News

September 26, 2014

The Athens Banner Herald provided follow up coverage of "A Conversation about Ebola," a community forum held on the UGA Health Sciences campus in Sept. Presented by the College of Public Health and Athens Regional Medical Center, the event provided a forum for members of the local community to ask questions about the potential threat of Ebola in Georgia and the U.S. 
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September 25, 2014

Thursday evening, at the University of Georgia Health Sciences Campus, the College of Public Health partnered with Athens Regional Medical Center to host a community forum at which faculty experts discussed the infectious disease and its potential effects locally, reported the Red & Black, UGA's student newspaper.
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September 25, 2014

In local new coverage addressing issues surrounding the new University System of Georgia Tobacco Free Campuses policy going into affect at UGA on Oct. 1, the Red & Black tackled the e-cigarette debate in a Sept. 25 article.  
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September 23, 2014

Home Instead Senior Care of Athens, along with the Institute of Gerontology at UGA, sponsored a workshop for caregivers on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Dr. Toni Miles, Director of the Institute, joined Sarah Carson, Family Support Programs Manager of the Alzheimer's Association Georgia Chapter, to provide information and tools for everyday use by professional and family caregivers.

September 19, 2014

Krystal Steinmetz at MSN partner site Money Talks News contributed the following post: Being a family caregiver can cost you big time: Nearly half of family caregivers spend more than $5,000 a year, plus caregiving affects their jobs and retirement plans. To read the article, click HERE.

September 17, 2014

As awareness spreads and questions continue about recent Ebola outbreaks in Africa, as well as increased focus on the treatment of some patients with the virus in Atlanta, the University of Georgia College of Public Health and Athens Regional Medical Center are partnering to hold a community forum to discuss the infectious disease and any potential local impacts.
"A Conversation about Ebola" will be held Sept. 25 from 6:30-8 p.m. in George Hall on the UGA Health Sciences Campus.
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September 15, 2014

Today in an ABC News Medical Unit report, Dr. Mark Ebell commented on a recent study that found that doctor's are still prescribing antibiotics to children about twice as often as they are actually needed.

Experts not involved with the research said their big fear is that they will eventually have no treatment options for superbugs.... 
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