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The Lone Star Tick is the most common tick in Georgia. Image from The Georgia Department of Public Health

Ticks Among Us

Heather Neal - Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 8:37am

The experts are saying that it is a bad year for ticks. Which really means that the ticks are having a banner year and their prey are having a bad year. Nancy Hinkle, a veterinary entomologist at the University of...

image courtesy CDC.gov maps WNV to date for 2012

Steps to Prevent West Nile Virus

Heather Neal - Friday, September 7, 2012 - 6:27am

Ticks aren’t the only parasite to benefit from an unusually mild winter. Mosquitos are abundant this year and so is one disease in particular that they carry, West Nile. It is already the worst year on record for the...

The Future Files

Heather Neal - Friday, November 30, 2012 - 7:03am

This month, GPB aired an original production highlighting STEM advancements around the state, The Future Files. This exciting, new series looks at the future of science, technology and medicine in a smart and fast-...

Dr. Sandy says: Immunizations are not just for kids: Adults need them, too.

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 12:34pm

Immunizations are not just for kids: adults need them, too. Here’s why. Each year, more than 50,000 adults die from vaccine preventable diseases in the United States, proof that adults also need them. The CDC’s...

CDC Junior Disease Detective Camp

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, March 8, 2013 - 5:55am

What are your students doing this summer? (Yes I realize we’re still in the throes of winter, but now is the time to make those summer plans.) What if your students could spend some summer days playing disease...

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Baby Steps In the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, August 9, 2013 - 8:00am

The CDC just released the nation’s latest report card on childhood obesity. For several decades, obesity rates in pre-schoolers rose. Then, from 2003-2008, there seemed to be a plateau. Now, for the first time, many...

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Snowmageddon 2014 2.0? Be Prepared

Heather Neal - Friday, January 31, 2014 - 10:08am

The Internet is a great source of information… accurate or otherwise. I follow a couple of news outlets around town (including our own GPB Facebook page). This afternoon on my lunch break, I checked to see if my...

The CDC Launches New FREE Program in Atlanta!

Jessica Forkel - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 7:57am

According to a national survey conducted by CareerBuilder.com, 37% of workers in South say they've put on weight at their current job. So, what is the solution that could not only make your employees healthy, more...

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