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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...

New downtown wings restaurant J.R. Crickets fails health inspection

One of Floyd County's newest eating establishments is off to a bad start with the health department, failing its latest health inspection with a score of 55 (grade U). Restaurant J.R. Crickets located at 201 Broad Street recently opened, serving a variety of food including wings, ribs, wraps, along with drinks.

Chattooga Rocks, Literally

There is a new Geocache like activity that is all the craze in Chattooga County called "Chattooga Rocks". Chattooga Rocks is a public group on...

CDC releases new guidelines to treat concussions in children

CDC releases new recommendations on how to treat childhood concussions.

Trump administration awards $293 million to expand primary health care workforce

The federal government looks to expand more opportunities to help train health care workers.

FDA recognizes a genetic database as the ‘go to’ resource for improving public health

FDA recognizes database as reliable resource for genetic test developers

Multi-agency Partnership Launches $1.55M Challenge for New Solutions to Detect Opioids

The Challenge calls upon innovators to submit novel plans for rapid, nonintrusive detection tools that will help find illicit opioids being trafficked into the United States through international mail.

2019 Marks 25 Years of the UV Index, Yet Skin Cancer Remains the Most...

The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 96,000 new cases of melanoma – the most dangerous form of skin cancer – will occur in 2019.