Health & Wellness


Conyers event promotes breast health

Women – and men – can get information on breast health at a Breast Cancer Awareness Month kickoff event on Oct. 1 at the Rockdale Tennis Pavilion in Conyers.

CDC executive to discuss Zika

CDC Chief of Staff Carmen Villar will discuss the Zika virus and infectious diseases on Sept. 29 at the general membership meeting of the DeKalb Chamber.

Oakhurst, Atlanta-based nonprofit land tech grants

Stone Mountain-based Oakhurst Medical Centers Inc. and Recovery Consultants of Atlanta Inc. in Decatur have been awarded funding totaling $114,007 for IT enhancements.

Free rapid HIV testing available

The DeKalb Board of Health is offering free and confidential Rapid HIV Oraquick testing with same-day results on Oct. 4 at the Redan-Trotti Library in Lithonia.

Health Ministry hosts 5K run/walk, wellness fest

Individuals and families can participate in Saint Philip AME’s 5K run/walk and Wellness Festival on Oct. 1.

Newly minted citizens take oath at GPTC

Sixteen new U.S. citizens took the oath of allegiance in a naturalization ceremony at Georgia Piedmont Technical College in Clarkston.

Lithonia Farmers market season ends Sept.18

Fresh fruits and vegetables will be available on Sept. 18 at the Lithonia Farmers Market, the last market day of the season.

Hillandale hosting Ladies’ Night Out

Moms, sisters and best friends can celebrate Women’s Health Month on Sept. 22 at DeKalb Medical at Hillandale in Lithonia.

Observance raises childhood obesity awareness

Childhood obesity is a major public health problem, and about one of every five children in the United States has obesity.

Resource Fair offers seniors health, service and other options

Seniors, their families and caregivers can attend the Senior Resource Fair 2016 on Sept. 22 at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Decatur.

Menopause awareness event on Sept. 25

Women and men can learn more about menopause at “Celebrating the Change” on Sept. 25 at Cosmic Energy Fitness Center in Northlake Mall.

DeKalb Medical program focuses on issues of aging

Experts will address senior concerns at Navigating the Issues of Aging on Sept. 22 at DeKalb Medical at North Decatur.

Teens, fruits, veggies – a winning trio

Parents and caregivers can show teens how to eat healthy by consuming more produce for “Fruits and Veggies – More Matters” Month in September.

Individuals, communities can prepare for disasters

National Preparedness Month is all the more significant this year for Georgians as historic floods strike Louisiana, hurricane activity develops in the Atlantic and Gulf Coast areas, and the Zika virus becomes a growing concern in nearly every community in ...

Emergency preparedness class at Stonecrest Library

DeKalb households can learn how to get ready for emergencies on Sept. 19 at the Stonecrest Library in Lithonia.