Ebola - What You Need To Know

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa is raising questions about the disease and how it is spread. The CDC concludes an outbreak in the U.S. to be extremely unlikely. A travel warning to affected areas has been issued.

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Robin Williams' Death Heightens Mental Health Concerns

The apparent suicide of famed actor and comedian Robin Williams has reignited public discussion of depression, suicide - and now a potential link to Parkinson's disease. 


DPH, Georgia State Univ. to Host Top Taiwan Health Officials This Week

Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., and other DPH leaders are set to meet this week with senior government officials from the Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare to exchange ideas and best practices to best protect the public.


LaGrange-Based Health District Embraces DPH 'Good to Great' Movement

As the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) moves toward refined and improved delivery of health services throughout the state, one thing is clear – county health departments can make all the difference. 

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