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Dental clinic to offer free services this weekend

Dental clinic to offer free services this weekend

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Just in time for the holidays, a local dental clinic will offer free services this weekend.

The team at Marietta Family Dental Care will open their doors to the community on Saturday, Nov. 19. Registration begins at 4 a.m., and patients will be seen until 4 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, as patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must be at least 18 years old and will receive their choice of one cleaning, filling or extraction.

About 10 to 16 dentists and 60 to 80 hygienists hope to treat 150 people during the 12-hour event.

For more information, call 770-973-8222. Marietta Family Dental Care is located at 4720 Lower Roswell Road in East Cobb.

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Take-back event yields 3,800 pounds of drugs

Take-back event yields 3,800 pounds of drugs

ATLANTA -- The third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Oct. 29 was a huge success in Georgia.

Participants turned in about 3,794.35 pounds of unwanted and expired medication for safe disposal at numerous sites across the state.

This amount exceeded the weight of the drugs collected at the second event in April, which was about 3,509 pounds.

"The total number of drugs taken back in Georgia speaks volumes about the problem of unused and unneeded prescriptions, the danger they pose to the community and the communities' commitment to making prescription drug abuse a top priority in the state," John Comer, acting special agent in charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Atlanta Field Division, said in a statement.

Save 50% off 10 Free Plays at My Gym Children's Fitness Center - Buckhead ($70 value)

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Task force to arm parents with tools to prevent teen drinking

Task force to arm parents with tools to prevent teen drinking

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Despite being among the top three killers of Americans under age 21, many parents do not seem to realize that underage drinking is a major problem.

The Cobb Alcohol Taskforce is partnering with the PTAs at local schools to give parents an important skill set to prevent teen drinking. A meeting for all Cobb parents will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cobb Central Library.

Several local experts will give insight into this growing issue, including Cobb Alcohol Taskforce coordinator Cathy Finck.

"The brain goes through dynamic change during adolescence, and alcohol can seriously damage long and short term brain growth processes," Finck said. "The research is compelling, but more parents need to know about it. We hope arming PTAs will help get the facts and useful tips to more parents for saving teen brains."

Nominate A Child For Bert’s Big Adventure!

Nominate A Child For Bert’s Big Adventure!

Do you know any children ages 5-12 that have a chronic or terminal illness and live in the Atlanta-area? If so, they probably qualify for Bert's Big Adventure! Download the application or nominate a child.

To qualify, children must be between the ages of 5 and 12 years old, live in “The Bert Show” radio listening area (All the Hits Q100, 99.7 FM) in metro Atlanta, prove financial need and have never been to Walt Disney World®.

Movie screening to address growing childhood obesity problem

Movie screening to address growing childhood obesity problem

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Georgia currently ranks second in the nation for childhood obesity. While schools alone cannot solve this problem, they can help students adopt new ways to eat well and prevent bullying.

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, the Georgia Department of Education will host a screening of The Fat Boy Chronicles at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta to open up a discussion about childhood obesity in Georgia.

The Fat Boy Chronicles offers an extraordinary look into the everyday life of an overweight teenager who takes it upon himself to stop the abuse he encounters at school. Jason Winn, the film's director, will be present to speak after the screening, as will co-authors Diane Lang and Michael Buchanan, and other health experts from throughout Metro Atlanta.