Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. Celebrate public health’s successes to prevent disease and promote health in Georgia.

    April 8, 2015 - 

    The following is excerpted from a message from Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and State Health Officer, to Georgia public health employees in recognition of National Public Health Week 2015 and celebrating public health’s successes to prevent disease and promote health in Georgia.

  2. Northwest Health District health departments offer shingles and pneumonia vaccines

    April 6, 2015 - 

    Rome, GA: All health departments in the Northwest Health District now offer three vaccines especially recommended for the elderly. One, Zostavax®, helps prevent shingles; the other two, Prevnar® (PCV13) and Pneumovax® (PPSV23), help prevent pneumonia.

  3. Million Hearts initiative helps reduce burden of cardiovascular disease

    February 2, 2015 - 

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the single leading clinical cause of death in Georgia, accounting for more than 20,000 deaths a year, or about 1 in 5 deaths overall.

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