When Mirrin Reagan was 30 years old, a possible breast cancer diagnosis was the last thing on her mind. Mammograms were recommended for most women 10 years older than Reagan.
With all the shades of pink, you know it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is a big deal for the Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Breast and Cervical Cancer program.
On Oct. 15, health advocates will celebrate the 10th annual National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, focusing on a population that faces unique challenges in fighting the disease.
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.