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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.

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.

CDC Data Confirm: Progress in HIV Prevention has Stalled

Data indicate that annual HIV infections declined in some populations, but increased in others.

Green Beans and Butternut Squash Distributed in Southeast because of Possible Health Risk

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

CDC to Assess Chemical Exposure in Communities Near U.S. Military Bases

PFAS are man-made chemicals that have been used in industry and consumer products since the 1950s. They have been used in non-stick cookware; water-repellent clothing, stain-resistant fabrics and carpets; some cosmetics; some firefighting foams; and products that resist grease, water, and oil.

Volunteering Helps Keep Seniors Healthy, New Study Suggests

A new independent report that provides evidence that consistent volunteering can improve the health and well-being of people age 55 and older

EPA Releases First Major Update to Chemicals List in 40 Years

More than 80 percent (32,898) of the chemicals in commerce have identities that are not Confidential Business Information (CBI), increasing public access to additional information about them.

VA: More than 1 Million Veterans Served by Video Telehealth Videos in FY 2018

One-year achievement represents a 19 percent increase over previous year

Georgia on List for Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey Products

Since the last update on December 21, 2018, 63 more ill people were reported, bringing the total to 279 ill people from 41 states and the District of Columbia.

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."