Henry County, GA Health Department

Henry County, GA Health Department Welcome to the official page for the Henry County Health Department!

District 4 Public Health’s vision is to provide easier access to quality health services, engage in strong community partnerships, and promote healthy behaviors for everyone that we serve.( Carroll, Heard, Troup, Coweta, Meriwether, Fayette, Pike, Spalding, Upson, Lamar, Henry, and Butts County)

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Time to talk about the “cups'” that matter! On the right is the trendy, popular cup everyone WANTS. On the left is a mor...
03/01/2024

Time to talk about the “cups'” that matter! On the right is the trendy, popular cup everyone WANTS. On the left is a more important one that many may NEED—the urine cup. https://ow.ly/6Tjj50QJksg

If you're s*xually active, regular STD testing is a must. Contact your local health department to schedule an appointment today or schedule an appointment online at: https://ow.ly/Uwqv50QJksj
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¡Es hora de hablar de las “copas” que importan! A la derecha está la taza popular y de moda que todos QUIEREN. A la izquierda hay uno más importante que muchos pueden NECESITAR: el vaso para o***a . https://ow.ly/6Tjj50QJksg

Si eres s*xualmente activo, es imprescindible que te realices pruebas periódicas de ETS. Comuníquese con su departamento de salud local para programar una cita hoy o programe una cita en línea en: https://ow.ly/Uwqv50QJksj

The Lamar County Health Department in partnership with Lamar County Family Connection Collaborative, Full Circle of HOPE...
03/01/2024

The Lamar County Health Department in partnership with Lamar County Family Connection Collaborative, Full Circle of HOPE Inc., and the Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Leap Into Health community fair yesterday at the Barnesville Civic Center

Over 50 local agencies participated providing free health screenings, dental screening, first aid kits, diapers/wipes, tote bags, children's books, food, fun and education and resources for all ages.

We are so incredibly grateful for all our sponsors and other community partners who gave of their time, knowledge and resources to make this event an incredible celebration of the health of our local community.

We can affirm that this health fair was a TRUE success! THANK YOU!
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El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Lamar, en asociación con Lamar County Family Connection Collaborative, Full Circle of HOPE Inc. y la Cámara de Comercio del Condado de Barnesville-Lamar, organizaron ayer una feria comunitaria Leap Into Health en el Centro Cívico de Barnesville.

Más de 50 agencias locales participaron brindando exámenes de salud y dentales gratuitos, botiquines de primeros auxilios, pañales/toallitas húmedas, bolsas de mano, libros para niños, comida, diversión y muchos recursos educativos y recursos para todas las edades.

Estamos increíblemente agradecidos con todos nuestros patrocinadores y otros socios comunitarios que brindaron su tiempo, conocimiento y recursos para hacer de este evento una celebración increíble de la salud de nuestra comunidad local.

¡Podemos afirmar que esta feria de salud fue un VERDADERO éxito! ¡GRACIAS!

Why is the Hepatitis B birth dose vaccine important?Birth dose vaccines of hepatitis B are given to infants to protect t...
02/29/2024

Why is the Hepatitis B birth dose vaccine important?

Birth dose vaccines of hepatitis B are given to infants to protect them against the hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, which can cause severe liver disease and potentially fatal conditions such as liver cancer and cirrhosis.

This and more questions about the Hepatitis vaccine can be found here: http://ow.ly/uR9A50MXqyx
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¿Por qué es importante la vacuna contra la hepatitis B al nacer?

Las vacunas contra la hepatitis B en dosis al nacer se administran a los bebés para protegerlos contra la infección por el virus de la hepatitis B (VHB), que puede causar enfermedades hepáticas graves y afecciones potencialmente mortales, como cáncer de hígado y cirrosis.

Esta y más preguntas sobre la vacuna contra la Hepatitis las puedes encontrar aquí: http://ow.ly/uR9A50MXqyx

As parents, it's our responsibility to protect our teens. To do so, we need to be aware of the important preventive meas...
02/28/2024

As parents, it's our responsibility to protect our teens. To do so, we need to be aware of the important preventive measures available - like the ! It's one of the safest and most effective ways to help protect against certain types of cancer.

Book an appointment online district4health.org/make-an-appointment/ or call (800) 847-4262.
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Como padres, es nuestra responsabilidad proteger a nuestros hijos. Para hacerlo, debemos ser conscientes de las importantes medidas preventivas disponibles, ¡como la vacuna del ! Es una de las formas más seguras y efectivas de ayudar a proteger contra ciertos tipos de cáncer.

Reserve una cita en línea district4health.org/make-an-appointment/ o llame al (800) 847-4262.

