Last week, the DeKalb County Board of Health (DCBOH) hosted a week-long celebration in honor of mothers and babies entitled “Baby Love: Keeping Babies Happy, Healthy and Safe.” Coordinated by the DCBOH’s Health Assessment and Prevention Department, th
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Chronic diseases cost Georgia more than $40 billion dollars a year in avoidable health care costs and indirect social and economic impacts. That’s a hefty price for many illnesses that continue to impact more Georgia residents every year.
Thursday, Nov. 20 will mark the Great American Smokeout. Recognized on the third Thursday of November, this annual observance encourages smokers to use this date to make a plan to quit or plan in advance to quit smoking that day.
Last month, 25 Georgia schools made a commitment to make physical activity and nutrition education a focal point of their daily school activities.
Use the HealthyOut application to find and order healthy restaurant meals for delivery, take-out or browse for healthy dish suggestions when you're dining out.
It was standing room only in the 500 seat auditorium at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center last week for a very timely held Infectious Disease Summit.
When the Atlanta Falcons players are not on the football field scoring touchdowns, you will find them sharing their passion for physical fitness and helping school leaders combat one of the state’s most talked-about public heath challenges – childhood
Public health practitioners from across the State of Georgia gathered virtually last week for a video-enabled dialogue on Ebola preparedness efforts in Georgia.
While Tuesday, Nov.
Since assuming leadership of the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) in 2011, Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., has shown herself to be a dynamic and enthusiastic leader with a particular interest in advancing pediatric public health issues —