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.

Parents, it’s time to vaccinate your preteen

The sooner your child sees their doctor the better Let’s face it - nobody likes getting shots. But a shot lasts a second; diseases last...

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...

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

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

Juuling craze – Sale of e-cigarettes skyrocket among youth

Juuling sales are way up for youth.

FDA approves new drug to treat rare immune system disease affecting mainly children, HLH

FDA approves new drug to treat rare immune system disease, HLH.

Progress Erased: Youth Tobacco Use Increased During 2017-2018

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

DEA’s 17th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day has highest-ever partner participation

The semi-annual event, which took place on April 27th this year, partnered local, state, tribal and federal partners – more than 5,000 total – at nearly 6,400 collection sites, to  collect and destroy close to 469 tons of potentially dangerous unwanted drugs.

Report: VA has cured 100,000 Veterans of Hepatitis C

New drugs and outreach campaign helped VA to rapidly deploy and treat Veterans