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BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center to visit Texas

Posted May 15, 2015

Belk, the nation’s largest family owned and operated department store company, announced that its BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center will make its first visit to Belk stores in Texas beginning in April. The 39-foot state-of-the-art screening center offers mammograms to women over 40 in communities throughout Belk’s corporate footprint. The Center is a result of the retailer’s commitment to make breast cancer screening and awareness more available in local communities.

“It gives us great pride to bring Belk’s fight against breast cancer to the Texas communities where our associates and customers live and work,” said Jessica Graham, Belk's vice president of communications and community relations. “Our hope is that the BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center creates more awareness about breast cancer screenings and the importance of early detection.”

The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center will make stops at the following locations:

·         Dallas, June 3 – Galleria Dallas, 13550 Dallas Parkway

·         Rockwall, June 5 – The Plaza at Rockwall, 1027 East I-30

The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center offers free, convenient mammogram screenings for women age 40 and over with no breast concerns and who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months. Participants must register in advance and make appointments by calling 855-655-BMMC.

Screening exams are performed by Charlotte Radiology's licensed, female mammography-certified technologists.  A board-certified radiologist, specialized in breast imaging will interpret the mammogram. Participating patients and their primary care physicians will receive confidential results.

The Belk Mobile Mammography Center has screened more than 7,400 since the program launched in 2013. The Center has detected 36 cases of cancer over the two years of the program.

About Belk, Inc.:  Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk, Inc. is the nation's largest family owned and operated department store with 297 Belk stores located in 16 Southern states and a growing digital presence.  Its belk.com website offers a wide assortment of national brands and private label fashion apparel, shoes and accessories for the entire family along with top name cosmetics, a wedding registry and a large selection of quality merchandise for the home. Founded in 1888 by William Henry Belk in Monroe, N.C., the company is in the third generation of Belk family leadership and has been committed to community involvement since its inception. In the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015, the company and its associates, customers and vendors donated more than $21.5 million to communities within Belk market areas.

About Charlotte Radiology:  Established in Charlotte, N.C. in 1967, Charlotte Radiology is one of the largest and most progressive radiology groups in the country with approximately 90 radiologists specialized in areas ranging from breast imaging to pediatric radiology. In addition to offering 24/7 coverage for more than 11 hospitals,  the practice operates 13 breast centers, two vascular and interventional clinics and jointly owns and reads for Carolinas Imaging Services. In February 2011, Charlotte Radiology launched its mobile breast services across five counties in the greater Charlotte region. Today, two mobile units travel some 2,000 miles each month to bring early breast cancer screenings and detection closer to where women live and work.  Accredited by the American College of Radiology, certified by the FDA and recognized as a Breast Center of Excellence, Charlotte Radiology is a national advocate for breast health awareness, collaborating with community partners and foundations to educate women about the importance of early breast cancer detection. 


Garland Fire Department provides safety tips

 

Posted May 13, 2015

 

Electricity has become one of our basic needs and Garland Fire Department is encouraging you to get grounded in the basics of electrical safety.

 

According to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association, electrical fires were involved in an estimated annual average of 47,820 reported home structure fires in 2007-2011.These fires resulted in 455 civilian deaths and 1,518 civilian injuries, with $1.5 billion in direct property damage.

 

“The best way to keep the home safe from electrical hazards is to take good care of appliances and to use all electrical equipment properly,” said Kristi Shepherd, GFD Public Educator. “Respect for electricity and the power it provides must occur every day throughout the year.”

 

By reviewing the electrical safety tips below and taking action, Garland residents can help reduce electrical fires in our community.

 

·         When buying, selling or remodeling a home, have it inspected by a qualified electrician.

·         If a fuse blows or a circuit breaker trips often, find out why and correct the problem. Replace fuses with the correct amp rating for the circuit they protect; never replace a fuse with a higher rated fuse. If the problem continues, call an electrician.

·         Only plug one heat-producing appliance (such as a coffee maker, toaster, space heater, etc.) into a receptacle outlet at a time.

·         Buy only appliances that have the label of a recognized testing laboratory.

·         Replace cracked and damaged electrical cords.

·         Avoid pinching cords against walls or furniture or running them under carpets or across doorways. This can cause a fire.

·         Use extension cords for temporary wiring only.

·         Follow manufacturer's instructions for plugging an appliance into a receptacle outlet.

·         Avoid overloading outlets. Plug only one high-wattage appliance into each receptacle outlet at a time

·         Consider having additional circuits or receptacles added by a qualified electrician.

·         If an appliance is malfunctioning, unplug it if it is safe to do so. If necessary, cut off power by unscrewing a fuse or turning off the circuit breaker.

·         Arc fault circuit interrupters are a new kind of circuit breaker that shut off electricity when a dangerous condition occurs. Consider having them installed in your home by a qualified electrician.

·         Use ground fault circuit interrupters to reduce the risk of shock. GFCIs shut off an electrical circuit when it becomes a shock hazard.

·         Test AFCIs and GFCIs once a month to make sure they are working properly.

·         Keep ladders away from overhead power lines including electrical service into your home. Never touch a power line. Stay at a safe distance – you could be electrocuted.

·         Report downed power lines to authorities.

·         Some power lines are underground. Call your local authority regarding digging.

Lightning usually occurs during thunderstorms, which happen more often in summer months. The number of deaths and injuries from lightning fires is small, but the annual dollar loss is roughly $450 million. Almost three-quarters of fires caused by lightning occur outdoors.

 

 “Practicing good safety habits is critical to minimizing risk during a lightning storm,” said Kristi Shepherd, GFD Public Educator. “By knowing how to react and reacting quickly, serious injuries can be avoided.”

 

The NFPA and Garland recommend these safety tips:

 

·         Unplug appliances and other electrical items, such as computers, and turn off air conditioners. If you are unable to unplug them, turn them off.

·         Follow the 30-30 rule: When you see lightning, count 30 seconds until you hear thunder. If that time is 30 seconds or less, the thunderstorm is within six miles and is dangerous Seek shelter immediately. The threat of lightning continues longer than most people think. Wait at least 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder before leaving your shelter.

·         If you can hear thunder, you are within striking distance of lightning. Seek shelter immediately.

·         Stop outdoor activities at the first clap of thunder and get inside a house, large building or hard-topped vehicle.

·         When inside, stay off corded phones, computers, and other electronic equipment that put you in direct contact with electricity or plumbing. Avoid washing your hands, showering, bathing, doing laundry, or washing dishes.

