Health & Wellness


Free screenings at 'My Year of Restoration' health fair

Residents can get free basic screenings on July 2 at the "My Year of Restoration" health fair at C&S Movement Church in Decatur.

Zumba classes mix fun, fitness

Fun meets fitness at high-energy Zumba classes on June 27 at the Clarkston and Stone Mountain library branches.

Disparity, decline in substance use disorder treatment facilities

Counties with a higher number of black residents are disproportionately impacted by the decline of public substance use disorder treatment facilities.

More men using family planning services

More men are using family planning services, but they are still a small percentage of users.

Kids class on DeKalb water supply

Kids 8 to 12 years old can learn all about DeKalb's water supply on June 27 at the Stonecrest Library. Water Works, part of the On Your Mark series, begins at 1 p.m.

Emory awarded $35.6 million grant to research HIV/AIDS vaccine, cure

Emory University has been awarded a $35.6 million grant to research an HIV/AIDS vaccine and cure.

Free rapid HIV testing available

Free rapid HIV testing will be available for residents 18 and older on June 21 and June 22 at DeKalb Public Library branches in Lithonia and Clarkston.

Diabetes workshop at DeKalb Medical

Residents with diabetes and caregivers can attend a workshop on June 21 at DeKalb Medical at North Decatur.

Volunteer drivers needed to transport seniors

Volunteer drivers are needed transport DeKalb seniors to medical appointments.

Initiative targets men to make better health a priority

Encourage the men and boys in your life to make their health a priority as the nation observes Men's Health Week on June 13-19.

Free meals for students during summer break

Any DeKalb County public school student under 18 can participate free of charge in the Seamless Summer Feeding Program.

Mumferd promotes exercise

Kids 3 to 8 can learn along with Mumferd as he discovers the importance of physical activity on June 18 at the Redan-Trotti Library in Lithonia.

DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market making stops throughout the county

Families in low-income communities throughout the county can get affordable, regionally grown fresh fruits and vegetables at upcoming DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market stops.

Resources guide for families impacted by addiction

Families impacted by the heroin and opioid epidemic now have access to the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Toolkit.

First sexually transmitted Zika case confirmed in Ga.

The first sexually transmitted case of Zika virus in Georgia has been confirmed.