Health & Wellness


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.

Alternative yoga class offers nutrition, exercise tips

Adult patrons can pick up nutrition and exercise tips on March 4 at PraiseMoves DeKalb: An Alternative to Yoga at the Stonecrest Library.

Gardening class on spring, summer vegetables

Gardeners itching to get their hands dirty can attend Vegetables to Plant in Spring/Vegetables to Plant in Summer on Feb. 28 at the Decatur Library.

March 4 deadline to register for Neon 5K Fun Run

Registration is open through March 4 for DeKalb County’s Neon 5K Fun Run at Mason Mill Park in Decatur.

Public comments sought on Babies Can’t Wait grant application

Early intervention providers, parents and members of the general public can participate in a 60-day comment period on the grant application and revised policy for the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Babies Can’t Wait program.

Free screenings, exercise and nutrition demos at health fair

Free medical screenings and exercise and nutrition demonstrations will be available on March 4 at the “Living Healthier in 2017” Health Fair at Welcome Friend Baptist Church in Ellenwood.