Health & Wellness


Walk of HEROes sign-up now open

Walkers, runners, team captains, sponsors, vendors, donors and volunteers can register for the 8th Annual Walk of HEROes 5K that benefits clients of the DeKalb Community Service Board.

Let’s Move! DeKalb expo coming up

Families can learn how to stay healthy at the fourth annual Let’s Move! DeKalb/Back to School Fitness Fun Day on July 26 at Exchange Park Intergenerational Center in Decatur.

New immunization requirements for tween, teen students

Preteens and teens now have new mandatory immunization requirements for the 2014-2015 school year that begins Aug. 11.

Oakhurst Medical, Walgreens and Compassionate Nurses Inc. will offer screenings for hypertension and blood sugar at the expo.

The new school year is just around the corner, and preparing for the back-to-school rituals can be hectic and stressful on parents.

Don’t leave kids unattended in parked cars

Leaving kids unattended in a parked car is a bad idea, and the DeKalb Board of Health has launched a “Beat the Heat” awareness campaign to remind parents and caregivers never to do it.

Web resource center offers heart-healthy recipes, meal plans

A heart-healthy nutrition resource is just a click away for residents concerned about heart disease and stroke.

Role of urban farming to be explored

Information about urban farming and sustainability will be available at Add Seed Day on July 12 at the Decatur Library.

Precautions can help reduce the odds of fatal lightning strike

Georgia is among the top 10 states with the most lightning deaths and injuries, and the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers precautions to take to lower your risk of being hit.

Guard against mosquito bites to avoid the West Nile virus

Warm weather and standing water are the perfect recipe for breeding mosquitoes. The pesky little insects not only bite, they also carry disease, including the West Nile virus, and they can spread the disease to humans.

Two ‘DeKalb Walks’ projects OK’d

Two “DeKalb Walks For the Health of It” initiatives have been approved by the DeKalb Board of Commissioners.

Grants provide legal aid to victims

Atlanta Legal Aid Society and eight other nonprofits have been awarded $2,071,474 in grants to provide civil legal services for victims of domestic violence.

Two ‘DeKalb Walks’ projects OK’d

Two “DeKalb Walks For the Health of It” initiatives have been approved by the DeKalb Board of Commissioners.

Free rapid tests for National HIV Testing Day

Free rapid HIV testing will be available on June 28 with Recovery Consultants in Decatur in observance of National HIV Testing Day, which will be June 27.

Chikungunya case confirmed in Georgia

The first human case of chikungunya, a disease spread through mosquito bites, has been confirmed in Georgia.

5K raises awareness about youth issues

Kid and adults can take part in the 5K Run Walk 4 Youth on June 28 at Stone Mountain Park to raise awareness about high school dropout rates, childhood obesity, and juvenile deliquency.