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Autism prevalence slightly higher in CDC’s Tracking Group

About 1 in 59 eight -year-old children in 11 communities across the United States were identified as having autism in 2014, according to a...

USDA Prioritizes Investments in Telemedicine to Address Opioid Crisis in Rural America

“The opioid epidemic is dramatically impacting prosperity in many small towns and rural places across the country."

DEA’s 17th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day yields fruitful results in Georgia

Georgians participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Initiative turned in 11,114 pounds of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at sites set up throughout the state.

Health department offers free hereditary breast-and-ovarian cancer screening

Women visiting the Chattooga County Health Department for health services ranging from family planning to routine gynecological exams can now also receive free hereditary...

FDA plans hearing to eliminate youth e-cigarette use

FDA plans to launch a comprehensive campaign to eliminate e-cigarette use in youth and teens.

VA 3D printing proves more useful for shoulder-surgery planning than current visualization methods

3D printing at VA is more useful for orthopedic surgeons in planning shoulder replacement surgery than current approache

Harbin, Redmond to host Advance Directives Seminar Sept. 15

Advance directives help give peace of mind to family members and allow your doctors to know your health-care preferences. Unfortunately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention find that more than 70 percent of Americans lack an advance directive.

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

New Data Show Growing Complexity of Drug Overdose Deaths in America

In-depth analysis confirms sharp increases, geographic spread of synthetic opioid-related deaths U.S. overdose death rates linked to synthetic opioids, likely from illicitly manufactured fentanyl (IMF),...

New FDA-Approved Cannabis Pharmaceutical Placed in Controlled Substances Act

The Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced this week that Epidiolex, the newly approved medication by the Food & Drug Administration...