Category: Health

Blast 900 Comes to Athens

A new fitness fad is blasting through Athens at 900 calories per hour. It’s a combination of cardio interval training and strength training designed to create the ultimate workout. At Blast 900 they call that a recipe for burning fat, and blasting up to 900 calories in just one hour. Owner Lucy Atkinson says, “Blast is…

Restaurant Scores in Athens

Over 100 restuarants in Athens recieved critical violations in health inspections according to the Environmental Health Department of Northeast Georgia. The number of restaurants that actually failed their inspection is much smaller. However, even if a restaurant passed the test, critical violations can mean very dangerous foodbourne illnesses. Chef Candace Nicholson says,”Some of these are…

Neuter Your Pets for Spring

Athens, GA- Love is in the air not only for us, but for animals too. Spring time means mating season for cats and dogs. You may be seeing an increase of stray animals wandering the streets during the Spring, but that can easily be prevented. Athens area Humane Society offers discounted spaying and neutering services…

UGA takes a Hit at Obesity

Athens, Ga–Georgia has one of the highest obesity rates in the Nation. Uga is taking multiple steps to fix this problem across campus and the Athens community. Hannah Patrick has details about the program that help 75 people lose over three hundred pounds.  Stacy Connell started a biggest loser program at Ramsey 3 years…

UGA professors receive more than 1 million dollars for research

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-SiUjM5VUM&feature=youtu.be   Professors Richard Dluhy, Stephen Tompkins and Ralph Tripp have been granted one-point-one million dollars to study methods that would better predict and detect emerging influenza strains. With new technology, they will be able to differentiate between different strands of the virus in minutes. This would allow researchers to identify a potentially deadly flu…

UGA Researchers Receive Large Grant

Good news for three research professors at the University of Georgia. Professor Richard Dluhy in the chemistry department of Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, as well as Professors Stephen Tompkins and Ralph Tripp in the College of Veterinary Medicine received a grant of more than 1.1 million dollars to continue research various strains of…