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Local Artist Brightens Habersham Co. Health Department

December 13, 2013

If you ever meet Leo Gehrtz, you will hear stories that show his deep love for his wife, family, God and country. And if you see his artwork, you will find he has another deep love: painting scenes of the north Georgia area and its history.

Grant Expands Georgia Newborn Screening

December 13, 2013

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has been awarded $600,000 to add a critical test to its Newborn Screening program. This grant will allow Georgia to test all babies born in the state for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID).

Georgia Lowers Preterm Birth Rate

December 13, 2013

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the March of Dimes are reporting a drop in the state’s preterm birth rate for the second year in a row, meaning fewer babies risk the health complications of being born too soon.

Stormant Named YMCA Volunteer of the Year

December 13, 2013

Amy and Todd Stormant of Canton are receiving the YMCA of Metro Atlanta’s 2013 Volunteers of the Year award for their service at the G. Cecil Pruett Community Center/Cherokee Outdoor YMCAs.