Health Department offers breast cancer services

Press Release Rome, GA:  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Floyd County Health Department wants everyone to be aware of the Georgia Breast and...

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...

Wayne Memorial Offering Free Childbirth Class Oct 22

Wayne Memorial Hospital will be offering a free childbirth class on Saturday, October 22, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. The class will be held...

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Ground Beef, Georgia Impacted

The CDC continues to advise consumers and retailers not to eat, serve, or sell recalled ground beef produced by JBS Tolleson, Inc., which is linked...

Group says Rome, Floyd County water supplies show ‘unsafe’ levels of carcinogen

A non-profit group tested water supplies all over the United States, and says that two-thirds of Americans have an unsafe level of carcinogen in their water supply, a number that includes both Rome and Floyd County. The Environmental Working Group reports that the chemical known as "chromium-6," made famous in the 2000 film "Erin Brockovich," is dangerous, and took more than 60,000 samples across the U.S. The testing found that 218 million Americans were being exposed to chromium-6 through their tap water.

VA Says Hiring of Mental Health Providers “Exceeds Hiring Goal by the Thousands”

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) says it has reason to celebrate a recent goal that has already been met. The federal agency reported...

New Study Finds Higher than Expected Number of Suicide Deaths among U.S. Veterinarians

Female veterinarians at particularly high suicide risk Veterinarians in the U.S. are at an increased risk of suicide, a trend that has spanned more than...

Life expectancy down for younger Americans due to suicide and opioid abuse

Suicides, drug overdoses rise as US life expectancy drops

New Study: Alzheimer’s grows rapidly in Georgia, more than national average

One of the biggest takeaways from this year’s report is that the Alzheimer’s burden in this country and Georgia continues to grow.

Georgia Receives $400k Grants to Reduce Mortality Related to Substance Abuse Disorder

Georgia is the recipient of a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to be used for "reducing the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder, in rural communities." Alabama received an identical grant.