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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

Free HIV Tests for AIDS Day in Jonesboro

Free HIV Tests for AIDS Day in Jonesboro

Jonesboro --  (submitted by Joel Hall) In conjunction with National HIV Testing Day, the Clayton County Board of Health (CCBOH) Specialty Services Department will host a free HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) Testing Day on Monday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clayton County Board of Health, located at 1117 Battle Creek Road, Jonesboro, GA 30236.

Testing services will be offered that day free of charge to anyone who would like to be tested. CCBOH staff will direct participants from the lobby to our Specialty Services Department for confidential testing using the OraQuick method, which delivers results in 20 minutes with a pin prick. Free counseling, consultation, and follow-up testing will be provided for those who test positive. Ryan White Clinic services are offered on site for those who qualify.

HIV, the virus that can lead to AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome), continues to plague communities on a global scale.

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Clayton seniors enjoy themselves at the Annual MayFest Health event

Clayton seniors enjoy themselves at the Annual MayFest Health event

Jonesboro, GA --  Over 300 senior citizens gathered at International Beach on May 14th to take part in the annual health and wellness event, MayFest 2011.

11Alive's Where U Live streamed the event live to the residents of Clayton County and beyond.

Participants danced, stretched and learned yoga during the all-day festival and were treated to many health and wellness tips.  The Board of Commissioners were all in attendance and rocked right along with the crowd as the music played all day long.

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

ATLANTA -- A federal grand jury in Atlanta has charged a total of 13 defendants from two states with illegally trafficking in oxycodone and other prescription drugs.

The two cases arise out of intensified efforts to address Georgia's growing problem with prescription drug abuse.

"Prescription drug abuse is our nation's fastest-growing segment of illegal drug use, causing significantly more overdose deaths than cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin combined," said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.

In the first incident, 11 Georgia residents were charged with conspiring to forge oxycodone prescriptions and sell the illegally obtained tablets.

DEA applauds huge turnout on Drug Take-Back Day

DEA applauds huge turnout on Drug Take-Back Day

ATLANTA -- Americans participating in the United States Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) second National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event last weekend turned in more than 376,593 pounds of unwanted or expired medications.

This is 55 percent more than the 242,000 pounds the public brought in during last September's event.

The medications were taken to 5,361 take-back sites in all 50 states.

"The amount of prescription drugs turned in by the American public during the first two take-back events is simply staggering -- 309 tons -- and represents a clear need for a convenient way to rid homes of unwanted or expired prescription drugs," said DEA administrator Michele M. Leonhart.