Dr. April Speed - Derek Blanks - BSA 0416 Question: What is Cryoablation?

Cryoablation is the clinical freezing of tissue for removal. This method has been used for decades to destroy benign tumors in the breast. Today, the same technology shows success as a nonsurgical alternative to lumpectomy. This 30-minute procedure, performed under local anesthesia at a doctor’s office or radiology suite, destroys the tumor while preserving the natural shape of the breast, explains Dr. April Speed of Just Breast, LLC.

Details: 1364 Wellbrook Cir Ne, Conyers, Georgia 30012-3872, draprilspeed.com

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Southern Muscle Guide - BSA 0416

The newly launched Southern Muscle Guide is your go-to source for information on Bikini, Figure, Men’s Physique, Women’s Physique, Classic Physique & Bodybuilding in the southeast. The inaugural issue offers those interested in competing tips from pros, a show-day checklist, directory of resources, the 2016 competition schedule and an interview with competitor Tycie Coppett.

Details: trainwithpayne.com

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Milly Marques - BSA 0416

After helping countless woman shape and fill their eyebrows, Milly Marques found a more permanent solution with Microblading – a semi-permanent procedure using colored pigment to draw hair-like strokes onto the skin, producing a natural full brow effect that lasts for one to two years.  To hone her new craft, Milly traveled to Serbia to study under Branko Babić, owner and master instructor of PhiBrows Microblading Academy. Once Milly received her certification in Microblading and brought her skills to Sweet Peach Wax and Sugar Studio, Milly creates carefully drawn curved lines that mimic human hair and uses organic, vegan and iron-free Microblading products.

Details: sweetpeachwax.com, browsbymilly.com

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One-on-one personal training sessions can be a great option for individualized support, but the cost can add up quickly. Luckily, House of Payne Personal Training offers small group training as a cost effective alternative. This option saves you money without skimping on training quality.

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BOYD Rose Garden 1 - Morrison Hotel Gallery - BSA 0416

The Morrison Hotel Gallery and its brand, Behind the Lens are bringing 60s pop icons photographer Henry Diltz and model Pattie Boyd, to Atlanta on April 19. As part of Behind the Lens’ initiative to bring photographers out from behind the camera and into the spotlight, Diltz and Boyd are embarking on a 13 city touring throughout the country, including a stop in the peach state. Henry Diltz’s work can be found on over 400 album covers, including The Doors, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and James Taylor. Dubbed “Queen of the Sixties” Pattie Boyd has not only been a model but also the inspiration behind classic love songs such as ‘Layla,’ ‘Wonderful Tonight,’ and ‘Something.’

Details: foxtheatre.org


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Alive! Expo - BSA 0416

This two-day event on April 16–17 at the Cobb Galleria Centre features interactive demonstrations, health talks and ideas for integrating environmentally friendly strategies into daily life. Learn more about products for home, family and pets from over 150 national and local companies specializing in everything from natural and organic personal care to alternative and herbal medicines to hybrid and electric cars.

Details: Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30339, aliveexpo.com

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Pure Barre Platform - Pure Barre - BSA 0416

Pure Barre Platform is not your average barre class — everything in Platform is bigger: bigger movements, bigger breaths and even bigger shakes. This 55-minute heart-pumping class combines quick bursts of high-intensity muscle-sculpting movements. Add a Platform class into your weekly routine for an extra boost to your endurance, your metabolism and your cardiovascular health. Platform classes are currently offered at Pure Barre’s Virginia-Highlands and Decatur locations.

Details: 1402-4 North Highland Avenue NE, Atlanta GA 30306, purebarre.com

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Bar Method Lenox - BSA0416 The Bar Method has recently expanded closer to the heart of the city with a new Lenox location. Based on the Lotte Berk Method, Bar Method workouts aim to build long, lean and muscles with exercises fined-tuned by physical therapists. barmethod.com





Dr. Craig Wilkinson - Atlanta Oncology Associates - BSA 0416

Dr.Craig Wilkinson of Atlanta Oncology Associates has recently been certified to treat patients using Optune™. This portable, wearable device administers continues temozolomide (TMZ) treatment to glioblastoma (GBM) tumors following surgery and sufficient radiation therapy. atlantaoncology.com







WellStar Cancer Center - BSA 0416



After $11 million in renovations the new WellStar Cancer Center at Kennestone Hospital is now open. The massive 100,000 square-foot Cancer Center campus is centered completely on the superior care of the patient and includes the latest radiation and surgical treatments. wellstar.org




Pancea Plastic Surgery - BSA 0416


Emory-trained and board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Kimberly Singh and Dr. Nour Abboushi have opened the doors to their new practice, Panacea Plastic Surgery. Located in Inman Park in the new and luxurious Inman Quarter, the practice will offer injectable fillers and a full range of surgical and non-surgical procedures. panaceaplasticsurgery.com








Reinhardt University - BSA 0416Northside Hospital-Cherokee has been selected as the exclusive sports medicine partner for Reinhardt University Athletics and the Cherokee Recreation and Parks Agency. The hospital will work to provide sports-related nutrition and competition-training support, as well as education services for both athlete and coach. Information and education about concussion management will also be an emphasis for this partnership. northside.com

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Strawberries - BSA 0416

Springtime’s here and so are the fruits of the season. Did you know strawberries, which begin to hit their peak in Georgia this month, can help you ward off pesky colds? They are packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium and folate, which can help prevent you and your family from getting sick. Try topping your pancakes with strawberries instead of syrup in the morning, pairing strawberries and cheese for a quick snack or adding strawberries to your favorite salad. For more healthy tips keep your family strong, check out the Strong4Life® campaign at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Details: strong4life.com


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2016 EDIN Co-Chairs - EDIN - BSA 0416

Some of Atlanta’s favorite local celebrities will shake, shimmy and jive for a good cause at the Eating Disorder Information Network’s (EDIN) 6th annual Celebrity Dance Challenge on April 14. Styled after hit shows like “So You Think You Can Dance™” and “Dancing with the Stars™,” this “who’s who” of Atlanta has spent months training with professional dancers and choreographers in order to prepare for their night in the spotlight. They’ll take to the floor at the Buckhead Theatre to perform everything from swing to waltz to break dancing in hopes of winning your vote. The Pair with the most fan votes will claim the title of winner and the bragging rights about their smooth moves. Anyone can vote for their favorite celebrity for as little as $1. Along with the show, guests can enjoy cocktails and light bites while mingling with the dancers. Proceeds from the event support EDIN’s initiative to increase education and awareness about positive body image, self-love and the dangers of eating disorders. EDIN is the only nonprofit in Georgia actively working to make these resources available and easily accessible to all,  regardless of economic status, gender, race or age. Their professional resource network includes mental-health therapists, dieticians, psychiatrists and medical doctors dedicated to helping those suffering with disordered eating. Those looking for help themselves or someone they know can find local support groups on the organization’s website, along with treatment facilities, lists of specialists and other ways to help further the nonprofit’s mission.

Details: Tickets start at $25, myedin.org

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2016 Participating Celebrities   

Maryan Aiken of Paperglass Media, Ann-Marie Campbell of The Home Depot, Jessica Dauler of Jessica Shops, Nyssa Green of The Green Room Agency,  Audra Hall of Cami Cakes, Evander Holyfield a Professional Athlete, Nancy Harris Keenan of Harris Park Homes, Christi Paul of CNN, Dr. Louis Prevosti of VeinAtlanta, Scot Safron of The Weather Channel, Lisa Senters of Jet Senters Aviation, Raquel Souza of Sweet Peach Wax & Sugaring Studio.


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