Monday, October 15, 2012
In 2010, roughly 34.5 percent of Cherokee County women had not gotten a mammogram in the last year. But early detection of breast cancer through routine exams saves thousands of lives every year.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Monday, October 15, 2012
Studies have shown that early detection of breast cancer improves the chances of a cure. That in itself is the most important reason to make an appointment today for a breast exam or mammogram. Here is a list of local places where you can go for mammograms and breast exams in Canton. The Cherokee County Health Department offers a Breast and Cervical Cancer Program at its Canton office. This program is designed to provide screenings and subsequent services to eligible low-income or uninsured women in Cherokee County. Additionally, you may wish to get a checkup at Northside Hospital-Cherokee. The Northside Hospital system performs 100,000 mammograms every year. In Cherokee County, the following locations offer mammograms: Towne Lake Medical…
Thursday, September 13, 2012
It's not too late to get a shot. If you missed the clinic, all residents are urged to head to the health department's Canton and Woodstock locations for shots.
The Cherokee County Health Department's drive-by flu shot clinic, which was held Tuesday in the parking lot of the Woodstock Health Center, drew 152 residents, officials said. "We are happy with the turn out at the drive-by clinic," said Nancy Stackhouse, Cherokee County Health Immunization Outreach Coordinator and Georgia's 2012 CDC Childhood Immunization Champion. "That's 152 people who are now better prepared to stay healthy this flu season." About 53 people received the high dose flu shot, which was given to those who were at least 65 years old. It's not too late to get a shot. If you missed the clinic, all residents are urged to head to the health department's Canton and Woodstock locations for shots, said Denise Bowman, the manager …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The incident occurred Sept. 2 at the Cherokee South Apartments off Marietta Highway.
A cat that scratched a woman at a Canton apartment complex has tested positive for rabies, and health officials are searching for others who might have come into contact with it. The stray cat, described as a black and white shorthaired female, "aggressively" scratched the woman at the Cherokee South Apartments off Marietta Highway in Canton on Sept. 2, Jennifer King, the spokeswoman for the North Georgia Health District, said. "The cat was immediately trapped and later died in its cage on Sept. 4," she said. "Cherokee County Environmental Health officials sent its remains to the state lab for rabies testing and the positive results were reported on Sept. 6." Since then, health officials have blanketed the area around the apartment complex…
Head to the Woodstock Health Center on Tuesday.
Ward off the flu by stopping by the Cherokee County Health Department's drive-by flu shot clinic. From 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of the Woodstock Health Center, the department will offer regular seasonal flu vaccines for $20 and the high dose flu shot for $50. Cash, checks, Medicare, Medicaid, State CIGNA and State Healthcare Insurances will be accepted, said North Georgia Health District spokeswoman Jennifer King. For more information, contact the Cherokee County Health Department at 770-928-0133 or 770-645-7371.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The position pays up to $64,625.60 a year.
More people leave Cherokee for work than any other county in metro Atlanta. Do you want to work closer to home? The North Georgia Health District needs a professional health care worker to direct and coordinate the Cherokee County Health Department's WIC nutrition program. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics or completed work in an equivalent American Dietetic Association-approved program. For more information, go here.
Friday, July 1, 2011
The dog belonged to a family living near the intersection of Union Hill and East Cherokee roads.
Eleven Georgians – seven from Cherokee County, three from Pickens County and one from Houston County – were exposed to an unvaccinated dog that later tested positive for rabies. "The dog had become ill with the rabies virus, exposing everyone who came into contact with it, including five family members and six others who had visited the home," said Jennifer King, spokeswoman for the North Georgia Health District in Dalton. "It is not known how or where the dog came into contact with rabies." The dog belonged to a family living near the intersection of Union Hill and East Cherokee roads. It died June 24. Prior to the dog's death, it bit its two adult owners and a pig. The dog's body was taken to the Cherokee Emergency Veterinarian Clinic. …