·         If you are in open water, go to land and seek shelter immediately.

·         If you feel your hair stand on end, indicating that lightning is about to strike, squat low to the ground on the balls of your feet. Place your hands over your head between your knees. Make yourself the smallest target possible to minimize your contract with the ground. Do not lie flat on the ground. This is a last resort when a building or hard-topped vehicle is not available.

·         If a person is struck by lightning, call 9-1-1 and get medical care immediately. Lightning strike victims carry no electrical charge; attend to them immediately. Check their breathing, heartbeat and pulse.

 

For more information, visit www.nfpa.org or www.garlandfire.com


Health department inspections:  May 4-8

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department | May 12, 2015

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased. Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

A & M FOOD STORE

314

BARNES

5/8/2015

88

ALPHA CHARTER SCHOOLS

1213

AVENUE A

5/4/2015

84

BEAVER ELEMENTARY

3232

MARCH

5/6/2015

91

BEEF HOUSE

3110

SATURN

5/7/2015

57

BRANDING IRON, THE

1535

BRAND

5/7/2015

88

BUSSEY MIDDLE SCHOOL

1204

TRAVIS

5/4/2015

96

CHA BONG #1

3212

JUPITER

5/7/2015

80

COOPER ELEMENTARY

1200

KINGSBRIDGE

5/6/2015

96

CRISPY CHICKEN & RICE

2930

FIRST

5/5/2015

64

DAIRY WAY #3

1810

KINGSLEY

5/4/2015

85

 

 

 

 

75

DALLAS DISTILLERIES INC.

803

SHEPHERD

5/6/2015

83

DAVIS ELEMENTARY

1621

MCCALLUM

5/7/2015

97

DOMINO'S PIZZA #6814

1514

ROWLETT

5/6/2015

89

DUNKIN DONUTS

803

CENTERVILLE

5/6/2015

82

EDDIE'S NAPOLI'S ITALIAN BISTRO

4280

LAVON

5/7/2015

89

EL FOGONZITO

4122

BROADWAY

5/5/2015

77

ETHRIDGE ELEMENTARY

2301

SAM HOUSTON

5/6/2015

97

GARLAND HIGH SCHOOL

310

GARLAND

5/7/2015

88

HILLSIDE ACADEMY

2014

DAIRY

5/7/2015

95

J & B CONVENIENCE STORE

2418

JUPITER

5/7/2015

92

 

 

 

 

73

LA ESPIGA DE ORO

565

OATES

5/5/2015

79

LOS COMPADRES TACOS EXPRESS

3450

WALNUT

5/6/2015

70

LOVELY MART

3249

FOREST

5/7/2015

89

 

 

 

 

77

MEMORIAL PREP SCHOOL

2825

FIRST

5/4/2015

97

MING'S KITCHEN

1929

FIRST

5/7/2015

67

NORTHLAKE ELEMENTARY

1626

BOSQUE

5/6/2015

87

OCEAN BUFFET

1328

CENTERVILLE

5/6/2015

79

OUR PLACE @ GARLAND HIGH SCHOOL

310

GARLAND

5/7/2015

88

PAPA JOHN'S PIZZA #1065

5952

BROADWAY

5/7/2015

77

PEARL C ANDERSON CHILDCARE GROUP

625

AVENUE B

5/7/2015

94

PHUONG NAM RESTAURANT

4413

WALNUT

5/5/2015

73

PRICE ELEMENTARY

630

STROUD

5/7/2015

89

RAINBOW DONUTS

1401

NORTHWEST

5/4/2015

85

SOUTHWEST BIZ INC.

1036

COUNTRY CLUB

5/6/2015

73

THACH THAO

3212

JUPITER

5/7/2015

67

WILLIAMS CHICKEN

480

I-30

5/6/2015

76

 


May: Stroke Awareness Month

 

Rebekah Grey | May 6, 2015

 

Every forty seconds, someone in the United States suffers a stroke.  Despite this, the majority of Americans do not consider stroke to be a major health concern. It’s easy to think of oneself as immune — that such a thing can only happen to others. Thus, health organizations rally the public every May for National Stroke Awareness Month, in order to combat the vast unawareness of this risk.

 

Strokes occur in two fashions: either blood flow to the brain is blocked or a blood vessel breaks and bleeds into the brain. Both forms of stroke can have severe long-term repercussions and are the leading cause of disability in the U.S. In addition to paralysis, other complications include weakness, cognitive problems, impaired vision and depression. This damage can be avoided, however, if the signs are recognized and addressed.

 

Together to End Stroke, a campaign by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, explains the symptoms of stroke by using the acronym F.A.S.T.:

 

F - Face Drooping

A - Arm Weakness

S - Speech Difficulty

T - Time to Call 9-1-1

 

These signs are easily recognizable, and if medical treatment is quickly administered in an emergency, it can save lives.

 

Nonetheless, preventing a stroke before it happens is still the best cure.  One out of six people will suffer a stroke in his or her lifetime, and many of these victims are unaware and unprepared.  The No. 1 risk factor for stroke is high blood pressure, though there are several others including habitual smoking and obesity.  Stroke can impact people of all ages and backgrounds, so knowing whether one’s at risk is one of the most important things one can do to protect oneself.  A free stroke risk assessment is available at StrokeAssociation.org/strokemonth to help people determine whether they need to make changes in their lifestyles.

           

Stroke Awareness Month is an annual opportunity to bring this concern into the spotlight.  The more people who are aware of their risk, the more strokes can be averted. 

 

For more information, visit www.strokeassociation.org or www.cdc.gov/stroke/stroke_awareness_month


Health department inspections:  April 27-May 1

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department | May 4, 2015

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased. Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

7 ELEVEN CONVENIENCE STORE #39444B

501

I30

4/27/2015

91

ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION CENTER

2015

COUNTRY CLUB

4/30/2015

98

ANNA'S COCINA

5150

DUCK CREEK

4/30/2015

93

BAYLOR MEDICAL CENTER AT GARLAND

2300

MARIE CURIE

4/27/2015

97

BRANDENBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL

626

NICKENS

4/30/2015

95

BROADWAY TOBACCO BEER & WINE

5335

BROADWAY

4/29/2015

88

CALDWELL ELEMENTARY

3400

SATURN

5/1/2015

87

CISNEROS PRE-K

2826

FIFTH

5/1/2015

96

COTTON'S PRODUCE

4200

BROADWAY

4/30/2015

95

DAIRY QUEEN

6310

BROADWAY

4/30/2015

84

DALLAS SUPERSTORE, INC

3212

JUPITER

4/29/2015

70

 

 

 

 

68

DONUTS DONUTS

141

CENTERVILLE

4/28/2015

85

FRANK'S FOOD MART

535

PLANO

4/30/2015

84

GARLAND CAFE

2334

BUCKINGHAM

4/29/2015

63

GARLAND FISH CITY GRILL, L.P.

