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The Skyland Trail Health and Education Center’s 30,000-square-foot campus includes a primary-care clinic, gym, art and music classrooms, life skills area, greenhouse and gardens, meditation pavilion, dining room, library and group meeting rooms.

tal illness. It also establishes “parity” for all plans sold in federally-mandated health insurance exchanges, the APA says. The APA says parity means that healthcare coverage must be comparable to coverage for other medical benefits. Finnerty said having more patients within the same age group has also improved their treatment at Skyland. “We have young adults who walk in the door with backpacks,” Finnerty said. “I think that’s very interesting. That’s a normalizing environment for these young adults and what they also have is a great peer support system. They’re here with

other young adults.” As Skyland eyes expansion, increasing the capacity for young adult care has moved to the top of the priority list, Finnerty said. Finnerty said that later this year Skyland will provide more details about a $12 million capital campaign to raise additional money for expansion. Finnerty said the plan includes increasing Skyland’s appeal to college-age patients. “We’re going to add a specific young adult campus with 32 beds to meet the needs of this growing population,” Finnerty said.

Weinman named “Rising Star” by Atlanta Press Club

Do You Have Breast Scars?

By Dan Whisenhunt

Reporter Newspapers staff writer Melissa Weinman on April 16 received an Award of Excellence from the Atlanta Press Club. Weinman received the Press Club’s first “Rising Star Award,” a distinction given to journalists younger than 30. “It’s such an honor to receive this award from the Atlanta Press Club,” Weinman said. “It’s great to be recognized by your peers for your work, and it has been rewarding to cover the new cities of Brookhaven and Dunwoody.” Reporter Newspapers Publisher Steve Levene said the award is also a recognition of the company’s growing presence in the Atlanta media market. “We are delighted that Atlanta’s media community has recognized Melissa’s efforts and the coverage provided by Reporter Newspapers,” Levene said. “The local reporting of our editorial staff is getting noticed by readers and professional journalists alike.” Atlanta Press Club Executive Director Lauri Strauss said members of the National Press Club judged the entries. It is the first year the Atlanta Press Club has given the award as part of its Awards of Excellence. “We created this award because we definitely wanted to recognize not only journalists that have been doing this for a long time, but also our up-and-coming stars, the future of Atlanta journalism, the people that everyone should be looking out for,” Strauss said.



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Reporter Newspapers staff writer Melissa Weinman won the Atlanta Press Club’s Rising Star Award.

Readers of Reporter Newspapers are familiar with Weinman’s byline. For the last two years, she has written stories about Brookhaven and Dunwoody, as well as feature articles. One of her more notable stories was a profile on the “Dunwoody Murder Trial Drinking Club,” a story about people fascinated with the details of the Hemy Neuman and Andrea Sneiderman murder trials. Other finalists for the Rising Star award were David Michaels of The News Enterprise/Atlanta Unfiltered and Jonathan Shapiro of WABE.

Study participants should have scars that are of moderate severity (or worse) and be interested in scar revision surgery.

• Have bilateral breast scars (moderate severity or worse) and you would like to have revised surgically • Are not currently pregnant or breast-feeding, nor pregnant in the last 6 months • No current or history of breast cancer • Are 18-55 years of age • Are medically healthy

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