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World Meningitis Day

Posted on April 24th, 2014

World Meningitis Day is recognized to raise awareness of meningitis and emphasize the importance of prevention. Meningitis is a disease caused by the inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord known as the meninges. The inflammation …

5 Things to Know About Tuberculosis

Posted on March 24th, 2014

1. Is TB still a public health problem worldwide and in the United States? Fact: TB is one of the world’s deadliest diseases. One-third of the world’s population is infected with the bacteria that causes TB, and each year, over …

Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks!

Posted on March 6th, 2014

Daylight saving time ends Sunday, March 9, 2014. Don’t forget to “Spring Forward.” Is your emergency preparedness stockpile up to date? When it’s time to change your clocks because of daylight saving time, use it as a reminder to check …

Winter Weather Update

Posted on February 14th, 2014

Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale Health Departments Inclement Weather Notice for Our Patients UPDATED:  FEBRUARY 14, 2014 ALL LOCATIONS WILL BE OPEN FROM 10 a.m. UNTIL 4 p.m. ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14. All Gwinnett, Newton & Rockdale County Health Department offices …

February is National Heart Month

Posted on February 5th, 2014

February is National Heart Month.  According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and is a major cause of disability.  The most common heart disease in the United States is coronary heart …

Severe Weather Awareness Week 2014

Posted on February 3rd, 2014

The week of February 3-7, 2014, has been declared Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia.  This is a great time to learn about weather-related topics, such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, lightening and floods. While we cannot prevent severe weather, we can …