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Hot Weather Tips for your Furry Friend

Hot Weather Tips for your Furry Friend

Please follow these guidelines to protect your companion animal when the mercury rises.

*Overheating can kill an animal. Never leave an animal alone in a vehicle, since even with the windows open, a parked car, truck or van can quickly become a furnace. Parking in shade offers only very short term protection, as the sun shifts during the day. When traveling, carry a gallon thermos filled with fresh, cold water.

 *Don't force your animal to exercise after a meal in hot, humid weather. Always exercise him in the early morning or in the evening.

 *In extremely hot weather, don't leave you dog standing on the street, and keep walks to a minimum. He is much closer than you to the hot asphalt, and his body can heat up quickly. His paws can also burn, since they are not protected by shoes.

Breathe Easy Macon Coalition Meeting

Breathe Easy Macon Coalition Meeting

The Breathe Easy Coalition will be meeting to discuss the campaign efforts and next steps. Encourage friends, colleagues, and residents of Macon and Bibb County to get involved! Help us ensure clean air for all citizens!

Date: June 1st at 11 a.m.

Location: the offices of Community Health Works

300 Mulberry Street Suite 605

Macon, GA 31201

Local Fencers Qualify for U.S. Nationals

Local Fencers Qualify for U.S. Nationals

Four members of the Warner Robins Fencing Society (WRFS) competed in Suwanee Georgia at the 2011 Southeast Section Qualifier to the U.S. Fencing Nationals.  The competition brought fencers from across the Southeastern U.S. to vie for one of the top 8 slots available in each event to represent their respective division  and the Southeast at the U.S. Nationals which will be held in Reno, NV June 30 - July 10, 2011.  Warner Robins Fencing Society entered four competitors in four events. In Men's Antonio Lewis-Ross, a senior at Southwest High School in Macon finish 16th.  Clinton Harrison, a Macon State freshman, placed 26th in the Men's Foil event.  Suzanne Thompson  of Warner Robins finished 8th in the Women's Epee event earning a slot for the Reno Nationals. 

Strong4Life Central Georgia Unplugged

Strong4Life Central Georgia Unplugged

On May 14, unplug the TV and take the kids out to the park for a day of games, nutritious food, healthy tips and giveaways. Strong4Life Unplugged is a free festival promoting healthy and active lifestyles as part of the region-wide Central Georgia Unplugged initiative to promote more activity and less screen time.

 

Hospital Holds Stroke Awareness Event

Central Georgia Rehab Hospital held a Stroke Awareness Month event where they gave people the opportunity to experience life as a stroke victim.

Virgil Adams, an attorney who represents Bibb County, was one of the participants.

"I developed a new appreciation for stroke victims and for the disease," he said.

Participants were bound, weighted and partially visually-impaired as stroke patients would be, then they were asked to perform simple tasks like feeding, writing, and getting dressed.

Central Georgia Rehab Hospital Medical Director Allison Scheetz said the goal of the exercise was to personalize stroke to make people understand how common it is.

"Every 40 seconds, someone in America has a stroke," she said.

With numbers like that, Scheetz says it's important to know the warning signs of a stroke. It's easier with the mnemonic device F.A.S.T for face, arm, speech and time.

Phone Bank for Disaster Relief Today on WMAZ

Today 13WMAZ joins the Red Cross to raise money for disaster relief after the tornadoes in the South.

During newscasts at Midday, a special one-hour newscast at 5 p.m. and again at 6 p.m., you will be able to call a phone bank in our studio, where Red Cross volunteers will be ready to take your pledges of support.

Phone Bank for Disaster Relief Today on WMAZ

Today 13WMAZ joins the Red Cross to raise money for disaster relief after the tornadoes in the South.

During newscasts at Midday, a special one-hour newscast at 5 p.m. and again at 6 p.m., you will be able to call a phone bank in our studio, where Red Cross volunteers will be ready to take your pledges of support.