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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.
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....
Our MPH students here at the UGA College of Public Health are health experts in their own right. In a recent article in the Athens Banner Herald, HPB MPH student Deenene Chandler shared five strength training exercises you can do out home without equipment.
Check out the story on the Athens Banner Herald.
The Georgia Health News recently shared the results of a pilot study evaluting health impacts at the 39 elementary schools participating in the "Health Empowers You" program - part of the state’s “Power Up for 30” initiative which encourages schools to give children an additional 30 minutes of physical activity daily.
In its coverage of the College's 2014 State of Public Health Conference, the Athens Banner Herald offered a report on a morning workshop addressing the expansion of Medicaid coverage in Georgia. The presentation took a look at how the use of Medicaid Section 1115 Demonstration Waivers might offer a solution to both economic and health equity concerns.
What do playgrounds, school lunches, vaccinations, sidewalks and wheelchair ramps have in common? They all contribute to a community's ability to help its residents get healthy and stay healthy, sometimes called a culture of health.
At the State of Public Health Conference held at UGA on Sept. 10, UGA's College of Public Health and J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development unveiled a joint initiative designed to engage community leaders in creating and sustaining a culture of health in their communities.