Remember: What brings you joy and makes sense to you may not align with everyone else's perspective, and that's perfectl...
02/28/2024

Remember: What brings you joy and makes sense to you may not align with everyone else's perspective, and that's perfectly okay, don't feel guilty for choosing you and protecting your peace.
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Recuerde: lo que le brinda alegría y tiene sentido para usted puede no coincidir con la perspectiva de los demás, y eso está perfectamente bien, no se sienta culpable por elegirlo y proteger su paz.

Congratulations to our fantastic   month, Emily Thompson; thank you for your desire to help others and for always going ...
02/26/2024

Congratulations to our fantastic month, Emily Thompson; thank you for your desire to help others and for always going above and beyond!

In honor of Black History Month and Heart Month, the HIV Prevention and Breast and Cervical Cancer team teamed up with T...
02/26/2024

In honor of Black History Month and Heart Month, the HIV Prevention and Breast and Cervical Cancer team teamed up with Thomaston Housing Authority to provide great information and resources to the community, thanks to all those who attended.

02/23/2024

We want to be part of your new era—an era of good health! District 4's health department provides targeted healthcare services and programs for the whole family. For a complete list of all the services we provide, visit district4health.org/services/

Schedule an appointment today at district4health.org/make-an-appointment/ or call 800-847-4262.
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Queremos ser parte de tu nueva era. ¡Una era de buena salud! El departamento de salud del Distrito 4 brinda servicios y programas de atención médica específicos para toda la familia. Para obtener una lista completa de todos los servicios que brindamos, visite distrito4health.org/services/

Programe una cita hoy en District4health.org/make-an-appointment/ o llame al 800-847-4262.

If your child missed a vaccine, now is a good time for your child to catch up. Make an appointment online at district4he...
02/22/2024

If your child missed a vaccine, now is a good time for your child to catch up. Make an appointment online at district4health.org/make-an-appointment/ for your child to get caught up if they haven’t received vaccines to protect against several diseases. To learn more about child vaccines visit: district4health.org/immunizations/
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Si a su hijo o hija le hace faltan vacunas, ahora es un buen momento para que se ponga al día. Concierte una cita en línea en District4health.org/make-an-appointment/ para que su hijo se ponga al día si no ha recibido vacunas para protegerlo contra varias enfermedades. Para obtener más información sobre las vacunas infantiles, visite: distrito4health.org/immunizations/

Some infections before/during pregnancy can hurt both you and your developing fetus. They can cause serious illness, bir...
02/21/2024

Some infections before/during pregnancy can hurt both you and your developing fetus. They can cause serious illness, birth defects and lifelong disabilities, such as hearing loss or learning problems.

Here are 10 tips to help prevent infections before/during pregnancy.
Learn more at: visit: https://bit.ly/3Ue82YM

If you’re pregnant, talk with your doctor or county health department to see what vaccines you may need.
Book an appointment online at district4health.org/make-an-appointment/ or call (800) 847-4262.
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Algunas infecciones antes o durante el embarazo pueden dañarle a usted y al feto en desarrollo. Pueden causar enfermedades graves, defectos de nacimiento y discapacidades de por vida, como pérdida de audición o problemas de aprendizaje.

Aquí hay 10 consejos para ayudar a prevenir infecciones antes y durante el embarazo.
Conoce más en: visita: https://bit.ly/3Ue82YM

Si está embarazada, hable con su médico o con el departamento de salud del condado para ver qué vacunas puede necesitar.
Reserve una cita en línea en District4health.org/make-an-appointment/ o llame al (800) 847-4262.

02/21/2024

Connecting Henry in partnership with Clayton County Community Services Authority will host a Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) event on February 29 from 9:00 am- 2:00 pm at 162 Keys Ferry Road in McDonough.

This program is open to Clayton, Henry and Fayette County residents seeking assistance for a heating, gas or electric bill.

The week of February 14-21 marks National Condom Week, and D4PH would like to use this as an opportunity to emphasize th...
02/21/2024

The week of February 14-21 marks National Condom Week, and D4PH would like to use this as an opportunity to emphasize the importance and effectiveness of condom use in maintaining a healthy and happy s*xual lifestyle.

With and effectiveness rate of 98%, and with low or no cost; condoms continue to be the most affordable and effective method of protection and prevention when engaging in s*x. Condoms should also be used in coordination with birth control and PrEP as a reliable prevention tool to protect against pregnancy and STDs, including HIV.

