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Smoke from wildfires in North Georgia has caused health problems for some Georgians. (File Photo)
Last week was Public Health’s latest available data on ER use, determined from its surveillance system, she said.
An extended drought has led to dry conditions and greater risks of wildfires in much of the state. Smoky haze from ongoing fires continued to affect the North Georgia and metro Atlanta areas over the weekend and Monday, with no rainfall in the forecast for several days.
Piedmont Healthcare told GHN on Monday that its hospital in Jasper, Piedmont Mountainside, said the average number of patients seen in its emergency department with respiratory issues (per day) increased by 8 percent from September to October. But then those visits jumped by more than 50 percent in the first 14 days of November, Piedmont officials said.
The website AirNow reported a Red, or unhealthy, air quality index for the Atlanta area at 3 p.m. Monday. It warned that people with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion. “Everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion,’’ the website said.
Should preventable health problems of employees really be the responsibility of the company or business?
If people have health problems such as diabetes or other health issues caused by their own actions should the employer really have to pay for them to fix it? I
If for example someone got diabetes because they habitually over eat and refuse
Certainly a hot topic. Yet, remember that many health problems are not just by lifestyle choice, but influenced by environment and genetics. Therefore, it is somewhat presumptutous to imply that people with such conditions should bear the burden of
Unfortunately, in the current environment,
For smokers how long did it take you to develop health problems?
For any smokers out there, how long have you been smoking cigarettes, how many cigarettes have you smoked a week, and do you have any health problems right now? I'm just curious to see how long it took to develop lung problems. I'm thinking of taking
Thank the good Lord I never did, pack a day for 37 years.
I quit 2 years ago. Yeah your afraid or you wouldnt be asking so quit.