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Tobacco kills 1,200 Americans every day. It’s the leading cause of preventable deaths in the U.S. and in Georgia.
Peer pressure gets a bad rap for its influence on youth, especially when it comes to picking up harmful habits like smoking. But Joseph Cole, a high school senior at New Schools at Carver in Atlanta, is using peer pressure for good.
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.
With a nod toward Georgia’s work in building public-private partnerships to improve health outcomes in the state, Tom Frieden, M.D., director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), noted progress in several focus areas of the Georgia
Violence is an increasingly common occurrence in communities across the U.S. And it’s not just a problem for the criminal justice system.
If a disaster were to strike your community, would you be ready? One of the most important things you can do right now is to prepare an emergency supply kit or go kit. Unfortunately, people usually learn the importance of a go kit the hard way.
For Herman Anderson, it’s all about getting people to get screened for cancer. When the Marietta, Ga., resident was diagnosed with stage 2 colorectal cancer in 2006, he was 62 years old and had never been screened. He knows better now.