STD and HIV prevention program managers, researchers, clinicians, public health employees, and advocates from across the country and around the globe are converging on Atlanta this week for the 2014 STD Prevention Conference.
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Tobacco is the leading cause of death in Georgia. It kills more than 11,500 people a year. No one is immune from the effects of tobacco use and secondhand smoke—tobacco kills men, women, children and babies. Exposure to tobacco products causes cance
More than 100 attendees joined the Department of Public Health and other healthcare professionals to gain the knowledge and skills to protect their sight and have a lifetime of healthy vision.
Choosing child care is one of the most important decisions a parent will make. But knowing where to look for child care, and more importantly, knowing how to evaluate the quality of care is not always easy.
With a public health career spanning more than three decades, Scott Uhlich was named the recipient of the Spirit of Public Health Award.
Gurleen Roberts has been named the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Coordinator for the North Central Health District (NCHD). This position was recently created to support the district’s efforts in pursuing public health accreditation.
Breastfeeding is one of the healthiest, most natural things a mother can do for her baby. But moms aren’t born knowing how to do it.
Middle school students are especially vulnerable to trying—and becoming addicted to— tobacco.
Gov. Nathan Deal, first lady Sandra Deal and leaders of several state agencies are calling for parents and caregivers of children to have heightened awareness this summer of the dangers of leaving children unattended in vehicles.
This month, Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health, joined other U.S. health officials in Taiwan as part of an international exchange program of health leaders.