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Color your way to a college scholarship

Color your way to a college scholarship

ATLANTA -- Coloring is perhaps one of the first activities a child embarks upon in his or her educational journey. It creates a foundation for activity and a lifetime of learning.

This September, coloring can also help create a financial foundation.

One lucky Georgia child will join Kendall Lapinskas of Dunwoody and Taylor Boyd of Covington in winning a college scholarship from the Path2College 529 Plan.

CDC: Doctors prescribing fewer antibiotics to kids

CDC: Doctors prescribing fewer antibiotics to kids

ATLANTA -- Health officials say a push to get pediatricians to stop prescribing antibiotics for the wrong illnesses is paying off a bit.

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released Thursday found that since the early 1990s, there's been a 10 percent drop in prescription rates for antibiotics for kids ages 14 and younger.

The CDC found larger declines in how often doctors used antibiotics against colds and sore throats. There wasn't much change in how often they are used against ear infections.

Antibiotics are often used against viral illnesses, even though they don't work. Such misuse can lead to treatment failures and bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

Experts say doctors inappropriately prescribe antibiotics more than 50 percent of the time, and more often without respiratory infections.

Coke CEO gives $1 million to Emory

Coke CEO gives $1 million to Emory

ATLANTA -- John Brock, chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., his wife Mary and their three children have donated $1 million to Emory University to support health sciences.

The Brocks gave $500,000 for advances in the Emory School of Medicine, starting the John and Mary Brock Diagnostics and Discoveries Fund to Benefit Patients.

Camp Sunshine Presents Cocktails for Cancer

Camp Sunshine Presents Cocktails for Cancer
Cocktails for Cancer
Benefiting Camp Sunshine
 
Compound
September 8, 2011
7 - 10pm
 
Cocktails for Cancer will be an amazing night of fun with Atlanta’s finest Mixologists at Compound, the city’s premier nightclub.

48% off Tickets to Motherhood The Musical at 14th Street Playhouse ($50 value) 8PM shows, Sept 22-29

48% off Tickets to Motherhood The Musical at 14th Street Playhouse ($50 value) 8PM shows, Sept 22-29

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Parenting a College Student: What to Expect

Parenting a College Student: What to Expect

It happens at the same time every year.  That once-in-a-lifetime experience for parents, dropping their kids off at college for the first time.  It's a difficult transition for parents, going from having a high school student always around to having a college student only at home occasionally.  Emory University psychology professor Marshall Duke speaks to parents at Emory's orientation weekend to help them with that transition.  He supplies tips for how to cope, discusses what emotions to expect, and what to say to your student when your leaving campus.

The Ugly Duckling Returns to Center for Puppetry Arts

 The Ugly Duckling Returns to Center for Puppetry Arts
Beloved Tale of Self-Discovery Charms Audiences
 
 
The Center for Puppetry Arts presents a whimsical production of The Ugly Duckling from August 18 – September 18, 2011.