First Travel-related Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Detected in US

The patient recently returned from Wuhan, China, where an outbreak of pneumonia caused by this novel coronavirus has been ongoing since December 2019.

Most Vapers Used THC-Containing Products as New Cases Continue To Decline

Small percentage of cases reporting non-THC product use needs further study

Georgia Ranks High for Physical Inactivty in Adults

Regionally, the south was the worst.

8.3 million people enrolled in Healthcare.gov Plans for 2020

Approximately 8.3 million people selected or were automatically re-enrolled in plans using the HealthCare.gov platform during the 2020 open enrollment period.  Georgia was among the states with the highest number of marketplace enrollees.

Health Company Donating Data to Help Fight the Drug Overdose Crisis

This donation will improve HHS’ work with state and local officials on drug trends in their areas to target coordination of preventive healthcare resources to avoid overdoses.

FDA Finalizes Rule on Unauthorized E-Cigarettes

Companies that do not cease manufacture, distribution and sale of unauthorized flavored cartridge-based e-cigarettes (other than tobacco or menthol) within 30 days risk FDA enforcement actions

4,000 Georgians to Get Fitbit Fitness Tracker Under Medicaid Plan

4,000 Georgians will be able to get a Fitbit activity tracker watch with access to the educational and motivational resources of the company thanks to a partnership with a Medicaid provider.

OSHA: Workplace Fatalities Unchanged, Unintentional Overdoses, Suicide on Work on the Rise

Suicide at work, which increased by 11 percent in 2018, is also a tragic public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on families, workplaces, and communities.

Ga Dept. of Public Health: Flu is Widespread in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed more than 200 hospitalizations and two flu-related deaths.

HIV Prevention Drug Now Available at No Cost – For Some

Through the Department of Health & Human Services, the preventative drug will be available at no cost to people without prescription drug insurance coverage.