445

CONEFLOWER

4/28/2015

77

GOOD SHEPHERD CATHOLIC SCHOOL

214

GARLAND

5/1/2015

93

GRANDY'S

2155

NORTHWEST

5/1/2015

69

HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY- GARLAND

2302

FIREWHEEL

4/29/2015

94

HIEP THAI FOOD STORE

3347

WALNUT

4/28/2015

85

 

 

 

 

74

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS

4412

BASS PRO

4/27/2015

75

I HEART YOGURT

305

CONEFLOWER

4/27/2015

94

JACKSON MIDDLE SCHOOL

1310

BOBBIE

5/1/2015

99

JFE PARTNERSHIP K557

6850

SHILOH

4/30/2015

91

JUARITOS RESTAURANT

3460

WALNUT

4/30/2015

80

LA MICHOACANA

2114

KINGSLEY

4/29/2015

81

LAS PRIMITAS PANADERIA

813

CASTLE

4/27/2015

67

MCDONALD'S

5302

GARLAND

4/27/2015

88

NANAK SUBZI MANDI

4550

BUCKINGHAM

4/27/2015

55

NEW YORK PIZZA & KABOB

1117

JUPITER

4/29/2015

64

NORTH GARLAND HIGH SCHOOL

2109

BUCKINGHAM

4/29/2015

94

 

 

 

 

88

NUTRI-LIFE

2915

FIFTH

4/28/2015

74

ON THE BORDER MEXICAN CAFE

1350

NORTHWEST

4/27/2015

81

PHO CA DAO NOODLE & GRILL

4545

WALNUT

4/29/2015

63

POPEYE'S #8564

3040

BROADWAY

4/29/2015

80

SEA HORSE VENTURE 8 INC.

3022

LINCOLN

4/27/2015

93

SHOREHAVEN ELEMENTARY

600

SHOREHAVEN

5/1/2015

95

SHOWPLACE CAFE

1950

MARKETPLACE

4/30/2015

80

STARBUCKS #9932

4280

LAVON

4/27/2015

95

SUBWAY

3243

FOREST

4/30/2015

86

T. C. SHAVED ICE

503-B

GARLAND

5/1/2015

81

TACO BELL

5322

GARLAND

4/27/2015

92

TACO BUENO #3075

850

BUCKINGHAM

4/30/2015

51

UNCLE WING

107

FIRST

4/27/2015

91

VIAL ELEMENTARY

126

CREEKVIEW

4/30/2015

85

WATSON TECHNOLOGY MATH & SCIENCE

2601

DAIRY

4/30/2015

88

WINGSTOP

2334

BUCKINGHAM

4/27/2015

78

 

5949

BROADWAY

4/28/2015

82

 


Health department inspections:  April 20-24

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department | April 28, 2015

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased. Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

7-ELEVEN CONV. STORE #35398A

2509

FIREWHEEL

4/24/2015

80

ALDI TEXAS LLC #29

1518

BUCKINGHAM

4/21/2015

93

BABE'S CHICKEN DINNER HOUSE

1456

BELTLINE

4/22/2015

84

BARBACOA HERMANOS CRUZ

109

CENTERVILLE

4/20/2015

77

BASS PRO BEVERAGES

4400

BASS PRO

4/24/2015

90

 

 

 

 

81

CARVER ELEMENTARY

2800

WYNN JOYCE

4/24/2015

98

CORNER STOP

775

BUCKINGHAM

4/22/2015

94

 

 

 

 

77

DONUT PALACE

1605

BUCKINGHAM

4/22/2015

93

GOAL FOOD MARKET- CONV. STORE

717

FIFTH

4/22/2015

87

GOAL FOOD MARKET-DELI

717

FIFTH

4/22/2015

68

IBEX WHOLESALE

2214

JUPITER

4/20/2015

58

IHOP #1404

1313

CENTERVILLE

4/21/2015

89

INDIA GARDEN

433

INTERSTATE 30

4/23/2015

65

J DONUTS

5501

BROADWAY

4/21/2015

89

J TACO

3080

JUPITER

4/22/2015

70

JACK IN THE BOX

4015

BOBTOWN

4/24/2015

87

JUDY'S CAFE

3443

CAMPBELL

4/20/2015

64

JUPITER RD EXXON

3080

JUPITER

4/22/2015

95

LA FITNESS JUICE BAR

1201

CENTERVILLE

4/22/2015

84

LA FRANCAISE FRENCH BAKERY

201

GOLD

4/20/2015

70

LESLIE'S PUPUSERIA AND  REST.

3460

WALNUT

4/24/2015

74

MORNING DONUTS

3443

CAMPBELL

4/20/2015

89

NAM HUA VIETNAMESE CUISINE INC.

3112

JUPITER

4/23/2015

82

ONE STOP FOOD STORE

3805

WALNUT

4/24/2015

90

RACETRAC #560

2646

JUPITER

4/23/2015

82

RICE BOWL EXPRESS

4018

BROADWAY

4/21/2015

79

SBT LAO THAI FOOD TO GO

2020

BUCKINGHAM

4/23/2015

79

SHAN NAMKEEN INC.

