Health & Wellness


Walk raises depression awareness

A Journey to Serenity Walk is taking place Oct. 26 in Lithonia Community Park to raise awareness about depression.

Alzheimer’s study needs seniors

Healthy seniors who are 65 years and older can sign up to participate in a TOMMORROW clinical trial that is studying the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

Emory Web site to serve as resource on Ebola screening, care

Emory Healthcare has created www.emoryhealthcare.org/ebolaprep as a resource for health care organizations seeking best practices for safe and effective screening, diagnosis and treatment for patients with Ebola virus disease.

Students from Ebola hot spots need CDC approval for school

DeKalb Schools will not enroll students from Ebola hot spots in West Africa or the United States without proper documentation from the CDC that they’re unaffected by the virus.

Board of Health hosts forum on deadly disease to fight fear with facts

DeKalb Board of Health officials hoping to calm the community’s growing jitters about the Ebola virus hosted a question-and-answer forum about the deadly disease on Oct. 14

Dallas nurse becomes Emory’s fourth Ebola patient

A nurse who cared for an Ebola patient at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas is now Emory University Hospital’s fourth Ebola patient.

Ebola information session in Decatur Oct. 14

Residents will get information on efforts to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus on Oct. 14 in a community education session at the Manuel Maloof Auditorium in downtown Decatur.

Breast cancer awareness event

“Think Pink” is the theme of the Greater Lithonia Chamber of Commerce annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon taking place Oct. 15 at This Is It restaurant in Lithonia.

Atlanta Bike Challenge under way

DeKalb residents can participate in the Atlanta Bike Challenge through Oct. 19 and cycle to work.

DeKalb Medical implements Ebola plan

In the wake of the Ebola virus case that was diagnosed in Dallas, DeKalb Medical has implemented an Ebola preparedness plan to identify, isolate and treat patients who may be in need of care.

Georgia Perimeter bans tobacco use

Georgia Perimeter College is now tobacco-free.

Candlelight vigil for mental health

Friends and family members of mental health patients can join advocates for an Oct. 9 candlelight vigil at the Decatur Square Bandstand.

Grant to help reduce infant deaths

The Center for Black Women’s Wellness has a $532,933 grant to reduce infant mortality and improve women’s health.

Millions infected with chronic hepatitis and don’t know it

Viral hepatitis is often a silent disease, and many are unaware of their risk or of being infected until many years later.

U.S. children missing out on recommended preventive care

Millions of children in the United States are not getting recommended preventive care, the CDC says in its Sept. 10 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Supplement.