New Study: Alzheimer’s grows rapidly in Georgia, more than national average

One of the biggest takeaways from this year’s report is that the Alzheimer’s burden in this country and Georgia continues to grow.

CDC launches the nation’s first vision and eye health surveillance system

CDC has developed the nation’s first Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System

Progress Erased: Youth Tobacco Use Increased During 2017-2018

4.9 million middle and high school students used tobacco products in 2018

Recall announced for infant Ibuprofen suspensions

Voluntary recall issued for infant Ibuprophen suspensions.

Walker Environmental Health receives F.D.A. certifications

Clay Tracy, environmental health manager for the Walker County Health Department, was recently awarded Certificates of Achievement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s...

Two dead, 6 ill from mosquito-borne viruses in Georgia

Georgia: 2 dead, 6 ill from mosquito-borne viruses

Let Your Fourth of July Celebration End with Fireworks, Not Food Poisoning

The USDA is urging everyone to be food safe as they cook out this Fourth of July to keep the celebration free from illness-causing bacteria. 

MAP MONDAY: Suicide rates rising across the U.S.

In 2016, nearly 45,000 Americans age 10 or older died by suicide. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death and is one of just three leading causes that are on the rise.

FDA plans hearing to eliminate youth e-cigarette use

FDA plans to launch a comprehensive campaign to eliminate e-cigarette use in youth and teens.

CDC: Measles cases in the U.S. are highest since measles was eliminated in 2000

This is the greatest number of cases reported in the United States since measles was eliminated from this country in 2000.