Health & Wellness


Nutrition Month promotes diet rich in fruits, veggies

Young and old can find help to make better food and beverage choices as National Nutrition Month shines a spotlight on eating a healthy diet and being physically active.

ROSE Atlanta drop-in clinic provides breast-feeding support

Mothers, moms-to-be and families with questions about breast-feeding can get answers at ROSE Atlanta’s free drop-in support clinic, Baby Cafe, on the Greenforest Community Baptist Church campus.

Living Well workshops target chronic disease

Residents struggling with symptoms of chronic illness can attend the Living Well: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program beginning March 22 at the Scott Candler Library in Decatur.

Spring rains bring risk of flooding

Georgians can learn about their risks and prepare for the possibility of flooding this spring as the state observes Flood Safety Preparedness Week through March 18.

$25,000 UPS grant to help fund Wellspring Living program for sex trafficking survivors

Sex trafficking survivors and at-risk women will benefit from a $25,000 UPS Foundation grant to the Atlanta-based nonprofit Wellspring Living Inc.

HIV infections in Ga. drop 6 percent each year from 2008 to 2014

HIV infections in Georgia have dropped 6 percent each year from 2008 to 2014, a recent CDC analysis shows. Georgia is among eight states whose infection rate dropped significantly during the six-year period. The Georgia Department of Public Health attributes ...

Morehouse School of Medicine to discuss health issues affecting seniors

Residents 55 and older can participate in a Seniors First! discussion on senior health issues on March 14 at the Redan-Trotti Library in Lithonia.

‘America Walks DeKalb Walks’ events promote physical activity

Millennials, seniors, churches, HOAs, organizations, businesses, schools and others can take steps toward good health at “America Walks DeKalb Walks” events throughout March.

Town hall meeting to discuss potential effect of ACA repeal

Residents concerned about the potential effect of the repeal of the Affordable Care Act can attend a town hall meeting on March 18 at Fire Station No. 25 in Stone Mountain.

Mentor for young moms receives Servant’s Heart Award

DeKalb Board of Health employee Kassie Bennett has received the Servant’s Heart Award from Georgia first lady Sandra Deal for her work as an advocate and mentor for young mothers and moms-to-be.

Puberty Rocks! sessions for adolescents at two DeKalb Medical campuses

Tweens, teens and their parents can attend DeKalb Medical’s Puberty Rocks! sessions on March 9 in Decatur and Lithonia.

KP Panola offers weight loss support class

Residents who are struggling to lose weight or seeking to maintain a healthy weight can attend free classes at Kaiser Permanente Georgia’s Panola Medical Center in Lithonia.

Omega Psi Phi donates winter gloves, hats to Women’s Resource Center

Members of the Kappa Alpha Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. have delivered 50 hat, glove and scarf sets to the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence in Decatur for use by its clients.

Clothing drive underway for families served by refugee clinic

DeKalb residents are urged to “share what you don’t wear” with disadvantaged families by donating items to the DeKalb Board of Health’s ongoing clothing drive.

40 million Americans have hearing damage from loud noise

One in four U.S. adults who say their hearing is good or excellent actually has hearing damage, and much of the damage is from loud sounds encountered during everyday activities at home and in the community.