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.
Officials from Bright from the Start, the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL), the Georgia Department of Public Health and Georgia Organics are calling their recent 2013 Farm to Preschool Summit, held Sept.
Terrie Hall, the woman who lent her face and voice to a series of sobering anti-smoking ads, died of cancer Monday. She was 53.
Originally published on Feb. 11, 2013