In 2011, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) reported that the state’s infant mortality rate had dropped to 6.8 deaths for every 1,000 live births.
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Do you know an excellent public health nurse? Would you like to honor someone dedicated to providing the highest quality health care for Georgians? Nominate these special health care providers for a Nursing Excellence Award.
When Environmental Health Director Scott Uhlich talks about his work at the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), he reminds listeners that environmental health programs are the cornerstone of public health.
Hurricane Jamani, a strong Category 2 hurricane, is barreling toward the southern Florida and southeast Georgia coastlines.
Within three years, Beverly Flowers had battled two kinds of cancer. The Jonesboro, Ga., resident had barely recovered from breast cancer when she was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2003. She was only in her 40s.
Tobacco use will be prohibited on all Georgia public college campuses.
Tobacco kills 1,200 Americans every day. It’s the leading cause of preventable deaths in the U.S. and in Georgia.
When she was first diagnosed with colorectal cancer, Sandra Heinrich was 40 years old.
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has expanded its tobacco use policy with the aim of protecting employees from secondhand smoke and encouraging those who use tobacco to quit.
“If it tastes good, it can’t be healthy.” So goes the old adage, which usually accompanies the choice between chowing down on a 1,000-calorie burger or eating a small garden salad.