Local farms and schools — partners in sound nutrition
Lucia Pawloski’s son Lucas is known as the Nutritionist. At 5 years old, Lucas tells his family which vitamins are in fruits and vegetables. Lucas and his brother understand that “eating nutritious meals will help their body, mind and development,” said Pawloski, who is on the Decatur Farm to... Read more
Gov. Nathan Deal announced a major statewide initiative Wednesday to address the problem of obesity, calling it “one of the greatest challenges we face.’’ The obesity program would combine efforts of state agencies, businesses, health care organizations, the philanthropic community, and Atlanta professional sports teams, Deal said. The initiative’s... Read more
A recent CDC report gets to the heart of why we should care about asthma. The federal health agency reported last week that the prevalence of the chronic airway disorder reached an all-time high of 8.4 percent in 2010. And the children of Georgia have a higher rate of... Read more
The state of Public Health: Answers from the doctor in charge
When Public Health became a separate state agency last July, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald had her work cut out for her as the department’s first commissioner. Georgia lagged behind the rest of the nation on key health statistics, and Public Health had suffered from budget cuts for years. Meanwhile, the... Read more
Grady Health System said Tuesday that it is consolidating its outpatient mental health programs to help meet growing service needs in metro Atlanta. Grady is combining three outpatient behavioral health offices into a larger location at 10 Park Place, near MARTA’s Five Points Station hub. The move will improve... Read more

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