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...

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

Death Rates Up for 5 of the 12 Leading Causes of Death

Between 2000 and 2016, death rates for five of the 12 leading causes of death increased: unintentional injuries, Alzheimer’s disease, suicide, chronic liver disease, and septicemia.

Survey: ‘alarming’ number of parents share leftover antibiotics with their kids and others

Taking antibiotics when they're unnecessary, or in the wrong dose or timeframe, fuels rising rates of antibiotic-resistant infections.

Pain Management Task Force calls for patient-centered approach to improve treatment of pain

Draft recommendations have 90-day public comment periodThe Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force (Task Force), in a draft report issued recently, calls for individualized, patient-centered pain management...

E. coli Illness in Georgia Linked to Multistate Outbreak

CDC confirms 17 cases of E. coli O103 infection in Georgia. Because this is an ongoing investigation, the number of cases is expected to increase.

Kadlec: New Law Strengthens U.S. Efforts to Prepare, Respond and Recover from Disasters

A statement by Dr. Robert Kadlec, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesThe Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and...