Condoms are always free at our health departments and you can also request them to be mailed to you confidentially and at no cost if you are 18 and older. surveymonkey.com/r/GWJZSHC
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La semana del 14 al 21 de febrero se celebra la Semana Nacional del Condón y a D4PH le gustaría aprovechar esta oportunidad para enfatizar la importancia y eficacia del uso del condón para mantener un estilo de vida s*xual saludable y feliz.

Con una tasa de efectividad del 98% y con bajo o ningún costo; Los condones siguen siendo el método más asequible y eficaz de protección y prevención al tener relaciones s*xuales. Los condones también deben usarse en coordinación con los anticonceptivos y la PrEP como una herramienta de prevención confiable para proteger contra el embarazo y las ETS, incluido el VIH.

Los condones siempre son gratuitos en nuestros departamentos de salud y también puede solicitar que se los envíen por correo de forma confidencial y sin costo si tiene 18 años o más surveymonkey.com/r/GWJZSHC.

💔✋ February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and it's time to break the cycle! Know the signs and speak up.Your f...
02/19/2024

💔✋ February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and it's time to break the cycle! Know the signs and speak up.

Your first priority should always be your personal safety and your safety in the future. Contact the National Dating Abuse Helpline 24/7 via text (“LOVEIS” to 22522), phone call (866.331.9474), or live chat to discuss your situation and identify possible signs of abuse in your relationship. They offer confidential support for teens, young adults, and their loved ones seeking help, resources, or information related to healthy relationships and dating abuse in the US.
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💔✋ ¡Febrero es el mes de concientización sobre la violencia en el noviazgo entre adolescentes, es hora de romper el ciclo! Conozca las señales y hable.

Su primera prioridad siempre debe ser su seguridad personal y su seguridad en el futuro. Comuníquese con la Línea de ayuda nacional sobre abuso en citas las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana a través de mensajes de texto (“LOVEIS” al 22522), llamada telefónica (866.331.9474) o chat en vivo para analizar su situación e identificar posibles signos de abuso en su relación. Ofrecen apoyo confidencial para adolescentes, adultos jóvenes y sus seres queridos que buscan ayuda, recursos o información relacionada con relaciones saludables y abuso en el noviazgo en los EE. UU.

Meriwether County, GA Health Department's Manchester location will be open one additional day for the next three months—...
02/16/2024

Meriwether County, GA Health Department's Manchester location will be open one additional day for the next three months—with the Meriwether County Health Department in Greenville remaining open as well.

Make an appointment online at either location here district4health.org/make-an-appointment/ or call (800) 847-4262.

It’s Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month! It’s the perfect time to take stock of your heart. One of the easiest thi...
02/15/2024

It’s Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month! It’s the perfect time to take stock of your heart.

One of the easiest things you can do for cardiovascular health is to adopt a healthier diet. Doctors suggest making the following changes:

❤️Eating healthy fats
❤️Go lean
❤️Limit salt
❤️Drink alcohol only in moderation

Another significant action can be to reduce your exposure to to***co, even if it’s through secondhand smoke. People with high blood pressure or cholesterol should be cautious, as they are at higher risk for developing heart disease.
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¡Es el Día de San Valentín y el Mes Americano del Corazón! Es el momento perfecto para hacer un balance de tu corazón.

Una de las cosas más sencillas que puede hacer por su salud cardiovascular es adoptar una dieta más saludable. Los médicos sugieren realizar los siguientes cambios:

❤️Comer grasas saludables
❤️Elejir carnes sin grasa y piel
❤️Limitar la sal

Otra acción importante puede ser reducir la exposición al tabaco, incluso si es a través del humo de segunda mano. Las personas con presión arterial alta o colesterol deben tener precaución, ya que tienen mayor riesgo de desarrollar enfermedades cardíacas.

The Alliance for Community Transformation (A.C.T.) is a 12-county collaborative who's purpose is: Connecting communities...
02/14/2024

The Alliance for Community Transformation (A.C.T.) is a 12-county collaborative who's purpose is: Connecting communities to engage, educate, encourage, and empower a culture of health. A.C.T. held their first quarterly convening of 2024 on February 9. During this meeting partners discussed social determinants of health, the importance of community partnerships, and connecting each organizations work to the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). If you interested in joining A.C.T. email [email protected]
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La Alianza para la Transformación Comunitaria (A.C.T.) es una colaboración de 12 condados cuyo propósito es: Conectar comunidades para involucrar, educar, alentar y potenciar una cultura de salud. ACTO. celebró su primera convención trimestral de 2024 el 9 de febrero. Durante esta reunión, los socios discutieron los determinantes sociales de la salud, la importancia de las asociaciones comunitarias y la conexión del trabajo de cada organización con el Plan de mejora de la salud comunitaria (CHIP). Si está interesado en unirse a A.C.T. correo electrónico [email protected]

District 4 Public Health, Drug Free Fayette, and Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights invite you to attend the Tobacco/Vapin...
02/13/2024

District 4 Public Health, Drug Free Fayette, and Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights invite you to attend the Tobacco/Vaping Use Prevention Stakeholder Summit! The purpose of the summit is to bring together to***co/vaping use prevention stakeholders from Butts, Carroll, Coweta, Fayette, Heard, Henry, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup, and Upson counties to collaborate, share best practices, identify gaps/barriers, and learn about available resources.

