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Atlanta Track Club Announces Course for the 2011 Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay

Atlanta Track Club Announces Course for the 2011 Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay

Atlanta – (submitted by the ATC) The Atlanta Track Club (ATC), organizer of the AJC Peachtree Road Race and the Atlanta Half Marathon and Thanksgiving Day 5K, announced the course for the 2011 Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay which will take place on Sunday, October 30.  The challenging 26.2 mile loop course starts and finishes at Atlantic Station near Midtown Atlanta and takes participants on a tour of the city past well-known Atlanta sites such as Georgia Tech, CNN Center, Philips Arena, Georgia Aquarium, the State Capitol Building, Turner Field and The King Center as well as through several Atlanta neighborhoods including Castleberry Hill, Grant Park, Inman Park, Old Fourth Ward, Virginia-Highland, Morningside and Buckhead.  The four-person Atlanta Marathon Relay will be run on the same course as the Atlanta Marathon with each of the four legs ranging in distance from 5.5 miles to 8.4 miles.   

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Georgia’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program Waiting List Hits 1000

Georgia’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program Waiting List Hits 1000

ATLANTA – (submitted by Beth Cope) Today, Georgia Equality held a briefing regarding Georgia’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program’s waiting list reaching a staggering 1000 people living with AIDS. “As our economy continues to lag behind, over 1000 Georgians must line up. Not for unemployment this time, but for the medications they need to survive,” said Jeff Graham, Executive Director of Georgia Equality.  The AIDS Drug Assistance Program provides critical antiretroviral drugs that low-income people living with HIV who can’t qualify for private insurance and are not eligible for Medicaid need to stay healthy and live.

Congress has not taken action since July to address the budget shortfall that is jeopardizing patients’ access to their medications. Currently the Georgia General Assembly is considering more draconian budget cuts.

Atlanta Botanical Garden to open a MetroFresh

Atlanta Botanical Garden to open a MetroFresh

Every establishment has a story, but you haven't heard a story quite like actor-turned-chef Mitchell Anderson, owner of Metro Fresh, a community restaurant that offers delicious healthy, gluten-free alternatives to food on the go!

Most of us are guilty of sleeping a little later; therefore, we're running behind, so naturally it's easier to grab a sausage biscuit or a hot Krispy Kreme doughnut and a cup of coffee while on the go. However, Metro Fresh replaces the pork, sugar and caffeine with grilled chicken, granola and fresh fruits...on the go! Now you can enjoy Metro Fresh at another popular tourist site in Atlanta.

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Emory Clinic and Emory Hospitals to Resume Regular Schedule

Emory Clinic and Emory Hospitals to Resume Regular Schedule

ATLANTA – All Emory Healthcare services within The Emory Clinic and Emory Hospitals are once again operating on a normal schedule – including surgeries.

We thank our valued patients and their loved ones during this unique weather event, which has impacted so many Georgians.

Department of Watershed Management Issues Irrigation System Reminder

 Department of Watershed Management Issues Irrigation System Reminder

Via the Department of Watershed Management -- The Department of Watershed Management reminds its customers that irrigation systems should be shut down when the temperatures drop below freezing to prevent overspray from freezing on sidewalks and streets and causing accidents/injuries. Irrigation systems installed after 2007 must by law have rain sensors that shut the system down when it is raining or when temperatures fall below 32 degrees F. 

Free Website Helps Older Georgians Make Informed Housing and Care Decisions

Free Website Helps Older Georgians Make Informed Housing and Care Decisions

ATLANTA -- When families gather for the holidays, conversations often turn to how to take care of parents or older loved ones.

Free Website Helps Older Georgians Make Informed Housing and Care Decisions

(ATLANTA, Ga.) – A free website that helps consumers learn about housing and care options for older Georgians, such as affordable senior housing and continuing care retirement communities, is now available from the Center for Positive Aging.

The website, www.centerforpositiveaging.org, provides older Georgians, their families and caregivers with a way to quickly find essential resources as well as answers to their elder care questions via an easy-to-navigate website available at no charge 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“In times like these it is important to be an educated consumer when making decisions about health care options, especially those involving housing,” said Walter Coffey, president of the Center for Positive Aging and of Aging Services of Georgia, which represents mission-driven providers.  “The Center for Positive Aging website helps consumers understand the network of aging services in Georgia and make smart decisions about their future.”