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Piccadilly raises money for Stand Up To Cancer

Piccadilly raises money for Stand Up To Cancer

(WXIA) -- Piccadilly Restaurants has joined MasterCard's Stand Up To Cancer movement by contributing to the Dig In and Do Good campaign.

Dig In and Do Good gives restaurants the opportunity to donate a portion of proceeds to the fight against cancer.

Through Sept. 28, Piccadilly customers who spend at least $10 will have $0.01 of their checks donated to Stand Up To Cancer.

"We are thrilled to be participating in the Dig In and Do Good campaign benefiting Stand Up To Cancer this year," Piccadilly CEO Tom Sandeman said in a statement. "We hope that with Piccadilly's support, we can add to the dollars raised and increase the awareness needed to fund research and save lives."

MasterCard Worldwide hopes to raise $4 million through Dig In and Do Good.

Piccadilly has restaurants in Atlanta, College Park, Conyers, Fayetteville and Tucker.

Skin cancer screening available for Atlanta residents

Skin cancer screening available for Atlanta residents

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- The Skin Cancer Foundation is making a stop in Atlanta on Wednesday to offer free skin cancer treatments. 

The Foundation's Road to Healthy Skin Tour and Rite Aid will bring a 38-foot RV to the tour stop, where all residents can get a quick, full-body skin cancer screening inside the RV, divided up into two exam rooms. Also on hand are reading materials with information on how to protect the skin from the sun daily, sunscreen samples and other freebies. 

The RV will visit the Rite Aid at 3964 Peachtree Road NE from 11:00 - 5:00. 

Get skin cancer screenings for free with Kaiser Permanente

Get skin cancer screenings for free with Kaiser Permanente

ATLANTA -- Kaiser Permanente of Georgia is offering free skin cancer screenings at a couple of locations near Atlanta. 

A spokeswoman for Kaiser Permanente said the screenings are here for those spending more time outdoors this spring, and early detection is important to stay protected. All residents are invited.

Further, sun exposure continues to be the leading cause of skin cancer, making the spring and summer months more risky. Kaiser Permanente reminds everyone who plans to be in the sun to always wear sunscreen to protect their skin.

The screenings are being held Wednesday at the Kaiser Permanente Crescent Medical Center in Tucker and at the Kaiser Permanente Cumberland Medical Center on Cumberland Parkway. 

Screenings will be given on a first come, first serve basis. Hours are 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Emory wins patient safety award

Emory wins patient safety award

ATLANTA -- Emory Healthcare has won a statewide patient safety award from the Partnership for Health and Accountability.

Emory's project, "Oral Care with Chlorhexidine Gluconate: Does it Reduce Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia?" won third place in the Infection Prevention and Control category of the PHA's Quality and Patient Safety Awards.

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"Infection prevention is a priority of hospitals statewide," Georgia Hospital Association president Joseph Parker said in a statement. "We applaud Emory Healthcare for its leadership and dedication in this area and its commitment to providing the best and safest care possible for its patients."

The Autism Gap: The fight for insurance

The Autism Gap: The fight for insurance

ATLANTA -- Eight year old Ava Bullard is playing with her sisters, riding their bikes on their long country driveway. It is a simple act that defies those who said she would never talk, those who said she wouldn't function in the real world.

Ava was not a typical baby, or toddler.

Her mother Anna says, "You couldn't interact with her."

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Ava did not play with toys. Did not speak. Could not dress herself. Did not interact with her parents or sisters. Slept two hours a night. She was in her own world.

Anna says, "It's like she looked straight through me. She would just...it's like you weren't there, if you were in the room with her."

Anna Bullard took Ava from doctor to doctor for months. One doctor told the family Ava was 'just weird.'

Atlanta recruiting 5,000 volunteers for cancer study

Atlanta recruiting 5,000 volunteers for cancer study

ATLANTA -- Sixty years ago, 1 million men and women signed up for the first-ever Cancer Prevention Study. They filled out surveys every few years. And the information from those million Americans led to a dramatic discovery.

Doctor Alpa Patel with the American Cancer Society is the lead researcher on CPS3, the third generation of the cancer prevention studies.

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"The first study was actually set up to specifically address the question of whether not smoking caused lung cancer, and it provided the first evidence that in fact smoking is what was the causal fact, causal factor with the increase rise in lung cancer death rates we were seeing in men at that time," she said.

Healthy ME program to build health, nutrition awareness in DeKalb

Healthy ME program to build health, nutrition awareness in DeKalb

DECATUR, Ga. -- A team of the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in DeKalb County and Generations Connected, Inc. will kick off the Healthy ME program on February 23 in Decatur.

Registration will be held at the DeKalb Extension Office, located at 4380 Memorial Drive. Parents or guardians must be present. 

An official in DeKalb County reported that Healthy ME is designed to raise awareness of health and nutrition among DeKalb Middle School girls in 6th and 7th grades. Participants will get exposure to practices of leadership through opportunities to mentor others, and increase self-health promotion. 

For more information, contact Jessica Hill of DeKalb County Cooperative Extension at (404) 298-4080.