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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.

Fortis College celebrates grand opening

Fortis College celebrates grand opening

SMYRNA, Ga. -- The newest campus of Fortis College is celebrating its grand opening with a morning of fun for the entire family.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, the public is invited to attend a free event with refreshments, balloons, games and tours of the school's dental and HVACR/welding labs.

A ribbon cutting, signifying Fortis College's transition from a branch campus of the Maryland-based Medix School, is scheduled to take place at noon.

About 25 local VIPs are expected to attend the ribbon cutting, along with Fortis College Atlanta students, staff and president Bill Armour.

Fortis College offers diploma and associate degree programs in health, trades and technology.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

America Is Your Park campaign urges families to get out, discover fun ways to get active in the park while helping their favorite park win big

 

ATLANTA, July 10, 2011 – If you’re reading this, you should get to your favorite park – STAT! Coca-Cola is calling all families to go out and play this summer as part of the second annual America Is Your Park campaign.

Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers on July 4

Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers on July 4
Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers this Fourth of July Georgia Optometric Association Offers Tips to Celebrate the Holiday Safely

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Miss America visits Vinings Rite Aid

Miss America visits Vinings Rite Aid

ATLANTA -- Fresh off her visit to the Publix in Alpharetta, Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan will now spend time at a local Rite Aid to celebrate more do-gooders in Metro Atlanta.

Scanlan will be at Rite Aid (2498 Cumberland Parkway SE, Atlanta, 30339) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Thursday, May 26. She is part of a celebration that will thank Rite Aid customers for raising more than $50 million for Children's Miracle Network.

The event is free and open to the public. Free T-shirts will be given to the first 50 visitors; there will also be raffles with fantastic prizes like new luggage and Rite Aid gift cards.

Celebrity Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Nathaniel Johnson Featured in Local Magazine for Community Work

Celebrity Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Nathaniel Johnson Featured in Local Magazine for Community Work

Atlanta-based Celebrity Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Nathaniel Johnson, III is being recognized in the latest issue of the Atlanta Tribune for his work with Changing Southwest Development Corporation as co-chairman to lead its initiative to serve Atlanta?s homeless through its grassroots efforts with Heart to Heal, an organization that feeds, clothes and employs the homeless population in the metro-Atlanta area.

Dr. Nathaniel Johnson III is a world-renowned leader in laparoscopic cosmetic surgery. He is trained in all facets of liposuction and fat transfer and specializes in lipoplasty under local anesthesia, which is the safest and most appropriate liposuction available.   An accomplished cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Johnson is certified in the area of liposuction by the Pelosi Medical Center, a leading educational facility recognized by the American Association of Cosmetic Surgeons (AACS).