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Tax-free health reimbursement arrangements (HRA) regulations loosened

The proposed regulation would provide opportunities to employers, especially small and mid-size employers who have struggled to offer coverage, to fund the cost of individual health insurance coverage on a tax-preferred basis.

Flu Update from Dept of Health

Flu is currently widespread in Georgia, and the Georgia Department of Public Health recently confirmed the season’s first flu-related death.  “Flu season is here,”...

Pool Chemical Injuries Lead to Over 4,500 Emergency Department Visits Each Year

Although injuries from pool chemicals are preventable, the number of serious injuries from these chemicals has not changed much in the last 15 years.

Floyd County Health Department offering free flu shots

To encourage those who haven’t already received a flu shot this season to do so, the Floyd County Health Department is offering free flu shots to anyone six month of age and older during regular business hours while inventory lasts. “Flu season is here,” says Floyd County Health Department Nurse Manager Alison Watson, “but it’s not too late to protect yourself and your family by getting a flu shot.

CDC: 4 Dead from Flu in Georgia

Flu deaths continue to rise, four known flu deaths in the state at this time The number of known flu deaths in the state of...

Pain Management Task Force calls for patient-centered approach to improve treatment of pain

Draft recommendations have 90-day public comment period The Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force (Task Force), in a draft report issued recently, calls for individualized, patient-centered pain management...

Georgia’s attorney general encourages you to participate in National Drug Take Back Day

Georgia AG urges residents to bring expired or unneeded prescription drugs to the collection sites to eliminate the potential for misuse, abuse or accidental poisoning.

FDA warns: Rhino male enhancement products can have adverse health risk

Watch out for those Rhino male enhancement products.

Kaiser rated top private health plan in Georgia

Kaiser rated the top commercial health plan in Georgia.

Georgia Ranks Among the 15 Fattest States in America

Americans collectively spending nearly $237 billion per year on obesity-related health costs, the personal-finance website WalletHub recently said. The company released its report on 2018's...