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Wellness Tour Stops in Athens

The Wellness Tour will be stopping in Athens on October 18th, at the Walgreens Store at 110 Hawthorne Avenue from 10-5 p.m.

The Wellness Tour will offer all adults 18 and over six free health screenings: bone density, cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, and waist circumference and body mass analysis. For these services, no appointment is necessary; results are immediate and from start to finish all six screenings take around twenty minutes.

The free screenings are conducted inside the Wellness Tour mobile and are valued at more than $140. Additionally, free one-year AARP memberships will be given to all adults who receive screenings.

 

UGA researchers receive grants to reduce childhood obesity in Georgia communities

Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia researchers recently received funding to find ways to prevent or reduce childhood obesity, a health crisis of epidemic proportions in Georgia, through partnerships among University System of Georgia institutions and local communities.

Three of the four projects funded by the University System of Georgia are headed by or include UGA researchers. Two projects aim to reduce childhood obesity by working with after-school programs, while a third aims to reduce obesity in newborns by reaching pregnant and post-partum women through local obstetricians.

“Broad-based community partnerships, as exemplified by UGA’s Archway Partnership project, have the potential to be more effective and more sustainable than other approaches in addressing childhood obesity,” said David Lee, UGA vice president for research.