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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.

Setting Up a Health Insurance Exchange

September 18, 2012

By November 16, state officials will need to inform the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services whether Georgia plans to establish its own health insurance exchange, a decision that will at last offer some clarity about the Affordable Care Act's implementation.

Recognizing Concussions

August 23, 2012

Concussions are among the most common sport- and recreation-related injuries reported in children and adolescents, and aggregate concussion cases number some 3.9 million per year throughout the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates.

More School Nurses On Hand This Year

August 8, 2012

Starting this year, students will see more school nurses in their front office clinics. Under new legislation, public schools must now supply at least one nurse for every 750 elementary school students and one for every 1,500 middle and high school students.

Confronting Childhood Obesity

June 12, 2012

To confront increasing incidence of childhood obesity, Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Department of Public Health have introduced Georgia SHAPE, an initiative that promotes childhood wellness.

Finding a Doctor

March 27, 2012

Finding a doctor you like and trust can be a difficult task.