Thursday, February 28, 2013
Few people in metro Atlanta know what to expect if the sequester happens. Will you or somebody you know be affected if federal budget cuts kick in?
If the federal government imposes the $85 billion "sequester" cuts, which could go into effect Friday night, the changes may not be immediately apparent for many metro Atlanta residents. Many of the departments and agencies likely to be affected, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, are themselves unsure how they would be affected. "It is not clear how individual field offices will be impacted by the implementation of the sequester," said Stephen Emmett, spokesman for the FBI's Atlanta field office. Politico reports that the Atlanta-based disease detectives at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could see their funding cut, hampering their ability to mobilize if there is a public health crisis. CDC Director Tom Frieden …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Charts from Google Flu Trends show that flu activity accelerated rapidly in the month of December and is still high. Here's what you can do to protect yourself and others.
Flu season is in full swing in the U.S. According to estimates on Google's Flu Trends, the flu in the U.S. and Georgia since December has been ranked "intense," the highest level on the chart. This ranking is much higher than in previous years. Since 2006, there have been only two times, August 2009 and February 2008, when the level peaked slightly to "intense." Those times were still nowhere near the high intensity level now, though. If you haven't gotten the flu shot yet, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly suggests to get vaccinated, calling it everyone's "best defense." These are some places in Tucker where you can get flu shots: Walgreens Rite Aid Publix CVS The Atlanta organization also says to take the regular …
Monday, December 10, 2012
There are several places in Tucker where you can easily get a flu shot.
According to the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of United States residents have already been vaccinated against the influenza virus. Health officials aim to increase that percentage, especially since this year's season may be a bad one. Influenza — more commonly known as simply "the flu" — is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses infecting the nose, throat and lungs. It spreads via infected people coughing, sneezing or talking, though people can also get infected by touching something with the flu virus on it before touching their mouth, eyes or nose. The 2012-2013 season is shaping up to be one of the worst flu seasons in a while, officials from the CDC said in a Dec. 3 …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Research shows good nutrition and exercise can help prevent breast cancer. Here are some resources around Tucker to help you stay healthy.
You might be able to find help fighting breast cancer and other types of cancers at your local grocery store and fitness centers, according to the research findings of Dr. Marian Neuhouser, Ph.D, RD. Dr. Neuhouser is a nutritional epidemiologist with a background in nutritional sciences. She is an investigator at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Her research is focused on lifestyle factors such as nutrition and physical activity. Some factors may prevent breast and prostate cancer and improve survivorship in those diagnosed with cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, more than 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 American women will die …
Friday, June 8, 2012
The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta is currently investigating 14 confirmed cases of E.coli, including five in Georgia. The source has not yet been identified.
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Friday, June 8, 2012
There are now 14 cases of E.coli being investigated by the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control, including five in Georgia, according to several published reports. None of the cases currently under investigation are in Gwinnett or DeKalb County. This was confirmed by an East Metro Health Department spokesperson on Friday. The five reported Georgia cases are one each in Coweta, Cherokee and Forsyth counties and two in Cobb County. It is reported that the CDC has not yet been able to identify the source of the current outbreak. However, there are ways to protect your food source against possible contamination. The following tips from Wikihow.com should help you to stay safe:
Seriously. After a series of bizarre attacks that made news during the past weeks, the Centers for Disease Control felt compelled to address people's concerns about the possibilities of an impending Zombie Apocalypse.
On the CDC Site, under a heading of "Emergency Preparedness and Response" is a subhead called "Social Media: Peparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse." There's a tongue-in-cheek novella shown there called "Zombie Pandemic" which "demonstrates the importance of being prepared in an entertaining way that people of all ages will enjoy." You can follow along with the adventures of "Todd, Julie, and their dog Max as a strange new disease begins spreading, turning ordinary people into zombies." The CDC wasn't expecting any Zombie Pandemics to occur when they published the novella, but it's a really neat way to appeal to folks on the importance of being prepared in an emergency. And that was that... up until this past week when a series of particularly…
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The day's top headlines for Tuesday, October 25, 2011.
Police Major: 'I Don't Want People Living In Fear' Security Increases At Chamblee High After Rash Of Break-ins. Dunwoody City Council Looks At Purchasing Nearly 42 Acres Of Land. Mount Paran-Northside Meeting On Tuesday Night. Live Blogging From Avondale Estates' Candidate Forum. District 6 Candidates To Speak Tuesday Night. 'American Idol' Winner To Perform At Macy's Christmas Tree Lighting. Safety Tips For Trick-or-Treaters.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
The day's top headlines for Thursday, August 4, 2011
Decatur High Goes to Night Football Practice. Dunwoody Prep Shooting Pre-Trial Motions Begin Next Week. CDC Investigates Salmonella Outbreak. Lovett Volleyball Looks Forward. Two Cascade Churches Go Green.