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.
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.
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.
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 Department of Public Health and the College of Public Health invite the UGA community to attend the Tobacco-Free Colleges and Universities Summit Sept. 19 on the 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....