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Board of Public Health February Meeting

February 8, 2014
ATLANTA – The Board of Public Health will hold its February meeting for the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. 
WHEN:  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST, Tuesday, February 11, 2014 

Better Blood Pressure Control: A National Priority

February 10, 2014

Editor’s Note: On Nov. 15, 2013, Medscape interviewed Tom Frieden, M.D., director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on how health care providers and individuals can better control high blood pressure.

CVS Will Stop Selling Tobacco

February 7, 2014

Big news in the fight against tobacco: CVS Caremark announced that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products in its more than 7,600 stores nationwide on Oct. 1, 2014.

New CDC Tool Addresses Infections in Long-term Care

February 4, 2014

More than 3 million Americans receive care in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 to 3 million serious infections occur every year in these facilities.