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June 20, 2014

Growing evidence suggests that for avian influenza viruses, prolonged persistence in the environment plays an important role in transmission among aquatic birds, the viruses’ natural host.

Since temperatures within the environment and within a host can be markedly different, researchers at the University of Georgia and colleagues wondered if influenza virus strains might face a trade-off, specializing in survival either inside or outside a bird.
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June 19, 2014

On Thurs. June 19, an audience of 30 persons were treated to a one act play 'Bertie's Last Stand' written by Muriel Pritchett in the Athens-Clarke County Public Library. The play was part of the Library's Community Snapshot program, called Caregiving: The Sweet Burden, that addresses some of the issues faced by those caring for loved ones,
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June 16, 2014

The UGA Institute of Gerontology hosted the Alzheimer's Disease Registry Stakeholder Conference on June 16 allowing members of the Athens-Clarke County and UGA community to discuss potential elements of and use for a state Alzheimer’s registry. In March, the Georgia General Assembly passed HB 966, creating the registry that will be
housed within the Georgia Department of Public Health. Georgia is only the third state to create such a tool useful for research, first responders, policy makers, caregivers, and families.
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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