Please register by February 15 at https://bit.ly/4bv8p7q

There are many ways you can make your work environment a healthy place.We're giving you a   for you to apply! 👆_____Hay ...
02/13/2024

There are many ways you can make your work environment a healthy place.
We're giving you a for you to apply! 👆
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Hay muchas maneras de hacer de su entorno de trabajo un lugar saludable.
¡Te damos un para que lo aplique en tu trabajo! 👆

The District 4 HIV Prevention Team and our District Epidemiologists would like to thank Amazon for joining us in prevent...
02/13/2024

The District 4 HIV Prevention Team and our District Epidemiologists would like to thank Amazon for joining us in preventing the spread of HIV. Knowledge is power and the risk is not knowing your status.
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El Equipo de Prevención del VIH del Distrito 4 y nuestros epidemiólogos del distrito desean agradecer a Amazon por unirse a nosotros para prevenir la propagación del VIH. El conocimiento es poder y el riesgo es no conocer tu estado.

Cardiovascular disease is the nation's No. 1 killer, but it doesn't have to be that way. February is American  , a time ...
02/12/2024

Cardiovascular disease is the nation's No. 1 killer, but it doesn't have to be that way. February is American , a time to raise awareness and fight back. ❤️

Learn what a healhty blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, and blood sugar levels are for you and how they impact your risk of heart disease.

Our Family Nurse Practitioners in Heard, Henry and Spalding counties offer services to identify and manage type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cardiometabolic syndrome among underserved or high-risk populations.

Visit our website to learn more about our nurse practitioner services district4health.org/services/health-services/nurse-practitioner-services/, or click here to make an appointment online district4health.org/make-an-appointment/.
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Las enfermedades cardiovasculares son la principal causa de muerte en el país, pero no tiene por qué ser así. Febrero es el estadounidense, un momento para crear conciencia y luchar. ❤️

Conozca cuáles son para usted los niveles saludables de presión arterial, colesterol, peso y azúcar en sangre y cómo afectan su riesgo de enfermedad cardíaca.

Nuestras enfermeras practicantes de familia en los condados de Heard, Henry y Spalding ofrecen servicios para identificar y controlar la diabetes tipo 2, la hipertensión y el síndrome cardiometabólico entre poblaciones desatendidas o de alto riesgo.

Visite nuestro sitio web para obtener más información sobre nuestros servicios de enfermería practicante distrito4health.org/services/health-services/nurse-practitioner-services/, o haga clic aquí para programar una cita en línea distrito4health.org/make-an-appointment/.

Don't let food poisoning ruin your Super Bowl watch party! 🏈Play by these rules, kick-off   with these simple food safet...
02/10/2024

Don't let food poisoning ruin your Super Bowl watch party! 🏈

Play by these rules, kick-off with these simple food safety tips, and make sure your game-day favorites are memorable for all the right reasons. Follow these four tips to avoid food poisoning:
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¡No dejes que una intoxicación alimentaria arruine tu fiesta para ver el Super Bowl! 🏈

Siga estas reglas, e inicie el con estos sencillos consejos de seguridad alimentaria y asegúrese de que sus favoritos del día del juego sean memorables por las razones correctas. Siga estos cuatro consejos para evitar la intoxicación alimentaria:

02/09/2024

Connecting Henry in partnership with Clayton County Community Services Authority will host a LIHEAP event on February 29 from 9:00 am- 2:00 pm at 162 Keys Ferry Road in McDonough.

This program is open to Clayton, Henry and Fayette County residents seeking assistance for a heating, gas or electric bill.

