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May 26, 2014

Doctors should regularly screen people at high risk for contracting the hepatitis B virus, which causes chronic illness and can lead to liver cancer if left untreated, according to a recent recommendation from the U.S. Preventative Task Force.
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May 22, 2014

Georgia ranks 40th among states on seniors’ health measures, according to the newly released America’s Health Rankings Senior Report, produced by the United Health Foundation.
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May 22, 2014

GIlmer Living published an article about the Region A Full Scale Disaster Drill on May 8th:

  

May 21, 2014

We would like to congratulate our Environmental Health Science 2014 Scholarship and Award winners! They have worked very hard and we very proud of their accomplishments.
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May 9, 2014

Lindsey Megow is the first to graduate from the Master of Public Health program with a concentration in gerontology. Megow reports that she was drawn to the idea of increasing quality of life until the end of life. She has been accepted to medical school and plans to pursue a career in geriatrics and palliative care.
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May 7, 2014

Graduates in the class of 2014 at the University of Georgia’s College of Public Health will hear words of wisdom from one of Georgia’s top public health leaders. J. Patrick O’Neal, M.D., director of health protection for the Georgia Department of Public Health, will deliver the college’s commencement address on Fri., May 9, during graduation ceremonies in Athens, Georgia.read more

May 6, 2014

The University of Georgia College of Public Health presented awards to two preceptors and their agencies at the annual Practice Advisory Group Spring Luncheon April 22 on the UGA Health Sciences Campus. 
New this year, the College’s “Preceptor of the Year” and “Agency of the Year” awards will be given annually to recognize those outstanding preceptors and agencies whose effective service as mentors and teachers have guided UGA’s public health students.
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May 2, 2014

Anna Hejl Adetona, a second-year doctoral student in toxicology at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been awarded a 2014-15 American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) Georgia Local Section Scholarship.  The $2,000 award will be used to support Adetona’s research on the health risks involved in wildland firefighting.
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