Volunteer for COVID-19 Response

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Volunteer for COVID-19 Response

Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is receiving offers from medical
professionals and other individuals looking for ways to help with the COVID-19 response. An
effective response relies on volunteers who are pre-credentialed and organized. Georgia
Responds is Georgia’s health and medical volunteer program which matches the skills and
credentials of medical and nonmedical volunteers to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in
Georgia.

Medical volunteers may be used to answer medical questions coming into the COVID-19
hotline, or assist at test specimen collection sites. Nonmedical volunteers may be used in
administrative roles at either the call-center or test collection sites, or provide interpretation or
other skills as needed.

To volunteer, log on to https://dph.georgia.gov/georgia-responds and click on the “Register
Now” box. Registering only takes a few minutes. Prospective volunteers will be asked for their
name, address, contact information and occupation type. In order to be eligible for some
assignments, responders are encouraged to complete a profile summary, which includes skills
and certifications, training, medical history, emergency contact and deployment preferences
Once your skills and credentials are reviewed, you will be notified by a DPH representative.
All Georgians play a critical role in helping to slow the spread of COVID-19 by adhering
to the following guidance:

• Practice social distancing by putting at least 6 feet between yourself and other people.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home if you are sick.
• Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water.
• Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

For updates on the COVID-19 situation as it develops, follow @GaDPH, @GeorgiaEMA, and
@GovKemp on Twitter and @GaDPH, @GEMA.OHS, and @GovKemp on Facebook.
For information about COVID-19, visit https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus or
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Ask the Doc! Hogkins Lymphoma and Compression Fractures

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Ask the Doc! Chemo Recovery and the Flu shot Conspiracy

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Protect Your Family’s Future by Getting Vaccinated this August

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Protect Your Family’s Future by Getting Vaccinated this August

Georgia Department of Public Health Urges Georgia Residents to Protect Themselves by Getting Immunized during National Immunization Awareness Month

 

NORTH GEORGIA – It’s time to really think about vaccinations.

“August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and it’s when we particularly urge parents to make an appointment to get themselves and their families vaccinated.” said Ashley Deverell, RN, BSN, Immunization Coordinator for the North Georgia Health District, based in Dalton. “Vaccinations are our best defense against vaccine-preventable diseases and are available at all our health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties.”

People of all ages require timely vaccinations to protect their health, and in August, public health advisors especially focus on vaccinations needed for pregnant women, babies and young children, preteens and teens, adults, and children entering or heading back to school.

Every adult in Georgia (19 years of age and older) should follow the recommended immunization schedule by age and medical condition. Vaccinations protect you and they protect others around you, especially infants and those individuals who are unable to be immunized or who have weakened immune systems. It is always a good idea to have the adult vaccine schedule nearby as a reference and to make sure you are current on your immunizations. This link is to the recommended adult immunization schedule:

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/adult/adult-schedule-easy-read.pdf.

Vaccines protect families, teens and children by preventing disease. They help avoid expensive therapies and hospitalization needed to treat infectious diseases like influenza and pneumococcal disease. Vaccinations also reduce absences both at school and at work and decrease the spread of illness in the home, workplace and community.

Before starting seventh grade, all students born on or after January 1, 2002 and entering or transferring into seventh grade will need proof of a whooping cough booster shot and a meningococcal shot unless the child has an exemption on file with the school.

And, looking ahead for the 2020-2021 school year, all students entering or transferring into 11th grade will need proof of a meningococcal booster shot (MCV4), unless their first dose was received on or after their 16th birthday. Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial illness that affects the brain and the spinal cord. Meningitis can cause shock, coma and death within hours of the first symptoms. To help protect your children and others from meningitis, Georgia law requires students be vaccinated against this disease, unless the child has an exemption.

Some schools, colleges, and universities have policies requiring vaccination against meningococcal disease as a condition of enrollment. Students aged 21 years or younger should have documentation of receipt of a dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine not more than five years before enrollment. If the primary dose was administered before their 16th birthday, a booster dose should be administered before enrollment in college.

“The focus of vaccinations often lies on young children, but it’s just as important for teens, college students and adults to stay current on their vaccinations.” said Shelia Lovett, Director of the Immunization Program of the Georgia Department of Public Health.

This August, protect your family by getting vaccinated. The North Georgia Health District remind adults to check with their local county health department or healthcare provider for their current vaccination recommendations, and parents are urged to check for their children. Safe and effective vaccines are available to protect adults and children alike against potentially life-threatening diseases such as tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, meningococcal disease, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, shingles, measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chickenpox). So, visit your public health department or talk to your health care provider and get immunized today.

