CDC: Emergency Department Data Show Rapid Increases in Opioid Overdoses

Data from emergency departments (EDs) show that the U.S. opioid overdose epidemic continues to worsen, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for...

CDC releases report to Congress detailing the impact of traumatic brain injury on children,...

The report identifies gaps in care, outlines opportunities for action to reduce the gaps, and highlights policy strategies to address the short and long-term consequences of a TBI.

Georgia teachers, state employees may not get health rate increases for 2019

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH), State Health Benefit Plan, announced the Resolution for SHBP’s Member Contribution Rates for Plan Year 2019. The...

Flu Update from Dept of Health

Flu is currently widespread in Georgia, and the Georgia Department of Public Health recently confirmed the season’s first flu-related death.  “Flu season is here,”...

CDC Releases 2018 Breastfeeding Report Card

Of the approximately 4 million babies born in 2015,  most started out breastfeeding – but many stop earlier than recommended

Medicare Advantage plan provider to pay $270M in false claims

A Medicare Advantage plan provider agreed to pay $270 million to resolve its False Claims Act liability for providing inaccurate information that caused Medicare Advantage Plans

CDC warns of recent tainted romaine lettuce outbreak

CDC sends out a warning not to eat romaine lettuce due to a recent outbreak of E. coli.

Trump Administration Proposes to Lower Drug Costs by Targeting Backdoor Rebates and Encouraging Direct...

"The current rebate-driven system is part of an unacceptable status quo characterized by high prices and backdoor deals. It creates three main problems for patients."

VA launches digital campaign encouraging mental health conversations

Website features more than 600 stories of Veteran resilience and recovery

Gordon County Health Department food safety scores Feb. 17-Mar. 1

Should a facility receive a C or U rating during a routine inspection, environmental health staff will conduct a follow-up inspection in order to insure compliance. All routine inspections are unannounced and conducted twice yearly. Consumers in Gordon County may contact the Environmental Health office of the Gordon County Health Department at 706-624-1444 for more information.