2731

NATIONAL

4/20/2015

77

SOUTHGATE ELEMENTARY

1115

MAYFIELD

4/23/2015

98

SUPER FOOD MART

102

BUCKINGHAM

4/20/2015

92

TACO CABANA #266

5959

BROADWAY

4/20/2015

61

WALNUT BEER & WINE

3246

WALNUT

4/20/2015

95

WHATABURGER #762

2545

FIREWHEEL

4/24/2015

76

YIM YAM

2810

AERIAL

4/18/2015

97

 


Health department inspections:  April 11-18

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department | April 22, 2015

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased. Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

6AM - 11PM FOOD STORE

2006

BUCKINGHAM

4/14/2015

86

7-ELEVEN #32914

6122

BROADWAY

4/14/2015

80

7-ELEVEN #36371

7235

GEORGE BUSH

4/16/2015

89

BOBA HEAVEN

3112

JUPITER

4/16/2015

79

CENTERVILLE ELEMENTARY

600

KINGSLEY

4/14/2015

91

CHINA CITY

6022

BROADWAY

4/15/2015

72

CLUB HILL ELEMENTARY

1330

COLONEL

4/16/2015

97

COOL CONES SHAVE ICE

3845

GARLAND

4/17/2015

94

CRISTINA'S FINE MEXICAN RESTAURANT

4170

LAVON

4/16/2015

83

DONG HAI CHINESE RESTAURANT

3575

WALNUT

4/15/2015

86

FATHER & SON TOBACCO STORE

3225

FOREST

4/14/2015

82

FOR THE LOVE OF PIZZA

417

SAN GABRIEL

4/11/2015

90

GARLAND NURSING & REHABILITATION

321

SHILOH

4/14/2015

80

HANDLEY ELEMENTARY

3725

BROADWAY

4/16/2015

98

HEATHER GLEN ELEMENTARY

5119

HEATHER GLEN

4/17/2015

91

JIMMY'S BIG BURGER

1524

NORTHWEST

4/16/2015

77

JOLLY CHEF #5011

502

IDLEWILD

4/17/2015

62

LA MEDIA LUNA

3460

WALNUT

4/17/2015

78

MAY CHINA CAFE

525

OATES

4/13/2015

86

MONTCLAIR ELEMENTARY

5200

BROADMOOR

4/17/2015

98

PARKCREST ELEMENTARY

2232

PARKCREST

4/16/2015

91

ROACH ELEMENTARY

1811

MAYFIELD

4/17/2015

95

SAM HOUSTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

2232

SUSSEX

4/17/2015

92

S-K FOOD

1420

GLENBROOK

4/13/2015

91

SUBWAY

5255

GEORGE BUSH

4/15/2015

88

SUNDANCE HOSPITAL DALLAS

2696

WALNUT

4/13/2015

86

TASTY CHINA RESTAURANT

3512

WALNUT ST.

4/13/2015

80

TOLER ELEMENTARY

3520

GUTHRIE

4/14/2015

97

YIM YAM

2810

AERIAL

4/18/2015

97

 


Health department inspections:  April 6-10

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department | April 13, 2015

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased. Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

7-ELEVEN #35391

5401

GEORGE BUSH

4/7/2015

76

ARBY'S ROAST BEEF

1902

NORTHWEST

4/9/2015

88

B&B FOOD STORE

1141

WALNUT

4/10/2015

75

BALSAS MEXICAN RESTAURANT

421

JUPITER

4/7/2015

62

BIG SPRINGS ELEMENTARY

3301

CAMPBELL

4/8/2015

94

BURGER ISLAND

1250

NORTHWEST

4/7/2015

84

BURGERLAND

3035

SHILOH

4/7/2015

78

CAFE MAI

3465

WALNUT

4/7/2015

86

CARMEN'S TACOS AND GORDITAS

1311

MARKETPLACE

4/8/2015

74

CHINA CAFE

906

INTERSTATE 30

4/9/2015

76

COPPER KETTLE

1456

BELTLINE

4/10/2015

89

DALLAS CHICKEN

2909

BELTLINE

4/6/2015

80

DALLAS OMNI CARE

2222

DEER MEADOW

4/9/2015

92

DOMINO'S PIZZA #6987

1529

BUCKINGHAM

4/10/2015

84

DONG QUE

3555

WALNUT

4/8/2015

71

EL POLLO REGIO

1440

WALNUT

4/10/2015

72

FOR THE LOVE OF PIZZA

417

SAN GABRIEL

4/11/2015

90

FRUTILANDIA/WATER INC.

1402

NORTHWEST

4/8/2015

80

GOLDEN CHICK

3330

BROADWAY

4/7/2015

66

GOLD'S GYM SMOOTHIE BAR

1332

BELTLINE

4/10/2015

94

I-30 TRUCK STOP

801

INTERSTATE 30

4/6/2015

91

IBOBA

3212

JUPITER

4/8/2015

71

LA SUPER PALETERIA

3325

WALNUT

4/6/2015

94

LYLES MIDDLE SCHOOL

4655

COUNTRY CLUB

4/8/2015

98

M.T.A. SHAVED ICE

617

JUPITER

4/8/2015

88

MI SARAPE

1560

FIRST

4/7/2015

78

PETE'S

695

TOWN SQUARE BLVD

4/7/2015

72

PRINCE OF PEACE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

4330

O'BANION

4/6/2015

88

RAZZOO'S CAJUN CAFE

310

CONEFLOWER

4/8/2015

84

SENIOR CARE BELTLINE

106

BELTLINE

4/8/2015

85

SMOOTHIE KING #995

5129

GARLAND

4/7/2015

95

SONIC

625

TOWN SQUARE

4/7/2015

79

SONIC DRIVE-IN

1709

BELTLINE

4/7/2015

87

SUNNY'S MART I

1502

INTERSTATE 30

4/9/2015

90

 

 

 

 

68

THE GUAVA TREE TRUCK

2621

INDUSTRIAL

4/4/2015

85

VIET TOFU

3555

WALNUT

4/7/2015

74

WENDY'S

5235

GARLAND

4/8/2015

88

WHATABURGER

4500

BASS PRO

4/8/2015

73

WILLIAMS ELEMENTARY

1821

OLD GATE

4/8/2015

98

YEN CHINA CAFE

1225

BELTLINE

4/7/2015

91

YOBERRY SHOP

5509

BROADWAY

4/7/2015

85

 


Health department inspections:  March 23-27

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department | March 31, 2015

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased.  Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