For more information on immunization, visit http://dph.georgia.gov/immunization-section.

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NO COST Hepatitis A Shots Offered at Health Departments in North Georgia

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NO COST Hepatitis A Shots Offered at Health Departments in North Georgia

North GA – Due to an increase in eastern Alabama, southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia of reported cases of hepatitis A, a vaccine-preventable, communicable disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus,
public health departments in north Georgia are providing hepatitis A vaccinations at no out-of-pocket expense. We are especially urging
people who are at greatest risk for becoming infected with hepatitis A, including people who are incarcerated in jails, homeless persons, injecting drug users, and men who have sex with men, to come to a county health department in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens or Whitfield County for a no-cost-to-clients hepatitis A vaccination. Learn more at http://bit.ly/NoCost-Hep-A-Shot_NorthGA.
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Contact information for each county health department in North Georgia:
Cherokee: 1219 Univeter Road, Canton, GA 30115, (770) 345-7371 or 7545 North Main Street, Woodstock, GA, (770) 928-0133
Fannin: 95 Ouida Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513, (706) 632-3023
Gilmer: 28 Southside Church Street, Ellijay, GA 30540, (706) 635-4363
Murray: 709 Old Dalton-Ellijay Road, Chatsworth, GA 30705, (706) 695-4585
Pickens: 60 Health Way, Jasper, GA 30143, (706) 253-2821
Whitfield: 800 Professional Boulevard, Dalton, GA 30720, (706) 279-9600

Ask the Doc – Dr. Jennifer Jones from Georgia Cancer Specialist

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This morning Dr. Whaley couldn’t be with us. But have no fear we had a great Dr. to fill in for him today! Dr. Jennifer Jones from the Georgia Cancer Specialist answers our viewer questions of the week, discusses some of the things BKP talked about in his opening, and even told us a great corny joke!!
This week’s questions are:

  • When should I use a cool-mist humidifier versus a warm-mist humidifier for relief with a cold?
  • Several months ago, I developed a small white patch on the skin of my arm. It appears to be getting larger. Is a white patch on skin anything to be concerned about?
  • What’s the difference between a tumor and a cyst? Could a cyst be cancerous?

To submit a question to our doctors email them to [email protected]

“Ask the Doc” with Dr. Whaley – Food Additives, Leg Weights, & Working Out Outside

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BKP and Katy sat down with Dr. Whaley today and discussed several interesting topics.

The viewer questions Dr. Whaley addressed in today’s “Ask the Doc” segment are:

  • Do food additives affect my health?  Anything additives in particular I should avoid?
  • Would it be better for me to walk with ankle weights?
  • I like to exercise outside when it’s nice but is the air/pollen bad for me?

If you have questions for our doctor e-mail them to [email protected] or 706-889-9700

We would like to thank Georgia Cancer Specialist for sponsoring this segment!

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Get Fit with Fetch & Stay Active Ellijay ~ Feel Great and Get Healthy Starting Now!

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Ask the Doc 9/16/16

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Cami Ledford sits in for Dr. Whaley on Ask the Doc to speak on kids health in school on the episode of ‘Ask the Doc.’

Get Fit with Fetch 9/14/16

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Karleen talks about the Springer Mountain Hike and future hiking trips for Stay Active Ellijay and your chance to join in!

“Ask the Doc” – Dr. Whaley Discusses Gluten Versus Gluten Free

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Sponsored by Georgia Cancer Specialist, Dr. Whaley discusses gluten and gluten free. He also covers what is the best time of day to work out if you are trying to lose weight.

 

Ask the Doc 9/2/16

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Dr. Whaley discusses Zika and Kaepernick this week as we visit downtown Blue Ridge.

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Ask the Doc 8/26/16

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Dr. Whaley and BKP talk HIllary’s Health and National Healthcare.

Does Good Cholesterol Levels Mean You Don’t Have Blockage – “Ask the Doc with Dr. Whaley”

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In this segment Dr. Whaley addresses sports medicine in relation to head injuries. You will find his comments concerning women’s soccer interesting. We also had two viewer questions for the doctor this morning:

  1. Is Turmeric a good and safe supplement?
  2. If you have good results from lab test, good cholesterol levels and, triglycerides; Does this mean you will be less likely to have a blockage?

If you have questions for our doctor e-mail them to [email protected] or 706-889-9700

We would like to thank Georgia Cancer Specialist for sponsoring this segment!

 

Don’t miss “Good Morning From the Office with #BKP” every weekday morning at 8 am. You can watch it live on FYNTV.com, YouTube – @FYNTV, or on Facebook @FetchYourNews.

 

 

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