• Zika Virus Update

    Zika Virus Update

    As of May 27, 2016: 17 confirmed travel-related Zika cases in Georgia The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Zika virus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The Georgia Department of Public Health cautions travelers, especially women who are pregnant, to protect themselves against mosquito bites when heading to countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. There

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  • Alcohol Awareness

    Alcohol Awareness

    By not drinking too much, you can reduce the risk of short- and long-term health risks. Did you know that drinking too much can harm your health? Excessive alcohol use, including underage drinking and binge drinking, can lead to increased risk of health problems such as injuries, violence, liver disease, and cancer. Study of Alcohol-Related

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  • Manage Your Stress

    Manage Your Stress

    Stress can hit you when you least expect it—before a test, after an accident, or during conflict in a relationship. While everyone experiences stress at times, a prolonged bout of it can affect your health and ability to cope with life. That’s why social support and self-care are important. They can help you see your

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  • World AIDS Day

    World AIDS Day

    World AIDS Day is a global initiative to raise awareness, fight prejudice, and improve education about HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. World AIDS Day is December 1. An estimated 36.9 million people are living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. In the United States, about 50,000 people get infected with HIV every year. Around 1.2 million people

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  • What You Should Know About Herpes

    What You Should Know About Herpes

    Herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that any sexually active person can get. Most people with the virus don’t have symptoms. It is important to know that even without signs of the disease, it can still spread to sexual partners. Herpes (HSV) is a virus. You can get it from oral, vaginal orRead more