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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...


Chattooga EMA director has an update on the LaFayette fire and how it affects here: THERE IS NO BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR CHATTOOGA COUNTY AT...

Northwest Georgia Flu Update from the Department of Public Health

We are currently experiencing a high rate of Influenza activity in Georgia and the rest of the United States. This is an opportunity to...

USDA Partners to Provide Transitional Housing for Rural People in Recovery from Opioid Misuse

The USDA has formalized an innovative agreement in which a nonprofit organization will purchase homes from the Department and convert them to transitional housing for people recovering from opioid misuse.

Trump Administration Wants Drug Price Listed in Advertisements

“If we want to have a real market for drugs, why not have disclose their prices in the ads, too? Consumers would have...

CDC warns: Asian Longhorned Tick Spreading Widely Across U.S.

This species of tick is spreading widely in the United States.

EPA Releases First Major Update to Chemicals List in 40 Years

More than 80 percent (32,898) of the chemicals in commerce have identities that are not Confidential Business Information (CBI), increasing public access to additional information about them.

Pool Chemical Injuries Lead to Over 4,500 Emergency Department Visits Each Year

Although injuries from pool chemicals are preventable, the number of serious injuries from these chemicals has not changed much in the last 15 years.