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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 CANCELLED: 4th Annual ‘Pinking of the Fountain’ at Historical Train Depot in Jesup

UPDATE: Due to possible weather conditions, the 4th Annual "Pinking of the Fountain" on Friday has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for another time. ________________________________________ To promote...

USDA Announces Kickoff of Feds Feed Families Campaign

The food drive is an annual event in which Federal employees in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and throughout the country collect food for distribution to food banks, food pantries, and shelters.

HHS Awards Over $1 Billion to Combat the Opioid Crisis

From January 2017 through August 2018, the amount of opioids prescribed in America has dropped by 21 percent.

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.

2018 in Review: CDC Looks Back at the Year’s Most Pressing Health Threats

From the opioid overdose epidemic to foodborne disease outbreaks and antimicrobial resistance to the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),...

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.

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.