Health & Wellness


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.

Peace in Streets fest, fun walk in Lithonia

A fun walk and festival in downtown Lithonia on July 18 supports youth and promotes peace in the schools and communities

Groups receive funds to fight HIV

Recovery Consultants of Atlanta Inc. in Decatur is among five Georgia community-based organizations and 90 nationwide sharing in $216 million over five years to deliver effective HIV prevention strategies to those at greatest risk, including people of color, men who ...

DaVita to pay $450 million to settle claims of wasteful dosing practices

Denver-based DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc., one of the largest providers of dialysis services in the United States, has agreed to pay $450 million to resolve claims that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly creating unnecessary waste in administering ...

Volunteers target human trafficking in ‘Post It Up’ campaign

More than 100 volunteers participated in the launch of the “Post It Up” DeKalb campaign, posting notices in over 400 businesses with the National Human Trafficking Hotline number for victims and as a resource for residents.

Food, cultural fest at First Afrikan

Cultural and food vendors and sponsors are needed for the “Healthy Food, Healthy Living and a Healthy Community” celebration on July 11 at First Afrikan Church in Lithonia.

Pet restraints are good travel idea

More than one in three motorists admits to never restraining their pet while riding in the car, leading to added distractions for the driver and increased dangers for all passengers, including pets.