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...

Camden’s student survey high on self-harm/suicide; higher than the state

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Georgia’s youth ages 15 to 17 years. Camden County's 2017 student health survey reveals answers on self-harm and suicidal thoughts are higher than Georgia's

STDs on the rise, current medications not as effective, prevention funding declines

STDs are on the rise, according to a report from federal health officials.

Pharmacy owner pleads guilty of $8.4M scheme in Medicare fraud

$8.4 million in Medicare fraud in Florida pharmacy.

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...

Volunteering Helps Keep Seniors Healthy, New Study Suggests

A new independent report that provides evidence that consistent volunteering can improve the health and well-being of people age 55 and older

DEA’s 17th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day yields fruitful results in Georgia

Georgians participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Initiative turned in 11,114 pounds of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at sites set up throughout the state.

GNTC Neuromuscular Therapy students provide treatment to cancer patients

Students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Neuromuscular Therapy program recently participated in an Oncology Massage Therapy Clinic to provide safe, effective treatment to cancer patients and people with cancer histories.