Health & Wellness


Dental sealant and water fluoridation, handy tools in fighting dental decay in children

Children ages 6-11 are at high risk of tooth decay, and a CDC study finds 21 percent of them had at least one cavity in their permanent teeth. Throughout February, as National Children's Dental Health Month, parents, caregivers and kids ...

DeKalb Medical Cancer Center patients take part in cutting-edge trial

Patients at the DeKalb Medical Cancer Center are participating in a cutting-edge clinical trial that uses targeted drugs to treat cancers based on each tumor’s specific mutations.

HIV Clock sculpture to track metro Atlanta's infection rate

AID Atlanta, AHF erect HIV Clock to alert public to HIV epidemic in metro Atlanta and Georgia

DeKalb teens can vie for prom package in contest targeting teen dating violence

DeKalb teens can vie to win a luxury prom package from DeKalb County Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling's office by entering a contest to create a catchy public service message targeting teen dating violence. The inaugural contest, which is part of the ...

Early childhood health program rolls out in Clarkston

Children newborn to 5 years old in Clarkston will benefit from the Eat. Move. Talk! program of the Georgia Department of Public Health and its partners.

DPH warns of potential phone scam

Residents are urged to be “extremely cautious” when participating in health-related telephone surveys as the Georgia Department of Public Health fields complaints about suspicious calls.

$6 donation to Wall of Hearts buys meal for a senior

Donors can honor a senior loved one by contributing $6 to Senior Connections’ Wall of Hearts give-back campaign through March 16.

Free screenings at prostate cancer seminar

Free prostate screenings will be available on Feb. 18 at Omega Psi Phi headquarters on Snapfinger Parkway in Decatur.

Preparedness is key to staying safe in severe weather

Severe weather has already impacted residents across the state in 2017, and Gov. Nathan Deal and GEMA are calling on Georgians to educate themselves and understand weather-related threats.

Summit addresses HIV/AIDS epidemic in black communities

Black HIV/AIDS activists from across the country convened in Washington on Feb. 2-4 to develop an agenda to end the epidemic that disproportionately impacts African Americans.

Register through Feb. 12 for Ray of Hope free optometry clinic

Appointment registration is open through Feb. 12 for Ray of Hope Christian Church’s free optometry clinic at its Family Life Center.

DeKalb shares in $166,000 mini grant for child safety seats

DeKalb County will share in a $166,000 Child Passenger Safety Mini Grant funded by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to purchase car seats.

Free rapid HIV testing at library

Free rapid HIV testing will be available on Feb. 8 at the Clarkston Library.

Older Adults Cabinet seeks to improve well-being of senior residents

Gov. Nathan Deal has created Georgia’s Older Adults Cabinet, a committee working to enhance the state’s capacity to serve its senior residents.

Love Run 5K raises awareness, funds for domestic violence survivors

Runners can support Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month by participating in DeKalb District Attorney Sherry Boston’s second annual Love Run 5K on Feb. 25 in downtown Decatur.