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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. Joe Joyave joins Gordon Hospital as chief medical officer

Gordon Hospital, a member of Adventist Health System, is pleased to announce that Joe Joyave, MD, will join the administrative team as co-chief medical officer of the hospital and chief medical officer of Gordon Physicians Group. In his new position, Dr. Joyave will lead the clinical initiatives for Gordon Hospital along with Dr. Max Parrott, his co-chief medical officer. He will provide administrative leadership to the hospital-owned clinics and employed physicians. Dr. Joyave will also give administrative support to the hospitalist program.

The first case of E. coli tainted lettuce reported in Georgia

The first case of E. coli tainted lettuce reported in Georgia

Heart disease and stroke deaths hitting middle age adults in large numbers

Despite being largely preventable, heart attacks, strokes, heart failure and other related conditions caused 2.2 million hospitalizations in 2016-- the most recent year available--, resulting in $32.7 billion in costs and 415,000 deaths

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...

FDA cuts regulations to make it easier for class labeling on diagnostic tests for...

FDA looks to roll back regulations on cancer therapeutics.

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.

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...