It was a muggy June afternoon in 2010 when Christine Spriggs, a nutrition assistant at the Floyd County Health Department, parked her pickup truck at the grocery store.
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When LaVerne Brown attended a community baby shower in Savannah in 2013, she was hoping to learn as much as she could about becoming a mother.
Last month, the Georgia Public Health Association (GPHA) presented Dr. Dan Stephens with the Fred Agel Governance Award in recognition of his outstanding commitment and service as Chairman of the Cobb Board of Health.
The Whitfield County School Board voted to revise the school district's tobacco policy for both students and staff at their April meeting.
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Poison centers across the U.S. are reporting a dramatic increase in calls related to exposures to e-cigarettes.
Childhood obesity comes with an estimated price tag of $19,000 per child when comparing lifetime medical costs to those of a normal weight child, according to an analysis led by researchers at the Duke Global Health Institute and Duke-NUS Graduate Medi
Colleagues at the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) know Michelle Allen as the “syphilis girl.” The name isn’t an insult – it’s a reflection of the dedication she has for fighting sexually transmitted disease (STD) throughout Georgia as the dir
Child abuse and neglect are major public health problems. Nationally, nearly one in three adults reports that they were emotionally, physically or sexually abused as a child and one in nine reports having been emotionally or physically neglected.
Public health professionals help communities withstand the impact of a natural or man-made disaster by planning ahead, acting as a source of information during the crisis and helping to mitigate the long- and short-term effects.