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Girls Night Out to fundraise for AHA

By Northern Star Staff | August 27, 2014

The city will host a fundraiser during the fourth Annual Girls Night Out Go Red for Women event for the American Heart Association 5-9 p.m. Sept. 18 in the downtown area.Businesses will raffle off items and the proceeds will go to charity.For more information...

Stay active, healthy during winter; exercise important

Stay active, healthy during winter; exercise important

By Gina Lorusso | November 19, 2013

It’s time to layer up the sweaters, lock the bikes away and prepare for the winter.When we get into the habit of cuddling up until the winter is over, we sacrifice the healthy everyday activities we do. Of course, there are ways to stay healthy during...

Second annual event benefits the American Heart Association

By Maria Ahmad | September 16, 2012

Downtown DeKalb came together Thursday for a night of fun, food, raffles, giveaways and fundraising as part of the second annual Girls Night Out. Local businesses opened their doors for new and returning customers with free giveaways and raffle prizes...

Girls Night Out to include raffles, food, shopping

By Sarah Contreras | September 12, 2012

Grab your girls (or guys–no discrimination!) and hit the town for DeKalb’s second annual Girls Night Out. Benefitting the American Heart Association (AHA), Girls Night Out is a community-wide event geared toward having fun and being informed. Many...

“Girls Night Out” event kicks off tonight

By Olivia Willoughby | September 29, 2011

Several downtown businesses in DeKalb will host a “Girls Night Out” event from 5 to 8 p.m tonight to benefit the American Heart Association.“It seems like a great way to show what I believe is a worthy cause,” said Debbie Witmer,co-owner of O’Leary’s...

DeKalb County Health Department, drugstore help those trying to quit smoking for free

By Northern Star staff | February 17, 2011

February is American Heart Month. The DeKalb County Health Department is offering help for those trying to quit smoking. The health department is teaming up with Lehan Drugs to provide over-the-counter nicotine replacement products, including patches,...

The new CPR: It’s as easy as C.A.B.

By Zachary Brictson | October 27, 2010

DeKALB | The American Heart Association has released new guidelines for performing CPR that will improve chances of survival for victims of cardiac arrest. Previously known as the ABC (airway, breathing, compressions) method that starts with tilting the...