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 29, 2013
'People infected with norovirus illness are contagious from the moment they begin feeling sick until at least three days after they recover.'
Tuesday, January 29
Editor's note: The Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness issued this warning about a new new strain of norovirus. Over the last few weeks the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness has investigated several outbreaks of gastrointestinal disease associated with food service establishments. For some of these events, the department has documented that a new strain of norovirus that is spreading widely throughout the United States was the cause and that the virus had infected food service workers. These circumstances prompt the Department of Health and Wellness to issue advice on steps everyone, particularly food service establishments, can take to avoid this common and unpleasant gastrointestinal illness. The most important …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
What you need to know.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
by Patch Staff Today is National HIV Testing Day, where people are encouraged to get tested for the Human immunodeficiency virus, which causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS. Several public and private groups are offering screenings (some free of charge) for those who wish to be tested. To find out where the nearest screenings are being held near you, you may go to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National HIV and STD Testing Resources landing page to plug in your Zip code to find resources nearest to you. Here are the latest HIV and AIDS-related statistics in the United States, according to the CDC:
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.