Fiza Pirani

Fiza Pirani is a web producer and writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Is your doctor taking your blood pressure all wrong? Experts say probably
 One of the first things you do when you visit the doctor’s office is get your blood pressure measured. A blood pressure reading can tell you a lot about your current health and whether or not you’re at high risk for stroke, heart attack, kidney failure or heart failure. But chances are, your health care provider isn&rsquo...

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One of the first things you do when you visit the doctor’s office is get your blood pressure measured. A blood pressure reading can tell you a lot about your current health and whether or not you’re at high risk for stroke, heart attack, kidney failure or heart failure. But chances are, your health care provider isn&rsquo...
AJC’s special edition Thanksgiving newspaper is a must-have for money-saving holiday deals
 Every November, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution prints its biggest newspaper of the year — a special Thanksgiving edition filled with countless Black Friday sale inserts to help you plan and save this holiday season. “This is like our Super Bowl Sunday,” Allison Altobelli, director of advertising sales at...

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Every November, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution prints its biggest newspaper of the year — a special Thanksgiving edition filled with countless Black Friday sale inserts to help you plan and save this holiday season. “This is like our Super Bowl Sunday,” Allison Altobelli, director of advertising sales at...
Black Friday 2017: 10 stores offering the biggest Black Friday discounts this year
 Are you ready for the biggest shopping day of the year? This Black Friday on Nov. 24, retailers are bringing out some major doorbuster deals. Personal finance site WalletHub surveyed nearly 10,000 deals from the 35 biggest U.S. retailers’ Black Friday ad scans to identify stores offering the deepest cuts in a variety of product categories...

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Are you ready for the biggest shopping day of the year? This Black Friday on Nov. 24, retailers are bringing out some major doorbuster deals. Personal finance site WalletHub surveyed nearly 10,000 deals from the 35 biggest U.S. retailers’ Black Friday ad scans to identify stores offering the deepest cuts in a variety of product categories...
Is your medical provider taking your blood pressure all wrong? Experts say probably
 One of the first things you do when you visit the doctor’s office is get your blood pressure measured. A blood pressure reading can tell you a lot about your current health and whether or not you’re at high risk for stroke, heart attack, kidney failure or heart failure. But chances are, your health care provider isn&rsquo...

Posted: an hour ago

One of the first things you do when you visit the doctor’s office is get your blood pressure measured. A blood pressure reading can tell you a lot about your current health and whether or not you’re at high risk for stroke, heart attack, kidney failure or heart failure. But chances are, your health care provider isn&rsquo...
Thanksgiving 2017: The best and worst times for Atlanta traffic this Thanksgiving
 Whether you’re scrambling to make last minute Thanksgiving plans or you booked your holiday flights months ago, don’t let gruesome Atlanta traffic and flight delays at the busy Atlanta airport ruin your festivities. To ensure you make smart travel plans this Thanksgiving and Black Friday, we reached out to popular navigation app ...

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Whether you’re scrambling to make last minute Thanksgiving plans or you booked your holiday flights months ago, don’t let gruesome Atlanta traffic and flight delays at the busy Atlanta airport ruin your festivities. To ensure you make smart travel plans this Thanksgiving and Black Friday, we reached out to popular navigation app ...
Black Friday 2017: Kohl’s Black Friday deals on Xbox One S, Instant Pot and more start Monday
 Earlier this month, Kohl’s revealed its ultimate 66-page 2017 Black Friday ad with wild deals starting Monday, Nov. 20. On Thanksgiving Day — Thursday, Nov. 23 —the retailer’s doorbuster sales will begin online at 12:01 a.m. CST. Stores open at 5 p.m. (an hour earlier than last year) and will remain open...

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Earlier this month, Kohl’s revealed its ultimate 66-page 2017 Black Friday ad with wild deals starting Monday, Nov. 20. On Thanksgiving Day — Thursday, Nov. 23 —the retailer’s doorbuster sales will begin online at 12:01 a.m. CST. Stores open at 5 p.m. (an hour earlier than last year) and will remain open...
What is Parkinson’s disease? 7 things to know
 The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Friday that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. "My family and I began to notice changes about three years ago," the longtime civil rights activist wrote in a statement. "After a battery of tests, my physicians identified the issue as Parkinson's disease, a disease that bested...

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Friday that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. "My family and I began to notice changes about three years ago," the longtime civil rights activist wrote in a statement. "After a battery of tests, my physicians identified the issue as Parkinson's disease, a disease that bested...
These 9 healthy-sounding foods have more sugar than a Krispy Kreme doughnut
 American Heart Association experts recommend men shouldn’t eat more than 36 grams of added sugar a day and women should limit their sugar consumption to 25 grams. So a single Krispy Kreme doughnut, which has 10 grams of sugar, takes up a good bulk of your recommended daily intake. But  healthy-sounding snack replacements like yogurt...

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American Heart Association experts recommend men shouldn’t eat more than 36 grams of added sugar a day and women should limit their sugar consumption to 25 grams. So a single Krispy Kreme doughnut, which has 10 grams of sugar, takes up a good bulk of your recommended daily intake. But healthy-sounding snack replacements like yogurt...
Can police legally obtain your DNA from 23andMe, Ancestry? 
 The DNA you send in the mail through genetics kits and ancestry programs like 23andMe and Ancestry can be used by police in a criminal investigation, but it doesn’t happen very often. More than 1.2 million customers have sent their saliva to 23andMe to learn about their own genetics, though not everyone is aware that police...

Posted: 3 days ago

The DNA you send in the mail through genetics kits and ancestry programs like 23andMe and Ancestry can be used by police in a criminal investigation, but it doesn’t happen very often. More than 1.2 million customers have sent their saliva to 23andMe to learn about their own genetics, though not everyone is aware that police...
The world’s most Instagrammed place for winter is a historic, snow-capped wonderland
 Snow? Check. Breathtaking mountain views? Check. Historical city charm and Instagram-worthy photo ops? Check and check.  Bern, Switzerland is the most Instagrammed city in the world for the winter season— and it truly has it all. That’s according to analysts at Focus Clinic, a popular laser eye surgery clinic in...

Posted: 3 days ago

Snow? Check. Breathtaking mountain views? Check. Historical city charm and Instagram-worthy photo ops? Check and check.  Bern, Switzerland is the most Instagrammed city in the world for the winter season— and it truly has it all. That’s according to analysts at Focus Clinic, a popular laser eye surgery clinic in...
Breathtaking NASA time-lapse shows how much Earth has changed over 20 years
 This fall marks 20 years since NASA satellites have continuously observed life on Earth. To commemorate the monumental discoveries over the years, NASA is sharing stories and videos about how much views from up above have taught us about life on our home planet and the search for life elsewhere. A new time-lapse animation (below) captures...

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This fall marks 20 years since NASA satellites have continuously observed life on Earth. To commemorate the monumental discoveries over the years, NASA is sharing stories and videos about how much views from up above have taught us about life on our home planet and the search for life elsewhere. A new time-lapse animation (below) captures...