Feb 20, 2019 “Being a healthy adult is directly tied to being physically active and eating nutritiously,” says William Grow, MD, FACP, district health director. More
Benefits of Exercise for Adults
Physical activity has countless benefits; some benefits starting after a single bout of exercise; however, there are more long-term benefits such as reduced risk of a chronic disease or improvement of an existing condition. Starting slowly and gradually increasing the amount of time or intensity of physical activity is a good way to build up to those benefits for adults. Read More
Safe Sleep Environment
Did you know the features of your baby's sleep area can affect his/her risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death, such as suffocation? Read More
Benefits of Exercise for Children & Adolescents
According to a recent study released by the American Medical Association, being physically active is one of the most important actions individuals of all ages can engage in to improve their health. Childhood and adolescence are critical periods for developing movement skills, learning healthy habits, and establishing a firm foundation for lifelong health and well-being. Read More
Flu Activity High and Widespread in South Georgia
If you have not gotten your flu vaccine for the 2018-2019 flu season, do not delay any longer. Flu activity is higher today than it was at this point last year which was classified as a high severity season across all age groups by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read More
Welcome to South Health District
South Health District’s mission is to promote and protect the health and well being of anyone that lives, works, or plays in the counties of Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift, and Turner.
South Health District News
Jan 10, 2019 Childhood and adolescence are critical periods for developing movement skills, learning healthy habits, and establishing a firm foundation for lifelong health and well-being. More
Jan 04, 2019 If you have not gotten your flu vaccine for the 2018-2019 flu season, do not delay any longer. Flu activity is higher today than it was at this point last ... More
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South Health District serves residents in south central Georgia. To find information about your local county health department, please select their page below.