Tue., June 11, 2013 12:00pm
Georgia health and emergency officials are using social media to educate the public about preparing for an emergency. The Georgia Department of Public Health and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency plan to host a Twitter chat about emergency preparedness at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Thu., May 30, 2013 11:00am
Health officials in Georgia are warning people to be cautious when participating in health-related phone surveys. The state Department of Public Health says several residents have reported suspicious phone calls. The agency says that in at least five cases the caller claimed to be "from the health department."
Fri., March 22, 2013 2:04pm
State officials are taking aim at childhood obesity by getting kids more physical activity in the classroom. Department of Public Health Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald said Thursday a new program will get elementary students active for 30 minutes a day.
Tue., January 15, 2013 12:20pm
State health officials say the number of people hospitalized with flu symptoms in metro Atlanta has soared in recent weeks, the latest sign of a widespread flu outbreak. The Georgia Department of Public Health reports that 244 people were hospitalized during a recent four-week period in metro Atlanta.
Wed., December 5, 2012 11:00am
The Georgia Department of Public Health says the flu is hitting the state harder and earlier than in previous years. They say the early arrival of the H3N2 flu could mean a severe flu season.
Sat., December 1, 2012 12:00pm
Georgia health officials plan to host a HIV and AIDS Twitter chat to mark World AIDS Day today.
Fri., November 9, 2012 9:48am
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety has given the Georgia Department of Public Health $817,500. The projects are meant to offer technical assistance and resources to partner agencies statewide, develop community support for vehicle safety programs, and help evaluate program efforts.
Wed., October 3, 2012 9:00am
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is giving $2.5 million to the Georgia Department of Public Health to identify HIV-positive patients with treatment.
Tue., October 2, 2012 8:00am
The Georgia Association of School Nurses and the Georgia Department of Public Health are working together to boost immunization among the state's school children. Flu shot clinics will be starting this month at many of the state’s schools.
Wed., June 6, 2012 1:09pm
Georgia hospitals may be required to test all newborns for congenital heart defects.