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Deadly Drug on Georgia Streets Claims At Least 22 Lives

A drug combination discovered to be deadly has claimed the lives of 22 people since 2017, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation claims. The GBI says...

Speech: Remarks by Administrator Seema Verma at the America’s Health Insurance Plans 2018 Conference...

The speech focuses on the upcoming changes to Medicare health plans, the failure of Obamacare, the stabilization of some premiums in the healthcare market, and the future of changing to a value-added driven plan. A summary is provided.

More US adolescents up to date on HPV vaccination

In 2017, nearly 66 percent of adolescents aged 13-17 years received the first dose to start the vaccine series, and nearly 49 percent of adolescents received all the recommended doses to complete the series.

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

FDA looks to roll back regulations on cancer therapeutics.

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,...

1 Walker Co. Restaurant Fails Health Inspection

One Walker County food establishment failed its health inspection this week. CAMP NEW DAWN received an UNSATISFACTORY score on June 21. 226 S CEDAR LN CHICKAMAUGA, GA...

Don’t let the flu catch up to you

National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 4-10, 2016 The holidays are almost here, and that means shopping, decorating and cooking.  Don’t let the flu bring...

Northwest Georgia Flu Update from the Department of Public Health

We are currently experiencing a high rate of Influenza activity in Georgia and the rest of the United States. This is an opportunity to...

FDA approves new drug to treat rare immune system disease affecting mainly children, HLH

FDA approves new drug to treat rare immune system disease, HLH.