value)

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GBI: Prescription drug overdoses rise

GBI: Prescription drug overdoses rise

DECATUR, Ga. -- An analysis of autopsies by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has found a 10 percent increase in the number of prescription overdose deaths in 2010 compared to 2009.

The analysis shows that the number of drug overdose deaths involving only prescription drugs jumped from 508 in 2009 to 560 in 2010. It also showed that 68 other deaths were attributed to a combination of prescription and illicit drugs.

In all, there were 729 drug overdose deaths in 2010. Most of those deaths were found to be accidental, but about nine percent were determined to be suicides.

The analysis of the GBI Medical Examiner's drug overdose autopsies involves 152 counties. The study does not include several Metro Atlanta counties, including Fulton, Cobb, Gwinnett and DeKalb.

Saturday, July 23rd, Southern Women Matter! Engagement for Action Townhall Event

Saturday, July 23rd, Southern Women Matter! Engagement for Action Townhall Event

The Decatur/DeKalb Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW), in partnership with the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, will host a community dialogue focused on advancing HIV Policy and Prevention for women in observance of National Clinicians HIV AIDS Testing Day on Saturday July 23, 2011 from 9 am to 12 pm at the Emory University School of Medicine (Faculty Office Building; 49 Jessie Hill Jr.