When it comes to making sure all Georgia’s children get a great start in life, state officials recognize that some families may need a little extra help. But with thousands of children born every year, identifying those families is a challenge.
Shundra Samuel was filling out the paperwork for her patient’s annual physical exam when she noticed a fading, half-moon bruise on the woman’s cheek, just beneath her glasses.
In what is the largest grant in Georgia State University history, the university’s School of Public Health and its partners will receive $19 million over five years from the U.S.
Hundreds of people lined the sidewalks in downtown Augusta before 9 a.m. on Sept. 21, all waiting for their chance to get free health screenings, fitness tips and cooking demonstrations from local health experts.
It’s official. Flu season has begun in many states in the U.S., including Georgia.
Men who have sex with men (MSM) in Georgia have some of the highest rates of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) of any group in the state.
Planning ahead for a public health emergency is a daunting task. From the H1N1 flu to West Nile virus, or even a possible biohazard, each state is mandated to have a plan in place.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will begin regulating some of the thousands of mobile health apps produced for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.
At a national conference Tuesday in Chicago, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) received six awards from the CDC's National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC)—two gold, one silver and three bronze Awards of Excellence – recognizing
Whether it's influenza, whopping cough, human papillomavirus or meningitis, public health officials agree that immunization is the safest, most effective way to protect against vaccine-preventable diseases.