Northwest Georgia Public Health News
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.
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.
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.