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).
Originally published Aug. 29, 2011
Governor Nathan Deal has appointed all nine members of the first Georgia Board of Public Health. PHWEEK is pleased to introduce them to all of you and the entire DPH family!
The flu is more than just sniffles and sneezes. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a sobering reminder that the virus can be deadly, even for healthy children.
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.
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.
Originally published Aug. 1, 2011
More than 700,000 adults in Georgia live with diabetes – nearly 10 percent of the state’s population.
Originally published Aug. 15, 2011
Every Monday, Kimberly Stringer gets to work before 7 a.m. The early arrival isn’t to take care of her duties as deputy director of government relations at the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH). She’s here for boot camp.
Originally published Aug. 22, 2011