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Holy Yoga to resume on new schedule

Holy Yoga to resume on new schedule

ATHENS, Ga. -- Attendees of the Holy Yoga Abs class must now attend the class held on Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. Schudule changes go into effect, this week.

Holy Yoga holds classes at 6:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday; And at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. All Holy Yoga classes are completely free. However, attendees are encouraged to bring a small toy to donate to Operation Shoebox.

Classes meet at 1020 Twelve Oaks Place in Watkinsville.

Clarke County ranks 15th healthiest county in Georgia

Clarke County ranks 15th healthiest county in Georgia

CLARKE COUNTY, Ga.

New regulations for tattoo artists, piercers

New regulations for tattoo artists, piercers

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The Clarke County Health Department is proposing new rules governing tattoo artists and body piercers.

The rules will require tattoo artists and piercers to sterilize their instruments and take other safety precautions, get hepatitis shots and undergo training in CPR. The health department will issue licenses to tattoo parlors that meet the requirements.

Professional tattoo artists and piercers say they welcome the regulations, because they will weed out fly-by-night operators.

The Georgia Legislature passed a law in 1994 allowing county health departments to regulate tattooing and piercing, but didn't write any regulations. While some jurisdictions put standards in place, all anyone needs to open a tattoo parlor in Athens is a business license.

The county health department is scheduled to vote on the regulations in April.

Bone Marrow Donor Sought for 24 Year Old Atlanta Woman

Bone Marrow Donor Sought for 24 Year Old Atlanta Woman

ATLANTA – An appeal is being made to members of Georgia’s Asian community to attend a “Cure Sonia” bone marrow donor registration drive in hopes of finding a donor match for 24-year-old Sonia Rai who has acute myelogenous leukemia.

Compatible genetic matches for bone marrow transplants typically are found among members of the same or similar racial or ethnic groups. At present one percent of National Marrow Donor Program registrants are of South Asian heritage. Given Sonia’s genetic profile, which is a hybrid of Southeast Asian and Caucasian, there is a very strong possibility that she will find a match with people from India, Hawaii, Philippines, Pakistan, Burma, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, and Australia.

Between Fri. Jan. 28 and Weds.

Free Yoga in Athens to Benefit Operation Christmas Child

Free Yoga in Athens to Benefit Operation Christmas Child

Brace yourself….Holy Yoga in Athens is offering free yoga for the entire year. However, there is a catch, every participant must bring a small toy to help fill Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes for Christmas 2011.

Operation Christmas Child is a program in which toys, toiletries and school supplies are collected and disseminated to underserved children in shoe boxes.

UGA Researchers Identify Enzyme That Regulates Growth of Breast Cancer

ATHENS, GA -- Although breast cancer, in most instances, is no longer a death sentence, researchers at UGA have published a study that proves a certain enzyme may be able to delay the onset of breast cancer for months and in some cases, years. Research, published this week in the early online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has found that blocking the action of an enzyme called GnT-V significantly delays the onset and spread of tumors in mice with cancer very similar to many cases of human breast cancer.

Using a mouse model of human breast cancer, tumors appeared when the enzyme was deleted, but onset was delayed an average of 10 weeks in the mice. Michael Pierce, Director of UGA Cancer Center and co-author of the study explained that “in human terms, the corresponding delay would be many months and maybe years.

Dawgtoberfest at Pharmacy South, October 20th

On Wednesday, Oct. 20, from noon until 3 p.m. the University Of Georgia College Of Pharmacy and the American Pharmacists Association will celebrate American Pharmacists Month with the 8th annual Dawgtoberfest: Rx for Good Health. This event is open to university students, faculty, and staff and families in the Athens community.

The event is being sponsored by Walgreens and will be an afternoon of health promotion and relaxation at Pharmacy South (behind Snelling Dining Commons and across from Stegeman Coliseum) which will include health screenings and free samples for attendees. Flu shots will be available for $20 and can be paid for with cash, check or Visa or MasterCard.

Dawgtoberfest, will also be offering free body fat analysis, diabetes assessments, and blood pressure checks.