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DeKalb swim season kicks off May 28

Get those bathing suits and trunks ready – DeKalb's 2016 swim season is scheduled to open on May 28, Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial start of summer fun.

Motor vehicle crash deaths costly, preventable

More than 30,000 people are killed in motor vehicle crashes each year in the United States, and the CDC says they are costly but preventable.

Maximize health benefits of swimming, minimize risks

Swimming and other water-related activities are good ways to get in the physical activity needed for a healthy life.

KP theater teaches healthy eating, exercising

Kids 5 to 12 can find out "What's in That Lunch Anyway?!?" on June 6 at the Flat Shoals Library in Decatur.

Breast health seminar at Clarkston Library

Learn how to do a breast self-exam and find out options for a free or low-cost mammogram on June 1 at the Clarkston Library.

DeKalb Board of Health achieves national accreditation

The DeKalb Board of Health has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board, one of fewer than 200 health departments nationally that have been awarded accreditation through PHAB.

Diabetes and fitness class on May 24

Residents with diabetes can get fitness tips at a free workshop on May 24 at DeKalb Extension in Decatur.

New moms get Safe to Sleep tips

Every new mother leaving a birthing hospital in Georgia will take home with their newborn a package of potentially lifesaving resources and educational materials.

June workshops offer teen moms parenting skills

Expectant and new teen mothers can learn and hone their parenting skills at four Saturday parenting workshops in June.Expectant and new teen mothers can learn and hone their parenting skills at four Saturday parenting workshops in June.

Hepatitis C deaths underscore need for testing and treatment

Hepatitis C kills more Americans each year than any other infectious disease, underscoring the need for testing and treatment, especially for baby boomers.

Class provides tips to prepare for Ramadan

Certified health and wellness coach Laila Qadira Yamini of Stone Mountain will present “Glow With Ramadan All Year Long! How to Maintain Good Health While Fasting” on May 21 at the Clarkston Library.

June workshops offer teen moms parenting skills

Expectant and new teen mothers can learn and hone their parenting skills at four Saturday parenting workshops in June

Memory, aging focus of seminar

The workings of the brain will be the subject of a May 21 Memory and Aging Seminar at the Clarkston Library.

Meal planning help for older residents

Residents 55 and older can attend “Healthy Eating: The Power of Planning a Meal” on May 19 at the Redan-Trotti Library in Lithonia.

Ballot questions to raise awareness on key issues

Democrats voting in the May 24 primary can let their party know their support for Medicaid expansion, family leave, protection for the state’s rivers and streams, and making it easier for all Georgians who are legal and permanent residents to ...

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