ANGELA'S SNACK BAR

873

MILLER

3/24/2015

94

ANTOJITOS HONDURENOS

1718

FIRST

3/24/2015

76

BANH MI #1

3212

JUPITER

3/24/2015

63

BAR LOUIE RESTAURANT

340

CONEFLOWER

3/26/2015

66

BENITO'S BAKERY

3160

SATURN

3/25/2015

73

BISI-AFRICANA GROCERY

4125

BROADWAY

3/27/2015

94

BRADFIELD ELEMENTARY

3817

BUCKNELL

3/23/2015

81

BRAUM'S ICE CREAM #62

2802

LAVON

3/23/2015

79

BROOKDALE AT CLUB HILL

1245

COLONEL

3/26/2015

91

CARNICERIA Y TAQUERIA LA PRIMERA

119

KINGSLEY

3/24/2015

78

CHURCH'S CHICKEN #1564

5602

BROADWAY

3/23/2015

70

COUNTRY CLUB BINGO

1416

CASTLE

3/28/2015

97

DICKEY'S BARBECUE PIT

1413

BUCKINGHAM

3/25/2015

67

DISCOUNT GAS

1012

FIRST

3/26/2015

94

EARLY HEAD START GARLAND

4580

BUCKINGHAM

3/23/2015

95

E-Z MART #486

4102

BOBTOWN

3/27/2015

85

FIESTA MART #54

2940

FIRST

3/25/2015

65

GLENWOOD DAY SCHOOL

2446

APOLLO

3/24/2015

92

GRANDY'S

145

GARLAND

3/23/2015

77

HANA JAPANESE HIBACHI & SUSHI

1201

BELTLINE

3/26/2015

75

IMAGINATION STATION

1966

ARAPAHO

3/26/2015

96

KIM LAN FOOD TO GO

3347

WALNUT

3/25/2015

74

LISTER ELEMENTARY

3131

MARS

3/24/2015

98

MCDONALD'S

3310

LAVON

3/23/2015

85

NEW EGG ROLL

2026

BUCKINGHAM

3/25/2015

79

O'HENRY ELEMENTARY

4100

TYNES

3/24/2015

98

PIZZA PATRON

1456

BELTLINE

3/26/2015

92

 

3419

WALNUT

3/26/2015

86

PLAZA DEL SOL

3125

FIRST

3/25/2015

69

QUIKTRIP #906

4906

JUPITER

3/25/2015

92

QUOC HUONG RESTAURANT

3112

JUPITER

3/23/2015

75

RESTAURANT Y TAQUERIA LUPITAS

1456

BELTLINE

3/26/2015

54

SAIGON DELI

3341

WALNUT

3/24/2015

78

SEŃOR CHACHOTE CANTINA & GRILL

7602

JUPITER

3/25/2015

75

WAFFLE HOUSE #306

494

I-30

3/24/2015

78

WALMART SUPER CENTER #3224

555

INTERSTATE 30

3/26/2015

94

 

 

 

 

93

 

 

 

 

91

WENDY'S

1310

CENTERVILLE

3/24/2015

93

WEST GARLAND HEAD START

3709

WALNUT

3/27/2015

95

WILLIAMS FRIED CHICKEN

1570

FIRST

3/24/2015

95

 


Health department inspections:  March 16-20

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department | March 23, 2015

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased.  Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

BOGO BISTRO

3035

BROADWAY

3/17/2015

75

BOSTON MARKET #0104

730

CENTERVILLE

3/20/2015

92

BROADWAY FOOD PLAZA

4646

BROADWAY

3/19/2015

79

CHAO VIT THANH DA

3212

JUPITER

3/17/2015

75

CHILI'S GRILL & BAR

535

INTERSTATE 30

3/18/2015

75

CHUCK E. CHEESE

1340

CENTERVILLE

3/16/2015

92

EL PAISA THE ORIGINAL TACO STAND

2227

WALNUT

3/16/2015

76

GARLAND FOOD STORE

4715

BROADWAY

3/17/2015

91

HIEP THAI FOOD STORE

3347

WALNUT

3/17/2015

82

 

 

 

 

68

HILLARY'S SWEET TEMPTATIONS

2677

FOREST

3/16/2015

98

LA CENTROAMERICANA

1437

KINGSLEY

3/16/2015

80

LA PAISANITA TACOS

110

FIRST

3/18/2015

89

LA RANCHERA SUPERMARKET #4

3160

SATURN

3/19/2015

79

LAS JAROCHITAS TAQUERIA

507

S. GARLAND

3/17/2015

64

LUCKYS BEER & WINE INC

6505

DUCK CREEK

3/18/2015

91

MAYBERRY GARDENS

3250

GARLAND

3/17/2015

79

 

3252

GARLAND

3/17/2015

87

 

3254

GARLAND

3/17/2015

97

 

3256

GARLAND

3/17/2015

97

 

3258

GARLAND

3/17/2015

98

 

3260

GARLAND

3/17/2015

90

 

3262

GARLAND

3/17/2015

91

 

3264

GARLAND

3/17/2015

96

MAYBERRY GARDENS ASSISTED LIVING

3266

GARLAND

3/17/2015

97

 

3268

GARLAND

3/17/2015

89

 

3270

GARLAND

3/17/2015

99

MCDONALD'S

1404

WALNUT

3/18/2015

88

ORCHARD HILLS GROCERY

1326

KINGSLEY

3/17/2015

63

PALETERIA LA SUPER #2

3031

FIRST

3/16/2015

68

QUIK & EASY

806

CENTERVILLE

3/16/2015

87

RACETRAC

1355

STATE HWY 66

3/17/2015

81

SHUGART ELEMENTARY

4726

ROSEHILL

3/19/2015

82

SOUTHWEST FARMERS MARKET

4460

WALNUT

3/16/2015

71

 

 

 

 

51

 

 

 

 

50

TACO BELL #026721

502

GARLAND

3/18/2015

92

TORTILLAS DEL RANCHO

220

KINGSLEY

3/18/2015

65

 


Careful use of pesticides essential

Kim Everett | March 16, 2015

Everything put down household drains is carried by sewer lines to wastewater water treatment plants whether that plant is equipped to treat it or not. This is why it is inappropriate, illegal in fact, to put chemicals like pesticides down household drains. 

Tests show that even one teaspoon of the pesticide Diazinon® down a sink or toilet can injure or kill the microorganisms used to monitor water quality. Pesticide use has increased because of the explosion in the population and there is no doubt that it can harm the environment as well as the health of the people.

For alternatives to pesticides, visit with a nursery representative or county extension agent.

Additionally, keep in mind that even when pesticides are used correctly, runoff can carry small amounts to other locations including rivers, streams, lakes and drinking water.

Because of the danger to the water system, homeowners and commercial property owners should use and dispose of pesticides properly. The following tips are offered by the North Texas Municipal Water District:

  • Triple-rinse application and mixing equipment and empty all used containers outdoors where the pesticide is used.
  • Dispose of rinse water by using during application to lawn.
  • Use less toxic methods of control when possible.
  • Apply pesticides only when necessary and less toxic methods are ineffective.
  • Mix only the amount of pesticide needed to treat a specific area.
  • Plan application so pesticides will not be washed away by rain. Apply well before it rains or wait until it stops raining.
  • Do not dump excess pesticides or rinse water down storm drains or household drains.
  • Use pesticides according to label directions.

