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Autism prevalence slightly higher in CDC’s Tracking Group

About 1 in 59 eight -year-old children in 11 communities across the United States were identified as having autism in 2014, according to a...

Record Number of Tickborne Diseases Reported in U.S. in 2017

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show tickborne diseases are again on the rise. In 2017, state and local health departments reported...

Hospitals Limiting Visitors Because of Flu

Floyd Medical Center and Polk Medical Center are restricting visitors because of rising flu cases. These measures are being taken to protect patients, members of...

Food Recalls This Week: Kellogg’s Cereal

The Food and Drug Administration has announced a voluntary food recall affecting consumers who purchased Kellogg's cereal.

Kaiser rated top private health plan in Georgia

Kaiser rated the top commercial health plan in Georgia.

Life expectancy down for younger Americans due to suicide and opioid abuse

Suicides, drug overdoses rise as US life expectancy drops

Survey: ‘alarming’ number of parents share leftover antibiotics with their kids and others

Taking antibiotics when they're unnecessary, or in the wrong dose or timeframe, fuels rising rates of antibiotic-resistant infections.

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

Heat Advisory for Southeast Georgia

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the following areas until 6:00 p.m. this evening. Heat values are 105 to 110. CANDLER-BULLOCH-EFFINGHAM-TATTNALL-EVANS-INLAND...

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

FDA looks to roll back regulations on cancer therapeutics.