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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...

Group says Rome, Floyd County water supplies show ‘unsafe’ levels of carcinogen

A non-profit group tested water supplies all over the United States, and says that two-thirds of Americans have an unsafe level of carcinogen in their water supply, a number that includes both Rome and Floyd County. The Environmental Working Group reports that the chemical known as "chromium-6," made famous in the 2000 film "Erin Brockovich," is dangerous, and took more than 60,000 samples across the U.S. The testing found that 218 million Americans were being exposed to chromium-6 through their tap water.

CDC: 1 in 4 US adults live with a disability

Cognitive disability most common in younger adults; mobility disability most common for others.

New FDA-Approved Cannabis Pharmaceutical Placed in Controlled Substances Act

The Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced this week that Epidiolex, the newly approved medication by the Food & Drug Administration...

REPORT: 1 in 3 Americans Has Prediabetes

A successful initiative that has already helped more than two million Americans learn their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, the “Do I Have...

Georgia Flu Numbers Are Down But Not By Much

The number of flu-related deaths in Georgia hovers at 7.

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to meet with the public today...

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) announced this morning that they will be holding a public session this afternoon to discuss...

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.