Health & Wellness


Nurse of the Year nominations due

Colleagues, peers and patients have until Aug. 1 to nominate an outstanding nurse for the seventh annual Georgia March of Dimes 2016 Nurse of the Year Awards.

Oakhurst health fair offers free screenings and immunizations

Kids can get free immunizations and school screenings at Oakhurst Medical Centers Inc.'s Health Fair & Family Fun Day on July 30.

DeKalb firefighters volunteer at camp for young burn victims

A DeKalb firefighter who volunteers at the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation’s camp for young burn victims attended the camp as a child recovering from his injuries.

Free HIV tests at Clarkston Library

Free rapid HIV testing will be available on July 27 at the Clarkston Library.

World Hepatitis Day observance focuses on elimination

Millions of people across the globe are expected to observe World Hepatitis Day on July 28, urging action to eradicate the disease by 2030.

District 3, NAACP hosting health fair

Adults and children can get free screenings at the annual health fair on Aug. 6 presented by the DeKalb NAACP and District 3 Commissioner Larry Johnson.

Protect your health when temperatures are high

It's hot out there, and the Georgia Department of Public Health is reminding residents to avoid prolonged exposure to the heat and sun and to limit strenuous outdoor activity to prevent heat-related illness.

Healthy Lifestyle Choices for tweens

Kids 9 to 13 can pick up tips on health and safety on July 20 at the Redan-Trotti Library in Lithonia.

Learn basics of tai chi at Flat Shoals Library

Participants will learn the basics of the ancient art of tai chi on July 23 at the Flat Shoals Library in Decatur.

300,000 children in U.S. have arthritis

Nearly 300,000 children in the United States have arthritis, and July is the month devoted to raising awareness for their cause.

AGA physicians named 'Top Doctors'

Dr. John Suh and Dr. Norman Elliott from Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates have been named “Top Doctors” for the metro area in Atlanta magazine's July issue.

KES Community Day of Inclusion on July 16

Families and individuals can share in the food and fun at KES Day Inc.'s 13th annual Community Day of Inclusion on July 16 at the Redan Recreation Center.

Cheddar the Fire Dog to help teach fire safety

Kids 5 to 13 years old can learn about fire safety with DeKalb County Fire and Rescue's Cheddar the Fire Dog on July 12 at the Gresham Library.

Self-defense class at Flat Shoals Library

Learn the basics of self-defense on July 9 at the Flat Shoals Library in Decatur.

Only half of adults ages 50-75 are up-to-date on colorectal cancer screening

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer for men and women in the United States, but it doesn’t have to be.