Stroke screening offered this month

LAWRENCEVILLE - Health screenings offered in Gwinnett County may help reduce the risk of having a stroke.

Life Line Screening will offer stroke testing beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Sugar Hill United Methodist Church, 4600 Nelson Brogdon Blvd. in Buford, and 9 a.m. Tuesday at Amazing Grace Baptist Church, 787 Paden Drive in Lawrenceville.

Appointments are required for the screenings, which vary in cost depending on testing packages.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 1-888-754-1464.

Clinic given $3,000 grant

SNELLVILLE - The Gwinnett Community Clinic was awarded a $3,000 grant from the Emory Eastside Medical Center Auxiliary last month.

The grant was presented to clinic co-founder Dr. Laurence Lesser to be used for the clinic's operations.

Individual and corporate financial gifts are used to provide health care services to the uninsured, indigent residents in Gwinnett County.

The clinic operates from the Emory Eastside Heritage Center on Fountain Drive in Snellville.

Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling determine clinic services at 770-985-1199.

Prevention cooking coming to Atlanta

ATLANTA - The Cancer Project is offering a free, eight-session cooking course designed to help Atlanta residents prevent and survive cancer beginning Friday.

The nonprofit organization a group of physicians, researchers and nutritionists who have joined together to educate the public about the benefits of a healthy diet for cancer prevention and survival.

Classes begin at 12:30 p.m. Friday and continue through Feb. 29 at Piedmont Hospital Cancer Center located at 275 Collier Road, Suite 490 in Atlanta.

For more information about Cancer Prevention and Survival Cooking Classes, visit www.cancerproject.org or call 202-244-5038.

- From staff reports