Unhealthy competition weighs on high school athletes

May 22, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

Hunger to win in high school sports can lead to eating disorders, unhealthy practices if left unchecked

SIDEBAR: Athens teens want greater school focus on eating disorders

May 22, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Students say school policies aimed at health, nutrition have unintended consequences

Georgia Days: Marietta’s Memorial

May 22, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Relive the days that are “Gone With the Wind” and step through the deep-rooted streets of Marietta. Perhaps you’ll walk into a new pair of shoes with an old story to tell.

Fashion show stylishly sinful

May 12, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Katie Deray is on a mission. Armed with platform heels, vintage belts and a keen sense of style, she plans to help the world one fashionable girl at a time. Of course, this plan doesn’t come without effort. As the Editor at Large of Athens’ student-run fashion magazine, The Little Red Book, and an active […]

Evaluating Sports Supplements

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Athletes using muscle-building supplements must evaluate carefully the risks and benefits of supplement use.

Keeping Flu out of Chickens

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Athens– The Georgia Poultry Federation has said that poultry farming accounts for 52 percent of the agriculture in Georgia, and 105 counties produce more than $1 million worth of chickens and turkeys every year.  This production contributes $15.1 billion Georgia’s economy every year and makes Georgia the leading chicken producing state in the U.S.  Keeping […]

Health Care: a Scarce Luxury for Immigrant Families

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The Athens Nurses clinic offers free health care to those without insurance, but is having trouble meeting an increasing demand, said Deb Williams the manager and head nurse at the clinic. Open three days a week, they treat between 30 and 35 patients on a given day, but also have to turn away an average […]

Treatment Difficult for HIV Patients in Georgia

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Georgia is divided into 10 separate health districts. The northeast health district serves the counties of Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe and Walton. Clinics are located in every county to provide HIV testing for residents, but the Specialty Care Clinic, the only clinic in the 10-county district that treats HIV-positive individuals, […]

Elder Care in Hart County

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A journal article published in Age and Aging in February found that people are not only living longer, but they are living healthier lives. Unfortunately these people reside in Denmark, and their healthier lives are attributed to a large investment in healthcare for the elderly. In Hart County, Ga., healthcare options for senior residents are […]

Simple Ways to Avoid the Flu

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The H1N1 virus, also known as “swine flu,” has dominated the news recently. While the epidemic appears to be slowing in Mexico and only 36 U.S. states have confirmed cases, the virus is still making the rounds. “We expect all states will see cases,” CDC acting director Richard Besset, MD, said at a news conference […]

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