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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...

Health department offering free hepatitis C testing

The Chattooga County Health Department is offering free, confidential hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening and testing. “It’s the top infectious-disease killer in the nation,...

GA woman pretending to be a dentist for 7 years

A woman is charged with pretending to be a dentist for 7 years after multiple complaints filed.

GA DPH: Vaccination is the Best Protection Against the Flu

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Coalition of Georgia (PHIC) encourage all parents to fully vaccinate their children, ages six months and older, each year against influenza (flu).

CDC Director Issues Statement on Romaine Lettuce & E. Coli

“CDC continues to investigate a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157 infections linked to romaine lettuce. We understand this outbreak is of concern to many Americans...

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."

12 Million Pounds Of Tyson Chicken Strips Recalled

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Saturday that at least six complaints have been filed with regard to metal in the chicken strips. Three of those were injured. 

Gordon Hospital ranks high nationally for patient experience

Gordon Hospital was recently honored with an outstanding patient experience award given by Healthgrades, an organization committed to connecting consumers with quality healthcare facilities. Gordon Hospital is the only hospital in the region to receive this prestigious award.