GNR Blog

CDC Offers Refresher on Safe-sleep Practices for Infants

February 6, 2018

Article written by AAFP News Staff on January 22, 2018. 

About 3,500 sleep-related infant deaths occur each year in the Unites States, including those from sudden infant death syndrome, accidental suffocation and unknown causes.

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February 5, 2018

Day 1- Family Preparedness

Families should be prepared for any type of hazard that could affect their area. The best way to do this is to develop a family disaster plan.

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Flu: What you need to know

January 29, 2018

Flu is a viral illness that causes fever, sore throat, muscle aches and cough. Flu can weaken the body’s defenses and lead to complications like bacterial pneumonia. It can also worsen existing chronic health problems like heart disease and diabetes.

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Rules and Regulations Governing Public Swimming Pools, Spas, and Recreational Water Parks

Posted on January 24th, 2018

Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale County Environmental Health offices are seeking your feedback on the new proposed rules and regulations that govern public swimming pools, spas, and recreational water parks.

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Be Prepared and Stay Safe For Winter Weather!

Posted on January 18th, 2018

Winter Weather has been unpredictable in Georgia this season, which is why it’s so important to understand what you and your family can do to stay safe and warm during extreme cold temperatures.

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Cervical Cancer Prevention Requires Both Quality Healthcare and Accessibility To Healthcare 

Posted on January 10th, 2018

GNR Health is hosting the “Talk With Me Baby” initiative this year throughout our Gwinnett clinics and centers. Talk With Me Baby encourages parents and guardians of children from ages 0-3 to speak and read to them in order to help children learn communication skills

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Talk With Me Baby 2018

Posted on January 5th, 2018

GNR Health is hosting the “Talk With Me Baby” initiative this year throughout our Gwinnett clinics and centers. Talk With Me Baby encourages parents and guardians of children from ages 0-3 to speak and read to them in order to help children learn communication skills

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Georgia Counties Share Car Seat Mini Grant

Posted on January 2nd, 2018

The Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH), Injury Prevention Program announces the 2018 recipients of Child Passenger Safety Mini-Grants. The grants help county health departments and their community partners reduce the number of injuries and deaths among children in Georgia. This year’s $229,670 award will be used to support the purchase of car seats to be distributed in over 115 Georgia counties. Funding for these efforts is provided by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS).

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Driving Tips for Safe Holiday Travel

Posted on December 14th, 2017

Most families plan a holiday get-together this time of year. Whether you’re heading to Grandma’s cottage or to a favorite vacation spot to celebrate, these simple tips will help make your drive a smooth and safe one:

  •  Ensure your vehicle is properly maintained. Give yourself a week prior to the trip to check tire pressure, replace wiper blades, refill windshield washer fluid, test the battery, and have tires aligned and rotated.

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Don’t let the flu catch up to you!

Posted on December 6th, 2017

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GNR ‘s Preventative Health Team named finalist in Gwinnett Chamber Healthcare Awards 

Posted on November 20th, 2017

The Gwinnett Chamber is pleased to honor leading individuals and organizations who make an impact on the community with its annual Healthcare Awards on December 12. This program raises awareness and illustrates best practices to emulate, while enhancing the quality of care.

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Silent Lung Cancer Killers: Asbestos and Radon

Posted on November 14th, 2017

Progress Has Been Made But There Is Still Work To Do! 

According to the Lung Cancer Awareness Month Coalition, rates of new lung cancer cases have fallen for both men and women over the years. However, though rates have fallen for lung cancer, the CDC reports more people in the United States die from lung cancer than any other type. And even though most cases of lung cancer are caused by smoking, there are two other silent causes of lung cancer, asbestos and radon.

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Put On Your Cape and Take Stand Against Diabetes

Posted on November 3rd, 2017

Diabetes has several forms:  Type 1 & Type 2. What’s the big difference? According to the ADA, Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and was previously known as juvenile diabetes. Only 5% of people with diabetes have this form of the disease. The body doesn’t produce insulin which regulates the sugar in your body. In Type 2, your body produces insulin but doesn’t use it properly resulting in insulin resistance. At this time, type 1 cannot be prevented. It’s recommended for individuals diagnosed with diabetes to work closely with your healthcare team to determine which insulin(s) are best for you.

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Your Future is Key, So Stay Drug Free

Posted on October 24th, 2017

Red Ribbon Week is a time when people and communities unite to take a stand against drugs and promote a drug-free lifestyle. The campaign started when drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered DEA agent Kiki Camerena in 1985. The Red Ribbons are used as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs.

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Tips and Tricks for Dental Hygiene Awareness Month

Posted on October 16th, 2017

Research shows that brushing for two minutes is the single most important method for decreasing plaque and preventing cavities, gingivitis and other plaque-related diseases. Brushing for two minutes twice a day is crucial to maintaining healthy smiles.

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Groundbreaking for New GNR Administrative Building

Posted on October 12th, 2017

The Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Departments (GNR) are pleased to announce the groundbreaking of their new District Administrative Building located at 2570 Riverside Parkway in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

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Mosquitos & Hurricanes

Posted on September 15th, 2017

Things to Know

  • Adult mosquitoes don’t generally survive high winds during a hurricane. However, the mosquito eggs laid in the soil by floodwater mosquitoes during previous floods will hatch. This results in very large populations of floodwater mosquitoes.
  • Most of these mosquitoes are considered nuisance mosquitoes.In general, nuisance mosquitoes do not spread viruses that make people sick. The types of mosquitoes that can spread viruses may increase 2 weeks to 2 months after a hurricane, especially in areas that did not flood but received more rainfall than usual.
  • Because people spend more time outside cleaning up after a hurricane or flood, they are more likely to be bitten by nuisance mosquitoes.

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Food, Water & Other Safety After a Storm

Posted on September 12th, 2017

Please be diligent in ensuring your food and water sources are safe for consumption after Hurricane Irma.  The Georgia Department of Public Health’s recent press release includes information on multiple areas of safety concern for those affected by Hurricane/ Tropical Storm Irma.

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