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VA ensures Veterans have same-day access to emergency mental health care

“Providing same-day 24/7 access to mental health crisis intervention and support for Veterans, service members and their families is our top clinical priority,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “It’s important that all Veterans, their family and friends know that help is easily available.”

Vietnam Bans Importation of Glyphosate, Sec. Perdue Says It’s Disappointing

Just days after Vietnam broke ties and banned the importation of glyposate into the country, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued a statement calling the decision disappointing. 

E. coli Illness in Georgia Linked to Multistate Outbreak

CDC confirms 17 cases of E. coli O103 infection in Georgia. Because this is an ongoing investigation, the number of cases is expected to increase.

Georgia Department of Public Health Awarded National Accreditation

DPH is one of fewer than 300 health departments that have achieved accreditation through PHAB since the organization launched in 2011.

VA offers $15 million in grant funding to support adaptive sports for disabled Veterans

Know an organization that should apply? $15 million in grants for community organizations that provide adaptive sports, including therapeutic recreational opportunities for disabled Veterans and disabled members of the armed forces.

HHS releases additional $487 million to states, territories to expand access to effective opioid...

Together with the $933 million in second-year, continuation awards to be provided under this program later this year, the total amount of SOR grants to states and territories this year will total more than $1.4 billion.

VA 3D printing proves more useful for shoulder-surgery planning than current visualization methods

3D printing at VA is more useful for orthopedic surgeons in planning shoulder replacement surgery than current approache

A CDC investigation update: Salmonella infections linked to hedgehogs

Since the last update on January 25, 2019, six more people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella have been reported, bringing the total to 17 cases.

Gaps in HIV Testing and Treatment Hinder Efforts to Stop New Infections

The vast majority (about 80 percent) of new HIV infections in the U.S. in 2016 were transmitted from the nearly 40 percent of people with HIV who either did not know they had HIV, or who received a diagnosis but were not receiving HIV care.

USDA Working to Prevent African Swine Fever from Entering the U.S.

Last week, USDA-trained detector dogs played a major role in the seizure of smuggled pork from China where there is an outbreak of African swine fever