Nature's Garden Express - BSA July 2016

Noticing the abundance (70,000 pounds, to be exact) of fresh, but bruised, produce left over from their Nature’s Garden Express delivery business, co-founders Michael Kirk and Scott Frishman decided to put it to delicious use, sprouting a line of cold-pressed juices and smoothies. Belly up to the juice bar at their brick-and-mortar location in Krog Street Market and select from an expanded menu that includes seasonal blends—such as “Walter Meloñe,” a mixture of watermelon, blueberries, mint and lemon.

Details:; 99 Krog St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

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Plan to Play - BSA July 2016

Summertime is here! Help your family maintain a healthy exercise routine, even without the structure of school programs. Playworks, a national nonprofit that works with schools to revitalize recess, shares some tips for active family fun.

Make a Bucket List—Literally Give kids a bucket to fill with their ideas for summer activities. Pull from the bucket to plan family fun they will love.

Take Your Imaginations for a Run
Walking in a line, have the leader narrate a journey through “The Forest.” Duck under “branches,” climb “trees” and then sprint—BEARS!

Beat the Heat When it is too hot to play outside, stay active indoors. Try Booty Ball: create a volleyball “net” with string. Then crab walk under it—this game works your core!


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Cat and Zach Photography - BSA July 2016

Get in shape and take in a stunning view at the same time at the W Atlanta–Buckhead. Carly Grace Hinchman, owner and director of Thunderbolt Power Yoga, leads a complimentary poolside FIT YOGA series with Lululemon Athletica on July 26 and August 30. Participate in the social media contest for each class for a chance to win special giveaway prizes.

Details: 3377 Peachtree Rd., NE, Atlanta, GA 30326;

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Citrus Spray - HollyBeth Organics - BSA July 2016


Say goodbye to pesky bugs naturally this summer. Instead of using harsh chemicals found in common insect repellants, HollyBeth Organics’ new Citrus Spray is formulated with lavender, bergamot, orange, lemon and tea tree and other oils to ward off bugs. The clean, light mist keeps bugs at bay while leaving behind a fresh, citrus aroma on skin and clothes.

Details: Fig & Flower, 636 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306;

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Black Quinoa - Chef Megan McCarthy - BSA July 2016

Hot summer months call for cool, refreshing additions to your menu. Revive and refresh with this powerhouse recipe from Chef Megan McCarthy, founder of Healthy Eating 101.


2 cups water

1 cup black quinoa, rinsed

3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp Spike® gourmet natural seasoning, or salt and pepper to taste

1 orange or red bell pepper, seeded and diced

¼ head red cabbage, chopped

2–3 green onions, chopped

1 jalapeño, seeded and finely diced

1 ripe avocado, diced

8–10 fresh basil leaves, chopped

Bring water and rinsed black quinoa to a boil. Cover and lower heat to simmer for 12 minutes, or when water is absorbed. Transfer cooked quinoa to a large mixing bowl. Drizzle quinoa with olive oil, then season with Spike® and toss. Add peppers, cabbage, green onions, jalapeño, avocado and fresh basil. Toss again.


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Swim Across America Atlanta - BSA July 2016

’Tis the season to jump in the lake and maybe tackle open-water swim races for summer fitness fun. Transitioning from the pool to the open water brings new challenges, so consider learning new skills in clinics presented by Fix My Swim. Soon you might feel ready to register for the September 17 Swim Across America Atlanta (SAA) event, raising funds for Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Jump in!

Fix My Swim Open Water Clinics  

Dates: July 10, August 7 and September 11

$25 for registered SAA participants;
$35 for unregistered participants

Clinic Registration: 

Race Registration:

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Ponce City Farmers Market - Jamestown L.P - July 2016Take a summer stroll along the BeltLine and explore the new Ponce City Farmers Market every Tuesday from 4–8 p.m. Located inside The Shed, this open-air market offers a selection of prepared foods and fresh produce from more than 20 local farmers—such as Truly Living Well, Four Bellies Farm and Mercier Orchards, to name a few. The market also offers a rotation of vendors with unique goods, like hand-crafted clothing and accessories from Two Stix, dog biscuits from Big Daddy Biscuits and all-natural beauty products from Herb’N Eden.

Details: 675 Ponce De Leon Ave., NE, Atlanta, GA 30308;

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Georgia Urology is now using a new, minimally invasive, high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) therapy to treat prostate cancer patients at their Sandy Springs location. HIFU has minimal treatment side effects that otherwise often accompany prostate cancer treatments, explains Vahan Kassabian, MD, FACS, medical director at Georgia Urology.


CycleBar - Joey Appie - BSA July 2016CycleBar has opened its first Georgia location in Dunwoody. The indoor cycling studio features high-energy classes and various amenities, such as complimentary fresh fruit, enhanced water and aromatherapy for guests post-ride. The company plans to open additional locations in East Cobb, Vinings and West Midtown throughout 2016 and early 2017.




