Gamma KnifeStep Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes, the fundraising walks benefitting the American Diabetes Association, will take place Saturday, Sept. 26, at Grant Park and Saturday, Oct. 3, at Independence High School in Alpharetta. The walks will benefit the American Diabetes Association’s efforts to fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes.  To register, volunteer, or find out more, visit

Resolution Fitness, located in Downtown Atlanta on the third floor of 191 Peachtree Tower, is Atlanta’s first private fitness and wellness club built to LEED standards for commercial interiors. The 17,000-square-foot club features top-of-the-line fitness equipment and amenities like Precor cardio equipment with personal TVs, Cybex VR3 strength equipment, and Schwinn Evolution Spin Bikes, with cutting-edge green building practices like Energy Star-approved appliances and motion-activated lighting. The club’s additional amenities include an array of group fitness classes, steam rooms, saunas, laundry services, exercise clothing, towels, grab-and-go snacks and meals, and free two-hour parking.

Northside Hospital is the first Georgia hospital to perform a new minimally invasive treatment for glaucoma that may help to slow the disease’s progression. The procedure, known as a trabeculotomy, is performed on an outpatient basis, usually takes less than 30 minutes, and is only available at Northside Hospital.

Piedmont Hospital is the first hospital in the Southeast and fourth in the nation to use the Gamma Knife, considered the “Gold Standard” in stereotactic brain radiosurgery. Gamma Knife (pictured above) surgery is credited with saving the life of 46-year-old Kim Vinings of Grant Park, who has been battling various types of cancer since age 37, culminating in 2007 with a diagnosis of brain cancer. The Gamma Knife was used on two separate occasions to successfully eradicate the lesions in Kim’s brain.

Garden View Massage in Decatur begins featuring home sessions this month. The rates will vary depending on the location of the massage, but City of Decatur residents will pay $95 per hour. In October, Garden View will double in size by adding a semi-private reduced-rate clinic in the suite located just next door to its current location at 215 Church St., Suite 109.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.