Georgia has 4th highest uninsured rate in nation, continues to rise

The U.S. Census Bureau reported last week that Georgia has the fourth highest uninsured rate in the nation after the most recent upward tick to 13.4%. 

Report: 121,965,000 on Government Health Insurance

13.6 million more people are enrolled in government health insurance programs now than they were in 2013, new reports say.

US Depart. of HHS awards $21M to support health center participation in NIH’s ‘All...

@21 million awarded to 46 community health centers to support their participation in the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) All of Us Research Program.

CDC guidance to travelers as influenza season nears

Reports in the news media of airline passengers with influenza are a reminder that the influenza season in the United States is fast approaching, and people who are sick should protect themselves—and others—by not traveling.

Georgia, and other states impacted by Irma, to get grants for some health centers

Some Georgia health centers will receive grants to help recover from last year's hurricane.

Heart disease and stroke deaths hitting middle age adults in large numbers

Despite being largely preventable, heart attacks, strokes, heart failure and other related conditions caused 2.2 million hospitalizations in 2016-- the most recent year available--, resulting in $32.7 billion in costs and 415,000 deaths

USDA Partners with HHS to Support Rural Communities Combating Opioid Misuse

"At the direction of President Trump, USDA has been keenly focused on addressing the opioid crisis in rural communities. "

Georgians should be getting new Medicare cards, watch for scams

Medicare is sending out new cards to protect from identity and fraud.

Pesticide exposure during pregnancy linked to autism

Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy Linked To Autism In Children