Dr. Maria Piraner - Emory Johns Creek Hospital - BSA July 2016Emory Johns Creek Hospital (EJCH) is now using the Affirm 3D biopsy system to target and sample breast lesions that may not have been detected on 2D mammography systems. The new system utilizes 3D tomosynthesis technology to diagnose more breast cancers than traditional mammography systems and reduce patient call-backs for non-cancerous findings.



After nearly nine years of transforming hair in Roswell, Aura Hair and Makeup moves to Sandy Springs this summer. Featuring a one-of-a-kind Redken color bar used to create over 500 customized hair-color combinations, the salon will have 16 stylists and 10 master stylists on hand to offer full cut, color and styling services for both men and women.


Burke Robinson, MD, FPS, owner of Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery is pleased to announce the newest member to the team: Michelle Giglio, PA-C, Advanced Aesthetic Injector.  Michelle is recognized as a national trainer for both Allergan and Galderma Aesthetics and is known for her cosmetic artistry.


Atlanta OncologyAtlanta Oncology Associates congratulates Dr. Mark McCord and
Dr. Erich Randolph for their receipt of 2016 Top DoctorAtlanta Award in the field of radiation oncology by the physician-led research team of Castle Connolly. Based on peer nominations, the Castle Connolly Top Doctor selection process reflects the evaluation of those outstanding in medical specialties.

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Civillian and Soldier

For some of those serving in the armed forces, returning home from a tour of duty can feel like walking out of one battle and into another. Crippling post-traumatic stress disorder bandaged with substance abuse, lack of transferable skills and a limited support network may contribute to the vulnerability of veterans once they are back on American soil. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that over 40,000 veterans are homeless on any given night. The Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO) partners with service providers to ease the transition back into civilian life.

At the VEO campus, no veteran—even one with substance abuse issues—is turned away. The program provides shelter, clothing, food and access to critical Veterans Administration medical benefits, as well as transportation to and from doctor’s appointments. Once a veteran has completed the necessary steps to becoming self-sufficient and re-enters the workforce, they are then eligible for the VEO permanent housing program and, ultimately, homeownership.  VEO’s ultimate mission is to end homelessness among veterans in Georgia.


Ready to Help?

Provide “Bootcamp Basics”

Host a drive in your community to help veterans feel more at home at the VEO campus. “Bootcamp basic” supplies that are always needed include bedding, toiletries and clothing. Items like MARTA cards and pre-paid cellphones are also incredibly helpful for veterans as they go back to work.

Lend a Hand

Sometimes it’s the smallest actions of kindness that have the biggest impact. Head to the VEO campus and spend the day shooting hoops, playing chess and bingo or doing other fun activities to brighten the day of veterans going through the program.

Get a Group Together

These vital programs can’t happen without the hard work of volunteers. So grab family, friends and co-workers and spend the day assisting with meal preparation, VEO campus maintenance (painting, landscaping, housing repair) and more.


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Gynecomastia - Y Plastic

What is Gynecomastia? Who gets it? At what age should it be treated?
Gynecomastia is a medical condition characterized by a male developing breast tissue similar to a woman. It can be as small as a disc behind the nipple, or a full-fledged breast. Any man from puberty onward can be susceptible to developing gynecomastia. When/if the breast tissue is detected and is bothersome to the person, it should be discussed with a physician.
What causes it? What effects does it have on self-esteem, etc. of boys/men?
Gynecomastia can occur from a number of things—sometimes it is a normal response to pubertal hormone levels. More commonly it is a consequence of marijuana use, or in association with obesity. A physician will also need to check that it is not from a testicular tumor, or other biochemical abnormalities.

Gynecomastia is tremendously debilitating to self-esteem— especially in younger males. It can be perceived as quite embarrassing for them and may make them less likely to participate in social activities that might reveal that they have abnormal breast tissue. Sports, locker rooms, swimming, etc. (anywhere they would take off their shirts) generally cause extreme embarrassment.

How is it treated? Recovery? Expected outcome?
Once we know the gynecomastia is there, we can determine an appropriate treatment plan. From a minor procedure, coupled with liposuction, to a major procedure involving a “mastectomy for men,” the approach needed will depend on the amount of extra tissue present, and the best way for us to achieve a normal male contoured chest. This can create a minimal down-time recovery, or one that may take several weeks.

What questions should you ask during a consultation? What should you look for in a doctor?
I would recommend choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience in treating this condition. Ask the doctor to determine the cause of the gynecomastia. Make certain that your surgeon answers your questions and that you feel comfortable with his/her ability to provide the outcome that you desire.

Sponsored by: Y Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery | Roswell: 2500 Hospital Blvd., Suite 410 | Roswell, GA 30076
Woodstock: 145 Towne Lake Pkwy, Suite 101 | Woodstock, GA 30188 | (404) 822-4402 |

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