Health & Wellness


Possible case of plague probed

State public health officials and the CDC are investigating a possible case of plague in Georgia in a person who may have been infected while hiking in California.

Hosts sought for Mobile Market

DeKalb Extension is seeking community partners, particularly in South DeKalb, who are interested in hosting new locations for the Mobile Farmers Market.

55,581 Georgia residents use ACA special enrollment period

More than 55,500 Georgia residents selected a health coverage plan through the HealthCare.gov platform using a special enrollment period between Feb. 23 and June 30.

Striders’ 5K for Hope to benefit homeless families

Runners and walkers will pound the pavement for a good cause on Aug. 22 at the 23rd annual 5K for Hope that seeks to end homelessness.

Recovery Consultants receives ACA funding

Faith-based nonprofit Recovery Consultants of Atlanta Inc., which provides peer-led support services to recovering addicts, received $556,667 in Affordable Care Act funding.

Nonprofit MedShare earns 4-star rating

South DeKalb-based nonprofit MedShare International has received the highest fiscal responsibility rating for the 11th consecutive year, placing it in the top 1 percent of all charities.

Prevent food poisoning with safe handling of produce, juice

Safe handling of produce and fresh-squeezed juice is especially important during the summer months because foodborne bacteria multiply faster in warm weather and fresh fruits and vegetables are often consumed raw.

Arabia Mountain Run aids students

Students at Murphey Candler Elementary in Lithonia will benefit from the Arabia Mountain Run on Aug. 16.

NAACP co-hosting Aug. 1 health fair

Free health screenings for hypertension and diabetes will be available on Aug. 1 at the DeKalb NAACP Health Fair at the Gallery at South DeKalb Mall in Decatur.

Preventing bites is key in the fight against mosquito-borne illnesses

Mosquitoes are winging their way into a back yard or home near you and bringing with them potential health risks.

Nutrition tips at programs for kids

Kids and tweens can pick up tips on healthy eating at programs on July 28 and 29 at the Covington Library in Decatur.

Back-to-school services at four health centers

Students can receive immunizations and screenings at the DeKalb Board of Health, which is offering back-to-school services and extended hours.

GEMA recipe contest open to amateur chefs

DeKalb amateur chefs can compete against celebrity chefs in the second annual No Power? No Problem! Recipe Contest.

DeKalb Medical Hillandale marks 10 years of service

DeKalb Medical Hillandale celebrates 10 years of service to South DeKalb on July 18.

Adjust workouts, outdoor activity in summer heat

Fitness buffs, walkers, runners and other athletes who participate in outdoor exercise activity can stay fit while protecting their health during hot summer weather.