Sheritta Frazier could have had a heart attack or a stroke. Her blood pressure was so out of control that it turned into a medical emergency one day in 2002.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have named immunization as one of the greatest public health achievements of all time. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has also focused on vaccination as one of its top priorities.
Cigarette smoking is the main risk factor for most patients who develop lung cancer; however, some patients who are diagnosed with lung cancer have never smoked a cigarette.
Health departments in Camden, Glynn, and McIntosh counties have been awarded $39,300 to support progress in meeting requirements of the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), the first and only voluntary national accreditation program for public hea
For west Georgia residents at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, Get Healthy, Live Well is offering a free, personalized approach to preventing the disease.
New University of Michigan research says that a simple tool right in your back pocket may help decrease your risk for type 2 diabetes: Text messages on your phone.
Public health professionals worldwide are confronting an alarming fact: many diseases that are preventable through the power of vaccination are making a steady comeback around the globe.
Big news in the fight against tobacco: CVS Caremark announced that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products in its more than 7,600 stores nationwide on Oct. 1, 2014.
Georgia drivers can help women in need just by picking a license plate.
Editor’s Note: On Nov. 15, 2013, Medscape interviewed Tom Frieden, M.D., director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on how health care providers and individuals can better control high blood pressure.