Ebola - What You Need To Know

Ensuring Georgia’s medical providers, hospitals, and the general public are prepared for the possibility of Ebola infection in Georgia, no matter how remote, is a top priority. DPH recognizes Georgia’s preparation efforts must extend well beyond the medical community. This section contains preparedness information and specialized guidance.


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DeKalb Medical Becomes First Georgia Hospital to Earn Baby-Friendly Designation

DeKalb Medical is leading the way in fostering a healthy and safe environment for mothers and their babies as the first hospital in Georgia to achieve the prestigious Baby-Friendly designation from Baby-Friendly USA


Cervical Cancer Survivor Encourages Women to Take Control of Their Health

Paula Horn, 54, is a proud health advocate, successful business professional in Statesboro, Georgia, a wife and a mother.  Among her many accomplishments and roles, the one she is most proud of is being a two-year cancer survivor.

DPH Explores the Connection Between Joint Pain and Cold Weather

The idea that you can feel the weather changing in your bones has been a popular myth among people that struggle with joint health or arthritis.  Whether it's a forthcoming storm or significant changes in temperatures, environmental factors have been a prime suspect in causing the sudden, and often unexplained, onset of arthritis symptoms. 


Commissioner's Message

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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