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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...

Chattooga County Health Department to hold one-day flu clinic

The Chattooga County Health Department, 60 Farrar Drive, Summerville, will begin offering flu immunizations at a special one-day clinic,Thursday, October 6, on a walk-in...

Georgia ranks 43rd in healthcare quality, 50th in access

In a recent report from a popular financial and consumer website, Georgia ranks at the bottom in healthcare quality. The methodology from the website, WalletHub,...

VA researchers working on 3D-printed artificial lung for treatment of Veterans with lung disease

In the near term, the device could be used as a temporary measure — a bridge to help patients waiting lung transplant or an aid for Veterans with recovering lungs.

Trump gives message for antibiotics awareness week

Presidential Message on Antibiotic Awareness Week

Coffee Community Foundation Supports Expansion of Wiregrass Technician & CDL Programs with $200,000 Pledge

The Coffee Community Foundation is supporting fundraising efforts by Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Foundation North to raise funds to expand the Diesel Technician and...

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.