Health & Wellness


Travel-related case of Zika virus disease confirmed in state

The first travel-related case of Zika virus in Georgia has been confirmed.

Town hall meetings on childhood vaccines

Environmentalist Robert Kennedy Jr.; Michelle Ford, founder of the Vaccine Injury Awareness League; and Nation of Islam Minister Tony Muhammad are guest speakers at town hall meetings in Decatur and Atlanta on childhood vaccinations, autism and the CDC.

Update on DeKalb health

Teen pregnancy and youth smoking rates have declined in DeKalb over the past five years, but gun-related hospitalizations and homicides and women’s coronary health remain challenges.

Emory gets $9.7 million for drug development aimed at viral threats

Emory University has been awarded a $9.7 million contract to develop drugs to treat infections caused by emerging and man-made viral threats.

Grady settles deaf man’s claim

A deaf patient who was treated in Grady Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Care Center will be awarded $5,000 as the hospital agrees to resolve alleged violations of Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act by failing to ensure effective communication.

Three churches offering free gym time

Three South DeKalb churches – Stronghold Christian, Memorial Drive Presbyterian and Bethesda Cathedral – are opening their indoor exercise facilities to the public for free classes and gym times in partnership with the DeKalb Board of Health.

Biomarkers discovery may influence drug design, cancer care

GSU researchers have discovered biomarkers that may influence drug design and alternative treatments for cancer.

There’s no wealth without health – make yourself a priority

You’re busy. I know, I know. I’m busy, too. We’re all busy. We are so busy that we tend to make decisions that put our health and well-being on the back burner.

Line dance for fun, fitness, fellowship

Elfreda Smith has been training clients to be fit since 1997 and she knows a thing or two about what motivates adults to keep exercising.

‘Jay the Dreamer’ brings passion to tap dancing

Jay White is a Renaissance man. He is an entrepreneur, artist, performer and author.

Hip Hop Nanas connect generations

Senella Watson and her dancing buddies met in a line-dancing class at the Lou Walker Senior Center in Lithonia in 2009.

Tips for a safe and healthy life

Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables and whole grains every day.

Komen raises concerns over mammogram recommendations

Susan G. Komen President and CEO Judy Salerno says women and their doctors should be the final decision-makers when it comes to breast cancer screening as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issues recommendations that would raise the recommended age ...

Traumatic brain injury study uses induced hypothermia in treatment

Some traumatic brain injury patients admitted to Grady Memorial Hospital may be eligible to participate in a trial involving induced hypothermia.Some traumatic brain injury patients admitted to Grady Memorial Hospital may be eligible to participate in a trial involving induced ...

Seed swap features garden blogger

Author, garden blogger and heirloom plant expert Ira Wallace will speak at the fourth annual Seed and Scion Swap on Jan. 23 at the Decatur Library.