In addition to correct application and disposal, storage is another concern. Always store pesticides in locked shed where animals and children cannot access them. The shed should have a concrete floor to prevent seepage into soil.

Source: www.ntmwd.com


Health department inspections:  March 9-13

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department | March 16, 2015

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased.  Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure. Two establishments were closed this week.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

AD BEER & WINE

565

OATES

3/11/2015

95

AINT NO MO BUTTER CAKES

501

WALNUT

3/12/2015

72

ALBERTSON'S #4265

5710

BROADWAY

3/12/2015

82

AMELIA'S TORTILLERIA

150

KINGSLEY

3/10/2015

72

BAMBU DESSERTS & DRINKS

3212

JUPITER

3/10/2015

70

BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSELLERS #2222

190

CEDAR SAGE

3/11/2015

96

CHAN'S II CHINESE RESTAURANT

6318

BROADWAY

3/9/2015

72

CHILDREN'S TREEHOUSE BUCKINGHAM

3317

BUCKINGHAM

3/11/2015

99

CHILL ZONE BEER & WINE #2

3115

FIRST

3/11/2015

81

CHURCH'S CHICKEN

3028

FIRST

3/11/2015

78

DOAN RESTAURANT

3530

WALNUT

3/10/2015

66

DOS BANDERAS TEX-MEX CUISINE

614

MAIN

3/12/2015

80

GAURI BHIMANI DELI

1935

JUPITER

3/12/2015

86

GOLDEN WOK

1311

MARKETPLACE

3/11/2015

74

GRUBB'S UP!

PO BOX

1132

3/12/2015

76

HOULIHAN'S RESTAURANT & BAR

660

TOWN CENTER

3/9/2015

74

HOUR KITCHEN

209

MAIN

3/12/2015

76

HUBBARD'S CUBBARD

901

MAIN

3/12/2015

87

HYATT PLACE - GARLAND

5101

GEORGE BUSH

3/9/2015

78

ISLAMORADA FISH COMPANY

5001

BASS PRO

3/10/2015

78

LA BELLA ITALIAN GRILL

4125

BROADWAY

3/12/2015

57

LA ESPIGA DE ORO

565

OATES

3/11/2015

61

LA MICHOACANA

2406

WALNUT

3/13/2015

71

 

 

 

 

67

 

 

 

 

59

LEE'S SANDWICHES

3212

JUPITER

3/10/2015

74

LONG JOHN SILVER'S #31805

5621

BROADWAY

3/11/2015

91

LUNA'S CATERING

502

IDLEWILD

3/11/2015

64

MAIN STREET CAFE

627

MAIN

3/11/2015

92

MAIN STREET DELI

608

MAIN

3/12/2015

98

MARLEN TAQUERIA Y PUPUSERIA

1901

JUPITER

3/11/2015

48

MI COMIDA HONDURENA RESTAURANT

220

KINGSLEY

3/12/2015

50

MINI-MART

1106

ROWLETT

3/13/2015

86

MY CANH

4535

WALNUT

3/9/2015

78

NOODLELICIOUS

3212

JUPITER

3/12/2015

65

OAKHILL DAY SCHOOL

1025

BRAND

3/9/2015

94

PARKS PLACE

2121

NORTHWEST

3/10/2015

80

PEI WEI ASIAN DINER

4170

LAVON

3/11/2015

82

POETRY PLACE

620

MAIN

3/11/2015

69

PRIMO'S TEX-MEX GRILLE

4861

BASS PRO

3/9/2015

76

RACETRAC #173

6421

BROADWAY

3/9/2015

84

S&E SNACKS

4413

WALNUT

3/12/2015

58

STAR BUKRI'S CATERING

2026

JUPITER

3/12/2015

84

SUBWAY #62989

1501

MILLER

3/13/2015

92

SUNLIGHT FOOD MART

1935

JUPITER

3/12/2015

89

SWIF-T #24

862

BELTLINE

3/12/2015

91

T.C. SHAVED ICE

3117

FIRST

3/10/2015

67

TEXAS SKATIUM

2020

ROWLETT

3/13/2015

89

UNITED CATERERS #5161

502

IDLEWILD

3/12/2015

44

UPTOWN POPCORN, LLC

520

TOWN CENTER

3/9/2015

89

WENDY'S

501

I-30

3/12/2015

82

WESTLAKE SKATE CENTER

413

YALE

3/11/2015

93

WHATABURGER

725

CENTERVILLE

3/12/2015

76

 


Severe weather safety

 

Kim Everett | March 13, 2015

 

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, almost 300 people die each year from weather related incidents such as tornadoes, lightning, and flash flooding and the peak months for tornadoes in Texas are March, April and May. Spring and summer in Texas are also notorious for severe thunderstorms.

 

The first step in ensuring your family’s safety is to develop an emergency plan and be certain that all family members know what to do during a weather emergency. Quiz children by using “what should you do if…” questions. Visit www.redcross.org/services/disaster/keepsafe/ for information.

 

To stay informed during severe weather, use a NOAA weather radio with a battery backup, the Internet - www.nws.noaa.gov or stay tuned to a local radio or television station. The National Weather Service issues a “watch” when conditions are favorable for the formation of severe weather and a “warning” when severe weather is indicated by radar or has been reported by eyewitnesses.

 

Thunderstorms can spawn tornadoes and cause heavy winds, flash flooding, lightning and hail and it is important to become familiar with the following safety tips for each of these weather conditions.

 

Lightning

 

  • Lightning strikes the earth 20 million times each year.

  • If thunderstorms are predicted, postpone outdoor activities.

  • Follow the 30/30 lightning safety rule:  If after seeing lightning, you cannot count to 30 before hearing thunder – go inside and stay there until you hear no thunder for 30 minutes.

  • When caught outdoors during lightning, take shelter in a sturdy building or hard top car and keep the windows closed.

  • Avoid touching any metal. 

  • Stay away from tall objects such as towers, utility poles, power lines and isolated trees. 

  • If in a wooded area, seek shelter under the shortest trees.

  • If no shelter is available, find a low spot away from tall objects, being careful to choose a spot that is not subject to flooding. Squat low to the ground on the balls of your feet and place your hands on your head and your head between your knees. Become as small as possible without lying down.  Minimize contact with the ground.

  • If you are in or on the water, seek shelter on dry land.

  • When at home, unplug all unnecessary appliances and avoid using corded telephones and electrical appliances. Do not take a shower or bath during a storm.  Turn off air conditioners, as power surges can cause damage.

