The city of Lithonia's annual farmers market kicks off on June 8.
DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond outlines his commitment to helping the county's 904 foster children, by raising $10,000 for DeKalb DFCS, during his 2019 state of the county address at the Greenforest Community Baptist Church on Rainbow Dr in Decatur on April 27.
Over 100 people helped to raise more than $10,000 for the DeKalb County Division of Family and Children Services during DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond's 2019 state of the county address at the Greenforest Community Baptist Church on Rainbow Dr in Decatur on April 27.
DeKalb County Police South Precinct Commander Maj. D.L. Jordan speaks about his childhood in foster care, and how his foster family's love and support was the foundation for his success, during the 2019 DeKalb state of the county address at the Greenforest Community Baptist Church on Rainbow…
DeKalb County has the highest rate within metro Atlanta of children being placed into foster care – more than one a day – and that is something DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond is vowing to address.
DeKalb residents can clean out their medicine cabinet and safely dispose of old prescription medicines at four locations across the county during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 27.
Individuals, groups and organizations working with and caring for children who have been victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation can get information and access to resources at the National Child Abuse Prevention Month Resource Fair on April 24 in Decatur.
Families can learn how to whip up nutritious easy-to-make dishes at the new community teaching kitchen opening in downtown Atlanta on March 21.
Low-income families in DeKalb can get car seats and training to install them correctly because of a 2019 Car Seat Mini-Grant awarded to the DeKalb County Board of Health.
Individuals and families impacted by diabetes can join a “Community Conversation on Diabetes" on Jan. 24 at the DeKalb County Board of Health Auditorium.
Adults and children looking to jump-start their fitness routine for the new year can get tips and inspiration at a "Healthy Eating and Fitness Day" on Jan. 31.
DeKalb County Board of Health is kicking off the start of its five-year $792,000 Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) from the US Centers for Disease Control on Dec. 5.
Seniors who are three months shy of their 65th birthday, and those wanting to make changes to their Medicare choices, will be able to do so Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 during the annual open enrollment period for Medicare.
Seniors on Medicare and those becoming eligible for the program this fall can get a wealth of information from www.medicare.gov and from the program’s 2019 "Medicare and You" handbook.
Living your best life doesn’t have to wait for a day when the weather is perfect, when you have extra money in your bank account, or when you’ve lost that last 10 pounds.
Free health screenings for everything from diabetes to sickle cell will be available at an Oct. 5 Health Fair at First African Church in Stonecrest.
Yoga aficionados and those interested in the discipline can join a Bliss Yoga event on Sept. 29 at the Exchange Recreation Center in Decatur.
DeKalb Medical Foundation will be able to help more low-income women with much-needed breast care because of -a $10,000 gift from The Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition (GABCC).
DeKalb residents can learn how to prevent getting Type 2 diabetes with PreventT2, a new program being offered by the DeKalb County Board of Health.
Georgians getting ready to celebrate the Aug. 31 to Sept. 3 Labor Day weekend outdoors are being urged to protect themselves against mosquito bites in the wake of one death and seven confirmed cases of West Nile virus, and one death from Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
When a fire erupted at Avondale Forest Apartments in Decatur just two days after New Year’s Day, the parents of a 4-year-old girl had to throw her into the waiting arms of Fire Capt. Scott Stroup on the ground.
Free health screenings and back-to-school supplies will be available at the July 25 Health & Wellness Fair at the Gregory A. Adams Juvenile Justice Center in Decatur.
Mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus are still present in DeKalb and the Board of Health is educating the public to eliminate mosquito-breeding sites and protect against bites.
Kids headed back to school can get free immunizations and other services at Oakhurst Medical Center's annual health fair and Family Fun Day.
A garden of vegetables – zuchinni, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers and green peppers – is growing in Clarkston, with help from a new crop of gardeners: foster kids.
Rose Horton, executive director of women and infant services at DeKalb Medical, started the #notonmywatch campaign to address maternal mortality factors and prevent pregnancy related deaths.
DeKalb Medical maternity nurses Tomorrow Bethel (left) and Shiny Abraham are working with several new initiatives aimed at addressing maternal mortality, implemented by women and infant services executive director Rose Horton (right).
DeKalb Medical maternity nurses are working with several new initiatives aimed at addressing maternal mortality, implemented by women and infant services executive director Rose Horton (right).
Teens and adults can get free HIV testing on June 27, National HIV Testing Day, at participating Walgreens stores across Atlanta including the Candler/McAfee store in Decatur.
African American women in DeKalb County and across Georgia are three times more likely to die from giving birth than the average American, studies have found.
Seniors can get the 101 on ensuring a great quality of life in their golden years at "Seniors First!: Becoming a Healthier You" on June 12 at the Redan-Trotti Library.
The cities of Stonecrest and Dunwoody now have additional emergency medical service units from American Medical Response following an agreement between the EMS provider and DeKalb County.