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Protect yourself against mosquitoes, ticks

Protect yourself against mosquitoes, ticks

ATLANTA -- The state's first 2011 case of West Nile Virus (WNV) has been confirmed in a horse in Southeast Georgia.

Now, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) recommends that all Georgians protect themselves from mosquitoes and remove any standing water from their property.

"While this is a non-human case, we recognize that the mosquito and tick season is starting earlier than in previous years," said Dr. Anil T. Mangla, program director of infectious disease & immunization and acting state epidemiologist for the DCH.

Smoking sections could become slimmer in DeKalb County

Smoking sections could become slimmer in DeKalb County

DECATUR, Ga. – Are you ready for a smoke-free DeKalb County? If so, you could get your wish. Last month, the DeKalb County Board of Health voted to amend the county’s current Clean Indoor Air Ordinance. If adopted, the suggested revisions would make the county’s businesses, parks and facilities completely smoke-free.

According to the DeKalb County Board of Health, the currently ordinance:

 “Allows smoking at free-standing bars, adult entertainment establishments and outdoor venues, including parks”.

This amendment would ban smoking in those places, playgrounds, entrances and exits to buildings, outdoor entertainment venues and outdoor service lines and would decreases the number of rooms a hotel can designate for smoking from 25 percent to 10 percent.

The amended ordinance has been submitted to the Board of Commissioners for their consideration and adoption.

DeKalb named 19th healthiest county in Georgia

DeKalb named 19th healthiest county in Georgia

DeKALB COUNTY, Ga.

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Want to Be Atlanta's Biggest Loser?

Want to Be Atlanta's Biggest Loser?

ATLANTA -- "Atlanta's Biggest Loser" is now accepting entries for contestants for the show's fifth edition.

Like its national cousin, this season of "Atlanta's Biggest Loser" is a couples' edition. Any kind of couple can apply -- siblings, parent/child, co-workers, friends and every pairing in between.

The deadline to apply is noon on Friday, Feb. 18 at www.atlbiggestloser.com.

"Atlanta's Biggest Loser" will officially begin on Monday, Mar. 7. Six teams of two will work with one of 11Alive's two fitness partners, D.R.E.A.M.

Renew You Boot Camp to Hold Casting Call

Renew You Boot Camp to Hold Casting Call

DORAVILLE, GA -- "Give us six weeks and we will change your life."

With this motto, "Renew You Boot Camp," an Atlanta-based program designed to transform the lives of those less fortunate, will hold a casting call in which contestants will compete in a beauty boot camp set to start in January of 2011.

Renew You Boot Camp will hold its auditions on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Tru Serenity Salon & Spa (6035 Peachtree Road, Doraville, 30360).

The boot camp is comprised of a team of five professionals in the Atlanta area, including aesthetician Tracey Thomas, stylist Kristy Edmondson, personal trainer Anggie Pope, wardrobe stylist Cheri Lynn and life coach Kevin Brown.

Responding to the growing needs of certain communities, Renew You Boot Camp's objective is to reach out to those less fortunate and to transform their lives, while at the same time showcasing their unique skill sets and talents to the public.