The Gwinnett Health Fair, which was presented by Northeast Georgia Health System and Clover Health, was held Saturday at George Pierce Park in Suwanee.
Northside Hospital announced it is opening a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Lawrenceville this week to help local residents get vaccinated against the coronavirus disease.
A study is underway at Emory Johns Creek Hospital to assess the feasibility of cryoablation, or the use of extreme cold for patients with Type 2 diabetes.
Gwinnett County Public Schools teachers and other district employees who expressed an interest in getting the COVID-19 vaccine from the county's health department will begin receiving information about their vaccination appointments this week.
Legislation allowing visits from some family members, caregivers and legal representatives of Georgians in hospitals or nursing homes during emergencies like COVID-19 advanced in the state House of Representatives on Monday.
Teachers, school staff and certain other vulnerable groups in Georgia will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting on March 8, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Thursday.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine students, faculty and staff are known for their volunteering efforts. This year, PCOM community members have contributed their time and talent to help during the COVID-19 pandemic – from raising funds, to rounding up supplies for frontline workers…
A CDC study of COVID cases in Marietta City Schools, whose results were published Monday, found that educators played a major role in recent school outbreaks there.
If Gwinnett County Public Schools offered an opportunity for its roughly 25,000 employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine from public health officials, more than 60% of the educators who are in schools and deal more directly with students said they would take advantage of it, according to a district survey.
Gwinnett Medical Examiner investigator Eric Bailey is looking for a kidney donor so he can get a transplant. He has been on the transplant list for roughly two years, but a donor has not been identified for him yet.
Gwinnett County Public Schools students and employees are going to have to stay home from school for at least a week if they head out of the country for a vacation.
Northeast Georgia Medical Center recently made history as the first hospital in Georgia to use a new life-saving technology system to treat mothers suffering from postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) and abnormal uterine bleeding – an emergency requiring immediate intervention.
Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale health director Dr. Audrey Arona said there has been an alarming trend emerging as the COVID-19 vaccine has begun to be distributed to health care workers and people over 65: Not enough African-Americans or Hispanics are getting it.
The Elbert County medical practice at the center of a COVID-19 vaccine controversy says it was shocked at being suspended by the state after giving shots to educators.
The Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale Health Departments is preparing to open a mass COVID-19 vaccination site at Gwinnett Place Mall this weekend.
At first, Gail Manter thought the pandemic wouldn’t last long, and that she’d be able to see her husband, Tom, sooner rather than later.
Hospitals and nursing homes would have to allow in-person family visits during public-health emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic under a bill filed in the General Assembly.
The state’s Department of Public Health has told its employees – already stretched from pandemic duty — that they can’t take annual leave or vacation till at least April.
There are 19 confirmed cases of the UK variant of the COVID-19 virus that have now shown up in Georgia, and Gwinnett County is one of the places where the variant has emerged, the Georgia Department of Public Health announced on Monday.
Medicaid enrollment in Georgia has hiked up during the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting some analysts to call for fully expanding coverage for the program that helps low-income families.
On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux, D-Ga., got a new perspective on the vaccine distribution front: what it's like for small clinics who don't have as many resources as a larger hospital system.
Gwinnett County reported the state's highest two-week total number of new COVID-19 cases, although its large overpopulation meant it had the sixth-highest two-week incidence rate.
Georgia has not yet reached the halfway point in giving first doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the roughly 2 million people currently eligible more than a month after the state’s distribution program began, Gov. Brian Kemp said Tuesday.
Gwinnett County residents will get to hear about the current COVID-19 situation in Georgia straight from the mouths of both Georgia's top public health official as well as the county's top doctor and other health officials this week.
Publix announced Monday that Georgia has selected 139 Publix pharmacies to receive doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. According to Publix, while the total number of Georgia pharmacy locations is growing, not all of the previously announced 108 pharmacies will receive additional vaccines …
Gwinnett County residents, employees and visitors are going to have to mask up if they want to step on county property.
Georgia officials overseeing the state’s COVID-19 vaccine program are awaiting word from the new Biden administration on whether more doses will head their way amid an early shortage.
State health agencies in Georgia are weathering last year’s budget cuts from the COVID-19 pandemic with a boost from the federal government and by working more remotely, several agency heads told state lawmakers Thursday.
Gwin Oaks Elementary School students placed 10,000 small white flags outside the school to honor the lives of Georgians who have died from COVID-19.
Georgia officials battling the COVID-19 pandemic are hoping for a shot in the arm to the state’s vaccine rollout when President-elect Joe Biden takes office on Wednesday.
There are more Gwinnettians who want a COVID-19 vaccine than there are doses available to vaccinate them, according to a spokesman for the Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale Health Departments.
Publix announced it will distribute COVID-19 vaccinations at 108 Publix pharmacies across the state, including 13 locations in Gwinnett County.
Georgia recorded its third straight day of high numbers of COVID deaths, with the 142 reported Thursday bringing the state’s three-day total to 424.
It felt like Christmas when “Santa Rick” Rosenthal, who runs Northern Lights Santa Academy in Atlanta, snagged a rare slot to receive one of the first COVID-19 vaccines doled out to seniors in Georgia.
Gwinnett county Public Schools will switch to a digital-only learning system next week because of the ongoing COVID-19 situation.
ATLANTA – Local providers are struggling to administer COVID-19 vaccines in Georgia as health clinics have been swamped with requests for doses since Gov. Brian Kemp expanded eligibility to those 65-years and older.
The family of a longtime Gwinnett County Public Schools employee, as well as her former co-workers, is mourning after she passed away earlier this month from COVID-19.
Andrea Pax Mann has been named the dean and chief academic officer of the Osteopathic Medicine program at PCOM Georgia effective this spring, officials from the school announced this week.
Georgia’s worst-in-the-nation status for COVID vaccination rate is a glaring hole in the state’s fight against the disease.
ATLANTA — After 10 months of masks, social distancing, virtual school, fear for vulnerable loved ones, and loneliness, this is the news no one wanted to hear: The virus that causes COVID-19 has changed — once again — in ways that make it more contagious.
Gov. Brian Kemp asked Georgians for patience Friday as state officials push to distribute around 11,500 doses per day of the slow-arriving COVID-19 vaccine to health-care workers, nursing homes and people aged 65 and older in some parts of the state.
Georgia’s potential healthcare workforce was boosted by 211 members recently when PCOM Georgia students received their white coats in a 33-minute ceremony Dec. 29.
With Georgia topping 5,000 current hospitalizations for COVID-19, public health experts are calling for more state restrictions to curb the virus surge.
COVID-19 vaccines are set to roll out for Georgians ages 65-years and older, police officers and firefighters in the coming weeks as hospitals, health clinics and nursing homes continue divvying up a limited supply of early doses, Gov. Brian Kemp said Thursday.
Gwinnett Cares, a community collaboration led by the Gwinnett Coalition for Health & Human Services, has launched a new and improved website at www.GwinnettCares.org.
Nursing homes in Georgia began receiving the first wave of COVID-19 vaccines on Monday, bringing relief to the state’s most vulnerable group of people who have been hit hard by the virus for more than nine months.