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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween can be a night of scary fun for kids. But for parents, it often turns into the worrying kind of scary. There’s good reason: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that Halloween is one of the top three days for pedestrian injuries. The CDC agrees that kids are four times as likely to … Continue reading “Halloween Safety Tips”

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be approximately 253,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed this year. A woman living in the U.S. has a 1-in-8 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. The numbers still sound high but they show a marked improvement. Because of increased awareness, earlier detection … Continue reading “October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month”

Your Guide to Beach & Ocean Safety

With multiple beaches near by, YourTown Health wants you to have the best beach experience possible by making safety your first priority. A little knowledge and respect for nature can go a long way to enhancing your day. Rip Currents Rip currents cause the majority of lifeguard rescues. They are subtle and strong. On the … Continue reading “Your Guide to Beach & Ocean Safety”

YourTown Health Offers Free Screenings at Community Health Fair

YourTown Health is proud to announce that it will take part in Congressman David Scott’s 13th annual health fair on Saturday, August 19th. Everyone is invited to the free event, which will be held at Mundy’s Mill High School, 9652 Fayetteville Road, Jonesboro, from 9am until 2pm. The YTH team will provide free dental screenings … Continue reading “YourTown Health Offers Free Screenings at Community Health Fair”

YourTown Health’s Dr. Joanne Williams Named One of Atlanta’s Top Docs

For the second year in a row, Joanne E. Williams, MD, of YourTown Health has been recognized as one of Atlanta magazine’s Top Doctors. What makes the list special is that, along with extensive research, the physicians are chosen by their peers as being the best and most trusted. In the July issue, Dr. Williams … Continue reading “YourTown Health’s Dr. Joanne Williams Named One of Atlanta’s Top Docs”

YourTown Health Sponsors Free Back-to-School Health Fair This Saturday

YourTown Health is proud to offer free health screenings for Meriwether County students this Saturday to help kids get ready to go back to school. The community is invited to attend the Champions of Children Back-to-School Bash this Saturday, August 5, from 10am to 1pm at the Manchester-Meriwether County Recreation Department, 124 Perry Street in … Continue reading “YourTown Health Sponsors Free Back-to-School Health Fair This Saturday”

#HotHappensFast: Let’s Prevent Hot Car Deaths

According to, a child dies from heat stroke in a car every 10 days on average. Fatalities have been reported in nearly all 50 states, and 11 months out of the year. That’s because even on a 70-degree day, temperatures inside your vehicle can quickly rise to 110 degrees. Animals, too, are very susceptible … Continue reading “#HotHappensFast: Let’s Prevent Hot Car Deaths”

CDC Interviews YourTown Health’s CEO, Jon Wollenzien

YourTown Health was honored recently when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC) interviewed our chief executive officer, Jon Wollenzien, Jr. In the article, we get to see the personal side of Mr. Wollenzien and also learn how his background in public health law and community health prepared him to lead YTH, a … Continue reading “CDC Interviews YourTown Health’s CEO, Jon Wollenzien”

Tips for Safe Grilling

It’s peak season for grilling out. YourTown Health wants to help ensure that only your famous BBQ chicken ends up perfectly charred. According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are an average of 8,800 grill fires every year, which result in $96 million in property damage and hundreds of injuries. That’s why we’ve compiled … Continue reading “Tips for Safe Grilling”

How To Protect Your Family From The Danger of Dry Drowning

During a Memorial Day weekend trip to the beach, four-year-old Frankie Delgado was knocked over by a wave. He got up, continued playing and had fun the rest of the day. Then tragically, a week later, he was dead. What happened? Doctors told his parents that he drowned from water trapped in his lungs and … Continue reading “How To Protect Your Family From The Danger of Dry Drowning”