Local dentist is named one of top 25 women-owned small businesses

SUGAR HILL - North Gwinnett Dental Care has been named one of the top 25 women-owned small businesses in the U.S. in the current issue of "Working Mother Magazine."

Established in 1994, the three doctor practice features on-site child care for staff and patients and an esthetician that provides facials and peels for patients and employees.

Visit North Gwinnett Dental Care on the Web at www.sugarhilldentist.com or call 770-932-0992

Life Line Screening offers stroke and osteoporosis screenings

SNELLVILLE - Life Line Screening will offer stroke and osteoporosis screenings April 19 at the Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer, located at 3750 Zoar Church Road in Snellville. Appointments begin at 9 a.m.

Screenings identify potential health problems such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the legs. A bone density screening that assesses osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women.

Package screenings are $149 and take 60 to 90 minutes to complete. For more information, call 1-800-697-9721 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com.

First Walk MS Atlanta holds 5K event at Stone Mountain Park

STONE MOUNTAIN - The Georgia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will hold its first Walk MS Atlanta event at Stone Mountain Park Saturday. Registration starts at 7 a.m., followed by the walk at 9 a.m.

The 5K walk is the first of seven events which benefit the Georgia Chapter of the National MS Society.

To date, the organization has raised more than $6.4 million, officials say.