Smyrna-Vinings Health News You Can Use

A quick peek at local offers and tips on how to live a healthier life.

, a locally owned independent pharmacy, is giving out free kid's vitamins. This program is available for all local families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. 

By signing up, each child will receive a 30-day supply of chewable vitamins that can be refilled every month for up to a year. These are completely free, you are not required to make any other purchases in order to receive them. Children will also receive a stuffed animal if they refill their vitamins every month for six months in a row. 

Musick's Prescription Center is located at 3001 South Cobb Drive in the South Cobb Medical Building. For more information, call 770-435-4404 or see Musick’s facebook page here.


It’s all about the feet tonight at as Andrea Cass, DPM from , will deliver a free talk about general foot health including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for various foot ailments including bunions, corns and calluses, heel pain, ingrown nails and more. 

Foot ailments are among the most common health problems. Studies show that most Americans experience foot problems at some time in their lives and nowhere near that many seek medical treatment, possibly because they mistakenly believe that discomfort and pain are normal and expectable.

The program begins at 7 p.m. and call 770-319-2025 for more information.


On Wednesday night at Emory-Adventist, it’s “Brain Training 101: Tips to Keep your Memory Strong.” Do you find yourself walking into a room and when you get there, you can’t remember why you went? Do you have trouble remembering people’s names? If you are interested in maintaining a healthy and active mind and maximizing your memory as you age, this free class is for you. 

There will be discussions on the physical and psychological factors that affect memory and tips on how to maintain peak performance. Class will include simple games and brain exercises that will help you remember where you put your keys and the name of the person you just met.

The program also begins at 7 p.m. and again, call 770-319-2025 for more information.


Emory-Adventist is encouraging patients that are in need of emergency services for a non life-threatening condition to use its ER online registration system, InQuickER. The hospital guantees that you will be seen by a physician or physician's assistant within 15 minutes of your appointment time, or you don't pay anything.

For more details, or to register, click here.


The local dialysis clinic, Fresenius Medical Care Smyrna, and Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr., star of Food Network’s “Big Daddy’s House,” have partnered to develop tasty, satisfying and new dialysis-friendly recipes for people to enjoy during the holidays. The Apple-Stuffed Cinnamon Bundles recipe (below) is something that patients and people entertaining family and friends with restricted diets can enjoy this holiday season.

Fresenius Medical Care Smyrna is located at 2700 Highlands Parkway Southeast, Suite A. For more information, please visit www.ultracare-dialysis.com

Apple-Stuffed Cinnamon Bundles


Apple Mixture

4 apples or 3-1/2 cups (of peeled medium diced Granny Smith, Washington Gala, and Honey Crisp apples mixed)

¼ cup light brown sugar*

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, firm

¼ cup melted unsalted butter (for buttering phyllo pastry sheets)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

2 tablespoons vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon corn starch

1 package (6 sheets) phyllo dough

Combine in a small bowl:

3 tablespoons powdered sugar

2 tablespoons cinnamon


Powdered Sugar

Fresh mint

Whipped cream or Low fat whipped topping


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees


Prepare apple mixture:

In large sauté pan on medium high heat, sauté apples in butter for 6-8 minutes. Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar, and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. In a small cup, mix cornstarch and vanilla extract until dissolved, stir into apple mixture and cook for additional two minutes on medium high heat. Turn off heat and set aside.

Prepare phyllo dough bundles:

  • Lightly grease a large six muffin tin pan. 
  • Starting with the first sheet of phyllo dough, brush each side with melted butter then dust with the powdered sugar and cinnamon mix. Continue until all 6 sheets have been buttered and dusted with sugar and cinnamon mix, stacking one sheet on top of the other as you go.
  • Cut each stack into 6 squares. Line the bottom and sides of each muffin cup using one stack of squares.  Leave an over-hang.
  • Fill each phyllo lined muffin cup ½ - ¾ full with the apple mixture (this will depend on how big the apples are cut), making sure each phyllo lined muffin cup has equal amounts of apple mixture.
  • Fold excess phyllo dough over the apples in each muffin cup and pinch top closed to create the bundles. 
  • Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. 
  • Garnish with powdered sugar, whipped cream and sprig of fresh mint.

*1/4 cup Agave Nectar may be substituted as a sweetener for those with diabetes


  • These are a few types of year round apples that are available are in most supermarkets and fruit stands across the country. Select one sour and two sweet apple varieties for your recipe:

o        Empire

o        Fuji

o        Golden Delicious

o        Red Delicious

o        Granny Smith

Nutrient Analysis:
Serves: 6
1 Serving: 1 bundle

Calories                   249 calories             Trans Fat      0 grams
Protein                    2 grams                  Cholesterol     31 milligrams
Carbohydrate           29 grams                 Potassium      102 milligrams
Total Fat                 14 grams                 Phosphorus    26 milligrams
Saturated Fat           9 grams                  Sodium          99 milligrams


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