 

Straight-line/High Winds

 

  • High winds are responsible for the largest part of thunderstorm damage and can exceed 100 mph.

  • Seek sturdy shelter and stay away from windows and doors.

  • Put as many walls between you and the outside as possible.

  • Avoid driving as high winds can make controlling vehicles difficult.

  • Secure loose items such as patio furniture. 

  • Keep property clear of dead, rotted trees and loose branches that might be blown down and cause damage or injury.

 

Tornadoes

 

  • Tornadoes can develop quickly with no advance warning. Watch for signs such as dark, often greenish sky, large hail, or a loud roar.

  • Seek shelter such as a basement or small interior room or hallway on the lowest floor and get under sturdy furniture or in the bathtub. If possible, cover yourself with a blanket or sleeping bag. 

  • Put as many walls between you and the outside as possible. Stay away from windows and doors.

  • Get out of cars. Never try to outrun a tornado – leave your car and seek safe shelter.

  • If outside, lie flat in a ditch and cover head with your hands.

  • Watch for flying debris.

  • Leave mobile homes and go to the lowest floor of a nearby sturdy building.

 

Flash Floods

 

  • Never walk, swim, or drive in floodwaters.

  • Do not drive through moving water.

  • Steer clear of high water, storm drains, ditches, culverts, etc.

  • When floodwaters are encountered, stop, turn around and go another way.  Get to higher ground.

  • Never let children play near storm drains.

 

Have an emergency kit containing the following items

 

  • First aid kid

  • Portable radio/extra batteries

  • Flashlight/extra batteries

  • Emergency food and water and a manual can opener

  • All necessary prescription and non-prescription medications

 


Health department inspections:  March 2-6

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department | March 9, 2015

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased.  Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure. Dang Xua Cafe was closed for 24 hours then reopened.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

ABBETT ELEMENTARY

730

MUIRFIELD

3/4/2015

95

ANOTHER SOUTHERN MAID

301

BUCKINGHAM

3/4/2015

90

CARNICERIA Y TAQUERIA SI SE PUEDE

1434

CASTLE

3/4/2015

86

CARVER SENIOR CENTER

222

CARVER

3/2/2015

94

CENTRO DE BIENESTAR

815

CASTLE

3/4/2015

85

CHEDDARS CASUAL CAFE

5445

GEORGE BUSH

3/4/2015

85

CHILI'S GRILL & BAR

1775

NORTHWEST

3/4/2015

77

CICI'S PIZZA

4441

BASS PRO

3/2/2015

75

CRAWFISH HUT

3212

JUPITER

3/3/2015

85

CUQUITA'S RESTAURANT

1957

NORTHWEST

3/3/2015

77

DANG XUA CAFE

4460

WALNUT

3/3/2015

40

DOMINO'S PIZZA

149

KINGSLEY

3/2/2015

82

DOMINO'S PIZZA #6814

1514

ROWLETT

3/3/2015

68

EGG ROLL CAFE

4002

JUPITER

3/2/2015

80

EL RANCHERO RESTAURANT

2515

FOREST

3/3/2015

83

EL RANCHO STORE 26

1540

FIRST

3/6/2015

93

 

 

 

 

92

EL RIO GRANDE SUPERMARKET

3460

WALNUT

3/2/2015

70

 

 

 

 

66

 

 

 

 

64

 

 

 

 

59

FUZZYS TACO SHOP

5125

PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH

3/6/2015

81

GARDEN RESTAURANT

3555

WALNUT

3/4/2015

59

HICKMAN ELEMENTARY

3114

PINEWOOD

3/3/2015

85

HOME BOY DALLAS

1101

COUNTRY CLUB

3/3/2015

81

HU TIEU MI VIETNAMESE

4425

WALNUT

3/4/2015

56

IL TEXAS CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL

4413

SHILOH

3/6/2015

98

INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP OF TEXAS

3301

SHILOH

3/6/2015

93

KING CHINA

1901

NORTHWEST

3/5/2015

88

LAKEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL

3505

HAYMAN

3/2/2015

96

LUCKY STAR FOOD STORE

3101

SATURN

3/6/2015

58

NAAMAN FOREST HIGH SCHOOL

4346

NAAMAN SCHOOL

3/4/2015

93

ONE STOP FOOD STORE

1949

CENTERVILLE

3/3/2015

85

PIZZA HUT

1449

BUCKINGHAM

3/3/2015

86

SONIC DRIVE-IN

3327

BROADWAY

3/3/2015

90

SUBWAY

3046

LAVON

3/4/2015

89

TACO BELL #23748

3178

LAVON

3/6/2015

84

TAQUERIA SAN ANDRES

3520

KINGSLEY

3/4/2015

75

THE FLYING SAUCER

4821

BASS PRO

3/2/2015

79

TORTERIA INSURGENTES #3

3114

SATURN

3/2/2015

56

TRES AMIGOS

1422

KINGSLEY

3/6/2015

65

WALMART #4046

1855

GARLAND

3/6/2015

98

 

 

 

 

91

 

 

 

 

89

WALMART NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET #2975

3959

BROADWAY

3/5/2015

93

 

 

 

 

88

WING CITY

1456

BELTLINE

3/2/2015

90

 


Change clocks, smoke alarm batteries for daylight savings time

 

Posted March 6, 2015

 

According to the National Fire Protection Agency, two-thirds of home fire deaths result from fires in homes without a working smoke alarm. I.A.F.F. Local 1293 firefighters remind you to change the batteries in smoke alarms when you change your clocks for Daylight Savings Time.
 

“Saving your life can be as simple as changing your smoke alarm batteries once a year and replacing smoke alarms every seven to 10 years,” said David Riggs, a firefighter at I.A.F.F Local 1293. He added that special smoke alarms are available for those who are hearing-impaired.  

 

The NFPA reports that working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire by 50 percent. Research has also demonstrated that photoelectric smoke alarms are more effective at warning people of smoke from smoldering fires than ionization smoke alarms. With earlier warning, people have more time to escape a burning structure and call 9-1-1.

 

Your local firefighters recommend installing a dual purpose smoke alarm in every bedroom, outside of every interior door and on each floor of your home.

 

“You should also install carbon monoxide alarms in your home and check them once a month,” Riggs said. “Carbon monoxide fumes are poisonous and will increase the intensity of a fire if ignited.”

 

More than 2,300 people die each year in home fires. Having a smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm that works 24 hours a day greatly increases your chance of survival in case of fire.

 

In the case of an emergency, call 9-1-1 for the help of your local firefighters.


