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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.

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...

Dr. David Herren joins Harbin Clinic Eye Center

Harbin Clinic welcomes Ophthalmologist David Herren, M.D., to its medical team. Dr. Herren joins the practice of Robert Harbin, M.D., and Paul Harton, M.D., PharmD., located at 550 Redmond Road in Rome. Dr. Herren, a Rome native, graduated from Rome High School. He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA, where he was a member of the Varsity Cross Country team.

Newborn syphilis cases more than double in four years, reaching 20-year high

Cases were reported in 37 states – primarily Western and Southern states.

Blood pressure medication Losartan recalled by FDA, impurities in medication

A commonly prescribed blood pressure medication has been recalled by FDA for impurities.

Yogurt Sold in Georgia Recalled

Check your labels.

Hospitals Limiting Visitors Because of Flu

Floyd Medical Center and Polk Medical Center are restricting visitors because of rising flu cases. These measures are being taken to protect patients, members of...

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.