Category: Health

Six-year-old girl begins recovery after heart transplant

She’s a little girl with a lot of spunk. Six-year-old Katie Testement seems like an average first grader, except for the fact that she just had a heart transplant. Reporter Lindsay Tuman met with Katie and the Testement family, and they she’s doing a lot better. When she got her new heart, unfortunately she traded one…

Students Try Out Drunk Buster Goggles

Athens, GA—After a night of drinking, you may experience dizziness, blurred vision and loss of balance. Today dozens of UGA students went through the same symptons without drinking a drop of alcohol. Diana Valdovinos was one of these students. They took a”field sobriety test” wearing drunk buster goggles, which simulated blood alcohol levels of up to .02. According…

Reporter: Emily Curl   Her name: Kharma Knight. Looking at her face you can see why the community loved her so much. And these are some of the only memories the family has left. Belinda Wilkerson, Kharma’s Great Aunt, describes her as a fiesty, funny, red-headed angel. The family is not the only one who…

Nuςi’s Space 13th Anniversary

It’s an anniversary celebration, and everybody’s invited! This parking lot’s empty now… but come Friday, it will be packed with partiers. Nuci’s Space is celebrating thirteen years of serving Athens. Youth Programs Coordinator Laura Ford said she’s looking forward to the future, “We’ve been here a while and we’re really excited about how far we’ve come…

International Noise Awareness Day

Athens, GA- Have you heard? The College of Education is spreading the word about International Noise Awareness Day and how you can hear loud and clear for longer by turning the volume down and protecting your ears. With the growth of technology, our hearing is in more danger than ever. Clinical Coordinator in Audiology Alice…

Ashley Stone Accident

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf3xdC0jEy8&feature=youtu.be Athens, Ga- Ashley Stone, 20- year-old UGA student from Lawrenceville is currently in a coma from a single-vehicle wreck. Georgia Sate Patrol says that she overturned and hit a couple of trees before coming to rest on the passenger side. Ashley Stone is a third year student at UGA. She lost control of her…

SHHUGA Presents 3rd Annual Project Condom

Athens, GA- Project Condom combines fashion, dancing, stepping, and singing. Sexual Health Helpers at UGA had their third annual Project Condom Ffashion show on Tuesday. The show uses condoms for all of their designs. SHHUGA Executive Director Melanie Lucash says, “In using condoms to make the dresses, we are trying to debunk myths about condom…

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…