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Troup County AmeriCorps needs older volunteers

  Troup County Americorps needing volunteers 55 and older Troup County’s AmeriCorps Senior Volunteer Program is searching for “foster grandparents,” those above the age of 55, to help in local schools by providing one-on-one mentoring and academic support to children with special or exceptional needs. The local AmeriCorps Seniors program also needs senior volunteers for its Senior Companion...

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Lamar County receives Healthy Brain Initiative Grant

  February 9, 2024 Lamar County Health Department awarded Health Brain Initiative Grantto address brain health in local community The Lamar County Health Department in Barnesville is one of 10 health departments in the nation to be awarded a Healthy Brain Initiative (HBI) Grant by the Alzheimer’s Association and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). The...

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Confirmed Measles Case in Metro Atlanta

NEWS RELEASE: January 18, 2024 DPH Confirms Measles Case in Metro AtlantaMMR Vaccine is Safe and Effective in Preventing Measles The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed a case of measles in an unvaccinated resident of the metro Atlanta area. The individual was exposed to measles while traveling out of the country. DPH is working to identify anyone who may have had contact...

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Widespread Flu Activity in Georgia

Widespread Flu Activity in Georgia Protect Yourself and Prevent the Spread of Flu ATLANTA – If you have not gotten a flu shot yet, do not wait any longer. Flu activity is widespread throughout Georgia, and the current flu report lists flu activity at the highest level. “It is not too late to get a flu shot. Every individual over the age of six months should get a flu vaccine – not just for their...

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Voluntary Infant Formula Recall

On December 30, 2023, Reckitt (Mead Johnson Nutrition) voluntarily recalled select batches of Nutramigen Powder infant formula in 12.6 and 19.8 oz cans due to a possibility of contamination with Cronobacter sakazakii. The recall includes Nutramigen in 12.6 and 19.8 oz containers manufactured in June 2023 and distributed primarily in June, July, and August 2023. There are no reports of illnesses...

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Free At-Home STI Test Kits

County health departments offer free STI at-home self-test kits District 4 Public Health’s county health departments are offering free at-home self-test kits for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The at-home test detects chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV (I, II, P24 antigen), syphilis, and trichomoniasis. The convenient and discreet method allows individuals to take the test in the privacy of...

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Salmonella Linked to Pre-Cut Cantaloupe

December 4, 2023 Salmonella Infections from Pre-cut CantaloupeAt least five Georgians sickened   ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging Georgians to be cautious about eating pre-cut cantaloupe if they cannot verify its source. At least five people in Georgia have become infected with Salmonella likely due to eating the contaminated cantaloupe. Across the country, 117...

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Possible Lead Poisoning from Cinnamon Applesauce Products

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:November 15, 2023    DPH Investigating Possible Lead Poisoning fromCinnamon Applesauce Pouch Products    ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is investigating several potential cases of high blood lead levels in children around the state who may have eaten recalled cinnamon applesauce pouch products. The FDA says the products contain high levels...

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Flu and COVID Vaccines

Health departments offer COVID-19 and flu vaccines, free COVID self-test kits District 4 Public Health’s county health departments offer flu shots and the updated COVID-19 vaccine to provide protection against two of the three respiratory illnesses already circulating this 2023-24 season. Visit district4health.org/make-an-appointment to schedule your visit and learn more about which COVID-19...

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Free Breast Exams

Local health departments to offer free breast exam events In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. several county health departments in District 4 Public Health will offer free breast exams for women ages 21 to 64. The Lamar County Health Department, 100 Academy Drive in Barnesville, will offer free breast exams on Friday, Oct. 13. To schedule an appointment, call (770) 358-1483, option...

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