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Free BMI screenings in Atlanta

See if you really need that New Year's resolution

Regretting all that eggnog and all those holiday cookies? Before you join the gym or invest in a salad spinner, the city of Atlanta is offering free BMI testing to see what kind of shape you're really in. Read more...

Atlanta: No. 9 city for asthma

Blame pollution, pollen, and more

Atlanta made it onto yet another Top Ten list. This time, we're the ninth worst city for asthma, in a ranking of asthma capitals by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Read more...

Flotation tanks in Atlanta

You can enjoy your own private Dead Sea

The low-lit, low-ceilinged, flowing, funky basement space in Little Five Points already has exactly the sort of ethereal vibe I'd expected of a place in which I'd shortly take off my clothes and float in the dark. Read more...

Health care costs not bad in Atlanta

We're under the national average

Health care isn't all that expensive in Atlanta, according to a new report by the Institute of Medicine. We're under the national average. Read more...

Top hospitals in Georgia

Emory University Hospital and Shepherd Center rank nationally

Of the eight top hospitals in Atlanta according to U.S. News & World Report, two of them have nationally ranked specialties. Emory University Hospital and Shepherd Center, the top ranked local hospitals on the list, have national areas of expertise. Read more...

Atlanta: Kinda fit

We're in the middle of new fit cities ranking

When it comes to being in shape, Atlantans are so-so. Our city ranked about in the middle (No. 21) on the American College of Sports Medicine's fittest cities list. Read more...

Atlanta spring allergies not bad?

We're at bottom of worst allergy cities list

When the Asthma and Allergy Foundation released its annual Spring Allergy Capitals list, metro area allergy sufferers threw their discarded tissues in disgust. Atlanta ranked No. 72 on the list. (Up from No. 73 last year.) Read more...

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