Tags: health

Where to Dispose of your Unwanted Medicine

  If your medicine is expired, unused or just unwanted, you can dispose of the medication at your local police station.   A secured collection box is available at the Athens-Clarke-County Police East Precinct and the West Precinct between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Other surrounding cities also have…

Transfit Athens Helps Women With Crisis Pregnancies

Transfit Athens is different than most gyms. It works to transform women not only physically but spiritually. The trainers incorporate Christian faith and worship into their personalized exercise programs. Transfit trainer, Shelley Tanner, started Hope 139 House to support pregnant women and new moms who need extra help. The organization is saving to purchase a…

Medical Marijuana Legal to Possess in Georgia but Not to Grow

Possessing medical marijuana in Georgia is legal with a registered medical card. However Georgian’s still cannot legally grow it, and if you go across state lines to legally purchase and bring it back, it’s considered a federal offense. House Bill 645 is the latest bill going through the general assembly. The bill allows for the growth…

Mental Health Resources – CAPS at UGA

Those feeling stressed, anxious or depressed have resources available on the University of Georgia’s campus. The Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) at the University Health Center specializes in mental health and wellbeing. Some of the services provided by CAPS include: Individual counseling Group counseling Crisis intervention Psychiatric services, including medication Programs and workshops CAPS also…

Parents Struggle to get a Refund from Swim School

Some Oconee County parents want their money back from the Georgia Aquatic Center in Watkinsville. The parents say a disagreement that banned a coach from the swim center last month cost them the program and their money. Coach Sean Gillan ran “Sean Gillan Swim School” for a year and a half out of the facility.…

Community Members Lay Out the Future of Athens

Envision Athens has big plans for the city. Athens-Clarke government and institutions are working with local residents to develop the community in a newly launched project called Envision Athens. Sharyn Dickerson, who is Athens district 1 commissioner, is a co-chair to Envision Athens, Dickerson said the goal is to create a plan that addresses and…

Affordable Care Outlook

Athens, Ga.–  Today, Insure Georgia visited the Athens-Clarke County Library. This organization helps people to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Healthcare Act, despite President-Elect Trump’s vow to repeal the act. Kate Malone is a healthcare navigator with Insure Georgia. She says the primary goal of this company is to help people sign up for…

Post Election Stress

While some UGA students are joining other groups across the country in protest, there’s one thing they aren’t doing. They aren’t seeking university counseling like students at some other schools. Kristine Groft, a Public Relations Coordinator for the the University of Georgia Health Center, said Thursday that the Center has yet to have students request…

Boil Water Advisory for Oconee County

A boil water advisory has been issued to the following areas in Oconee County: city of Watkinsville, Barnett Shoals Road, Simonton Bridge Road and Greensboro Highway. This advisory is due to a severe water main break and interruption of service. The Oconee County Utility Department sent out an email and posted about the water break on social…