Health & Wellness


Unsecured loads falling on highways can cause deadly accidents

Debris on U.S. roadways was involved in more than 200,000 crashes during the past four years. More than 500 deaths and about 39,000 injuries have been attributed to road debris-related crashes between 2011 and 2014.

Advocates organize for NAMI Walk

Mental health advocates and supporters can attend NAMI Georgia and NAMI DeKalb kickoff events on Aug. 26 and Aug. 29 in Decatur for the annual fundraising walk.

Study links gut bacteria, obesity

Georgia State researcher Andrew Gewirtz has received a four-year, $1.8 million federal grant to study how changes in intestinal bacteria could lead to obesity and metabolic syndrome.

3-D mammography now at Hillandale

Radiologists at the DeKalb Medical Hillandale Campus now have use of a 3-D mammography machine.

Working or volunteering may reduce functional limitations in older adults

Working or volunteering can reduce the chances of chronic health conditions leading to physical disability in older Americans, a new study shows.

WIC Farmers' Markets for qualified recipients

Qualified WIC recipients can shop at WIC Farmers' Markets hosted by the DeKalb Board of Health on Aug. 18-19 and on Aug. 25-26.

Stay up-to-date on vaccinations

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and it serves as a reminder that people of all ages require timely vaccinations to protect their health.

Caregivers Conference follow-up at Lou Walker Senior Center

Seniors and other interested residents can learn about types of care on Aug. 24 at the Lou Walker Senior Center's Caregivers Conference Part 2: Respite, Palliative & Hospice Care.

Board of Health seeking social media ambassadors

Teenagers and adults have until midnight on Aug. 11 to apply to become social media ambassadors for the DeKalb Board of Health.

Racial, ethnic disparities in controlling high cholesterol

Racial and ethnic disparities persist, particularly among African-Americans, in control and treatment of high cholesterol. A research study by the Association of Black Cardiologists reveals black consumer attitudes on treatment as well as consumer misperceptions reported on the effectiveness of ...

Zika vaccine would likely protect against diverse strains

Vaccination against a single strain of Zika virus would likely protect against diverse strains. Zika virus infection is caused by one virus serotype, a study conducted by investigators from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National ...

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus found in DeKalb neighborhoods

DeKalb County residents are being asked to guard against mosquito bites after mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus have been found in Decatur, Clarkston, Stone Mountain, Tucker and other metro neighborhoods.

Health insurance options remain affordable, HHS says

Georgia consumers will continue to have affordable health insurance options in 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says. Open Enrollment for 2017 Marketplace health insurance starts Nov. 1, 2016, and coverage can start as soon as Jan. ...

DHS grants to help older adults live more independently

Metro Atlantans will have greater access to cost-effective technologies that allow older residents to lead safer, more independent lives courtesy of Georgia Department of Human Services grants.

'Living Well With Heart Failure' at KP Panola

A registered dietitian and a clinical pharmacy specialist will present "Living Well With Heart Failure" on Aug. 10 at Kaiser Permanente Panola Medical Center in Lithonia.