Did someone say pizza? It’s National Pizza Day! 🍕🍕🍕 Remember, when pizza is left at room temp for more than 2 hours, it’...
02/09/2024

Did someone say pizza? It’s National Pizza Day! 🍕🍕🍕 Remember, when pizza is left at room temp for more than 2 hours, it’s the perfect environment for bacteria to grow and multiply rapidly even if it doesn’t have meat! Refrigerate your leftovers.
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¿Alguien dijo pizza? ¡Es el Día Nacional de la Pizza! 🍕🍕🍕 Recuerde, cuando la pizza se deja a temperatura ambiente durante más de 2 horas, es el ambiente perfecto para que las bacterias crezcan y se multipliquen rápidamente, ¡incluso si no tiene carne! Refrigere sus sobras.

It is the last day of the Georgia Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Flash Flooding/Flood Safety.The majority of deaths f...
02/09/2024

It is the last day of the Georgia Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Flash Flooding/Flood Safety.

The majority of deaths from flooding occur when people become trapped in automobiles that stall while driving through flooded areas. Nearly half of all flood fatalities are vehicle related, just six inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.

If your area is being affected by floods, visit ready.gov/floods for safety tips.
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Es el último día de la Semana de preparación para climas severos de Georgia: inundaciones repentinas/seguridad contra inundaciones.

La mayoría de las muertes por inundaciones ocurren cuando las personas quedan atrapadas en automóviles que se paran mientras conducen por áreas inundadas. Casi la mitad de todas las muertes por inundaciones están relacionadas con vehículos, solo seis pulgadas de agua en movimiento pueden derribarlo y un pie de agua en movimiento puede arrastrar su vehículo.

Si su área se está viendo afectada por inundaciones, visite ready.gov/floods para obtener consejos de seguridad.

Did you know   is one of the leading causes of weather deaths in the United States.From 1995 to 2016, lightning caused 3...
02/08/2024

Did you know is one of the leading causes of weather deaths in the United States.

From 1995 to 2016, lightning caused 30 deaths in Georgia. Most lightning deaths occur in the summer months - usually in the afternoon and evening hours.

Lightning strikes can result in death or serious injury. If you hear thunder or see lightning, take shelter in an enclosed building or a hard-topped vehicle with the windows up.

Learn more at: weather.gov/ffc/swaw_ltg
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¿Sabías que los rayos son una de las principales causas de muertes causadas por el clima en los Estados Unidos?

De 1995 a 2016, los causaron 30 muertes en Georgia. La mayoría de las muertes por rayos ocurren en los meses de verano, generalmente por la tarde y la noche.

Los rayos pueden provocar la muerte o lesiones graves. Si escucha truenos o ve relámpagos, refúgiese en un edificio cerrado o en un vehículo de techo rígido con las ventanillas subidas.

Obtenga más información en: Weather.gov/ffc/swaw_ltg

Keep your child safe and healthy! Get them protected against measles, mumps, and rubella with the MMR Vaccine. To learn ...
02/08/2024

Keep your child safe and healthy! Get them protected against measles, mumps, and rubella with the MMR Vaccine. To learn more about vaccines, visit: district4health.org/immunizations.
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¡Mantenga a su hijo seguro y saludable! Protégelos contra el sarampión, las paperas y la rubéola con la vacuna MMR. Para obtener más información sobre las vacunas, visite: distrito4health.org/immunizations.

WEAR RED DAY! Our Health Departments, Environmental Health and WIC staff wore red last Friday, February 2,  to celebrate...
02/08/2024

WEAR RED DAY! Our Health Departments, Environmental Health and WIC staff wore red last Friday, February 2, to celebrate American Heart Month! ❤️ A month dedicated to bringing awareness to heart disease.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Know your risk and protect your heart. Learn more here: https://ow.ly/At8B50Qzelq

National  /AIDSAwarenessDay (Feb. 7) is a day to address the impact of HIV on Black communities. Together, we can make H...
02/07/2024

National /AIDSAwarenessDay (Feb. 7) is a day to address the impact of HIV on Black communities. Together, we can make HIV Black history by working to overcome structural barriers to HIV testing, prevention, and treatment.

Our health departments offer screening and prevention to all individuals. Testing for HIV is free, and fees for our other clinic and lab services are available on a sliding scale fee based on income. district4health.org/hiv-prevention/.
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El Día Nacional de Concientización sobre el VIH/SIDA entre las Personas de Raza Negra (7 de feb) es para abordar el impacto del VIH. Juntos podemos hacer historia en comunidades negras al superar las barreras a pruebas, prevención, y tratamiento del VIH.

Nuestros departamentos de salud ofrecen detección y prevención del a todas las personas. La prueba del VIH es gratuita y las tarifas de nuestros servicios de clínica y laboratorio están disponibles según una escala móvil basada en los ingresos. district4health.org/hiv-prevention/.

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135 Henry Parkway
McDonough, GA
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