Prevention

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
With early detection and screening and a vaccine that protects against human papillomavirus (HPV), healthcare professionals have the tools they need to prevent cervical cancer, says Southwest Health District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant.

Public Health recommendations aim to reduce risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, the third leading cause of death in newborns up to age 1 in Georgia, strikes without warning signs or symptoms, but parents can educate themselves to reduce the risk of SIDS.

Four strategies to help older adults avoid fall-related injuries
Each year, one in three adults age 65 and older falls – and as many as 30 percent suffer injuries that can threaten their ability to live independent, healthy lives...more

Influenza:
Flu seasons are unpredictable in a number of ways. Although epidemics of flu happen every year,
the timing of the flu season and its severity depend on many factors, including what influenza
viruses are circulating and how well viruses in the vaccine match circulating influenza viruses.
Here are some flu fact sheets and resources

Spring 2009 Health Briefs

Wash your Hands (WMV Video file)

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