Camden’s student survey high on self-harm/suicide; higher than the state

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Georgia’s youth ages 15 to 17 years. Camden County's 2017 student health survey reveals answers on self-harm and suicidal thoughts are higher than Georgia's

Chattooga County Health Department is doing its part to immunize Georgia students and parents...

When was the last time you checked to make sure your vaccinations were current? The Chattooga County Health Department wants to remind Georgians that...

Health department offering free hepatitis C testing

The Walker County Health Department is offering free, confidential hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening and testing. “It’s the top infectious-disease killer in the nation,...

Health department offering free hepatitis C testing

The Chattooga County Health Department is offering free, confidential hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening and testing. “It’s the top infectious-disease killer in the nation,...

Chattooga Rocks, Literally

There is a new Geocache like activity that is all the craze in Chattooga County called "Chattooga Rocks". Chattooga Rocks is a public group on...

Chattooga Rocks, Literally

There is a new Geocache like activity that is all the craze in Chattooga County called "Chattooga Rocks". Chattooga Rocks is a public group on...

Will council curb smokin’ in the boy’s room?

    It was a novelty song, more spoken than sung. People called it western swing though it had a dash of boogie-woogie. But to Solie...

New health director to lead Northwest Health District

Unini Odama, M.D., MPH, has been named health director for the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District headquartered in Rome. Dr. Odama, a nephrologist and hypertension specialist, succeeds C. Wade Sellers, M.D., MPH, who retired August 2016, after 23 years as health director for the ten-county public health district.

Camden on Georgia DPH’s County-by-County Zika List

The Georgia Department of Public Health recently updated their confirmed Zika cases on the state agency website. Since January of 2016, 114 cases of Zika...

Floyd County Health Department offering free flu shots

To encourage those who haven’t already received a flu shot this season to do so, the Floyd County Health Department is offering free flu shots to anyone six month of age and older during regular business hours while inventory lasts. “Flu season is here,” says Floyd County Health Department Nurse Manager Alison Watson, “but it’s not too late to protect yourself and your family by getting a flu shot.