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Two dead, 6 ill from mosquito-borne viruses in Georgia

Georgia: 2 dead, 6 ill from mosquito-borne viruses

HHS joins others to combat flu and other health threats with new medicines

A new partnership looks to forge new ways to fight the flu and other health threats.

Elective abortions still covered under ACA health plans in most states, not Georgia

Elective abortion mandate funded via taxpayers still in ACA, state law in Georgia does not allow state taxes of the procedure.

Progress Erased: Youth Tobacco Use Increased During 2017-2018

4.9 million middle and high school students used tobacco products in 2018

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.