4 Tips to Beat the Heat

Posted on June 19th, 2015

With the heat index expected to soar above 100 degrees this weekend, residents of Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale counties can take these steps to keep themselves safe: Look Again! Never leave children, pets, or people with limited mobility in the …

Georgia Celebrates Environmental Health Week June 8 – 12

Posted on June 8th, 2015

The Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Departments are pleased to celebrate the inaugural Georgia Environmental Health Week from June 8 to June 12. In the proclamation issued on May 27, Gov. Deal stated, “The important work of Environmental Health …

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, …