March: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

 

Rebekah Grey, student intern | March 3, 2015

 

Colon or rectal cancer, known as colorectal cancer or CRC, has become the second leading cancer killer among men and women in the United States. Despite this, many adults are unaware that they are at risk. Thus, March has been established as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, in the hope that screenings and improved lifestyles will help decrease the number of victims of this disease.

 

Testing saves lives, and is strongly recommended by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF). The USPSTF recommends that all adults between the ages of 50 and 75 years take at least one of three tests: colonoscopy, stool test (FOBT/FIT), or sigmoidoscopy. About 90 percent of CRC patients live five or more years when their cancer is found through early screening. 

 

There are a number of symptoms which show themselves in CRC patients. When the colon or rectum suffers from the disease, prolonged diarrhea, constipation or narrowing of the stool may occur. Other reactions include rectal bleeding, cramping or abdominal pain, weakness and fatigue as well as unintended weight loss. While these symptoms are often caused by other conditions such as infection, it is a good idea to see a doctor if you experience them.

 

Several factors can increase one’s risk of developing colorectal cancer. Those who have diets heavy in red or processed meats, are physically inactive, are obese, smoke, or use alcohol heavily have shown to be more likely to suffer from CRC. A personal or family history of adenomatous polyps, a personal history of inflammatory bowel disease or family history of colorectal cancer are other factors that can increase this risk.

 

Approximately 23 million adults have never been tested for CRC. The aim of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month is to lower this number so that America has more survivors and fewer fatalities. About two of every three adults who have never been tested actually have a regular doctor and health insurance that will cover the cost. For those who don't, the federal government is working to improve the cost of cancer screenings.

 

The death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropping, and today, more than a million CRC survivors exist in the U.S. Join the fight by raising awareness and, if eligible, getting tested for colorectal cancer.

 

 

Sources: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/ (American Cancer Society)

 http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/colorectalcancerscreening/ (CDC)


Health department inspections:  February 23-27

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department | March 2, 2015

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased.  Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure. Pho Ca Dao Noodle & Grill was closed for 24 hours then reopened.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

A TASTE OF ITALY

2210

BUCKINGHAM

2/25/2015

74

CHINA STAR

2425

WALNUT

2/26/2015

80

FIESTA MART #54

2940

FIRST

2/25/2015

58

HEAVEN FOOD MART

345

COUNTRY CLUB

2/25/2015

91

KROGER FOOD STORE #559

1406

WALNUT

2/26/2015

90

 

 

 

 

88

 

 

 

 

80

LA NUEVA DE ZACATECAS

1618

FIRST

2/26/2015

78

MR J'S FOOD STORE

906

HIGHWAY 66

2/25/2015

94

PALETERIA MICHOACANA

1618

FIRST

2/26/2015

90

PIZZA HUT #744122

5335

BROADWAY

2/24/2015

84

QUIKTRIP #909

5825

BROADWAY

2/25/2015

81

SHARI'S BERRIES

2600

McCREE

2/27/2015

98

SMALL MIRACLES ACADEMY

5902

JUPITER

2/26/2015

79

SOUTHERN MAID DONUTS

565

OATES

2/27/2015

77

 


Health department inspections:  February 16-20

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department | February 23, 2015

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased.  Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure. Pho Ca Dao Noodle & Grill was closed for 24 hours then reopened.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

7-ELEVEN #30424

1717

NORTHWEST

2/19/2015

84

AK CONOCO

3321

GARLAND

2/17/2015

93

BAKERY... BY GEORGE

4133

BROADWAY

2/18/2015

82

BLACK-EYED PEA RESTAURANT

3435

BELTLINE

2/18/2015

71

BLEACHERS SPORTS GRILL

3402

ARAPAHO

2/16/2015

85

BRAUM'S ICE CREAM #61

1815

NORTHWEST

2/19/2015

84

BULLOCK ELEMENTARY

3909

EDGEWOOD

2/16/2015

88

CARNITAS LA COTORRA RESTAURANT III

3031

FIRST

2/19/2015

50

CORNER STORE #2171

829

MILLER

2/19/2015

86

COUCH ELEMENTARY

4349

WATERHOUSE

2/19/2015

96

DA BOYZ SPORTS BAR & GRILL

565

OATES

2/16/2015

72

DENNY'S RESTAURANT

12733

LBJ FREEWAY

2/20/2015

82

EL RIO GRANDE SUPERMARKET

3460

WALNUT

2/16/2015

78

FAMILY DONUTS

833

MILLER

2/19/2015

96

GARLAND GRILL

3421

KINGSLEY

2/18/2015

68

GLORIA'S INDIAN KITCHEN

1546

ROWLETT

2/19/2015

80

JACK IN THE BOX

1382

BELTLINE

2/19/2015

81

LUPILLO'S TAQUERIA

100

AVENUE D

2/16/2015

85

MARKET LATINA RESTAURANT

3050

FIRST

2/18/2015

54

OAK CREEK SCHOOL

3429

COLLINS

2/16/2015

93

PANADERIA GUATEMALTECA LA MEJOR

1840

FIRST

2/20/2015

79

PANCHO'S RESTAURANT

1201

MILLER

2/19/2015

70

ROSATI'S

5255

GEORGE BUSH

2/19/2015

74

SCOOTERS

1401

NORTHWEST

2/20/2015

74

SPRING CREEK ELEMENTARY

1510

SPRING CREEK

2/17/2015

98

TIENDA GUANACO

1718

FIRST

2/16/2015

88

TOM THUMB #1783

2645

ARAPAHO

2/17/2015

91

 

 

 

 

89

 

 

 

 

86

 

 

 

 

84

TOM THUMB #2578

2535

FIREWHEEL

2/19/2015

90

 

 

 

 

88

 

 

 

 

84

 

 

 

 

78

WALMART SUPERCENTER #1055

5302

GARLAND

2/18/2015

93

 

 

 

 

92

 

 

 

 

84

WALNUT GLEN ELEMENTARY

3101

EDGEWOOD

2/16/2015

95

WEBB MIDDLE SCHOOL

1610

SPRING CREEK

2/17/2015

96

WHATABURGER

5806

BROADWAY

2/17/2015

83

ZEKE'S KITCHEN

2714

KINGSLEY

2/18/2015

84

 


Health department inspections:  February 9-13

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department | February 16, 2015

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased.  Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure. Pho Ca Dao Noodle & Grill was closed for 24 hours then reopened.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE