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CDC, Poison Center Warn of E-Cigarette Dangers

Poison centers across the U.S. are reporting a dramatic increase in calls related to e-cigarettes, according to a CDC study. Georgia's Poison Center is no exception. Experts say the liquid-containing nicotine in the devices is a danger, especially to children.

STD Director Allen Wins GPHA Honor

Michelle Allen, director of the state's STD office, is known nationwide for her dedication to awareness and prevention of sexually transmitted disease. Now she has another accolade: winner of the Janet Stancliff Epidemiology Award.

Effects of Child Abuse Last a Lifetime

Child abuse and neglect are major public health problems. Not only do these tragedies have devastating effects on children and their families, studies have shown they make a child more likely to develop chronic diseases in the future. 

 

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On behalf of more than 6,000 dedicated public health practitioners throughout the State of Georgia, I welcome you to our new site. And I hope you will join us in our important mission: We Protect Lives

 

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Georgia Health Officials Warn of Potential Phone Scam

February 25, 2014

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) encourages Georgia residents to be extremely cautious when participating in health-related telephone surveys. Several residents have complained to DPH about suspicious phone calls.

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