New Controls Implemented to Help with Opioid Crisis Among Federal Workers

The new controls aim to reduce the risk of long-term opioid use. The Department is committed to reducing the potential of opioid misuse among injured federal workers receiving benefits.

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.

CMS acts to help Georgia with Hurricane Michael emergency response, waivers to take effect

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the agency has acted to support Georgia in response to Hurricane Michael.

CDC: Racial and Ethnic Disparities Continue in Pregnancy-Related Deaths

The CDC says Black, American Indian/Alaska Native women most affected

Lawmaker proposes doctors provide more details on mammograms for some women

A bill proposed in the State House would require doctors to provide a statement to patients with dense breast tissue after mammograms.

Abrams’ Medicaid expansion plan will require GOP help if elected governor

Abrams' healthcare plan includes Medicaid expansion, but Republican policy stands in the way.

GBI Child Fatality Review Unit looks to reduce child suicide deaths in Georgia

The GBI’s Child Fatality Review Unit has received 23 cases of suicide-related deaths of children under the age of 18 in 2018.  For every...

CDC Data Confirm: Progress in HIV Prevention has Stalled

Data indicate that annual HIV infections declined in some populations, but increased in others.

Sub-organization of CDC launches new framework to tackle opioid crisis in the workplace

Opioid use and misuse in the workplace are a definite part of America’s opioid crisis – and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has a new plan to fight it.

Health Secretary Azar Reinforces “Commitment to Vaccination”

"The measles vaccine is among the most-studied medical products we have and is given safely to millions of children and adults each year. Measles is an incredibly contagious and dangerous disease." -- Secretary Azar