Given the chance to smile again

July 12, 2018

If you ever want to see a genuine smile, meet Martha Johnson. She’ll quickly remind you of the many things most people take for granted each day. For more than four years, Johnson dealt with excruciating pain in her mouth due to health issues. She said there were times she could barely walk due to the pain and poison throughout her body stemming from the issues with her teeth and gums…

Telehealth STD conference draws close to 500 participants

July 12, 2018

The Coastal Health District recently hosted the Fourth Annual STD Update for public health employees and other healthcare practitioners from around the state of Georgia. More than 460 participants took part in the one-day conference via telehealth, and District Health Director Lawton Davis, M.D., emphasized working together to provide the best possible care for clients…

"Tips® From Former Smokers” anti-smoking campaign launches in Georgia

June 5, 2018

Tobacco users and smokers in Georgia can get help quitting during the Tips From Former Smokers® Campaign sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Smoking and Health.  In its seventh year, the Tips® campaign profiles real people who are living with serious and long-term health consequences from tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure.  Smokers are encouraged to quit for good…