Health Topics

General | Food Safety | Home and Community | Insurance and Service Providers | Medicines and Herbals | Workplace and School 

Health - General Resources

Fulton County public health centers and office locations, opens a new window. 

Clearinghouses of easy-to-read health information, news, and "online checkups" on topics such as hearing loss, calculating body mass index, and indoor air quality include:

U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, opens a new window (SAMHSA). Help for those with addiction or mental health disorders, to help understand suicide and  personality and behavioral disorders, and to help with substance abuse issues. 

MyHealtheVet portal, opens a new window. VA Office of Patient Care Services/Public Health, opens a new window for information on Agent Orange, depleted uranium, traumatic brain injury, burn pits and much more.

Fulton County HIV/AIDS services, opens a new window page.

CDC's Women's Health, opens a new window page offers consumer health information and statistics for women, and specialized topics pages on diseases, safety at work, health disparities, opens a new window, and violence prevention.

National Institute on Aging’s Health Information, opens a new window page for seniors, including information such as menopause, hyperthermia, shingles, heart health, depression, advance care planning, Alzheimer's and caregiving.

Report possible problems with vaccines using FDA’s Vaccine Adverse Event Report System, opens a new window.

Success rates of fertility clinics, opens a new window from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).

Vessel Sanitation Program, opens a new window. Review results of cruise ship inspections and disease outbreak information. Ships without a U.S. port in their itinerary do not receive surprise inspections under this program.

Health - Food Safety

Fulton County restaurant inspection scores, opens a new window. DeKalb County restaurant inspection scores, opens a new window.

Recalls, Withdrawals and Alerts, opens a new window, from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Georgia has been one of the 10 states taking part in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's sentinel FoodNet, opens a new window (Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network).

Those who frequently eat fish caught locally, particularly women and caregivers feeding young children, should read the Guidelines For Eating Fish From Georgia Waters, opens a new window and Advice about Eating Fish and Shellfish, opens a new window

Overweight and obesity is common in America among adults and children and represents a dangerous risk factor for many diseases, including Covid-19. Among the many reliable sources of information for safe weight loss maintained by federal agencies are the Weight Management & Healthy Living Tips, opens a new window page of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Health Information Center, the CDC's Overweight and Obesity, opens a new window page, and USDA's MyPlate Quiz, opens a new window. Also check FDA warnings about weight loss products, opens a new window, including its list of tainted weight loss products, opens a new window.

Health - Home and Community

Coronavirus and other viruses. Fulton County has tested for CoVid-19 and MPox (monkeypox) since 2022. See local data at Wastewater SCAN, opens a new window and CDC CoVid Data Tracker, opens a new window. Fulton County COVID-19 Hotline: (404) 613-8150. More information about Fulton County COVID-19 - related services, opens a new window. Protect yourself and others during the COVID-19 pandemic by wearing a face covering, opens a new window. Fulton County epidemiological data, opens a new window.  See U.S. Environmental Protection Agency guidance, opens a new window on such topics as indoor air and drinking water as it relates to reducing the spread of COVID-19.  

Contact the Fulton County Environmental Health Services Department, opens a new window for help with pest control in and about the home. 

More than 90% of poisonings happen in the home. Dangers include household cleaners, medicines, and carbon monoxide. What to do right away, opens a new window if you think you or someone else has been poisoned. Contact your local Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222

Safety and Security for Firearm Owners, opens a new window, a brochure of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, describes safe handling and storage of firearms in the home, especially when children are present. 

Stay safe and healthy in the winter, opens a new window.  Stay safe on high heat days, opens a new window. In the southeastern United States, ultraviolet radiation (UV) intensity is high most of the year, and can damage unprotected skin even on cloudy days. Skin cancer is a concern for everyone regardless of skin color, opens a new window. Learn more at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Sun Safety, opens a new window website. UV daily forecast, opens a new window for Atlanta. 

Health - Insurance and Service Providers

Use the, opens a new window portal to learn about the Affordable Care Act and to access an online tool, opens a new window that helps find local help signing up. Also links to a tool to compare care in different facilities. 

Federally-funded health centers, opens a new window. Pay what you can afford, based on your income.

Search a Georgia medical provider's license at the Composite State Board of Medical Examiners, opens a new windowGeorgia Dept. of Community Health, opens a new window provides a search tool to find facilities, see their licenses, and read their inspection reports. Make sure the facility performing your mammogram is certified, opens a new window.

Seniors and their caregivers can find listings of services from the U.S. Administration on Aging's Eldercare Locator, opens a new window. Fulton County offers many services for seniors, opens a new window - call StarLine at (404) 613-6000.

Find daycare and pre-K programs, opens a new window and link to their inspection reports at Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning's ChildCare search page.

Medicare and You, opens a new window, the basic booklet on the Medicare program.

Georgia Medicaid, opens a new window program. 

Georgia's PeachCare for Kids, opens a new window program and Georgia Families, opens a new window program.

Health - Medicines and Herbals

FDA ‘s page MedWatch, opens a new window collects advisories about food and food additives, prescription and over-the-counter medicines, biologics, medical devices including blood pressure monitors and breast pumps, combination products such as pre-filled drug syringes, metered-dose inhalers and nasal sprays, special nutritional products such as dietary supplements, medical foods and infant formulas, and cosmetics including dyes and tattoos.

Protect yourself, opens a new window when taking medicines, especially over-the-counter medicines, opens a new window taken without seeing a doctor. Learn to read the label, opens a new window.

DailyMed, opens a new window of the National Library of Medicine provides label information for approved medications, including recommended dosage, contraindications, adverse reactions, and clinical studies.

Herbs at a Glance, opens a new window, fact sheets from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Alerts and Advisories, opens a new window, from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Warning Letters, opens a new window from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition. 

Health - Workplace and School

Occupational safety and health topics, opens a new window from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Search to see if OSHA was called in to inspect a facility, opens a new window. Find information, including state inspection reports, on child care facilities, from Georgia Dept. of Early Care and Learning, opens a new window.

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, opens a new window provides key information and data in abbreviated form for chemicals or substance groupings, with recommendations for personal protection.

Find resources on school safety, opens a new window, including information about COVID-19.  Safety Checklist for Schools program, opens a new window from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to identify and mitigate chemical and other hazards. 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Healthy School Environments, opens a new window page offers a range of assistance on topics such as asbestos removal, mold hazards, and mercury in schools.

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