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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...

UPDATE ON LAFAYETTE FIRE

Chattooga EMA director has an update on the LaFayette fire and how it affects here: THERE IS NO BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR CHATTOOGA COUNTY AT...

MAP MONDAY: USDA Launches Interactive Map of Opioid Epidemic Resources

Visitors can use an interactive map to learn about, access or replicate actions rural leaders are taking in small towns across the country to address the opioid epidemic through prevention, treatment and recovery opportunities.

CDC provides new funds to battle the opioid overdose epidemic

CDC has awarded $155 million in new funding to states and four U.S. territories to advance the understanding of the opioid overdose epidemic and to scale-up prevention and response activities, including improving the timeliness and quality of surveillance data.

Popular Cake Mix Recalled Due to Potential Presence of Salmonella

Conagra Brands is collaborating with health officials in connection with a positive finding of Salmonella in a retail sample of Duncan Hines Classic White cake mix...

Rome Braves, Blood Assurance team up for Friday blood drive

With baseball season under full swing, non-profit regional blood center Blood Assurance is partnering with the Rome Braves to host a blood drive on Friday, May 13, from noon until 6 p.m. at the team's stadium located at 755 Braves Blvd. All community members who make a blood donation will receive an "American Blood Donor" t-shirt, and the first 25 donors will receive a complimentary general admission ticket to any Rome Braves game this season.

Georgia’s Attorney General, and others, urge Congress to pass fentanyl bill

Georgia's AG, others ask Congress to pass fentanyl bill

Kaiser rated top private health plan in Georgia

Kaiser rated the top commercial health plan in Georgia.