Listeria Alert: Advice to Consumers

Posted on April 22nd, 2015

Two frozen food companies, Blue Bell Creameries and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, have voluntarily recalled all of their products due to listeria bacteria contamination.  Listeria related infections can cause serious infections and death.   CLICK HERE to read Blue Bell Creameries’ recall …

National Public Health Week Turns Focus to the Environment

Posted on April 6th, 2015

Today marks the first day of National Public Health Week (April 6 – 12, 2015). You may be surprised to learn that this year the focus isn’t on Ebola or cancer, but climate change.  To kick off the week, an …

Celebrating American Heart Month: Practice 5 Habits for a Healthy Heart

Posted on February 4th, 2015

Five Habits for a Healthy Heart Count on these five habits to protect your heart, your arteries, and the rest of you! And don’t forget – it’s never too late to start. Avoid tobacco. Smoke from cigarettes, cigars, and pipes …

Measles: Highly Contagious, Highly Preventable

Posted on February 3rd, 2015

The U.S. is currently experiencing a large, multi-state measles outbreak linked to Disneyland Resort Theme Parks in California. From December 28, 2014 through January 21, 2015, more than 51 people from six states were reported to have measles.  In addition, …

Stay Warm and Safe: Guard against carbon monoxide poisoning

Posted on January 17th, 2015

Over the next several days, forecasts predict very cold temperatures and low wind chills across metro-Atlanta.  Carbon monoxide poisoning from heat generating devices is more common during winter months and periods of extreme cold. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas …

Cold Weather Alert

Posted on January 7th, 2015

An artic cold front will result in very cold and windy conditions over the next several days in metro-Atlanta. A Wind Chill Advisory is posted from 7pm this evening until 10 am Thursday for dangerously low wind chill values.  Metro area …