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Fulton Celebrates Opening of New Regional Health Center

Fulton Celebrates Opening of New Regional Health Center

Fulton County is holding a Grand Opening celebration at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 7, 2012, to dedicate the newly constructed Adamsville Regional Health Center (ARHC) located at 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., SW, Atlanta, GA 30331.  An exciting day of activities is planned including a brief program, tours of the facility, games and entertainment for children, and refreshments.  Visitors will have an opportunity to meet county leaders and the health and social service providers who will staff the new center.

Fulton County Health Services Prepares for West Nile Virus Season

Fulton County Health Services Prepares for West Nile Virus Season

Fulton County Health Services urges residents to use preventive measures to deter mosquito growth in their neighborhoods.  West Nile Virus (WNV) can cause a serious illness and is transmitted from mosquitoes to humans.  The occurrence of this virus increases in the summer and continues into the fall.  “We are entering the season for increased mosquito activity,” says Patrice A. Harris, MD, Director of Fulton County Health Services.  “In 2011, two human cases of West Nile Virus were identified in Fulton. It is important for us to continue our prevention program and for everyone to use preventive measures to protect themselves and their families against the virus.” 

10 Ways to Prepare for an Emergency

10 Ways to Prepare for an Emergency

The official start of the hurricane season is Friday. Whether it's severe weather, fire, a lengthy power outage, evacuation, would you know what to do in any type of emergency?

To stay safe in an emergency, it is crucial to have a solid communication plan in place for you and your family. Read more from HealthWatchMD, powered by Piedmont, for our top tips for communicating in an emergency.

HIV crisis facing black women in metro Atlanta

ATLANTA -- 11Alive News is sounding the alarm.

Research shows African-American women, many living in Atlanta, are being infected with HIV -- so much so that the new cases are being compared to African countries. 

Data collected in 2009 from the health departments in Clayton, Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Douglas and Gwinnett counties indicates infection rates of HIV and AIDS, respectively, as follows: (This is for women and men combined, all races.)

Fulton: 4,213 and 7,342 

DeKalb: 3,257 and 3,983 

Clayton: 847 and 943 

Cobb and Douglas: 1,030 and 1,288 

Gwinnett: 884 and 1,041

In another study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, black women make up 60 percent of all new HIV cases among women. That's 15 times higher than white women and four percent higher than Hispanic women.

Kauffman Tire and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Celebrate 10th Annual Spring Classic for Kids

Kauffman Tire and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Celebrate 10th Annual Spring Classic for Kids

Turner Field plays host to in-state rivals Georgia and Georgia Tech

 

ATLANTA  – The tradition continues for the 10th straight year as Georgia and Georgia Tech prepare to square off in the Kauffman Tire Spring Classic for Kids on April 24 at Turner Field. The Kauffman Tire Spring Classic is one of the highest-attended regular season NCAA baseball games each year, selling more than 20,000 tickets in 2011.

 

Proceeds from the event benefit the pediatric research of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Neurosciences Program.  Children's Neurosciences Program collaborates with other institutions to discover preventative, diagnostic and wellness strategies for children with serious medical illnesses or challenges.  

 

Fulton Health Services Launches F.A.I.R. to Address Asthma Awareness

Asthma is a serious, costly, but controllable chronic disease.  The Fulton County Department of Health Services is launching the Fulton Asthma Improvement and Reduction (F.A.I.R.) Initiative to focus on the state of asthma in Fulton County. According to the American Lung Association, 24,657 children and nearly 55,000 adults suffer from asthma in Fulton County. 

Fulton County Kicks off Spring SPARC Atlanta Health Screening Clinics for Older Adults

Fulton County Kicks off Spring SPARC Atlanta Health Screening Clinics for Older Adults

 

Older adults in need of preventive health care screenings at no cost or at a lower cost can take advantage of upcoming SPARC (Sickness Prevention Achieved through Regional Collaboration) clinics that begin Saturday, April 14, 2012.  The 2012 spring clinics headed by the Fulton County Department of  Housing and Human Services Office of Aging will feature immunizations and routine health screenings such as tests for cholesterol levels, blood glucose and blood pressure.
 

The clinic dates, times and locations are listed below.
 

Saturday, April 14, 2012
10:00am-2:00pm
East Point Fire Station
2757 East Point Street
East Point, GA 30344

Wednesday,April 18, 2012
10:00 am -2:00pm
Cosby Spears Memorial Towers
355 North Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA  30308