Health & Wellness


Gardeners share seeds, knowledge at annual swap

Gardeners and farmers can share seeds, cuttings and knowledge at the Annual Seed and Scion Swap on Jan. 22 at the Decatur Library.

DeKalb woman shares polio journey at History Center’s Lunch and Learn

Shelia Wilkins Harkleroad will share her life story of growing up with polio in Decatur and DeKalb County at the Jan. 17 Lunch and Learn at the DeKalb History Center.

Forums seek to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in DeKalb, Fulton

Adults and youth can participate in interactive groups at the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority’s Community Health Forums on HIV/AIDS on Jan. 26 in Decatur and Feb. 2 in Atlanta.

Homeowners urged to test for cancer-causing radon

Exposure to radon in indoor air is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and public health agencies are urging all residents to test their homes during National Radon Action Month.

GPTC pins 19 graduates as LPNs

Nineteen students participated in Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s official “pinning ceremony” in December as its 2016 Class of Licensed Practical Nurse Graduates.

8 students get first white lab coats

Eight Cedar Grove High students have earned medical credentials as part of the Reach One Each One High School Youth Medical Mentoring Program at Grady Memorial Hospital in conjunction with the Morehouse School of Medicine and the Emory School of ...

ACA enrollment help as Jan. 31 deadline looms

DeKalb Medical has partnered with Insure Georgia and the DeKalb County Chapter of 100 Black Men of America to offer free assistance to residents who want to understand their insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.

Kick-start 2017 resolutions with KP’s free classes

Residents who made New Year’s resolutions to move more and improve their eating habits can get help at free Kaiser Permanente health and wellness classes at the Panola Medical Center in Lithonia.

Lifesaving drug for opioid overdoses now available over the counter

Gov. Nathan Deal has expanded access to a lifesaving drug, naloxone, for overdoses in an effort to stem the tide of the opioid epidemic.

Drowsy driving involved in more than one in five fatal crashes

Drivers who miss one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period nearly double their risk for a crash, new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows.

Aim for safer, healthier lifestyle in new year

Individuals and families can work to make 2017 their healthiest year with tips from the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

State injury prevention programs share $1.2 million in grants

Child passenger and older driver safety efforts are among five injury prevention programs sharing $1.2 million in grants from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

Blood donors needed for holiday season

Eligible donors are encouraged to add “give blood” to their holiday checklist to help the American Red Cross meet the constant need for blood this winter. Donors with all blood types are needed now to help patients, and as a ...

Fire Rescue seeks donations of new smoke alarms

For community-minded gift-giving this holiday season, residents, organizations and businesses can drop off new smoke alarms through Dec. 23 at any DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department station to help keep their neighbors safe.

Low-cost family planning service at health center

DeKalb residents have access to contraceptive services, supplies and information through the Family Planning Program at the Board of Health’s Clifton Springs Health Center.