Tue., January 29, 2013 9:02am
The Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness has investigated several outbreaks of the gastrointestinal disease associated with food service establishments in the county, which is home to Atlanta.
Mon., October 8, 2012 2:10pm
Columbus is considering opening a medical clinic for city employees in an effort to put a lid on rising healthcare costs. The city’s mayor says costs are rising nearly 10 percent a year
Thu., October 4, 2012 6:21pm
Georgia health officials are helping to notify more than 150 people who may have received steroids produced by a firm tied to a meningitis outbreak.
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.
Thu., September 27, 2012 6:47pm
Emory University and other Atlanta partners are launching a new autism research center using an $8.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The Autism Center of Excellence will bring together more than 25 researchers and physicians in eight laboratories.
Tue., September 25, 2012 4:01pm
Schools want to serve more local produce to kids, but Georgia farmers are not equipped to meet the demand.
Tue., September 25, 2012 7:37am
A professor at Georgia Tech and Emory University, along with colleagues in California, is developing iPhone technology designed for parents to photograph or video their child's eardrum, and then send images to a physician. It would require a software application and a hardware attachment called Remotoscope.
Wed., September 19, 2012 10:00am
A new report forecasts a sharp rise in obesity in every American state over the next 20 years. Georgia is projected to remain in the middle of the pack. In Georgia, the analysis found that 53.9 percent of adults would be obese, up from 28 percent now.
Mon., September 17, 2012 6:00am
Georgians will soon have an opportunity to sign onto a landmark national cancer study that will help researchers further unravel what causes or contributes to cancer. The American Cancer Society is starting its third long-range research project, and organizers want about 10,000 Georgians on board.
Mon., September 10, 2012 5:00am
Labor Day has barely passed, marking the unofficial end of summer. Yet public health officials and doctors’ offices are already pushing flu shots, telling patients it’s not too early to get vaccinated.