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Eat at Piccadilly, help fight type 1 diabetes

Eat at Piccadilly, help fight type 1 diabetes

ATLANTA -- Piccadilly Restaurants has brought back its annual Paper Sneaker Sales Program to raise money to combat juvenile diabetes.

Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 10, Piccadilly customers will have the option of purchasing a paper sneaker for $1. Money raised from the sneaker campaign will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

"Supporting our communities' well-being is one of the core principles of Piccadilly Restaurants," Piccadilly CEO Tom Sandeman said in a statement. "This is certainly a cause that is close to our hearts. We are extremely proud to take part in the sneaker program that has helped us raise over $129,000 to aid in the fight against juvenile diabetes."

The sneaker campaign ends on Saturday, Nov. 10.

Local Olympic champ partners with WellStar

Local Olympic champ partners with WellStar

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Christian Taylor is now part of the WellStar Health System family.

The 22-year-old Fayetteville native won the gold medal for the triple jump at the 2012 London Olympics. Now, he plans to travel throughout the WellStar system to visit with patients and promote a healthy lifestyle.

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"I'm very excited to embark on this partnership with WellStar Health System," Taylor said in a statement. "To be able to align with such a great system and really make a difference in my hometown community is a dream come true."

Walk to support Piedmont Fayette Hospital

Walk to support Piedmont Fayette Hospital

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The second annual Cancer Wellness Walk for Piedmont Fayette Hospital will be held next month in Peachtree City.

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Proceeds from the walk will benefit the Fayetteville hospital's Cancer Wellness Center.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Drake Field.

Register online or by mail. The cost is $20 for adults or $30 for one adult and one child.

Visit the Cancer Wellness Walk website for all the details.

Piedmont Fayette Hospital announces new Executive Director of Community and Public Relations

Piedmont Fayette Hospital announces new Executive Director of Community and Public Relations

Fayetteville, Ga. (August 9, 2012) – Piedmont Fayette Hospital announces Debbie Britt as the new executive director of community and public relations. Britt, who will assume her new role in mid-September, will serve as the community relations liaison between the hospital, the physician network and the community.

With primary responsibility for public relations, communications and community outreach, Britt also will oversee the hospital’s auxiliary volunteer program as well as Piedmont Fayette’s Sixty Plus Older Adult Services. She brings more than 30 years of professional experience in corporate communications, public and community relations, and non-profit management to her new role at Piedmont Fayette.

Robotic surgery improves treatment of ovarian cancer

Robotic surgery improves treatment of ovarian cancer

ATLANTA -- Ovarian cancer strikes about one in 70 women and accounts for about 50 percent of the deaths caused by gynecological cancers. About half who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer are 60 years or older.

“Ovarian cancer used to be known as a silent killer,” says John McBroom, M.D., gynecologic oncologist with Piedmont Hospital. “But more recently, we’ve found that about 90 percent of women have subtle symptoms. The problem is they are difficult to distinguish between upset stomach or indigestion.”

Piedmont Henry picked for national breastfeeding program

Piedmont Henry picked for national breastfeeding program

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- Piedmont Henry Hospital is one of seven hospitals in the state of Georgia that will participate in Best Fed Beginnings, a first-of-its-kind national effort to improve breastfeeding rates in states where rates are currently the lowest.

“We are delighted to have been chosen to participate in this important effort and to have the opportunity to improve our maternity care services to better support breastfeeding,” said Pat McAfee, RN, MSN, director of women and infant services at Piedmont Henry Hospital. “We recognize that for women who plan to breastfeed, the hospital experience strongly influences a mother’s ability to start and continue breastfeeding.”

Protect Your Kids and Pets from Summer Heat

Protect Your Kids and Pets from Summer Heat

Summer in the south is officially here! With rising temperatures, it is important to take steps to protect those around us who might be vulnerable to the heat, like our children and pets.

Did you know that we lose heat by sweating? Water literally evaporates into the atmosphere and sucks the heat out of our bodies. Children produce even more heat than adults. This is because they have more body surface for their height. Children are also closer to the ground – and to hot pavement. They can easily become dehydrated or overheated.

Here are some tips to keep your children and pets safe in the heat.