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.

FDA Says It Cannot Indicate CBD as ‘Safe,’ Warns 15 Companies on CBD Oil...

“We remain concerned that some people wrongly think that the myriad of CBD products on the market, many of which are illegal, have been evaluated by the FDA and determined to be safe, or that trying CBD ‘can’t hurt.’ --FDA Principal Deputy Commissioner Amy Abernethy

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...

Ear Tubes May Soon Be Done Without General Anesthesia

This is the first ear tube delivery system that can be performed in young children using local anesthesia in a physician’s office setting.

VA reports significant increase in Veteran use of telehealth services

The 17% increase over the prior fiscal year contributed to VA’s delivery of more than 2.6 million episodes of telehealth care in FY 2019.

Some Medicaid, Medicare Rules Suspended Due to Hurricane Dorian

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced efforts underway to support Georgia and South Carolina in response to Hurricane Dorian.

Pharmaceutical Company Targeting Elderly Victims Admits to Paying Kickbacks

The U.S. Attorney's Office in GA announced a deferred prosecution agreement resolving the charge, under which the company admits that it paid the doctor to induce him to not only maintain, but increase his prescription volume. There's also an attached civil penalty of $95,972,017 due to False Claims Act related marketing violations.

First Human Case of West Nile in Georgia Confirmed

August may be the eighth month on the calendar, but it is the first month of 2019 in which a case of West Nile virus has been confirmed.

CDC: Numbers Show Decline in Early Childhood Obesity in WIC Families

3 states saw actual increases in obesity.