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This Week in GeorgiaGov: Health

Sponsors Needed for Summer Food Service Program

February 15, 2013

Yesterday, President Obama highlighted Georgia's pre-Kindergarten program. DECAL administers the program and works to meet the needs of Georgia’s children and their families.

Flu Season in Georgia

January 7, 2013

Georgia health officials and the CDC are reporting a growing flu season in the United States.

Understanding Mental Illness

December 27, 2012

Following the tragedies in Newtown, Conn. and Webster, N.Y., there has been an increase in discussion of mental health and illness.

Improving the Health of Georgia's Youngest Learners

December 19, 2012

Childhood obesity in Georgia is reaching an epidemic level. As many schools are scaling back their participation in the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, Georgia is providing incentives to schools to serve better food to students. 

Preparing for Flu Season

October 18, 2012

During an average flu season, the Department of Public Health reports, 36,000 Americans die and more than 200,000 suffer complications that lead to hospital visits. With flu season starting this month, the department offers you tips to keep your family healthy.

Recognizing Concussions

August 23, 2012

There are about 3.9 million concussion cases per year throughout the U.S. Make sure you know how to recognize the symptoms of a concussion and how to respond when you suspect injury.

Confronting Childhood Obesity

June 12, 2012

Fight childhood obesity with Georgia SHAPE from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Finding a Doctor

March 27, 2012

Learn what resources state and federal agencies offer to help you find a doctor.