Health & Wellness


GA health centers land ACA grants

Three Georgia health centers have been awarded $750,000 in Affordable Care Act funding to support facility improvements.

Forum on Ebola crisis to focus on care, fundraising relief

The “Real Doc Hollywood” Neil Shulman will be the featured panelist at a discussion of the Ebola crisis and new therapy approaches at the Decatur Recreation Center on Sept. 4 in Decatur.

Blood drive for Sickle Cell Month

Residents who donate blood or platelets during September in honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month will get a coupon for a free haircut at participating Sport Clips locations.

Healthcare Marketplace still enrolling some

Nearly 148,000 uninsured adults in Georgia are still eligible to enroll in health coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace through a special enrollment period.

Ebola patients go home, grateful for recovery

Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, both missionaries who were being treated at Emory University Hospital for infection by the deadly Ebola virus, have been released from the hospital.

New gym hosts Friends and Family Day

Adults and kids can sample exercise and fitness classes on Aug. 23 at Results Central’s Hairston Road facility in Decatur.

Free screenings, job interviews at fair

Free health screenings and job opportunities will be available on Aug. 16 at DeKalb Commissioner Stan Watson’s Health, Wellness and Job Fair at the House of Hope/Greater Travelers Rest Church in Decatur.

Two deaths among 29 TB cases at Atlanta homeless shelters

Twenty-nine cases of tuberculosis associated with four homeless shelters in downtown Atlanta have been confirmed through July 31 this year.

Volunteers at homeless shelters urged to get testing for TB

On Aug. 5, Ethel Ware Carter, associate director of the Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta, sent the following email to member churches in Atlanta.

Input on state health budget sought

Residents can voice their opinions on how state Department of Public Health resources should be used at an Aug. 12 public budget hearing in Atlanta.

Ebola patients responding to treatment at Emory hospital

When two Americans infected with the Ebola virus in the outbreak in West Africa arrived at Emory University Hospital, an international crisis landed on DeKalb County’s doorstep.

Farm to Preschool grants available

Child care centers in DeKalb and 10 other counties have until Aug. 29 to apply for Farm to Preschool grants.

Massage therapist to teach techniques

Licensed massage therapist Cindy Stark Reid will teach self-massage techniques to improve health on Aug. 13 at the Decatur Library.

Board of Health offers one-stop shop for back-to-school service

Children entering child care, Head Start, pre-k, middle school, college or a Georgia school for the first time can get a range of back-to-school services from the DeKalb Board of Health.

Moonlight Mountain Hike at Panola

Pull on some sturdy boots and take a Moonlight Mountain Hike on Aug. 9 at Panola Mountain State Park in Stockbridge.