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    Gather Atlanta’s Educational & Networking Event, Aug. 2-4

    Gather Atlanta will hold its 4th Annual Educational and Networking Event this weekend at the Hammonds House Museum, Plaza Theatre, Georgia Tech and the High Museum of Art. In furtherance of its mission to encourage, empower and facilitate partnership among Atlanta’s disparate arts organizations, Gather Atlanta has created several days of panels, experimental events and networking opportunities for organizations of all sizes and disciplines. The event will start Aug. 2, at the Hammonds House for a private funders at 2 p.m., then a public funders at 4 p.m., followed by Ga. Tech starting at 6 p.m. On Friday, Aug. 3, the event will move to the Plaza Theatre starting at 2 p.m. that includes the screening at 6 p.m.; then on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the High Museum of Art starting at 11 a.m.

    All events are free and open to the public. Registration is required for some events. For more information or to register, visit www.gatheratlanta.com.

    Adamsville Workforce Resource Center Opens To Job Seekers

    Fulton County citizens seeking employment now have another convenient resource center. The Adamsville Workforce Development Resource Center is now open to assist job seekers. The office is located inside the Adamsville Regional Health Center at 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Atlanta. Fulton County Workforce Development Offices help unemployed citizens to sharpen their interview skills, complete online employment applications and update their resumes. Staff members also help to enhance citizens’ ability to obtain new employment through training programs to upgrade their job skills. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Clients are required to pre-register for all workshops. For more information about services and workshops, call 404-613-6381. To locate other Fulton County Workforce Development locations, visit www.fultoncountyga.gov/divisions-and-programs/workforce-development.

    Dog Wash At AARF Pet Central!

    Basic bath includes complete wash with your choice of shampoo, basic brush and dry. Also includes complimentary spritz spray! Basic Bath* – $20, add-ons (nail trim, anal glands, ears) – only $5 each. Call or e-mail to make a reservation. Walk-ins are welcome and will be accommodated as quickly as possible. All proceeds benefit AARF’s foster and adoption program.

    AARF Pet Central is located at 6570 James B Rivers Dr. Stone Mountain, GA 30083, 678-534-3483. For info@aarfpetcentral.com. The event will be held Sunday, Aug. 5, from noon to 5 p.m. Additional charges will apply for large dogs and dogs with long or matted fur. Please e-mail or call us if you have questions about charges.

    Buckhead Coalition Supports Town Square Concept

    Buckhead Coalition President Sam Massell supports the idea of a “town square” at Lenox Square, where numerous retail units and people come together daily. Massell talked with Guest Service representative Deeandra Troutman, while Simon Properties, the Coalition’s partner, will make sure the new “town square” is attractive and comfortable. The Coalition will install a kiosk to handle free cell-phone charging while patrons wait for spouses who are shopping, as well as offering reference material, such as the Buckhead Guidebook, GA-400, Hospitality Highway maps, and more.

    OncCharts.com Announces Agreement With NCCN

    New online medical platform, OncCharts.com, provides an innovative online tool for cancer patients. A new agreement with NCCN allows OncCharts.com users to: Access the expert treatment guidelines of the leading 21 cancer centers in the country; view the best hospitals and medical professionals that treat their specific type of cancer; and access the NCCN Guideline for Patients — all with the click of a button. Oncologists created OncCharts.com as an online tool that allows patients access to cases similar to their own at hospitals across the country. The goal is to provide transparency of how different institutions treat similar patients. This allows users to understand their full range of potential cancer treatment options to discuss with their oncologist.

    Designed with an easy-to-use interface, the OncCharts.com tool allows users to not only search for similar cases, but also compare them side-by-side, alerting the user of any differences. The user can also connect with patients who had similar cases through a private anonymous messaging forum, and instantly share their progress with friends and loved ones. Overall, patients and survivors will find the OncCharts.com tool to be an invaluable resource in combating their cancer.

    Grady Hospital Selected For Effort To Increase Breastfeeding Rates

    Grady Memorial Hospital has been selected to participate in Best Fed Beginnings, a first-of-its-kind national effort to significantly improve breastfeeding rates in states where rates are currently the lowest. Although breastfeeding is one of the most effective preventive health measures for infants and mothers, half of US-born babies are given formula within the first week, and by 9 months, only 31% of babies are breastfeeding at all. Best Fed Beginnings seeks to reverse these trends by dramatically increasing the number of US hospitals implementing a proven model for maternity services that better supports a new mother’s choice to breastfeed. The National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) is leading the effort through a cooperative funding agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and will be working closely with Baby-Friendly USA, Inc.

    Breastfeeding has multiple health benefits for both infants and mothers. Visit http://www.babyfriendlyusa.org for more information.

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